Champaign County Department of Job & Family Services is now hiring!
Position Description Assist caseworkers who maintain caseloads of children/families who have entered foster care or who are under protective supervision. Complete placement searches for children. Complete family search activities, including contacting relatives in person, by phone, or via written correspondence. Complete home evaluations as needed. Maintain contact with assigned caseworker, Juvenile Court, community providers, extended family, friends, and informal supports of the family. Participates in legal actions, which includes testifying in Court as necessary. Answers and returns phone calls from consumers and colleagues.
Responds to individuals inquiring about foster care, adoption, and kinship care. Provides information to individuals inquiring about assistance in obtaining needed services. Refers, coordinates, and provides transportation for parental or sibling visitation for youth placed out of home. Determines eligibility for various social services programs as needed.
Attends Social Services related training, conferences and other educational programs as required for position. All other duties as assigned. Education and Experience Required
Associate's degree, 2 years technical training or completion of undergraduate coursework in social science, early childhood development, or relate field; or an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.
Desired Training and SkillsFamiliarity with electronic document systems/scanning Experience with Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, etc. Familiar with available community services/resources Skilled at typing and organizing information Able to multi-task Team oriented Efficient Patient