Responsible for the day-to-day supervision and guidance of In Home Family Services Program (IHFS) at a SOS Children’s Villages Illinois' Casa Tepeyac. Provides oversight of in-home intervention to children and families utilizing a cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused model to help families adopt positive solutions to problems through teaching of skills and behavioral techniques and accessing community resources and support.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assumes all supervisory/fiduciary/and administrative responsibility for the IHFS Program.
Responsible for all aspects of service delivery for youth and families in the program.
Oversees referrals, caseload assignment, intake and termination of services within the IHFS program.
Provides and documents regular supervision to Family
Support Specialists and Program Assistant. Completes observations of staff for quality assurance purposes.
Trains staff in all aspects of service delivery including intake screening and assessment; identifying treatment goals; developing service plans; group development and facilitation; and preparing clients for discharge from program.
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Bachelor’s Degree in human services, plus five (5) years of experience working in the social service field.
Working knowledge of DCFS policy and procedures and the ability to navigate between government and private agency practices.
Knowledge and understanding of program management; experience in project completion.
Experience with group work and general skills training and counseling.
Spanish/English Bilingual Capacity (read, write, and speak) required.
Strong verbal, written, and presentation communication skills.
Ability to network, interact, and work effectively with high profile individuals in their capacity as donors, funders, board members, and volunteers.
Ability and willingness to travel locally using own transportation to client’s homes; SOS locations; and other locations as needed.
Valid Illinois driver’s license with acceptable driving record, insured and reliable transportation.
Ability to relate to others in a sensitive, professional, and courteous manner.
Flexible in scheduling, with ability to work evenings or weekends as needed.
Ability to meet DCFS requirements as they relate to employment in Child Welfare Agency and Family Advocacy
Center, including criminal background check
Ability to handle sensitive and confidential materials.
Sensitivity to the cultural and socioeconomic characteristics of clients, community, and staff.
Ability to work in an alcohol, tobacco, and drug-free environment.
Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgement.
Commitment to SOS Illinois philosophy and mission.