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Summary: This is a full-time position designed to facilitate communication and to provide services to the students of RPS 205 and their families.

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

Experience: Minimum of 3-5 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:

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

Reports to: School Principal/Director of Youth Services Network

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Establish good rapport with staff, students, and their families.
• Analyze various school data and help plan, coordinate, and implement “Connected School” interventions.
• Communicate behavior plans between all involved parties, including students, administration, teachers, and parents.
• Establish and maintain contact with community providers who work with students.
• Participate in conferences and other meetings regarding student concerns. Participate in all teachers meetings and “Problem Solving Team” meetings.
• Make referrals to mental health, substance abuse, and medical providers for appropriate services.
• Be aware of social problems that affect the families and be able to help alleviate the problems that impact school behavior.
• Be available to school staff as a resource for specific family and student problems.
• Function on an ethical and professional manner at all times, so that confident, respectful, and professional relationships can be maintained with students and families.
• In order to perform these duties, it will be necessary to transport students, parents, and family members.
• Dress in a business casual manner daily.

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.

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.

Homeless Youth Staff

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
The Homeless Youth Staff ensure the overall safety of shelter residents, document daily activities and assist the residents in learning life skills.

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS:
The Homeless Youth Staff reports to the Homeless Youth Supervisor.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
● Constant positive interaction with parents and children.
● Assist residents in gaining valuable life skills through being a positive role model.
● Daily supervision of residents and maintenance of shelter.
● Attend mandatory shelter staff and all agency meetings, in-services and trainings.
● Communicating with other shifts by entries in staff logbook.
● Cook meals and/or assist residents in cooking meals according to shift.
● Complete nutrition assessments on residents and document special dietary needs in client files. Make special dietary needs available to clients and/or children.
● Facilitate parenting life skills with residents.
● Maintain food storage.
● Dispense medications per medication protocol.
● Ensure cleanliness of the shelter per shelter protocol.
● Check residents’ rooms for cleanliness and monitor completion of chores.
● Transport residents to appointments as requested.
● Assist with donations and laundry pick-up/drop off.
● Complete paperwork including daily resident case notes, intakes, exits, and donations.
● Assist with childcare as needed.
● Answer telephone, take messages, and monitor door, assuring confidentiality.
● Assist Phase II residents (on 3rd floor) as needed.
● Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:
● High School Diploma or GED Equivalency is required. Associate’s Degree or Bachelor’s Degree, social services field is preferred.
● Work experience or related experience with youth.
● Valid driver’s license—required if transporting personal or agency vehicle.
● Pass a DCFS background check.
● Pass a physical and TB test.
● CPR/First Aide Certified.

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS:
● The physical ability to travel to assigned locations, stand, stoop, bend, reach, pull, push, lift, grasp, climb, talk, see, hear and perform basic and light home maintenance activities, and operate office equipment.
● The physical ability to move and lift light objects up to 30 pounds such as mail, supplies, files, and equipment.
● The ability to operate office equipment requiring continuous or repetitive hand/arm movements.
● The ability to remain in a sitting position for extended periods of time.

Job Description for MELD Case Manager

This is a full-time position to provide home and community-based services to individuals and families. Must have knowledge of and experience with youth development, resiliency, and childhood trauma.

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

Experience: Minimum of one (1) year experience working with children/ adolescents.

Skills: Demonstrate ability in both verbal and written communication.

Valid driver’s license, proof of automobile liability insurance, and access to an automobile to make home visits and to transport clients.

Duties/Responsibilities:

1. Provide crisis intervention and stabilization services to residents in the MELD shelter and transitional living programs.

2. Participate in resident assessment and intakes, service planning and document activities.

3. Provide assessment and referrals to services.

4. Participate in monthly and quarterly resident staffings.

5. Complete and submit all necessary reports to the Homeless Youth Supervisor.

6. Participate in professional education opportunities and community meetings as necessary.

7. Provide in-home mentoring, role modeling, and out-of-home activities (i.e. job searching, tutoring, monitoring of school attendance, transportation to services, etc.).

8. Participate in shelter coverage as necessary.

9. Evenings and weekends are required and some on-call.

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.

Youth Services Network is a community based agency located in Rockford, Illinois that provides therapy and supportive services to children and families that have experienced trauma.

The mission of Youth Services Network is to develop, provide and coordinate services to improve the physical, psychological and social well-being of youth and families. All services are trauma-informed, strength based and provided in the community.

Youth Services Network is a state licensed child welfare agency that has been in existence since 1982.

We are looking for a Creative and Team-Oriented Master’s level therapist to join our flexible, rewarding and collaborative team.

Preferred skills:
• Knowledge of community resources
• Knowledge of Trauma informed practices
• 2-3 years experience working with youth
• Good written and verbal communication skills

We offer:
• Individual and group clinical supervision
• Health and life insurance with dental and vision
• Mileage reimbursement
• 10 days paid vacation
• 11 paid holidays a year
• 2 personal days a year
• 12 paid sick days a year
• Paid holiday break between Christmas and New Years
• Many training opportunities
• Qualifies for Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
• Simple IRA after 2 years of full-time employment