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Family Service Association of Greater Elgin

Individual Care Grant (ICG)/ Specialized Family Support Services Program (SFSP) Coordinator: Looking for interested candidates in joining our Crisis Services team. This position has a dual role focused on the coordination of services for children/ adolescents eligible for either ICG or SFSP program in Kane and Kendall County. The ICG Coordinator is responsible for working with families who are pursuing an Individual Care Grant. The coordinator assist parents/guardians in gathering information to complete the ICG application process and obtaining the appropriate level of treatment services required to improve their condition. The SFSP coordinator is responsible for working with a child at risk of custody relinquishment and their family with the goal of deflecting child from DCFS care solely to obtain behavioral health treatment. The SFSP Coordinator will provide 90 days of crisis stabilization, community mental health, assessment of services and submission of recommendations report for the most appropriate clinical services required to improve the clients condition. Part-Time position of 25hrs. per week. Must have a Masters in Social Work, Psychology or a related field. Please, send your resume to  if interested

On-Call and also Part Time: Our on-call and part-time crisis workers respond to SASS crisis calls in Kane and Kendall counties during non-business hours (evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays). These positions are able to work with youth and their families at time of crisis to help create crisis plans, link to needed services, and provide the support and assistance that a family needs to get through a time of mental health crisis. Must have a Bachelor’s in Social Work, Psychology or a related field.  Please, send your resume to if interested

For these and any other positions and how to apply, go to the Family Service Association of Greater Elgin career page

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago (BBBSMC)

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago (BBBSMC) is seeking to hire a full-time Enrollment and Matching Specialist.  Reporting to the Manager of Enrollment and Matching.  The Enrollment and Matching Specialist (EMS) is responsible for interviewing and assessing volunteers and children throughout Illinois’ Cook, DuPage and Lake Counties and Lake County, IN.  This is done in accordance with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago standards and procedures.  The EMS will work collectively with other enrollment and matching specialists to create and propose safe and appropriate one on one match relationships for the Community and Site Based Programs.  The position requires frequent and regular travel throughout our service areas, including evening and weekend hours, in order to accommodate our clientsReliable transportation is required. See detailed job description for more information. And If interested in applying, please forward your resume, cover letter and salary requirements to: or Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago Attn: Human Resources 560 W. Lake St., 5th Floor Chicago, IL 60661

Prairie Center has 4 positions for Social Workers

Prairie Center is a 49-year-old nonprofit alcohol and substance abuse treatment and prevention center providing residential, outpatient, and prevention programs across three east central Illinois counties. Their programs and services focus on preventing drug and alcohol abuse as well as helping those impacted by this to transform their lives and build better futures. Their life-changing work is transforming children, families, workplaces, and communities throughout the region.

Full time Bureau of Prisons Program Residential Reentry (RRC) Director working in our Champaign facility. Responsibilities: This position is a mid-management position, reporting to the Clinical Director.  The successful candidate will supervise two program staff; develop and coordinate the reentry program; coordinate BOP referrals, conduct staff training related to the BOP program; assist in providing direct case management to BOP clients, provide oversight of resident job readiness classes; oversight of BOP client monitoring, facilitate or assist with cognitive-behavioral programs; participate on the Program Review Team and other meetings as scheduled; assist the Clinical Director with contract compliance, completion of required reports, and maintaining appropriate contact with the Bureau of Prisons Contract Oversight Specialists; exceptional communication skills, initiative, and the ability to work independently. For more information see the full job posting at Prairie Center

Full time Addictions Counselor working in our downtown Champaign facility. Responsibilities: The successful candidate will provide individual and group counseling to clients, and be able to provide examples of a client centered approach to addiction, treatment, and recovery from past work experience or educational achievement.  Must support and provide examples of Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) core therapeutic styles.  For more information see the full job posting at Prairie Center.  

Full time Addictions Counselor working in our Urbana facility. Responsibilities: The Counselor will work with clients and the Prairie Center team to provide assessments, individual, and group counseling to outpatient clients. We seek someone with a solid client-centered approach to addiction treatment and recovery through past work experience and/or educational achievement as well as someone that brings Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) core therapeutic styles to their work.  For more information see the full job posting at Prairie Center.

Bridgeway positions in Pekin and Galesburg

Bridgeway focuses on the needs and desires of the consumers; the development of innovative ways to achieve consumer goals, the removal of barriers that hinder access to services and the continuous enhancement of the quality of their services and the quality of life of the people they serve. They have 2 openings for Employment Specialists at their Pekin and Galesburg offices. Basic duties include: Provide Community Employment (CES)  to persons with disabilities, individuals with identified psychiatric, developmental and/or physical impairments with the desired outcome being  long term, stable, competitive, community employment.  Community Employment Service utilizes the IPS evidence based fidelity model that includes engagement,  intake, assessment, service planning, individualized rapid job search, advocacy, linkage, counseling, on-the job training/coaching,  and community support services.  Additional responsibilities include job development, competitive placement, job retention, personalized benefit planning and follow along supports.  The population to be served includes adults and adolescents with disabilities (16 years and older).   Coordination and treatment planning with the interdisciplinary team is an integral component of Community Employment Services. More information about the Pekin position including how to apply, can be found here. More information about the Galesburg position including how to apply, can be found here

Cabrini Green Legal Aid (CGLA) - Assistant Director of Social Work 

The Assistant Director of Social Work position at Cabrini Green Legal Aid serves as the head of the Client Support Services Team, providing supervision, support and direction to staff and interns. The Assistant Director of Social Work engages with attorneys and clients across all of CGLA’s legal programs, and is responsible for ensuring the fidelity of our interdisciplinary model of practice. In addition to the interdisciplinary work, the Assistant Director of Social Work engages with CGLA’s network of partner agencies and other social service organizations to further develop our collaborative partner relationships. The Assistant Director of Social Work reports to the Director of Programs and participates as an active member of the upper management team.

Some Primary Responsibilities (see full job description for more detail)

  • Provide leadership to an interdisciplinary team visioning the growth of our model in both depth and breadth, participating in the development and implementation of services that further our interdisciplinary practice and collaborative partnership model;
  • Manage the Client Support Services budget including administering client assistance funds and other client programs throughout the year including the yearly Season of Giving campaign;

Some Essential Qualifications (see full job description for more detail)

  • Commitment to CGLA’s mission;
  • LCSW with a minimum of 5 years of supervisory experience, 5 years of direct practice experience, and 3 years of managerial experience;

The Successful Candidate Will:

  • Have excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to motivate and interact effectively with people from diverse backgrounds; and
  • Demonstrate personal strengths in supervision, organization, follow-through, an ability to work well in team settings, good judgment, a sense of humor, and composure under pressure; and
  • Be flexible and innovative, able to identify issues, build solutions, and adapt to the needs of clients, staff and the program with the goal to build a strong, effective, and efficient interdisciplinary team.

Compensation and Benefits:
CGLA’s aim is for clients to be empowered to become connected and engaged community members. The societal effects of legal crises, especially the impact of criminal records, prevent people from being connected and engaged community members. The point at which people seek out services to address their legal crises present a unique opportunity to work with a person holistically and impact five key areas to strengthening communities – legal, financial, housing, social connectedness, and substance use and mental health. CGLA offers a competitive salary in parity with other legal aid providers in the region. We offer a generous benefits plan that includes health, vision and dental insurance, dependent care and flexible spending account, and 403(b) retirement account. In addition, CGLA offers generous paid time off and 14 paid holidays per year.
How to Apply: Please email your resume and cover letter and salary requirements to  Type “Assistant Director of Social Work” in the subject line.
Note: Please mention how you heard about the job announcement in your email or cover letter.

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