Case Manager Jobs in Chicago, IL - Daniel J Nellum Youth Services
Does comprehensive, in-depth assessment for a variety of program services. Does intake as assigned.
Ensure that all clients have a plan towards attainment of their GED/High School certification and post-secondary pursuits or employment and vocational training as applicable for youth.
Provide school/work and/or visits/calls as necessary to engage, maintain engagement and support retention and compliance of clients’ ages 14-21 years of age. Face-to-face contact is required. Building and maintaining rapport and appropriate and professional boundaries.
Assist team with recruitment of trainees for program enrollment and in depth orientations with the team, conduct individual interviews with team as required
Have a clear/concise knowledge and understanding of the youths their goals, objectives, history, behavioral and emotional issues, and DCFS’s plan for expected outcomes.
Liaison with DCFS, approved family, approved mentors, and other approved external persons in the client’s life and connected to their goals.
Using intermediate level skills, conducts comprehensive client assessment.
Develops a written service plan with the client to meet client’s need, specifying goals to be achieved and services to be pursued.
.As appropriate provides advocacy, case management, and supportive counseling to individuals and groups in coping with environment and interpersonal relationship issues.
Uses expanded knowledge of resources and helps clients utilize them. Works collaboratively with community resources.
Handles emergency and crisis situations within target population.
Works within program requirements including meeting timelines and documentation and reporting requirements within a crisis oriented setting
Ability to self-regulate and maintain multi-tasking and complete required documentation in time-frames required by DCFS licensing standards and Accreditation standards.
Reassesses and monitors client situation and adequacy of service plan.
Collaborates and participates with other program staff in the planning and implementation of service plans.
Provides a full range of case management, counseling, advocacy education, and related services.
Learns and utilizes agency and community resources.
Assesses community conditions affecting clients to identify resource gaps and problems.
Other duties as assigned by supervisor/Associate Director
Bachelor's Degree in Social Work or Bachelor's Degree appropriate to the agency function from an accredited college or university is required.
Four (4) years of related experience.
Demonstrated ability to render direct service to clients and to organize and manage job efficiently.
Mobility to work is required.
DCFS Child Welfare License
Ability to pass a state and federal background check and pass a physical and drug test