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Child Welfare Specialist

Company: Bethany for Children & Families
Location: Moline
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:

Come join our committed Child Welfare Team at Bethany for Children & Families to further the mission of keeping children safe, strengthening families and building healthy communities.Child Welfare Specialist Job Description:Bethany for Children & Families has an immediate, full-time opening for a Child Welfare Specialist in our Intact Family Services program. The Intact Program serves families involved with the Illinois Department of Children & Families due to reports of abuse or neglect. The goal is to positively intervene to keep children safe so they may remain in their home environment.To learn more about the program on our website, go to, click on Services, Child Welfare Services, and Intact Family Services.Child Welfare Specialist Position Benefits:Ten (10) days of vacation earned during the first year of employment and twenty (20) days of vacation earned during the second year of employment,Twelve (12) sick days earned each year,Eleven (11) paid holidays,Agency contributions of 8% calculated on bi-weekly earnings to a 403(b) Thrift Plan (retirement plan) upon meeting plan eligibility criteria,An option of two health plans, one with a Health Savings Account benefit that includes employer contributions, Dental insurance,Vision insurance (100% employer-paid premiums if enrolled in the dental insurance plan),Group Life Insurance,Options of employee-paid premiums for voluntary supplemental insurance offered, andAn Educational Aid program.Child Welfare Specialist Qualifications:A Bachelor's Degree in social work or related field, Relevant child welfare experience preferred,Must be able to pass background checks and meet all agency and DCFS requirements for the position,Must have the ability to provide own transportation and hold a valid drivers' license and vehicle insurance, andApplicants must demonstrate computer proficiency, strong organizational skills, and possess strong written and verbal communication skills.Child Welfare Specialist Performance Objectives:Job responsibilities include providing in-home case management, crisis intervention, support, education, monitoring of child safety and service linkages for families involved with the Department of Children & Families due to reports of abuse or neglect. The position is based in Moline, but will serve Rock Island, Henry, and Mercer counties in Illinois. Applicants must be willing to work flexible hours and conduct home visits at times conducive to client schedules, including some evenings and weekends. Applicants must be able to respond effectively to crisis, work collaboratively with other service providers, build rapport with clients, and provide strength-based services to a diverse population.Applicants must be able to work independently as well as in a team context, and adhere to agency and DCFS policies. Applicants must be willing to travel and provide services in the client's home.Come join our team and help make a difference in the lives of area children & families!EOE PI207426094

Keywords: Bethany for Children & Families, Moline , Child Welfare Specialist, Other , Moline, Illinois

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