Bilingual Family Support Specialist
SOS Children's Villages Illinois

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Post Date: Sep 25, 2019
Job Type: Full Time
Start Date: 10/15/2019
Salary: - n/a -
Location: US - Illinois - Chicago
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Provides in-home intervention to children and their families utilizing a cognitive-behavioral, solution focused model to help families adopt positive solutions to problems through the teaching of skills and behavioral techniques accessing community resources and support. Intervention is provided to improve youth and family social, emotional, and behavioral well-being by using an accessible services delivery system that is flexible, culturally competent and responsive to the family. Family intervention is done primarily in the home, school, and community setting as needed.


Responsible for intervention and treatment process for families referred for or seeking In Home Family Services.

Provides screening and assessments in order to identify family protective and risk factors, challenges, strengths, and areas to address in the service plan.

Provides services and support in conjunction of the service plan; with constant review and adjustment as needed.

Maintains expected level of direct contact with families per program requirements, and remains available to families 24/7, for crisis intervention as needed.

Maintain complete, accurate, and current service reports on families served including timely written case notes, treatment plans, family assessments and court reports as required and/or requested by DCFS, referral sources and SOS.


Spanish and English-Bilingual Capability (read, write, and speak) required.

Bachelor’s Degree in the Behavioral Sciences or Human
Services related fields, and two (2) years of experience working with children and families.

Ability to travel locally using own transportation (mileage reimbursed), and within the state or coverage area as required.

Proficient in use of Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel, and email (Outlook).

Ability to work with DCFS, courts and other social services systems.

Valid Illinois driver’s license with acceptable driving record;

Insured and reliable transportation.

Sensitivity to the cultural and socioeconomic characteristics of clients and staff.

Ability to relate to the Agency staff and to the public in a courteous and professional manner.

Ability to work in a team environment.

Strong communication and organizational skills.

Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment.

Ability to handle sensitive and confidential materials.

Reliable, punctual, and able to manage multiple tasks.

Ability to work flexible hours.

Ability to work in an alcohol, tobacco, and drug-free environment.

Commitment to SOS Children’s Villages Illinois philosophy and mission.

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Contact Details
Name: Kelsey Balk
City: Chicago
State/Province: Illinois
Zipcode: 60606
Country: United States
Ph: 312-372-8200