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Family Service Center is proud of its 160-year history as the oldest social service agency in Springfield. Today, we maintain a significant presence within a 99-mile radius of our office in Springfield. The agency has earned national reaccreditation through COA, the Council on Accreditation for Children and Family Services, which certifies that our foster care and adoption programs meet best practice social service standards.

Foster Care Case Aide (Part-Time)

Job Description

Provide transportation and supervision of visitations between youth and families involved in the foster care system.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Must have a minimum of High School Diploma or GED
  • Must be 21 years of age
  • Must pass a DCFS background check and have an approved driving record
  • Must have reliable transportation and proof of automobile insurance
  • Demonstrates strong organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to be flexible with scheduling
  • Ability to work well as a member of a team

Application for Employment (PDF)

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Provide transportation to youth and families
  • Provide supervision of visitations between families
  • Provide documentation of the interactions of the families within the visitation
  • Coordinate with families and other professionals
  • Qualifications and Skills
  • Must have a minimum of High School Diploma or GED
  • Must be 21 years of age
  • Must pass a DCFS background check and have an approved driving record
  • Must have reliable transportation and proof of automobile insurance
  • Demonstrates strong organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to be flexible with scheduling
  • Ability to work well as a member of a team

Foster Care Caseworker

Job Description

Family Service Center is hiring for a full-time for a caseworker to provide case management and coordination of services for children and families within the foster care system.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Responsible for the facilitation of services with children and youth involved in the foster care system.

  • Ability to complete required paperwork and documentation

  • Demonstrate organization, facilitation, and written and oral communication skills

  • Exercise effective problem-solving techniques

  • Represent Family Service Center and its programs in a positive manner to both internal and external contacts.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor's degree in Social Work, Human Services, or related field
  • Child Welfare experience preferred
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Must pass DCFS background check and have a good driving record, car insurance, and reliable transportation.

Benefits:

  • Paid dental insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Paid health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Paid life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan with match
  • Paid vision insurance

Foster Care Supervisor

Job Description

Family Service Center is seeking a full-time Foster Care Supervisor who is passionate about providing permanency for children in foster care through reunification with their parents or through adoption if reunification is not an option. The supervisor guides caseworkers in their interventions to help families engage in meaningful services to address concerns, such as: domestic violence, substance use, environmental/housing instability, mental health, parenting techniques/discipline, budgeting, and medical and educational well-being of the children.

Salary:

$56,600.00 - $70,000.00 per year

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Provide daily/weekly supervision of caseworkers, including direct observation of interactions with clients, professional critique, and use of resources to strengthen skills.

  • Assist caseworkers to assess the needs of the family and interventions related to families in need of child welfare services.

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of complex family systems and how to train and support caseworkers in engaging families in meaningful services.

  • Receive training in child welfare services, supervision, intervention techniques and applicable laws, rules, and regulations.

  • This position reports to FSC’s Director of Foster Care.

Required Knowledge/Skills/Abilities, Education and Experience:

  • Master’s degree in social work, or closely related field, required.
  • Minimum 2 years child welfare experience with CWEL License, required.
  • Minimum of 2 years supervisory experience preferred.
  • Professional oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to maintain discretion and confidentiality with sensitive information.
  • Ability to work some evenings.
  • Must possess excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Must possess knowledge and understanding of family systems and area social service resources.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, and meet the criteria of our auto insurance carrier.

Related Job Requirements:

Weekend/evening work and travel as required.

Family Service Center offers a strong benefits package including:

  • Health Insurance- free for employee
  • Dental Insurance- free for employee
  • Vision Insurance- free for employee
  • Life- Insurance-free for employee
  • 403(b) Retirement Program with 3% match by employer
  • Vacation, Sick, & Bereavement Time
  • 13 Holidays
  • Family-friendly work environment
  • Public Student Loan Forgiveness (PSFL) Eligible Employer
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