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Company / Business Name: SOS Children's Villages Illinois
At SOS Children’s Villages Illinois, we build Villages that unite brothers and sisters in foster care, surround them with a community of hope, and help them grow into caring and productive adults.
Employment Areas: Administrative; Child Care/Nannying; Education; Maintenance; Non-Profit; Outdoor/Adventure; Social Work
Office Address: 7600 S. Parnell Ave.
City: Chicago
State: IL Illinois
Country: USA
Phone: See the relevant job posting below for the correct number (if available).

Job Listings for this Employer:

1 day ago 1. Bilingual Support Specialist – Casa Tepeyac Job in

Chicago - Illinois - USA

Child Care/Nannying, Social Work
Position: Bilingual Family Support Specialist – Casa Tepeyac - Responsible for the day - to - day supervision and guidance of the In -...
Skills Needed: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor’s Degree in human services, plus five (5) years of experience working in the social service field.
Working knowledge of DCFS policy and procedures and the ability to navigate between government and private agency practices.
Knowledge and understanding of program management; experience in project completion.
Experience with group work and general skills training and counseling.
Spanish/English Bilingual Capacity (read, write, and speak) required.
Strong verbal, written, and presentation communication skills.
Ability to network, interact and work effectively with high profile individuals in their capacity as donors, funders, board members, and volunteers.
Ability and willingness to travel locally using own transportation to client’s homes; SOS locations; and other locations as needed.
Valid Illinois driver’s license with acceptable driving record, insured and reliable transportation.
Ability to relate to others in a sensitive, professional, and courteous manner.
Flexible in scheduling, with the ability to work evenings or weekends as needed.
Ability to meet DCFS requirements as they relate to employment in Child Welfare Agency and Family Advocacy Center, including a criminal background check
Ability to handle sensitive and confidential materials.
Sensitivity to the cultural and socioeconomic characteristics of clients, community, and staff.
Ability to work in an alcohol, tobacco, and drug-free environment.
Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment.
Commitment to SOS Illinois philosophy and mission.
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Bilingual Support Specialist – Casa Tepeyac Job

Posted by SOS Children's Villages Illinois
1 day ago 2. Foster Parent Job in

Chicago - Illinois - USA

Child Care/Nannying, Non-Profit
Position: Foster Parent - Chicago Village - At SOS Children’s Villages Illinois, we are committed to providing safe, stable, and loving...
Skills Needed: Skills and Qualification:

SOS Illinois is looking for mission driven and nurturing individuals, domestic partners, or married couples interested in being a part of the solution, who are:

1. Experienced with children, either as parent or by working with children in another environment.

2. Experience supporting the needs of behaviorally complex children with a history of mental, emotional, or physical trauma is preferred, but not required (training is provided).

3. Able to discipline fairly and willing to learn behavior- management skills.

4. The skill set to manage a household and a budget.

5. Self-sufficient thinkers with a collaborative spirit and positive outlook on life.

6. Valid driver’s license, proof of insurance, and a clean driving record.

7. DCFS (Department of Children and Family Services) background and medical clearance.

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

9. Must be at least 25 years of age.

10. Must have a high school diploma equivalent, or higher.

11. If applicable, must ad to the policy of bringing only one biological or adopted child (under the age of 18) into the Village home.

12. Must be willing to commit to a minimum of 2 years of service.

Beyond the criteria and experience, successful SOS Illinois Foster Parents excel by possessing the following qualities:

Adaptability: Becoming an SOS Illinois Foster Parent is a lifestyle change. Having the ability to swiftly settle into your new home and environment is essential to being as responsive and supportive to your children as possible—from day one—no matter the challenge or change.

Patience: All of our children have endured some sort of trauma. SOS Illinois Foster Parents have the patience and fortitude that helps heal the emotional, mental, and sometimes physical wounds of abused and neglect.

Positivity: SOS Illinois Foster Parents are treasured optimists who can find the silver lining in a less positive situation.

Resourcefulness: SOS Illinois provides our Foster Parents with a community of resources. We are looking for Foster Parents who will utilize those resources, are capable of thinking on their feet, and will seek help when needed.

Most importantly, SOS Illinois Foster Parents are ready to make a full-time commitment to providing a loving, safe, and secure home for the children in their care.


ADA STATEMENT: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person assigned to this position. Position responsibilities are intended to describe those functions that are essential to the performance of this job. This position description does not state or imply that the above are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to this position. Employees holding this position will be required to perform any other job-related duties requested by management. All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability.
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Foster Parent Job

Posted by SOS Children's Villages Illinois
1 day ago 3. Relief Parent Job in

Chicago - Illinois - USA

Non-Profit, Child Care/Nannying
Position: Relief Parent for Foster Parents - Becoming a Relief Parent with SOS Children's Villages Illinois is a rewarding part -...
Skills Needed: Qualifications:

1. A high school diploma or equivalent.
2. Valid Illinois driver's license with an acceptable driving record and proof of automobile insurance coverage.
3. Must be at least 21 years of age.
4. DCFS (Department of Children and Family Services) background clearance
5. Ability to work in at least one of the following Villages: Chicago (7600 S. Parnell), Roosevelt Square (1200 W. Roosevelt Rd.), Lockport (17545 Village Ln.)
6. Ability to work in an alcohol, tobacco, and drug-free environment


Additional Skills and Experience:

• Previous childcare experience required, with infants preferred.
• Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment.
• Reliable, punctual, and able to manage multiple tasks.
• Ability to work flexible hours, and at times overnight.
• Good verbal and written communications skills.
• Ability to learn and support SOS Illinois behavior management program.
• Commitment to SOS Illinois philosophy and mission.


ADA STATEMENT: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person assigned to this position. Position responsibilities are intended to describe those functions that are essential to the performance of this job. This position description does not state or imply that the above are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to this position. Employees holding this position will be required to perform any other job-related duties requested by management. All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability.
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Relief Parent Job

Posted by SOS Children's Villages Illinois
1 day ago 4. Child Welfare Specialist Job in

Chicago - Illinois - USA

Social Work, Child Care/Nannying
The Child Welfare Specialist provides services to SOS Illinois children and their families in order to achieve the particular case goal as...
Skills Needed: Qualifications:

18. A bachelor's degree in social work, psychology or related field.
19. Proficient speaking, reading and writing skills. Bi-lingual English/Spanish preferred.
20. One year Child Welfare Experience.
21. DCFS Child Welfare Employee Licensure required.
22. Ability to work with DCFS, courts and other social service systems.
23. Ability to pass DCFS required a criminal background check including CANTS/SACWIS and SORS.
24. Valid Illinois driver's license with acceptable driving record; insured and reliable transportation.
25. Ability to travel between both Villages and surrounding communities.
26. Sensitivity to the cultural and socioeconomic characteristics of clients and staff.
27. Ability to relate to the Agency staff and to the public in a courteous and professional manner.
28. Ability to work in a team environment.
29. Strong communication and organizational skills.
30. Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment.
31. Ability to handle sensitive and confidential materials.
32. Reliable, punctual, and able to manage multiple tasks.
33. Ability to work flexible hours.
34. Ability to work in an alcohol, tobacco and drug-free environment.
35. Commitment to SOS Illinois Children’s Villages Illinois philosophy and mission.

ADA DISCLAIMER/STATEMENT: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person assigned to this position. Position responsibilities are intended to describe those functions that are essential to the performance of this job. This position description does not state or imply that the above are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to this position. Employees holding this position will be required to perform any other job-related duties requested by management. All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability.
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Child Welfare Specialist Job

Posted by SOS Children's Villages Illinois
1 day ago 5. Maintenance Assistant Job in

Lockport - Illinois - USA

Maintenance, Outdoor/Adventure
Position: MAINTENANCE ASSISTANT - BASIC FUNCTION: - The Maintenance Assistant works to assist the Organization’s Maintenance Supervisors...
Skills Needed: Qualifications:

High School diploma or equivalent and one year experience in building maintenance.

Able to complete basic repair and maintenance reports, solve basic facility problems: follow through, promptness and the ability to self-manage are required.

Valid Illinois driver license, good driving record, insured and reliable transportation.

Able to lift up to 75 pounds.

No physical or mental impairments which would prevent or render impossible, performing the duties of this position.

Good verbal and written communication skills.

Submit to required, DCFS Background Check.

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 way.

Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment.

Reliable, punctual and able to manage multiple tasks.

Ability to work flexible hours and multiple locations.

Ability to handle sensitive and confidential materials.

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

Posted by SOS Children's Villages Illinois
1 day ago 6. Child Welfare Supervisor Job in

Illinois - USA

Child Care/Nannying, Social Work
For 25 years, SOS Children’s Villages Illinois has provided the highest quality of care for Illinois’ most vulnerable children and...
Skills Needed: Qualifications

MSW or other relevant Master’s Degree.
Three years of direct service child welfare experience and one year of experience supervising child welfare staff; or 5 years direct service child welfare experience and proven leadership skills.
DCFS Child Welfare Employee Licensure required; 402 Licensure preferred or ability to pass 402 licensure test within 3 months of employment.
Experience in behavior management programs and needs assessment helpful.
Ability to lead a team, including strong communication and organizational skills. Must be able to exercise discretion and independent judgment.
Ability to work with DCFS, courts, and other social service systems and the ability to relate to the Agency staff and to the public in a courteous and professional manner.
Ability to handle sensitive and confidential materials.
Reliable, punctual, and able to manage multiple tasks and able to work flexible hours.
Ability to work in an alcohol, tobacco and drug-free environment.
Ability to pass DCFS required a criminal background check including CANTS/SACWIS and SORS.
Ability to provide required DCFS Medical Report/TB test.
Valid Illinois driver's license with acceptable driving record; insured and reliable transportation.


Are you excellent at leading a team focused on sensitive case management and passionate about child welfare?

If so, apply now!
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Child Welfare Supervisor Job

Posted by SOS Children's Villages Illinois
1 day ago 7. Director of Programs and Services Job in

Chicago - Illinois - USA

Social Work, Administrative
Our team passionately provides support and works tirelessly to raise our children. We are seeking a Director of Programs and Services who...
Skills Needed: Masters degree in Social Work or relevant Masters Degree which meets DCFS requirements (from an accredited institution).

LCSW or clinical experience preferred.

A minimum of 5 years of social service supervisory experience working with children and families in the child welfare system. Program leadership preferred.

DCFS Child Welfare Employee Licensure required; 402 Licensure.

Experienced in team building, implementing behavior modification plans and needs assessment.

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

Ability to pass DCFS required criminal background check including CANTS/SACWIS, Drug Screen and SORS.

Ability to provide required DCFS Medical Report/TB test.

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.

Strong communication, organizational and computer skills.

Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment.

Ability to handle sensitive and confidential materials.

Ability to work flexible hours including some weekends.

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

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

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Specific vision requirements include the ability to see at close range, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear
Possess the ability to fulfill any office activities normally expected in an office setting, to include, but not limited to: remaining seated for periods of time to perform computer based work, participating in filing activity, lifting and carrying office supplies (paper reams, mail, etc.)
Frequently required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to feel, and reach with hand and arms
Occasionally lift and/or move up to 20-25 pounds
Fine hand manipulation (keyboarding)
At times, may require more than 40 hours per week to perform the essential duties of the position
WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Internal office
The noise level in the work environment is usually low
LANGUAGE SKILLS:

Ability to read, write and speak English proficiently
Ability to read, write and speak Spanish is helpful
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Director of Programs and Services Job

Posted by SOS Children's Villages Illinois
1 day ago 8. Supervisor Job in

Chicago - Illinois - USA

Social Work, Education
Position: FAMILY SUPPORT SUPERVISOR - Responsible for the day - to - day supervision and guidance of In - Home Family Services Program...
Skills Needed: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

1. Bachelor’s Degree in human services, plus five (5) years of experience working in the social service field.
2. Working knowledge of DCFS policy and procedures and the ability to navigate between government and private agency practices.
3. Knowledge and understanding of program management; experience in project completion.
4. Experience with group work and general skills training and counseling.
5. Spanish/English Bilingual Capacity (read, write, and speak) required.
6. Strong verbal, written, and presentation communication skills.
7. Ability to network, interact and work effectively with high profile individuals in their capacity as donors, funders, board members, and volunteers.
8. Ability and willingness to travel locally using own transportation to client’s homes; SOS locations; and other locations as needed.
9. Valid Illinois driver’s license with acceptable driving record, insured and reliable transportation.
10. Ability to relate to others in a sensitive, professional, and courteous manner.
11. Flexible in scheduling, with the ability to work evenings or weekends as needed.
12. Ability to meet DCFS requirements as they relate to employment in Child Welfare Agency and Family Advocacy Center, including a criminal background check
13. Ability to handle sensitive and confidential materials.
14. Sensitivity to the cultural and socioeconomic characteristics of clients, community, and staff.
15. Ability to work in an alcohol, tobacco, and drug-free environment.
16. Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment.
17. Commitment to SOS Illinois philosophy and mission.
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Supervisor Job

Posted by SOS Children's Villages Illinois
1 day ago 9. Licensing Supervisor Job in

Chicago - Illinois - USA

Administrative, Non-Profit
BASIC FUNCTION: - Working manager and supervisor, providing direct supervision to SOS Illinois licensing staff in order to ensure the...
Skills Needed: Qualifications

MSW or other relevant DCFS approved Masters Degree.
Must have eight - plus years of DCFS Foster Care Licensing experience.
Supervisory experience - a plus.
DCFS Child Welfare Employee Licensure required; 402 Licensure required.
Computer knowledge including proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, and SACWIS).
Ability to pass DCFS required criminal background check including CANTS/SACWIS and SORS.
Valid Illinois driver's license with acceptable driving record; insured and reliable transportation.
Ability to relate to the Agency staff and to the public in a courteous and professional manner.
Sensitivity to the cultural and socioeconomic characteristics of clients and staff.
Ability to work in a team environment.
Ability to handle sensitive and confidential materials.
Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment.
Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills and superior interpersonal abilities.
Ability to work in an alcohol, tobacco and drug-free environment.
Commitment to SOS Illinois philosophy and mission.
Commitment to preserving families and ensuring children are protected and maintained in their homes.
Ability to establish a mutually respectful relationship, in which the foster parent is a full partner with the agency.
Ability to work flexible hours with includes weekend hours.
Ability to provide required DCFS Medical Report/TB test.
Ability to collect and analyze data and develop appropriate reports.
Reliable, punctual, and able to manage multiple tasks.

LANGUAGE SKILLS:

Ability to read, write and speak English proficiently.
Ability to read, write and speak Spanish is helpful
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Licensing Supervisor Job

Posted by SOS Children's Villages Illinois
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