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Family Service Worker for Foster Care
Job Code:2022-FOSTER C-005
Salary Range:$15.50/hour-$17.00/hour

This position involves providing support through a variety of interactions for the Foster Care and Intact programs, assists with reunification and maintenance of relationships through supervision of parent/child and sibling visitation, assists with transportation for appointments, including but not limited to medical, counseling, etc. 

Job Function:

Works directly with children, foster parents and natural parents in the Foster Care and Intact programs to provide supportive services to assist children and families in achieving their service plan goals.

Job Qualifications:

Education and Experience:
Minimum high school education
- Related work experience working with emotionally/behaviorally disturbed children and youth

 Skill Requirements:
- Strong interpersonal skills, maturity and sensitivity to cultural and individual differences in clients, staff, foster parents and families served
- Effective oral and written communication skills
- Ability to work within a treatment team
- Ability to handle job related manners in a professional, diplomatic and confidential manner

 Physical Requirements:
Hearing and speaking ability which allows for effective oral communication of information
- Must by 21 to meet agency requirements
- Ability to physically transport self and clients to various locations so you must have your own vehicle with car insurance and a valid IL License
- Ability to lift children and/or infant carriers in and out of vehicles
- Physical and emotional stamina to effectively handle job related issues and stress

Benefits & Pay:

  • PTO (paid-time-off) accrual 3 weeks first year (full-time)
  • 10 paid holidays
  • Sick Leave accrual 12 days per year (full-time)
  • Medical, vision, and dental insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • 401K with company match
  • Company paid life insurance, STD and LTD
  • Supplemental life insurance