Employment Opportunities

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 drives the agency to meet and respond to the needs of children and families in our community.

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

Quality Assurance and Accreditation Coordinator

Full-Time / Moline, Illinois

Date Available:  October 10, 2021

Salary:  Negotiated

Application Deadline:  Until position is filled

The Quality Assurance Coordinator (QAC) is responsible for gathering, organizing, and reporting data from coordinators, Wraparound families, referral partners, and program supervisors to produce program reports about the activity of Wraparound, activity of the coordinators, and the activity of the families involved in Wraparound. The QAC is responsible for ensuring accuracy in data and reports and ensuring all state-wide Wraparound data expectations are met and adapting to new and changing state-wide standards. The QAC provides information to Program Supervisors regarding the demographics, survey responses, referral rates, referral partners and additional program data for Wraparound.

Position Requirements:

An Associate's Degree and/or credentials/licensure in a related filed of non-profit administration. Bachelor's Degree preferred. Prior experience with Quality Assurance and Accreditation is helpful.

Qualifications:

The Quality Assurance Coordinator shall:

1. Bachelor’s degree in Data Management or a related field.

2. Have a working knowledge of Wraparound standards and processes

3. Have hearing and speaking ability which allows for effective oral and written communication.

4. Have the ability to work within a team framework supporting decisions, processes, procedures, and policies as established by the board of directors and/or administration.

5. Have the ability to work effectively within a cooperative setting with a diverse group.

6. Have proficiency in MS Word word-processing, Microsoft Excel, Wrapstat, and windows computer technology.

7. Have the ability to transport self to various agency locations.

8. Have the ability to keep the business of the agency and its clients confidential.

9. Have sensitivity and responsiveness to cultural differences in the community.

10. 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 and Iowa Registry, and certification as a driver of children by the Illinois Department of Children & Family Services.

Position Specifics:

1. Provides comprehensive utilization review of current programs by:

a) Planning, developing, and implementing a methodology for tracking, reporting on, and monitoring the referral information and survey/follow up due dates for families referred to Wraparound.

b) Reviewing survey and follow up findings with respective Program Supervisors in order to ensure high fidelity services to families involved in Wraparound

c) Planning, developing, and implementing a system of efficient and accurate data tracking that includes surveying, demographic tracking, coordinator activity, family follow-up calls, funds usage, referral information, discharge information, and additional tracking as needed to produce reflective reports about the activity of Wraparound.

d) Maintaining weekly, monthly, quarterly, and yearly reports to reflect the current caseloads, activity, and status of coordinators and families involved in Wraparound.

2. Keeps informed of trends and developments within state-wide Wraparound standards

a) Attending approved trainings or seminars that are applicable to Wraparound

b) Implementing new findings, ideas, or processes acquired through readings, trainings, or seminars.

c) Implementing new findings, ideas or processes acquired through Wraparound Data workgroup meetings.

d) Informing appropriate Program Supervisors and Case Managers of current developments regarding changes or new standards in the delivery of Wraparound or reporting requirements.

3. Works cooperatively and supportively with Program Supervisors and Case Managers by:

a) Providing caseworkers and the program supervisor with referral information of families currently and previous involved in Wraparound

b) Assisting the case workers with scheduling and executing requires surveys for program evaluation

c) Weekly cooperating with the program supervisor and coordinators to gather required data and review for accuracy.

d) Meeting regularly with Program Supervisors regarding any problems that arise in dealing with data reports, program activity, program changes and reporting requirements.

4. Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Performance:

· Is able to maintain harmonious working relationships with others, both internal and external to the agency.

· Is able to set priorities and establish schedules necessary to perform job within acceptable time frames.

· Is able to work with others to achieve common goals and to contribute to a positive, productive working environment.

· Is able to work effectively under changing conditions.

· Is able to represent Bethany in a positive manner both inside and outside the agency; dresses and carries self in an appropriate manner.

· Is able to use and seek out existing and new resources; is able to perform without constant supervision.

· Is able to maintain an appropriate relationship with supervisor to facilitate flow of information and implementation of decisions.

· Is able to express self in a clear, articulate manner; timely submission of all reports.

· Is able to apply specific job knowledge.

· Demonstrates sensitivity and responsiveness to cultural differences in the community.

 

This full-time position comes with a generous vacation, sick and holiday pay package, as well as receiving Bethany contributions to a 403(b) Thrift Plan (retirement plan) upon meeting plan eligibility criteria. An option of two health plans, one with an H.S.A. benefit that includes Bethany contributions, dental and vision insurance are also offered.

To learn more about our programs and services, go to our website at www.bethany-qc.org.

Interested candidates are invited to submit a cover letter and resume to Bethany
for Children & Families, c/o Human Resources, 1830 6th Avenue, Moline, Illinois
61265 or email a cover letter and resume to ghagen@bethany-qc.org .

EOE

INTACT CHILD WELFARE SPECIALIST

FULL-TIME | MOLINE, ILLINOIS

Date Available: IMMEDIATELY

Salary: Based on education and experience levels

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Come join our committed Child Welfare Team at Bethany for Children & Families to further the mission of keeping children safe, strengthening families and building healthy communities.

Bethany for Children & Families has an immediate, full-time opening for an Intact Family Services Case Manager. The Intact Program serves families involved with the Illinois Department of Children & Families due to reports of abuse or neglect. The goal is to positively intervene to keep children safe so they may remain in their home environment.

To learn more about the program on our website, go to www.bethany-qc.org, click on Services, Child Welfare Services, and Intact Family Services.

Position Requirements:

Applicants must have a Bachelor’s Degree in social work or related field and two years of relevant experience. Applicants must be able to pass background checks and meet all agency and DCFS requirements for the position, including the ability to provide own transportation and hold a valid drivers’ license and vehicle insurance. Applicants must demonstrate computer proficiency, strong organizational skills, and possess strong written and verbal communication skills.

Position Specifics:

Job responsibilities include providing in-home case management, crisis intervention, support, education, monitoring of child safety and service linkages for families involved with the Department of Children & Families due to reports of abuse or neglect. Services are provided in the home. The position is based in Moline, but will serve Rock Island, Henry, Mercer, Knox, Henderson and Warren counties in Illinois. Applicants must be willing to work flexible hours and conduct home visits at times conducive to client schedules, including some evenings and weekends. Applicants must be able to respond effectively to crisis, work collaboratively with other service providers, build rapport with clients, and provide strength-based services to a diverse population is required. Applicants must be able to work independently as well as in a team context, and adhere to agency and DCFS policies.

This full-time position comes with a generous vacation, sick and holiday pay package, as well as receiving Bethany contributions of 8% to a 403(b) Thrift Plan (retirement plan) upon meeting plan eligibility criteria. An option of two health plans, one with an H.S.A. benefit that includes Bethany contributions and dental and vision insurance also offered.

Don't wait! Apply today - we look forward to hearing from you!

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FOSTER CARE CHILD WELFARE SPECIALIST

FULL-TIME | MOLINE, ILLINOIS

Date Available: Immediately

Salary: Based on education and experience levels

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Bethany for Children & Families has a Full-Time opening for a Child Welfare Specialist in our Illinois Foster Care Unit. This individual needs to be highly motivated to work with Illinois youth and their families while managing a workload which involves decision-making and accountability, using time in an organized and structured manner, and maintaining a flexible schedule. Applicants must be available outside of normal business hours, including some evenings and weekends, to assist families in meeting goals or responding to crisis. Further position requirements include effectively communicating both orally and in writing, and possessing good computer skills.

To learn more about the program on our website, go to www.bethany-qc.org, click on Services, Child Welfare Services, and Illinois Foster Care.

Position Requirements: The Child Welfare Specialist must:

  • Possess a Bachelor’s degree in social work or a human services field with two years experience.

  • 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 Illinois.

  • Maintain a flexible schedule in response to program needs or caseload assignments. The Child Welfare Specialist must be available outside of normal business hours, including some evenings and weekends, to assist families in meeting goals or in responding to crisis.

  • 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.

Position Specifics:

The Child Welfare Specialist 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 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 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.

This full-time position comes with a generous vacation, sick and holiday pay package, as well as receiving Bethany contributions of 8% to a 403(b) Thrift Plan (retirement plan) upon meeting plan eligibility criteria. An option of two health plans, one with an H.S.A. benefit that includes Bethany contributions, and dental and vision insurance are also offered.

EOE

 

PROGRAM SUPERVISOR
FULL-TIME | MOLINE, ILLINOIS

Date Available: Immediately
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Application Deadline: Open until filled


Bethany for Children and Families has an immediate, full-time opening for a
Foster Care Program Supervisor. The Foster Care Program works with families
involved with the Illinois Department of Children & Family Services due to reports
of abuse or neglect where children have been placed in substitute care. The
Foster Care Program works to promote permanency by maintaining,
strengthening and safeguarding the functioning of families to 1) prevent
substitute care placement, 2) promote family reunification, 3) stabilize foster care
placements, 4) facilitate youth development, and 5) ensure the safety,
permanency and well-being of children. The position will serve Rock Island,
Henry and Mercer counties in Illinois.

 

Performance Objectives:
The Program Supervisor will:
• Provide direct case management supervision and support to the Foster
Care Case Managers, ensuring compliance with DCFS and program
polices, monitoring of service provision, quality assurance, and working
collaboratively within a team environment,
• Also be required to perform some direct case management
responsibilities.


Qualifications:
The Program Supervisor position requires applicants to have:
• A Master’s Degree in social work or related field,
• Two years of supervisory experience,
• The ability to pass applicable background checks,
• A valid driver’s license,
• The ability to work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends,
• Computer proficiency,
• Strong organizational skills, and
• Strong written and verbal communication skills.

 

This full-time position comes with a generous vacation, sick and holiday pay

package, as well as receiving Bethany contributions to a 403(b) Thrift Plan
(retirement plan) upon meeting plan eligibility criteria. An option of two health

plans, one with an H.S.A. benefit that includes Bethany contributions, and dental and vision
insurance are also offered.

 

To learn more about Bethany for Children & Families and the Foster Care
Program, visit our website at www.Bethany-qc.org , click on Services, Child
Welfare Services, and then click on Foster Care and Licensing.

 

Interested candidates are invited to submit a cover letter and resume to Bethany
for Children & Families, c/o Human Resources, 1830 6th Avenue, Moline, Illinois
61265 or email a cover letter and resume to ghagen@bethany-qc.org .

 

EOE

PARENT EDUCATOR

FULL-TIME | MOLINE OFFICE

Date Available:  October 1, 2021

Salary:  Based on education and experience levels

Application Deadline:  October 11th

Bethany for Children & Families has a current opening for a Parent Educator to work out of our Moline, Illinois office. The Nurturing Parent Program and Positive Parenting Program are two early intervention programs funded through the Illinois Department of Children & Families Services. Services are geared toward DCFS involved families with a goal of preventing out of home placement for their children or assisting parents in reunification efforts. Individual parenting sessions will be conducted in the home. Developing and implementing a group parenting component will be part of job responsibilities.  The Parent Educator will utilize an evidenced-based curriculum to deliver services.

To learn more about our programs and services, go to our website at www.bethany-qc.org.  Interested candidates are invited to submit a cover letter and resume to Bethany
for Children & Families, c/o Human Resources, 1830 6th Avenue, Moline, Illinois
61265 or email a cover letter and resume to ghagen@bethany-qc.org .

Position Requirements:

The Parent Educator shall have:

1. A Bachelor’s degree in social work, human services, or education, depending on the specific service field and contract requirements. Preference will be given to applicant with a Master's degree and/or certification in the Nurturing Parent Program.

2. The ability to provide own transportation in performing job requirements, including a valid driver’s license and acceptable insurance coverage.

3. The ability to assess, develop, and execute agency and program goals and objectives.

4. The ability to work within a team framework, contributing to and supporting established agency decisions, processes, procedures, and policies.

5. Sensitivity and responsiveness to cultural differences in the community.

6. 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 and Iowa Registry, and certification as a driver of children by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.

7. The ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing.

8. The ability to maintain a flexible schedule in response to client-need.

Position Specifics:

The Parent Educator is responsible for providing educational, community, or social services to children and/or parents assigned to his/her caseload and under the parameters of the guiding program plan. The Parent Educator must be able to develop a supportive relationship with the clients assigned to him/her and assist them in meeting the needs and goals documented in the specific program treatment plan. The Parent Educator will maintain a service caseload as determined within the specific program plan by:

a) Assessing the appropriateness of requests for services and interpreting the agency’s services effectively to the client.

b) Formulating a preliminary and tentative assessment of client’s functioning and reviewing appropriate information with the Supervisor to develop an effective case plan/treatment plan commensurate with the clients’ needs.

c) 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.

d) Maintaining case records, submitting required reports, providing statistical data, etc., in accordance with the agency’s expectations.

e) Meeting regularly with the Program Supervisor to discuss clinical issues, issues surrounding service delivery, and critical issues requiring supervisory consent or referral source authority.

f) Developing and utilizing knowledge of agency and community resources appropriate to established case plans, and assessing the usefulness to individual client’s needs.

g) 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.

h) Demonstrating a capacity and initiative to increase professional skills and knowledge.

i) Maintaining a professional relationship with peers and other service referral resources and providers.

j) Attending meetings related to agency services and/or staff training.

This full-time position comes with a generous vacation, sick and holiday pay package, as well as receiving Bethany contributions to a 403(b) Thrift Plan (retirement plan) upon meeting plan eligibility criteria. An option of two health plans, one with an H.S.A. benefit that includes Bethany contributions, dental and vision insurance are also offered.

EOE

THERAPIST Mental Health (SCHOOL-BASED)
Multiple positions due to Program Expansion

$1,000 Sign-on Bonus
FULL-TIME | DAVENPORT and NORTH SCOTT School Districts
Date Available:
Immediately
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Application Deadline: Open until filled


Bethany for Children & Families is looking to fill multiple school-based
Therapist positions. Therapists will be assigned to work in a designated school in
the North Scott and Davenport school districts, and will be based out of our Davenport, Iowa office.


Position Requirements:
Applicants must have a Master’s degree in Social Work, Counseling, Therapy or
related human service field from an accredited program. Candidates must
possess excellent public relations skills, excellent written and verbal
communication skills, strong relationship building skills, and the ability to work
independently.


Position Specifics:
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. The Therapist
will also:
• Provide intake/evaluation services as a member of a multi-disciplinary
team,
• Complete intake paperwork,
• Perform diagnostic assessments,
• Collaborate with other Bethany for Children & Families staff, school
personnel and community resources as needed,
• Provide individual, family, and group therapy, and
• Manage a full caseload and workload while completing reports in
accordance with timelines and adhering to social work practice ethics and
agency/Council on Accreditation requirements.


Visit our website at www.bethany-qc.org for a complete description of our
School-Based Therapy program. Click on Services, Mental Health Services, then
School-Based Therapy.


Interested candidates are invited to apply by mailing a cover sheet and resume
to Bethany for Children & Families, c/o Human Resources, P.O. Box 697, Moline,
Illinois 61266 or email to ghagen@bethany-qc.org.

A $1,000 Sign-on Bonus is being offered for this position.

 

EOE

PREVENTION SPECIALIST
FULL-TIME | PREVENTION EDUCATION
Date Available:
  August 30, 2021
Salary:  Negotiated
Application Deadline:  August 25, 2021 or until position is filled
 
Bethany for Children & Families has an exciting opportunity for a Prevention Specialist to provide sexual health education to children, parents, and faith-based and/or community organizations in Scott and Rock Island counties. The Prevention Specialist must be able to develop a strong relationship with area schools and coordinate programs to meet all health standards set forth by the Iowa and Illinois Departments of Education.

 

The Prevention Specialist will provide a comprehensive sexuality education to adolescents, with medically accurate, culturally and age-appropriate and evidence-based in order to assist them in reducing their risk of unintended pregnancy, HIV/AIDS, and other sexually transmitted 
infections. The Prevention Specialist will also address life skills to assist youth in making responsible, informed decisions and in leading safe and healthy lives.

 

Performance Objectives:
1. Maintains strong service delivery as determined with the specific program plan by:
a) Attaining knowledge related to all curricula offered within
programing, as well as current trends in prevention strategies,
sexual health and its related topics.
b) Demonstrating excellent public speaking skills, being
sensitive and appropriate to the subject matter being taught.
c) Managing a work load which involves decision-making and
accountability; using time in an organized and structured
manner to provide services to schools and/or community
organizations, and meet performance objectives.

d) Maintaining attendance and fidelity logs, submitting required
reports, providing statistical data, etc., in accordance with the
agency’s expectations.
e) Meeting regularly with the Program Supervisor to discuss
program issues, issues surrounding service delivery, and
critical issues requiring supervisory consent.
f) Developing and utilizing knowledge of agency and
community resources and disseminating to program
participants as needed
g) Demonstrating a capacity and initiative to increase
professional skills and knowledge.
h) Maintaining a professional relationship with peers and other
service referral resources and providers.
i) Attending meetings related to agency services and/or staff
training.
j) Performs other duties as assigned.


Qualifications:
The Prevention Specialist shall have:
1. Bachelor’s degree in education, health education, or related field with a minimum of one to two years of experience desired.
2. Well-versed in technology and its application to virtual learning 3. Good physical and emotional health.

4. Ability to provide own transportation in performing job requirements, including a valid driver’s license and acceptable insurance coverage.
5. Ability to assess, develop, and execute agency and program goals and objectives.
6. Ability to work within a team framework, contributing to and supporting established agency decisions, processes, procedures, and policies.
7. Sensitivity and responsiveness to cultural differences in the community.

8. 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 and Iowa Registry, and certification as a driver of children by the Illinois Department of Children and
Family Services.
9. The ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing.
10. The ability to maintain a flexible schedule in response to participant need.


This full-time position comes with a generous vacation, sick and holiday pay package, as well as receiving Bethany contributions of 8% to a 403(b) Thrift Plan (retirement plan) upon meeting plan eligibility criteria. An option of two health plans, one with an H.S.A. benefit that includes Bethany contributions and dental and vision insurance also offered.
 
To learn more about Bethany for Children & Families’ Prevention Education Program, go to www.bethany-qc.org.  Click on Services, Community Services and Prevention Education Program. 

Interested candidates are invited to submit a cover letter and resume to Bethany for Children &  Families, c/o Human Resources, 1830 6th Avenue, Moline, Illinois 61265 or email a cover letter and resume to ghagen@bethany-qc.org 
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