Metropolitan Family Services empowers 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 68,000 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-time Case Manager 3 to join our Get In Chicago Team!
The Case Manager provides services appropriate to client population to maximize client potential and promote their optimal functioning in the community.
Essential Job Functions:
Utilizes an area of expertise in providing direct service to designated client populations.
Must be familiar with creating Individual Service strategy plans, making referrals, conducting registration/orientation
Develops and maintains effective working relationships with clients and others related to client service.
Provides advocacy, case management, counseling, and supportive help to individuals and families in coping with environmental and interpersonal relationship issues.
Contacts individuals, families and/or referral sources to conduct a comprehensive assessment of client needs.
Obtains, analyzes, and evaluates data necessary to develop and implement client service plans. Collaborates with other staff in implementing service plan.
Reassesses and monitors the service plan to determine if clients' needs are adequately met, whether clients' circumstances have changed, and whether services are consistent with current need.
Develops a working knowledge of resources and helps clients to effectively utilize them.
With supervisory approval, authorizes limited amounts of financial assistance to own clients.
Works with community groups around unmet and special needs, and may carry a special community assignment or administrative responsibilities as assigned.
Participates in activities and educational opportunities leading to own professional development.
Meets requirements specified in work assignments. Organizes time and manages job so that maximum service is given to clients.
Interprets agency's services in various community contacts, professional and otherwise, as related to particular assignments.
Bachelor's Degree in Social Work or Bachelor's Degree appropriate to the agency function from an accredited college or university.
Minimum of 4 years of experience working with at risk youth in the community.
Experience working with youth ages 13-18 years of age required
Demonstrated ability to render direct service to clients and to organize and manage job efficiently.
Mobility to work is required. Must have a vehicle, driver's license and insurance to conduct home and community visits.
Ability to maintain assigned community and home-based services.
Familiarity with creating Individual Service strategy plans, making referrals, conducting registration/orientation.
Experience working in low-socioeconomic communities and with families required.
Bilingual English/Spanish a plus but not necessary
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
Metropolitan Family Services is an accredited nonprofit agency that has more than 800 full and part-time professional staff dedicated to providing quality services by empowering families to learn, to earn, to heal, and to thrive. We value our professionals for serving as a mentor, a motivator, and advocate to families in need. Since 1857 Metropolitan Family Services has been the engine of change t...hat empowers Chicago and Suburban- area families to reach their greatest potential and positively impact their communities.