Children's Home and Aid Case Manager - Intact Family Services (Freeport, IL) in Rockford, Illinois
Children’s Home & Aid provides services grounded in the belief that the best place for children to grow up is in a family, and the most effective way to ensure children’s safety, permanency, and well-being is to provide services that engage, involve, strengthen, and support families. The Intact Family Services Case Manager works with families who have an indicated report of abuse or neglect and are at risk of having their children removed from the home.
We take pride in working collaboratively with the individuals, agencies, and institutions that play an important role in a family’s life situation. Being family-focused means we meet and support families where they are in life, and join with them to identify and build on their strengths - all aimed at supporting families in providing their children with safe, loving homes.
As Case Manager, your daily routine not only includes supporting the children and parents we serve, but attending and testifying at scheduled court hearings and taking responsibility for maintaining excellent case files. If you’re up for a challenge, willing to work hard and believe in changing the lives of the children and families that you serve, this might be the job for you.
This position will be housed and trained in Rockford, but will cover cases in primarily Freeport and surrounding areas.
Case Manager responsibilities include:
Provide case management services to children and families who have an indicated report of abuse or neglect.
Assess needs of children and families and plan services.
Link children and families with community resources.
Establish collaborative relationships with service providers and institutions that play a role in the family’s situation.
Monitor family progress towards goals.
Provide testimony in Juvenile Court regarding the best interests of the children/family.
Bachelor's degree in a social service related field required; Master's degree preferred.
Child Welfare license and CERAP certification or ability to obtain licensure and certification within 90 days of employment required.
Experience working with children and families.
Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.
Valid driver’s license, auto insurance, and reliable transportation required.
Compensation includes paid time off, as well as medical, dental, vision and life insurance and a 401(k) Employee savings plan. Children’s Home & Aid is an equal opportunity employer: minority/female/disability/veteran.
- Bachelors or better in Social Work
Licenses & Certifications