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Date:  Nov 29, 2022

Jacksonville, IL, US, 62650-1877

Job Requisition ID:  16308

Agency:  Department of Human Services 

Opening Date/Time: 11/29/2022
Closing Date/Time: 12/12/2022 
Salary:  Anticipated Salary: $4,558 - $6,699 per month  
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time  
County:  Morgan  
Number of Vacancies:  1  
Plan/BU:  RC062  


This position is a union position; therefore, provisions of the relevant collective bargaining agreement/labor contract apply to the filling of this position.

All applicants who want to be considered for this position MUST apply

electronically through the website.

State of Illinois employees should click the link near the top left to apply

through the SuccessFactors employee career portal.

Applications submitted via email or any paper manner (mail, fax, hand

delivery) will not be considered. 

Please attach a copy of your transcripts or diplomas for all degrees earned,

and a copy of any applicable professional licensures to the MY

DOCUMENTS section of your application.

Please note that the Department of Human Services must verify proof of

higher education for any degree earned (if applicable) before any offer can be extended.

Posting Identification Number 10-43-16308

Position Overview

Under direct supervision performs beginning level social work duties; receives training in social work services and carries a progressively larger caseload subject to close guidance and review by the supervisor or more experienced social worker. Utilizes manual communication skills with individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Provides individual counseling of Illinois School for the Deaf (ISD) students who are deaf or hard of hearing to assist them in achieving their highest potential.
  2. Participates in interdisciplinary, interdepartmental, or interagency conferences and staffing, including Individual Education Plans and Eligibility Reviews to share pertinent information, professional impressions and recommendations and implements designated recommendations regarding individual students.
  3. Provides group therapy to select groups of students to enhance social skill development and/or develop more effective copying strategies and/or problem resolution skills resultant of dealing with new experiences, maladjustment in peer groups, interpersonal, familial or environmental stressors.
  4. Serves as a consultant to academic and/or residential staff to work cooperatively to identify behaviors.
  5. Provides supportive relationship and counseling to families of students to aid in effective communication between child and family and to assist in establishing and maintaining positive school-home relationships.
  6. Completes required reports for individual case files and prepares annual summary for supervisor.
  7. Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Requires a master's degree in social work from a recognized college or university. 
  2. Requires the School Social Worker Endorsement from the Illinois State Board of Education.
  3. Requires the ability to communicate in sign language at the appropriate level. 


*This class is included as an Upward Mobility Program credential title. 

Conditions of Employment

  1. Requires the ability to meet all agency vaccine/health-related policies and guidance.
  2. Requires the ability to pass the IDHS background check.
  3. Requires ability to pass a drug screen for drugs prohibited from recreational use under Illinois Law.

Work Hours:  Mon -Fri, 8:00am - 4:30pm  
Work Location: 125 S Webster Ave Jacksonville, IL 62650-1877  

Illinois School for the Deaf

Evaluation Center/Social Services
Agency Contact:

Amy Cook


Job Family:  Social Services  

About the Agency:

Illinois Department Human Services' serves families in need all across Illinois. Our mission is providing equitable access to social services, supports, programs and resources to enhance the lives of all who we serve. We are committed to the core values of Human Dignity, Equity, Community, Urgency, Transparency and Kindness.



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