The IPS Case Manager or Therapist provides community-based trauma education, counseling, support, and stabilization services to children and youth in the foster care system ages 0 -21. This includes support and education to foster parents to stabilize children's placement.
Bachelor's required; Master's preferred
Valid Drivers license and an acceptable driving record with OHU required levels of coverage for auto insurance.
Position covers 5 counties, with a maximum caseload of 15 cases. The candidate must have reliable transportation.
Intensive Placement Stabilization (IPS)
Intensive Placement Stabilization (IPS) provides intensive support to high-risk children in foster care to stabilize placements and prevent entry into higher levels of care. This program operates in Cook County as well as in Southern Illinois. Services are offered out of Charleston, Chicago, Collinsville, Effingham, and Mt. Vernon, Illinois. IPS services cover over 32 counties in Southern, IL. PII is a federal grant that was awarded to IDCFS to improve permanency for youth in care. Illinois selected and is using an evidence-based intervention, ARC, that is designed to help youth and family members understand how Trauma impacts functioning and learn how to better manage stress, learn effective emotion regulation, and thus help improve relationships between family members. This modality of counseling services is offered through our IPS Program statewide.
The IPS Case Manager or Therapist provides community-based trauma education, counseling, support, and stabilization services to children and youth in the foster care system ages 0 -21 in nontraditional settings focusing on the identification of child strengths and interests. In addition to providing support, education and advocacy for caregivers and biological parents to stabilize the child's placement.