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Child Welfare Assistant

Company: Lutheran Social Services of Illinois
Location: Nachusa
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description Lutheran Social Services of Illinois (LSSI), is a leading not-for-profit organization providing healing, justice and wholeness to people and communities. For over 150 years, LSSI has made a difference in the lives of children and families, and we're still a strong, viable presence in the State of Illinois, continuing that commitment to making a difference. We offer numerous services to at risk children and their families in their communities. We strive to make positive changes in the lives of children, their families and their communities. If you have a passion for helping children and are looking to make a difference that changes lives, we may have an opportunity for you. Duties and Responsibilities: The Child Welfare Assistant will provide foster care services to children, foster parents, and families. Under the general supervision of the Program Director, supervisor, or designee, the prospective child welfare assistant/case aide provides supportive interventions and activities to individuals and families within the mandates of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, Lutheran Social Services of Illinois policies, and Council on Accreditation standards. Qualifications: High School diploma or GED (AA degree preferred). Basic understanding of child development and parenting, or equivalent life experience. Basic understanding of strengths-based, trauma informed interaction with clients. Submit to fingerprinting and pass required background checks, including CANTS, LEADS, Sexual Abuse Registry, Illinois State Police, and FBI. Valid Illinois drivers license and proof of automobile liability insurance and access to transportation to make home visits, other required appointments, and transport clients. Ability to communicate in a clear, comprehensible manner. Demonstrate sensitivity and responsiveness to cultural differences within the diverse client base served by the organization, as well as within the organization itself. Benefits and Perks: Come be a part of this rewarding environment, and enjoy the knowledge that youre helping others live better lives, as well as these career advantages: Opportunity for advancement Comprehensive benefits package, including healthcare insurance, PLP, 10 paid holidays, sick time, 403(b) plan, Employee Assistance Program, and flexible hours The training you need to learn, grow, and succeed The opportunity to become a part of a fantastic team of Child Welfare professionals! We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, pregnancy, any other characteristic protected by law. Company Description Lutheran Social Services of Illinois (LSSI) is one of the largest statewide providers of social services. Our dedicated staff help children, adults, and seniors to transform their lives. We provide services to one of every 300 people in Illinois! Our skilled and diverse workforce has a passion for making a differencein our clients lives and in the social services field. We provide foundational tools and professional development to help staff strengthen the impact of their work and further their careers. LSSI uses a whole person philosophy of care and leads the way in applying innovation and best practices in our programs.

Our services include foster care, family intervention, early childhood education, mental health, counseling, addiction treatment, support for people with disabilities, affordable senior housing, home care for older adults, and re-entry programs for formerly incarcerated individuals.

Whether you are an experienced professional, a recent college grad, reentering the workforce, or just starting out, consider a career with LSSI. We have over 50 offices across Illinois. Be a part of our team and make a difference! A wide variety of rewarding opportunities await you at LSSI! Join the Lutheran Social Services of Illinois Talent Network today!

What is a Talent Network? Joining our Talent Network will enhance your job search and application process. Whether you choose to apply or just leave your information, we look forward to staying connected with you. Why Join? Receive alerts with new job opportunities that match your interests Share job opportunities with family and friends through Social Media or email

Keywords: Lutheran Social Services of Illinois, Rockford , Child Welfare Assistant, Other , Nachusa, Illinois

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