Metropolitan Family Servicesempowers families to learn, to earn, to heal, to thrive. Part mentor, part motivator, part advocate, since 1857, Metropolitan Family Services has been the engine of change that empowers families to reach their greatest potential and positively impact their communities. Metropolitan is Illinois’ first comprehensive human services agency and reaches more than 93,000 individuals and families in Chicago, Evanston/Skokie, the southwest suburbs and DuPage County with services promoting education, economic stability, emotional wellness and empowerment.
We are now hiring for a full-timeSocial Worker to join ourSoutheastTeam!
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Performs comprehensive, in-depth assessments for a variety of program services. Performs intake as assigned.
Provides a full range of case management, counseling, advocacy, educational, and related services.
Identifies and utilizes agency and community resources.
Assesses community conditions affecting clients to identify resource gaps and problems.
Joins or develops groups and coalitions to address community needs.
Recommends financial assistance for clients.
Provides group services as indicated by program need.
May be responsible for meeting contractual requirements such as 24-hour coverage.
Represents and interprets programs of agency in community.
May serve on regional or agency-wide committees.
May perform a variety of administrative tasks including student supervision.
Meets agency expectation for quantity of direct service.
Complies with agency record-keeping expectations.
Works effectively with diverse staff and service population.
Master's Degree in Social Work from an accredited college or university.
Two years related post-Masters experience at an intermediate skill level.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker required.
Bilingual in Spanish preferred.
Requires mobility to work with a community-based caseload.
Ability to maintain assigned community and home-based services.
Ability to work effectively with diverse individuals and groups.
While performing the essential duties of this job, the employee is required to sit and stand for sustained periods of time, frequently talk, hear, use hands and fingers to feel, handle and operate objects or controls, and occasionally stand, bend, stretch, stoop, kneel and crouch.
The employee is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as preparing and analyzing data and figures, transcribing and viewing a computer terminal.
The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
Metropolitan Family Services offers a very generous benefits packet to our professionals:
Blue Cross and Blue Shield Medical Coverage: HMO, Traditional PPO, or PPO w/ HSA contributions.
Dental and Vision Insurance Options
11 paid Holidays
Paid Time Off (PTO)
Training and Professional Development Plan with E- Learning
Wellness Initiative Program Chicago
Employee Assistance Network
About Metropolitan Family Services
Metropolitan Family Services empowers families to learn, to earn, to heal and to thrive. Part mentor, part motivator, part advocate, since 1857 Metropolitan Family Services has been the engine of change that empowers Chicago-area families to reach their greatest potential and positively impact their communities. Metropolitan serves more than 67,000 families and individuals as diverse as the communities in which they live, with 81% being part of the working poor or lower-middle class.