IB3 NPP Field Support Coordinator- School of Social Work (A1700194)

Champaign, IL
Apr 01, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

IB3 NPP-Field Support Coordinator

School of Social Work

The Title IV-E Illinois Birth through Three Waiver [IB3] is a five-year demonstration project designed to address the needs of infants and toddlers affected by traumatic events. It is part of a national effort to change child welfare practice for this population and to improve the well-being of children and their families. The goals of the IB3 Waiver include, but are not limited to: offering support to infants and toddlers affected by trauma, providing assistance to birth and foster parents through parent education, coaching and intensive therapeutic interventions.

The University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign in collaboration with The Illinois Department of
Children and Family Services is seeking professionals in Chicagoland area to work with the IB3 Waiver in the full-time capacity of IB3 NPP-Field Support & Coordination.

The incumbent will provide implementation support for developmentally focused parent training and support interventions, i.e. the Nurturing Parenting Program with identified cases to address the developmental effects of maltreatment and trauma and to promote attachment with permanent caregivers. Reporting to the Program Manager for IB3 the incumbent will support intervention coordination between IB3 service providers and IB3 intervention agencies.

Duties and Responsibilities: Support demonstration agencies in the execution of referrals for IB3 services including support for engagement, monitoring case involvement and progress. Support for IB3 implementation through training constituents that directly and indirectly affect demonstration outcomes. Provide field support to enhance the transfer of learning from the training classroom to field operations: The program will identify core skills and knowledge to be reinforced through field support with identified groups to support developmentally focused, trauma informed services for infants and toddlers. In collaboration with the Division of Quality Assurance, support the collection and dissemination of data from programs within DCFS in order to enhance continuous quality improvement for the federal demonstration. Application of quality assurance protocols to promote fidelity to the models adopted by the IB3 demonstration and consistency in application; Support IB3 provider agencies in the delivery of the Nurturing Parenting Program with fidelity in a manner that effectively intervenes with Cook county families. Support of data collection, analysis and reporting protocols; In collaboration with DCFS, participate in the implementation of program evaluation and research activities. Supporting practice strategies to achieve outcomes- Implement strategies to foster engagement, coordination, and integration of core child welfare practices as required to achieve specified outcomes for the IB3 waiver;

Required Experience and Competencies: A total of 5 years post-masters or more experience in public-sponsored, direct child welfare/ mental health services is required. Prior experience in child welfare and the training of staff is required.

Required Education and Licensure: A masters or higher degree from an accredited college or university is required. A degree in Social Work is preferred, however a master's degree in a COA recognized human service discipline working directly with children and families will be considered.

Required Knowledge: Must possess, demonstrate or show proof of specialized knowledge, skills, abilities, professional certifications and academic degrees necessary for the successful performance of this position including post-masters clinical experience with trauma informed practice with young children, child welfare practice, parent education and training.

This is a twelve-month non-tenure track academic professional positions. This is a grant-funded and renewal is contingent upon availability of funds. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications. The proposed start date is as soon as possible after the closing date.

This is a full-time (100%), twelve month non-tenure track academic professional position. The position is grant-funded and renewal is contingent upon availability of funds. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications. The proposed start date is as soon as possible after the closing date.

To ensure full consideration complete applications must be submitted by April 21, 2017. Please create your candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload a cover letter, curriculum vita, and the name, address, and phone numbers of three references.

For further information regarding application procedures, you may contact Jaime Waymouth at waymouth@illinois.edu. You may also visit http://www.socialwork.illinois.edu for additional information.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of contingent offer.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the University's commitment to diversity, please visit http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu

Organization Name: School of Social Work
College Name or Administrative Unit: School of Social Work
Category: Academic Professional
Open Date: 03/31/2017
Close Date: 04/21/2017


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