Job type full-time
Full job description
Children’s home & aid invites you to join our team of mission-driven staff who share a common vision: an equitable world where all children and families thrive in strong communitiesAs a leading child and family service agency with more than 20 locations across illinois, our mission is to advance the well-being of children by investing in families to disrupt the systemic and multi-generational cycle of racial, social and economic inequality.
Our full-time staff receive competitive salaries and a generous benefits package, including a paid leave accrual rate that starts at two weeks annually and grows to more than five weeks of paid time off each yearWe strive to hold ourselves and each other accountable for fostering an inclusive work culture where we can be our authentic selves, where we create and have equitable opportunities, and where our voices are supported and encouraged.
The paip specialist is a key member of our partner abuse intervention program, screening potential participants for the program and conducting assessments to identify the presence of abusive behavior patternsAs the paip specialist, you will also facilitate groups for perpetrators of domestic violence and coordinate services with other internal and external providers and systems to support participants’ success in the program.
Staff are be required to be fully vaccinated against covid-19 and to submit proof of their vaccination status before their start date unless they have an agency approved medical or religious exemptionStaff with an exemption will need to provide proof of weekly testingFor more information about our covid-19 safety practices, please click here.
What you’ll do:
Screen potential participants for the partner abuse intervention program.
Facilitate groups according to the paip model.
Guide participants in the development of skills and strategies related to non-violence.
Coordinate services with case managers, court personnel, probation officers, and other partner agencies, including child welfare and domestic violence service agencies.
Prepare reports and maintain program records as needed.
Who you are:
You have at least a bachelor’s degree in human services, social work, or a closely related field; master’s degree preferred.
You have at least two years of experience in group facilitation.
Completion of 40-hour domestic violence training and 20-hour paip training required within the first 90 days of hire.
You are knowledgeable about the impact of trauma on children and families and have experience working with families in times of crisis.
You are a skilled communicator who has an engaging presentation style proven to be effective in one-on-one, small group, and large audience settings.
You are a natural collaborator, effectively bringing stakeholders together across functions and departments, and developing effective working relationships with individuals and constituencies in diverse communities.
You have a deep passion for, and commitment to, improving outcomes for illinois families and communities.
You have a valid driver’s license, auto insurance, and reliable transportation.
Location: hybrid (remote/office-based/community-based); services are provided in the agency office, and in community-based locations across winnebago county, with opportunities to work remotely between on-site group and meetings.
Schedule: full-time, salaried; some evening/weekend hours to accommodate group meeting schedule.
Salary: range starts at $37,000; offers are commensurate with experience.
Noncash benefits: medical/dental/vision insurance, paid time off plus 11 paid holidays, supplemental insurance options, 401(k) with match (more benefits details here)
Where you work matters.
You’re considering a new position, so no one knows better than you that where you work mattersWe believe that by building diverse teams of passionate advocates for youth and families, we can continue to show up for illinois families, putting those families at the center of every decision, and strengthening the communities where we all work, play, and live together(more about who we are here.)
We invite you to become an active member of a team that supports, inspires, and challenges each other, and grow your career in an organization that celebrates emerging leaders and provides development and training opportunities aligned with your individual goals and aspirationsIf you are looking for an opportunity to do meaningful work, including raising your voice to disrupt the status quo, we encourage you to apply today.
Review our agency’s blueprint for impact:
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