DescriptionLutheran Social Services of Illinois (LSSI), is a leading not-for-profit organization providing healing, justice and wholeness to people and communities. For over 150 years, LSSI has made a difference in the lives of children and families, and we’re still a strong, viable presence in the State of Illinois, continuing that commitment to making a difference. As a member of the resource team, the ideal candidate will demonstrate the ability to provide a full range of foster and/or adoptive families within state mandates, COA standards, agency policies, and program plans. Duties and Responsibilities:This individual will possess the skill set to conduct initial home study evaluations with prospective foster parents and demonstrate the ability to recommend homes for licensing following an in-depth investigation.Identify ongoing training and support issues in existing homes and facilitate provision of services needed to meet identified needs. This may include designing and providing training or arranging for training in the community. In addition, the Resource worker will participate in planning and implementation of the recruitment plan for new foster homes with an emphasis on securing foster families that can be matched to the population in greatest need of homes.Qualifications:Child Welfare Employee Licensure, Passed licensing examinations for the Child Care Act and Foster Home Rule 402A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in social work, or an identified human service field. A minimum of one year of child welfare experience preferred.Valid Driver License and access to an insured vehicle.Demonstrated ability to communicate in a clear, comprehensible manner, both verbally and in writing. Background check clearance, both criminal and CANTS Benefits and Perks: Come be a part of this rewarding environment, and enjoy the knowledge that you’re helping others live better lives, as well as these career advantages: Competitive salary based upon relevant education, experience and licensureOpportunity for advancementComprehensive benefits package, including healthcare insurance, up to 26 days of paid time off per calendar year, 10 paid holidays, sick time, 403(b) plan, Employee Assistance Program, and flexible hoursThe training you need to learn, grow, and succeedThe opportunity to become a part of a fantastic team of Child Welfare professionals! We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, pregnancy, any other characteristic protected by law.