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Posted: Thursday, August 31, 2017 12:07 AM


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Lutheran Social Services of Illinois

Do you have a passion for making a difference in the lives of children?
Are you committed to strengthening families?

If so, consider joining the Lutheran Social Services of Illinois (LSSI) team.

For almost 150 years, LSSI has made a difference in the lives of children and families, and we’re still a strong, viable presence in the State of Illinois continuing that commitment to making a difference. LSSI currently has full-time Child Welfare positions open in Rockford, IL.

Minimum requirements for ALL positions, qualified candidates must have:
• Possess a valid IL. driver’s license; valid auto ins. & a reliable vehicle;
• Must pass all required background checks;
• Good written & verbal communication skills. Must possess capacity to understand and empathize w/ the cultural, psychological and practical needs of the clients.
Add’l job requirements below.
Clinical Supervisor
MSW or Master’s degree in related counseling field & LCSW or LCPC credential or its equivalent required to provide therapeutic services to children in foster care, their birth parents & foster/adoptive parents in accordance w/ comprehensive, integrated assessment, permanency plan, and assessed needs of the child & family. This position also supervises other clinicians. Must perform functions w/ greater clinical expertise and function more independently than Master’s CWS/Therapist; have knowledge of DMS-V and its applications. This position will transport clients as needed.

Child Welfare Supervisor
MSW or Master’s degree in related human services field required & a min of 2 yrs. supervisory exp. and clinical license preferred. State of IL Child Welfare Employee License (CWEL) is required for this position; but training & certification to meet this requirement are available upon hire. This job requires flexibility, compassion, good communication skills, the ability to work well with a variety of personalities, a commitment to providing a strong supervisory presence for casework staff, openness to personal and professional growth, and above all a desire to make a difference in the lives of children and families.

Child Welfare Specialist
BSW, or Bachelor’s degree in human services field required, and State of IL Child Welfare Employee License (CWEL) and 2 yrs of related exp. preferred. This position coordinates and provides case management services to achieve and maintain permanency for children involved in the child welfare system.

Child Welfare Assistant
HS diploma/GED, AA degree preferred. This position provides transportation and supervision to children and parents in multiple county regions. Normal working hrs. varies & must be willing to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends. No exp req’d. Basics of child development and parenting or equivalent life experience. If you’re interested in any of these positions please email

If you believe that your passion and commitment, as well as your skills and experience, would contribute to the work of LSSI, we welcome your interest in joining our team!

We are also seeking foster parents who share our mission!

To apply as a Foster Parent, contact: , or call 815-969-8836, ext. 5223.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, pregnancy, any other characteristic protected by law

• Location: Rockford, Rockford, IL

• Post ID: 71751968 rockford is an interactive computer service that enables access by multiple users and should not be treated as the publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information content provider. © 2017