You are viewing a preview of this job. Log in or register to view more details about this job.

Social Worker II (Option Bilingual Spanish Speaking)

Job Requisition ID:  38663

Agency:  Department of Human Services

Opening Date: 06/10/2024

Closing Date/Time: 06/24/2024 

Salary:   Anticipated Salary (Effective 7/1/24) $6,005 - $9,069/month ($72,060-$108,828/year) + bilingual pay  

Work Hours:  8:00am-4:00pm, Candidate's choice of Tuesday-Saturday or Sunday-Thursday CPS Brunk

Work Location: 750 S State St, Elgin, Illinois, 60123, Division of Mental Health, Elgin Mental Health Center, Community Psychiatric Services – Minimum Secure

Position Overview

The Division of Mental Health is seeking to hire a Social Worker II for the Elgin Mental Health Center located in Elgin, Illinois to administer professional social services involving the application of intake, treatment and discharge planning for adult patients manifesting complex psychiatric and psychosocial conditions.  Manages a caseload of patients with various disabilities. Interviews patients, family and significant others to obtain pertinent psychosocial data for problems identification, evaluation and development of treatment goals and objectives. Communicates in Spanish to those individuals who do not read or speak English.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Administers professional social work services involving managing a caseload of patients with mental illness and other conditions.
  2. Determines and develops sources of information and services to facilitate patient treatment.
  3. Develops and implements treatment strategies and conducts active treatment/psychoeducational interventions/groups, conducts patient and family counseling sessions.
  4. Works as a member of a social service team providing coverage and participates in utilization reviews/peer reviews.
  5. Engages with Community Providers Services for future placement based on the needs of patients.
  6. 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 supplemented by one (1) year of professional social work experience in the evaluation and treatment/habilitation of intellectually and developmentally disabled, or other disabled patients. 
  2. Requires the ability to speak, read and write Spanish at a colloquial skill level.

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

Conditions of Employment

  1. Requires the ability to walk and stand for a significant period of time, including stooping, bending, lifting or exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally.
  2. Requires ability to pass the IDHS background check.
  3. Requires ability to pass a drug screen for drugs prohibited from recreational use under Illinois Law.

*All conditions of employment listed are incorporated and related to any of the job duties as listed in the job description.

About the Agency:

The Illinois Department of Human Services serves families in need 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.

As a State of Illinois Employee, you will receive a robust benefit package that includes the following:

  • A Pension Program
  • Competitive Group Insurance Benefits including Health, Life, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • 3 Paid Personal Business Days annually
  • 12 Paid Sick Days annually (Sick days carry over from year to year)
  • 10-25 Days of Paid Vacation time annually - (10 days in year one of employment)

* Personal, Sick, & Vacation rates modified for 12-hour & part-time work schedules (as applicable)

  • 13 Paid Holidays annually, 14 on even numbered years
  • Flexible Work Schedules (when available dependent upon position)
  • 12 Weeks Paid Parental Leave
  • Deferred Compensation Program - A supplemental retirement plan
  • Optional Pre-Tax Programs such as Medical Care Assistance Plan (MCAP), Dependent Care Assistance Plan (DCAP)
  • GI Bill® Training/Apprenticeship Benefits eligibility for qualifying Veterans
  • 5% Salary Differential for Bilingual Positions
  • Commuter Savings Program (Chicago only)

For more information about our benefits please follow this link: