VILLAGE OF SCHAUMBURG
Human Resources Department
101 Schaumburg Court
Schaumburg, IL 60193
INVITES ONLINE APPLICATIONS FOR THE POSITION OF:
Police Social Worker (part-time) with an online application deadline of 02/06/2017 or until 75 applicants have successfully completed the application process.
SALARY RANGE: $36.27 - $52.60 per hour working up to 19 hours per week. Typical work hours, Monday through Friday, late afternoons and evenings (for example, 4pm to 8pm or 5pm to 9pm). Salary dependent on qualifications.
Please attach as part of your application all necessary documents verifying that you meet the minimum qualifications for the position.
Under direct supervision of the Supervisor of Human Services, this position handles the overall development, organization, and administration of the social service program. As a service provided through the Community Services Department, position works in conjunction with police personnel to respond to any individuals or family experiencing a crisis situation when they come in contact with the Police Department.
Act as a court advocate with the following duties. Contact victims of domestic battery arrests, provide information on the court process, meet victims in bond court for preparation and explanation of criminal orders of protection, and maintain contact with the ASA’s office and victim throughout the pendency of the case. Civil orders of protection: assess and review client’s case with an eye to the Illinois Domestic Violence Act Statute, determine if advocacy is indicated, complete civil orders of protection, and when appropriate provide court advocacy at both the emergency and plenary hearings. Maintain a working relationship with the states attorney’s office and when applicable with criminal defense attorneys. Assess, screen and advocate when appropriate for civil no-contact orders and no stalking orders. Provide court advocacy services for non-domestic crime victims. Maintains a position on the Domestic Violence Response Team (DVRT) where duties include: case consultation, provision of training and education to police officers and outside agencies, creation of educational materials, revision of police department policy, and conducting DVRT responses. Work in conjunction with other Village of Schaumburg operations, such as water billing, code enforcement, health and nursing in the provision of services to residents. Areas of service may include, but are not limited to, hazardous home sites, and elder services. Will be available to assist the police department on social service matters, including ungovernable youth, child visitation conflict, drug and alcohol abuse, homelessness, neighbor disputes, and mental health. Administers financial assistance funds (such as the Salvation Army Service Extension Program, the Community Assistance Fund, and Neighbors Helping Neighbors Fund, , and provides in-kind service to residents of Schaumburg in the form of partial payment of rent, food, shelter, transportation, utilities, medication, etc., in keeping with the guidelines of the program; maintains checking account balances, reporting and communication with each funding source. Conduct a daily review of previous day’s police reports through the Records Management System (RMS), and initiate contact with the complainants listed in the police reports to offer referrals, feedback, education, information, psychoeducation, and coordination of services when needed. Participates in crisis intervention in the office, with walk-in clients, and when called to the scene of patrol activity. This may include involuntary petition for committal and/or advocacy with treatment facilities.
Rotate an on-call schedule, being available to officers 24/7 when necessary via phone for consultation on crisis situations. Provides initial and follow-up treatment or referral to appropriate agencies for extended treatment; works with other community service providers to ensure proper coordination of services. Terminates social service involvement at completion of services. Maintains an ongoing professional relationship and liaison with schools, courts, other social service agencies, and professional organizations relating to police and social work. Submits a monthly activity report and an annual report to the Supervisor of Human Services. Creates client educational materials and resource and referral lists. Treats all persons within his/her scope of authority in a civil manner, and takes necessary actions to assure the protection of confidentiality and civil rights of the client. Administers special service programs, such as the cell phone donation/program and referrals for the holiday program where families-in-need are sponsored. Dedicates self to the core values of customer service, teamwork, integrity, respect, and trust with the goal of providing excellent services and programs to meet the needs of the community and those within the organization. Performs other tasks and duties as assigned.
Makes presentations on related topics to community groups as requested. Provides training to Police Officers as needed or when requested by the department. Makes a presentation on Police Social Services to the Citizen’s Police Academy. Prepares periodic reports as requested.
Site visits to residences, which may require traversing over uneven surfaces, confined spaces, and during inclement weather. Potential risk of exposure to infectious diseases and/or disagreeable odors.
Necessity to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing. Works independently and as part of a team.
Master's Degree in social work, counseling/clinical psychology, marriage and family therapy, or related fields. A minimum of two years of experience providing social work services. Membership in the Academy of Certified Social Work (ACSW), National Association of Social Workers (NASW), or an equivalent professional association. State of Illinois license in social work or an equivalent license preferred, or actively working toward obtaining a license. Possession of a valid driver’s license. Proficient with current computer software systems, including email, calendar programs, job specific software, and customer service systems preferred or prior to completion of the trial period.
Thorough knowledge of human development at all levels. Knowledge of psychiatric and alcohol/drug symptomology, diagnoses, prognoses and treatment. Knowledge of police and social service systems, how to use them, and how to explain them to others. Thorough knowledge of referral sources. Crisis intervention management skills. Counseling and intervention skills. Knowledge of domestic violence dynamics and its’ effects on the individual, family system, and the community.
Part-Time employees are not eligible for benefits.
Candidate screening process may consist of an application review, skills testing, employability assessment, interviews, reference checks, and other job-related testing or verifications. Chosen candidates will be subject to a background and criminal history investigation, and qualifying pre-employment medical examination and drug screen.
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