Keeping children safe, strengthening families, and building healthy communities since 1899.

Employment

The professional staff at Bethany for Children & Families has been keeping children safe and helping parents care for their children since 1899. It is this spirit, dedication, and commitment that drive the agency to meet and respond to the needs of children and families in our community.

Employees who work 20 or more hours per week are offered basic benefits, which include a generous vacation and sick day policy, ten paid holidays, and an opportunity to enroll in dental insurance and a flexible spending account. Employees who work 30 or more hours per week are offered the same, plus health insurance with employer contributions to the flexible spending account. All eligible employees are able to participate in a 403(b) Thrift savings plan. The agency contributes 8% of an employee’s earnings to the investment account(s) of the employee’s choice.

Bethany is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all people regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual preference, age, marital status, national origin, citizenship status, disability, or veteran status.

MOLINE, ILLINOIS OFFICE

Supervisor, Wraparound Services – Full-Time

Date Position will be Available: April 15, 2017
Salary: Negotiated
Position Requirements: See Supervisor position description and narrative included.
Last day to receive applications: April 20, 2017
To apply, submit cover letter and resume to Bethany for Children & Families, c/o Human Resources, P.O. Box 697, Moline, Illinois 61266-0697 or email to ghagen@bethany-qc.org.

EOE

Wraparound Supervisor and Facilitators will receive training and coaching (including practice sessions) in the Wraparound process, The Wraparound User’s Guide, facilitation skills, creative problem solving, outcomes tracking and how to implement the following Wraparound values:

  • Individualized, reflecting a continuum of services and/or supports, both formal and informal, based on the unique strengths of each child or youth and their family/caregivers;
  • Least restrictive environment, most natural setting appropriate to meet the needs of the child, youth and family;
  • Family-driven and youth-guided, with families and youth engaged as active participants at all levels of planning, organization and service delivery;
  • Community-based, coordinated and integrated with the focus of services, management and decision-making responsibility resting at the community/Child and Family Team level;
  • Culturally and linguistically competent, with agencies, programs, services and supports that are responsive to the cultural, racial and ethnic differences of the populations they serve;
  • Protective of the rights of children or youth and their family/caregivers; and,
  • Collaborative across child- and family-serving systems, involving mental health, child welfare, juvenile services, education, substance abuse, developmental disabilities, physical health and other system partners who are responsible for providing services and supports to the target population.

The Supervisor position provides overall clinical, child welfare, and social work supervision, to agency child welfare specialists, case managers, program coordinators, therapists, and/or other support positions. This position may be a member of the agency Management Team. As such, the incumbent is expected the attend and participate in the monthly Management Team meetings, present service descriptions to the Board of Directors, and attend the annual Family Awards event.

Performance Objectives:
Provide overall clinical, child welfare, social work, educational, or community service supervision of a specified program(s) by:

  • Planning, developing, implementing, and monitoring the program consistent with the mission, vision, values, program plan, and the strategic plan of the agency.
  • Filing all necessary reports in a timely manner.
  • Developing a competent and productive staff; closely supervising staff, which includes hiring, demoting, disciplining, promoting, coaching, appraising performance, and terminating employment.
  • Providing educational and growth opportunities to staff members within the agency’s policy framework and with the approval of his/her supervisor.
  • Assuring quality service through monitoring and reporting processes that examine the utilization, quality assurance, and outcome measurement data of the program.
  • Enforcing all rules, regulations, codes, and legal requirements that are assigned by the various licensing and accreditation entities.
  • Maintaining case records, administrative and program manuals, and all required statistical data and reports.
  • Maintaining positive relationships with other agency supervisors and all funding and referral sources through the provision of quality services and timely responses to questions, concerns, and issues.

Job Performance Dimensions

  • Interpersonal Relations:  Is able to maintain harmonious working relationships with others, both internal and external to the agency.
  • Planning and Organizing:  Is able to set priorities and establish schedules necessary to perform job within acceptable time frames.
  • Team Work: Is able to work with others to achieve common goals and to contribute to a positive, productive working environment.
  • Adaptability:  Is able to work effectively under changing conditions.
  • Professionalism:  Is able to represent Bethany in a positive manner both inside and outside the agency; dresses and carries self in an appropriate manner.
  • Initiative:  Is able to use and seek out existing and new resources; is able to perform without constant supervision.
  • Supervisory Relationship:  Is able to maintain an appropriate relationship with supervisor to facilitate flow of information and implementation of decisions.
  • Verbal and Written Communication and Presentation Skills:  Is able to express self in a clear, articulate manner; timely submission of all reports.
  • Job Knowledge:  Is able to apply specific job knowledge.
  • Cultural Awareness: Demonstrates sensitivity and responsiveness to cultural differences in the community.

Qualifications:
The Supervisor shall have:

  • Master's degree from an accredited school of social work or related human service field for all child welfare related positions. Licensure desirable.
  • Knowledge of personnel management.
  • Knowledge of Medicaid, accrediting, and state regulations and requirements related to the field of supervision.
  • The ability to assess, develop, and execute agency and program goals and objectives.
  • Have sensitivity and responsiveness to cultural differences in the community.
  • The ability to fulfill all of the regulatory requirements for employees of Child Welfare Agencies as are prescribed in Iowa and Illinois Administrative Rule and Procedure, including successful completion of the criminal background investigation, clearance from the Illinois CANTS and Iowa Registry, and certification as a driver of children by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.
  • The ability to develop professional relationships and offer constructive supervision to enhance the professional development of staff and ensure the provision of quality services.

Wraparound Facilitator, Wraparound Services – Full-Time

Date Position will be Available: May 1, 2017
Salary: Negotiated
Position Requirements: See Case Manager II position description and narrative included.
Last day to receive applications: May 12, 2017
To apply, submit cover letter and resume to Bethany for Children & Families, c/o Human Resources, P.O. Box 697, Moline, Illinois 61266-0697 or email to ghagen@bethany-qc.org.

EOE

The Wraparound Facilitator is responsible for providing case facilitation within the Wraparound Initiative within the DCFS Immersion Site Pilot to children, youth, and families assigned to his/her caseload as per the specified program plan.  The Wraparound Facilitator is responsible for working with Child and Family Team and orienting them to the Wraparound Initiative process.  He/She must be able to develop a supportive and positive relationship with the various clients and his/her child and family team assigned to his/her caseload and assist them in addressing and meeting the needs and goals documented in the specific treatment plans.  This position calls for investing time and energy in the Child and Family Teams the facilitator is assigned to so that they develop a comprehensive Wraparound Plan that will move the case forward towards permanency.

The Case Manager/Child Welfare Specialist I, II, III, and IV is responsible for providing case management social services to children, youth, or families assigned to his/her caseload as per the specified program plan. The Case Manager/Child Welfare Specialist must be able to develop a supportive relationship with the clients assigned to his/her caseload and assist them in addressing and meeting the needs and goals documented in the specific program treatment plans. At the time of a crisis, the Case Manager/Child Welfare Specialist is available and prepared to meet a family or a youth at various locations including the client’s home at times that may not comply with normal business hours.

Performance Objectives:

  • Maintain a service caseload as determined within the specific program plan by:
    • Assessing the appropriateness of requests for services and interpreting the agency’s services effectively to the client.
    • Formulating a preliminary and tentative assessment of clients’ functions and reviewing appropriate information with the Supervisor to develop an effective case plan/treatment plan commensurate with the clients’ needs.
    • Managing a work load which involves decision-making and accountability; using time in an organized and structured manner to provide services to clients assigned to his/her caseload and meet performance objectives.
    • Maintaining case records, submitting required reports, providing statistical data, etc., in accordance with the agency’s expectations.
    • Meeting regularly with the Program Supervisor to discuss clinical issues, issues surrounding service delivery, and critical issues requiring supervisory consent or referral source authority.
    • Developing and utilizing knowledge of agency and community resources appropriate to established case plans, and assessing the usefulness to individual client’s needs.
    • Being readily accessible to his/her clients for meetings according to their schedule or contract requirements at client-convenient times of the day or night.
    • Demonstrating a capacity and initiative to increase professional skills and knowledge.
    • Maintaining a professional relationship with peers and other service referral resources and providers.
    • Attending meetings related to agency services and/or staff training.
  • Further the mission of the agency by actively participating in the accomplishment of the agency’s strategic plan.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Job Performance Dimensions

  • Interpersonal Relations:  Is able to maintain harmonious working relationships with others, both internal and external to the agency.
  • Planning and Organizing:  Is able to set priorities and establish schedules necessary to perform job within acceptable time frames.
  • Team Work: Is able to work with others to achieve common goals and to contribute to a positive, productive working environment.
  • Adaptability:  Is able to work effectively under changing conditions.
  • Professionalism:  Is able to represent Bethany in a positive manner both inside and outside the agency; dresses and carries self in an appropriate manner.
  • Initiative:  Is able to use and seek out existing and new resources; is able to perform without constant supervision.
  • Supervisory Relationship:  Is able to maintain an appropriate relationship with supervisor to facilitate flow of information and implementation of decisions.
  • Verbal and Written Communication and Presentation Skills:  Is able to express self in a clear, articulate manner; timely submission of all reports.
  • Job Knowledge:  Is able to apply specific job knowledge.
  • Cultural Awareness: Demonstrates sensitivity and responsiveness to cultural differences in the community.

Qualifications:
The Case Manager/Child Welfare Specialist shall:

  • Possess a Bachelor’s degree in social work or a human services field for a Case Manager/Child Welfare Specialist I, a Bachelor’s degree in social work or a human services field and five years experience for a Case Manager/Child Welfare Specialist II, a Master’s degree in social work or a human services field and two years of experience for a Case Manager III, and a Bachelor’s degree in social work or a human services field and ten years experience (or eight years with a Master’s degree) for a Case Manager IV.
  • Have the ability to fulfill all of the regulatory requirements for employees of Child Welfare Agencies as are prescribed in Illinois Administrative Rule and Procedure, including successful completion of the criminal background investigation, clearance from the Illinois CANTS, Health Care Registry, and Iowa Registry, and certification as a driver of children by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.
  • Have the ability to provide own transportation in performing job requirements, including a valid driver’s license and acceptable insurance coverage.
  • Meet the eligibility requirements for a case management position as assigned by the contracting state department of Iowa or Illinois.
  • Maintain a flexible schedule in response to program needs or caseload assignments.
  • Have sensitivity and responsiveness to cultural differences in the community.
  • Effectively communicate orally and in writing.
  • Be committed to the agency’s vision, mission, philosophy, structure, and goals with an ability to work as part of a treatment team.
  • Be able to lift 30 lbs.
  • Be able to carry car seats to and from the office and children’s home.
  • Be able to physically attend to young children and infants.

SKILL DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST  -  FULL-TIME

Bethany for Children & Families has a current opening for a highly motivated individual to work in our Illinois Foster Care program.  The position requires working with Illinois children, youth and their families.  Applicants must be able to manage a workload which involves decision making skills, using time in an organized and structured manner and flexibility.  Hours of employment would be late afternoon/early evening, and one to two weekend days a month.  

A Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or related field is preferred.

Please submit cover letter and resume to Bethany for Children & Families, Human Resources, P.O. Box 697, Moline, Illinois 61266-0697 or e-mail to ghagen@bethany-qc.org.


DAVENPORT, IOWA OFFICE

SCHOOL-BASED THERAPIST (multiple openings)  –  FULL-TIME

Due to program expansion, we are in need of filling MULTIPLE full-time, School-Based Therapist positions in the Davenport School District to begin in the fall of 2017. Applicants must have a Master’s degree in Social Work or Counseling, a minimum of 2 years post-master’s therapy experience and have an independent Iowa license (LISW or LMHC required). Experience with counseling children and working as part of a multi-disciplinary team also required.

Candidate must possess excellent public relations skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills, prior experience facilitating groups and the ability to work independently.

The Therapist will be responsible for providing services to children and/or families as well as adults and will need to manage a full caseload. Further job duties include:

  • Providing intake/evaluation services as a member of a multi-disciplinary team,
  • Completing intake paperwork,
  • Performing assessments,
  • Collaborating with other Bethany for Children & Families staff and school personnel as needed,
  • Providing individual, family and group therapy, and
  • Managing a full caseload and workload, completing reports in accordance with timelines and adhering to social work practice ethics and COA requirements

To apply, submit cover letter and resume to Bethany for Children & Families, Human Resources, P.O. Box 697, Moline, Illinois 61266-0697 or e-mail to ghagen@bethany-qc.org.

EOE


MUSCATINE, IOWA OFFICE

SCHOOL-BASED THERAPIST  –  FULL-TIME

Due to program expansion, we are in need of filling a full-time, School-Based Therapist position in the Muscatine School District to begin in the fall of 2017. Applicants must have a Master’s degree in Social Work or Counseling, a minimum of 2 years post-master’s therapy experience and have an independent Iowa license (LISW or LMHC required). Experience with counseling children and working as part of a multi-disciplinary team also required.

Candidate must possess excellent public relations skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills, prior experience facilitating groups and the ability to work independently.

The Therapist will be responsible for providing services to children and/or families as well as adults and will need to manage a full caseload. Further job duties include:

  • Providing intake/evaluation services as a member of a multi-disciplinary team,
  • Completing intake paperwork,
  • Performing assessments,
  • Collaborating with other Bethany for Children & Families staff and school personnel as needed,
  • Providing individual, family and group therapy, and
  • Managing a full caseload and workload, completing reports in accordance with timelines and adhering to social work practice ethics and COA requirements

To apply, submit cover letter and resume to Bethany for Children & Families, Human Resources, P.O. Box 697, Moline, Illinois 61266-0697 or e-mail to ghagen@bethany-qc.org.

EOE

 

Case Manager - Full Time

We are currently looking for a Case Manager to work out of our Muscatine office in our Behavioral Health Intervention Services (BHIS) program.  Applicants must have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Services or related field, plus 2 years of relevant experience in human services.  Case management experience required.  Experience in skill building services preferred.

Job duties entail working with children, families, and individual adults with a mental health diagnosis.  The goal is to teach them skills they can use in their everyday lives that will reduce their mental health symptoms allowing them to function at a higher level and live more independently.  Skills taught, but not limited to, include anger management, coping, dealing with depression, peer relations, problem solving, stress management, and independent living skills.

Please submit cover letter and resume to Bethany for Children & Families, Human Resources, P.O. Box 697, Moline, Illinois 61266-0697 or e-mail to ghagen@bethany-qc.org.

EOE


CLINTON, IOWA OFFICE

Therapist - Part Time (with potential to move to full-time)

Due to program expansion, we are in need of filling an office-based Therapist position.  Applicants must have a Master’s degree in Social Work, Counseling, Therapy or related human service field from an accredited program with independent licensure in the State of Iowa and at least 2 years of post-graduate experience counseling children and families.  LISW or LMHC required.  Candidates must possess excellent public relations skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills, prior experience facilitating groups and the ability to work independently.

Position Specifics: Therapist will be responsible for providing services to children and/or families, as well as adults and will need to manage a caseload. Therapist will also do the following:

  • Provide intake/evaluation services as member of multi-disciplinary team
  • Complete intake paperwork
  • Assessment
  • Collaboration with other Bethany for Children & Families staff and school personnel as needed.
  • Provide individual, family, and group therapy
  • Manage a caseload and the workload, completing reports in accordance with the timeline and adhering to social work practice ethics and COA requirements.

To apply, submit cover letter and resume to Bethany for Children & Families, Human Resources, P.O. Box 697, Moline, Illinois 61266-0697 or e-mail to ghagen@bethany-qc.org


SUB-CONTRACT

Licensed Dental Hygienist

Position Available: September
Contact Person: Jeff Cornelius
Email Resume to: jcornelius@bethany-qc.org
Position Requirements: Immediate opening for an Illinois and Iowa licensed Hygienist to provide dental education and preventive dental care to students on state-of-the-art Give Kids a Smile dental bus serving the Quad-Cities and surrounding area. Reimbursement rate is $30.00 per hour.

EOE

Licensed Iowa & Illinois Dentist

Position Available: Immediately
Contact Person: Mary Ann McLeod
Email Resume to: mmcleod@bethany-qc.org
Position Requirements: Immediate opening for Illinois and Iowa licensed Dentists to provide exams to students on state-of-the-art Give Kids a Smile dental bus serving the Quad-City and surrounding area. Reimbursement rate is $100.00 per hour.

EOE

Contact Information

Gretchen Hagen
Human Resources Manager
(309) 736-6648
ghagen@bethany-qc.org

 

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