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Village of Skokie, Social Worker

SOCIAL WORKER

Full-time

The Village of Skokie is currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of full time licensed Social Worker for our Health & Human Service Dept. Under general supervision of the Health & Human Services Director, engages in community outreach and provides short-term case   management, guidance, crisis intervention, and linkage to local social service agencies and programs for a diverse population of individuals, families, and groups; Establishes and maintains a knowledge base of available local social services so proper referrals can be made; Responds to Police Dept. and Fire Dept. referrals; Acts as liaison between individuals, family members, and other agencies to mobilize needed resources; Determines appropriate emergency financial assistance, administers funds and manages disbursements; Coordinates and supervises the volunteer program; Assists with the Youth Court Call; Actively participates in the Interagency Network and other community social service activities and committees; Serves as the staff liaison to the Human Relations Commission; Serves on the Village of Skokie Disaster Response Team; Participates in team, division or department meetings, in-service, and supervisory sessions, as required; Preforms other duties, as assigned.

Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or related field required; Master’s degree in Social Work or Social Services preferred; Illinois State licensed Social Worker or licensed Clinical Social Worker required; Three years social work direct service experience preferred; Experience working with seniors and low-income populations helpful; Valid Driver’s License required; Ability to create and maintain accurate records; Ability to establish and maintain professional relationships with residents, colleagues, and co-workers; Must be able to read and write English; Bi-lingual skills preferred; Working knowledge of basic Microsoft Office Suite applications required. To view the complete job description, please visit the Skokie Jobs page at skokie.org and select the Social Worker link.

The salary range for this position is $73,792 – $94,180.  The annualized starting salary range is $73,792 – $81,356, DOQ.  Generous benefits package includes medical, dental, and life insurance; paid vacation and sick days in the first year; Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund pension plan; 457(b) Deferred Compensation retirement savings plans.

To be considered for this position, please submit a Letter of Interest and resumé, including three professional references, by February 3, 2023 to: Village of Skokie Human Resources Office, 5127 Oakton St., Skokie, IL 60077, or by email to Human.Resources@skokie.org. Faxes are not accepted. EOE Employer

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