|Job Title||EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENTAL SPECIALIST - NORTHERN ILLINOIS REGION|
|Posted By||Erikson Institute|
|Salary Range||Based on experience|
|Location||Location -> Illinois -> North Chicagoland|
|Type of Work||Type of Work -> Service Delivery / Social Work / Counseling|
|Job Type||Job Type -> Full-time|
The Erikson/DCFS Intact Family Developmental Screening Program is looking to hire an experienced clinical professional with a license such as LCSW, LCPC, or Ph.D., with knowledge of child development and background working with children and families, to provide screening and referral services in the Northern region of Illinois for an ongoing state-wide collaboration with the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services Early Childhood Unit. Through this innovative project, the developmental specialist will provide clinical screenings of children birth to three years of age and their parents with the goal of identifying and recommending appropriate services to maximize child and family functioning.
ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
In this full time position, the developmental specialist will: conduct assessments through the use of screening tools and interviews with children and birth parents; interpret and document assessment results; and make referrals and recommendations for clients who have been identified as either at-risk of or demonstrating developmental and/or behavioral difficulties. The developmental specialist will provide case consultation to the caseworkers who are responsible for providing community and social services based on assessment results. The developmental specialist will participate in weekly individual and group reflective supervision and case presentations. The position will be based in Northern Illinois and will require travel to provide screenings at locations throughout the region.
Founded in 1966, Erikson Institute is one of the nation's leading graduate schools in child development and early childhood education. It is a private, independent, NCA-accredited graduate school offering master's degrees, a Ph.D., graduate certificates, and professional development courses in child development and early childhood education. Erikson provides a variety of employee benefits, including excellent health and dental plans, life/disability insurance, transit stipend, matching retirement contributions, and more. To learn more, visit our Web site at www.erikson.edu
Erikson Institute is an equal opportunity employer. We consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, marital or parental status, sexual orientation including gender identity, gender expression, military discharge status, physical or mental disability, or any other status or characteristic protected by law. In addition, Erikson Institute provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act and applicable state and local laws (including during the application or hiring process).
• Experienced and licensed clinician with Ph.D., LCSW or LCPC
• Valid Illinois driver’s license and access to reliable car
• Bilingual an asset (Spanish preferred)
• Knowledge of child development
• Background working with children and families
• One or more years experience providing assessments with young children preferred
• Excellent oral, written and organizational skills
This job is open for online applications.
Please e-mail or mail a cover letter and resume to:
DCFS Early Childhood Project
451 North LaSalle Street
Chicago, Illinois 60654-4510
No phone inquiries please.