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Job Description for Daily Reporting Center Case Manager

This is a full-time position to provide home and community-based services to individuals and families.

EDUCATION:

Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in a human services related field.

EXPERIENCE:

Minimum of one (1) years’ experience working with children/adolescents.  Familiarity with youth behavior issues, juvenile justice system, trauma based approaches to clients, wraparound training and coordination of resources.

SKILLS:

Communication, group facilitation, good organization and writing skills.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Provide case management to Clients.
  2. Receive referrals, assure case management reports are complete and maintain Client files.
  3. Provide in-home mentoring, role modeling, and out-of-home activities (i.e. job searching, recreation, etc.).
  4. Provide assessment and linkage of clients to services.
  5. Establish and facilitate curriculum in groups.
  6. Program development.
  7. Evaluation of Client progress and DRC programming.
  8. Participate in trainings, conferences, and workshops.
  9. Transport Clients.

POSITION TITLE:               Early Intervention Service Coordinator

CLASSIFICATION:             Professional (Exempt)

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: To serve families and children from birth to three years of age who are developmentally delayed and who need services to promote development and maintain the child in their natural environments.  The Early Intervention Service Coordinator shall provide information and referral, family and child needs assessments, arrange for eligibility determine, develop Individualized Family Service Plans and linkage to community services.  The Early Intervention Service Coordinator reports to the CFC Program Supervisor.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Receives referrals for children and families to access Early Intervention Services.
  • Establish and maintain the comprehensive Early Intervention record housed at the CFC office.
  • Conduct and complete an intake for each child referred in adherence to all state and federal regulations.
  • Arrange for necessary evaluations and assessments that will determine Early Intervention eligibility and appropriate services.
  • Ensure that eligibility determination is completed according to all state and federal regulations.
  • Complete Family Fee Assessments.
  • Collect required insurance information and determine insurance providers the family will be required to use unless otherwise waived.
  • Facilitate the initial Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) meeting and complete an initial IFSP.
  • Ensure families are referred to appropriate services providers in a timely manner.
  • Complete 6-month IFSP reviews, annual eligibility redeterminations, and annual IFSPs in accordance with state and federal regulations.
  • Perform data management functions related to the collection of appropriate data, decimation and service authorizations as required by state and federal guidelines.
  • Ensure family choice in service plan implementation.
  • Meet established state performance benchmarks as defined by the department of Human Services.
  • Meet established benchmarks set by Access Service of Northern Illinois.
  • To ensure quality service delivery as outlined in Access Services of Northern Illinois’ Quality Assurance Plan.
  • Perform/complete other state established criteria as assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

A Bachelor’s degree or higher in human services, behavioral science, social science or health related field or a current license as a Registered Nurse.  Must be able to obtain an EI Service Coordinator professional credential and maintain that credential.  Should possess a working knowledge of the Early Intervention System. Bi-lingual/Spanish speaking required.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Possess a valid driver’s license and proof of automobile insurance. Must be able to drive moderate distances.
  2. Develop written service plans and have the mental ability to assess the situation and to analyze and determine additional service needs.
  3. Records information and activities as required by agency procedures, and state and federal agencies, such as but not limited to record notes, forms, handwriting and computer.
  4. Uses professional interviewing techniques and is able to communicate effectively with families, state and community organizations as appropriate.
  5. Must have a mental ability to analyze a situation and be able to recommend resources and services to families and community organizations as appropriate.
  6. Uses phone to coordinate with community resources, services and follow-up with families, providers and other service related contacts.

POSITION TITLE:               Early Intervention (EI) Transitions Coordinator

CLASSIFICATION:             Support (non-exempt)

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: To coordinate the transition out of the Early Intervention program into the Early Childhood Special Education program for all children 30-36 months of age.  The EI Transition Coordinator will ensure all children with active IFSPs, who are turning three, have timely transitions into 3-5 year old services. The Early Intervention Service Coordinator reports to the CFC Program Manager.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Ensure transition outcome is included in the child’s IFSP no more than 9 months and no less than 90 days before a child’s third birthday.
  • Maintain databases and data entry for coordination of transitions.
  • Keep track of late referrals for transition.
  • Relay information to districts if they have other questions about kids
  • Answer questions related to transition from families.
  • Submit transition packets to local school districts.
  • Schedule Transition Planning Conferences (TPC) between each local school district personnel, family member and the child’s EI Service Coordinator.
  • Send written letter of notification to each family confirming TPC
  • Follow up with local school districts to obtain documentation of Early Childhood Special Education eligibility and obtain transition tracking form.
  • Other duties as assigned by the CFC Program Manager.

QUALIFICATIONS:

A minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent.  Excellent skills in office management, typing, data entry and use of office machines/technology.  Must have a working knowledge of and experience with word processing, database, and spreadsheet software.  Accuracy and efficiency are necessary.  Ability to communicate with others.   A minimum of one year’s office experience is required.  A parent of a child who has completed the transition out of Early Intervention into Early Childhood Special Education is preferred.  Ability to speak Spanish is also preferred.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and proof of automobile insurance.
  • Have a good understanding of IDEA, Part C and Part B laws.
  • Must be proficient in data entry and type a minimum of 55 words per minute with minimal errors.
  • Have knowledge and ability to develop spreadsheets in excel.
  • Prove exceptional organizational skills.
  • Uses phone to coordinate with community resources, services and follow-up with families as it relates to 3-5 year old services

Job Description for Truancy Intervention Case Manager

This is a full-time position to provide school, home, and community-based services to students of RPS 205 and their families.

Education:   

Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in education or a human services field.

Experience:

Minimum of two (2) years experience working with children and adolescents.

Experience with school and/or community systems is necessary.  Familiarity with behavior issues, school interventions, juvenile justice, wraparound, and local resources is beneficial.

Skills:         

  1. Outstanding skills in writing, speaking, and listening.
  2. Experience with diversity of cultures and ethnicities.
  3. Creative, innovative approach to problem solving.
  4. Passionate about children and the importance of their education.

Reports to:    YSN Director

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Insure school attendance through home and school visits, accumulating data in cases referred.
  2. Establish good rapport with students and families.
  3. Report to and receive from school personnel (teachers, counselors, nurses, social workers, principals) attendance and school success data.
  4. Interpret to parents their responsibility concerning school attendance and child welfare.
  5. Establish and maintain contact with community providers who work with students on attendance issues.
  6. Participate in conferences regarding student concerns.
  7. Make referrals to mental health, substance abuse, and medical providers for appropriate services.
  8. Be aware of social problems within the community and be able to work with families to alleviate the problems that impact school attendance.
  9. Be available to teachers and administrative staff as a resource on specific family and student problems.
  10. Function on an ethical and professional manner at all times, so that confident, respectful, and professional relationships can be maintained with students and families.
  11. In order to perform these duties, it will be necessary to transport students, parents, and family members.
  12. Services will be provided 12 months per year and at the times of day convenient to the families.

Job Description for Redeploy Illinois Case Manager

The Redeploy Illinois Case Manager is a full-time position to provide direct services at home and in the community to males 13 years old and up who are involved in the juvenile justice system. Services are guided by Youth Services Network, Inc. and State policies as directed by the Redeploy Supervisor.

Job Summary:

We seek a Bachelor’s level applicant to provide case management services to identified adolescents who are actively serving a term of Juvenile Probation. Services are provided in collaboration with the Winnebago County Juvenile Probation Department. Case management services may include school advocacy, family support, linkage to community resources, treatment planning, and more. The candidate is expected to be trauma-informed and prepared to provide services to families and youth involved in the juvenile justice system.

Requirements:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in a human service-related field.
  • Minimum of two (2) years experience working with children/adolescents.
  • Valid driver’s license, proof of automobile liability insurance, and access to an automobile to transport clients.

Skills:

  • Proficient in both verbal and written communication.
  • Familiarity with behavior issues, the juvenile justice system, wraparound services, and community resources.
  • Demonstrate problem-solving techniques.
  • Ability to exercise discretion and ensure confidentiality.
  • Capable of handling high-stress situations.
  • Works well in a team environment.

Duties/Responsibilities:

  1. Provide ongoing case management services, including family support, school advocacy, linkage to community agencies, treatment planning, transportation, and more.
  2. Document all contacts with or on behalf of clients and maintain updated case files.
  3. Complete required assessments and reports.
  4. Effectively collaborate with outside agencies including the Winnebago County Juvenile Probation Department.
  5. Participate in local and statewide Redeploy meetings as directed.
  6. Become knowledgeable about the Juvenile Court Act and other State mandates that deal with the juvenile justice system.
  7. Attend all scheduled staff meetings.
  8. Maintain confidentiality of all client information.
  9. Participate in trainings, conferences, and workshops to enhance skills necessary for the position.
  10. Perform other related duties as assigned.