Trainer - School of Social Work (IM-CANS)

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IM-CANS Project Lead

School of Social Work

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is seeking dynamic professionals to join a partnership between public university social work programs and the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (IHFS).

These positions will implement the new partnership between public university social work programs and the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) in the implementation of a training center for the Illinois Medicaid - Comprehensive Assessment of Needs and Strengths (IM-CANS), which assesses an individual's existing strengths, existing behavioral health needs and appropriate treatment plan.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

The trainer position(s) will assist in planning for and delivering both web-based training, including questions and answers, and on-site trainings statewide for the IM-CANS assessment and treatment planning tool and any related components of the tool or related topics that are necessary.

Using various training, coaching and transfer of learning methodologies, the trainers will assist in developing, planning and delivering trainings, including on-site trainings and web-based trainings on a comprehensive behavioral health assessment tool and its relevance to effective treatment planning for children and families. Some analysis of training effectiveness may be required. This training will be based in Systems of Care (SoC) principles. Travel will be necessary several days per week in order to effectuate trainings.

Minimum Qualifications:

This position requires a Master's Degree from an accredited college or university with course work in social work or other recognized professional degree in human services, public policy, developmental or clinical psychology with appropriate state license as a Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) preferred. A minimum of three (3) years of experience training, teaching or providing clinical supervision on clinical concepts and practice principles including but not limited to screening (and crisis screening), assessment, treatment planning, treatment monitoring, outcomes management and the use of data in clinical practice; demonstrated experience and knowledge of person centered care and systems of care principles; knowledge of public mental health, behavioral health and child welfare systems; demonstrated experience in teaching multicultural concepts, cultural humility and culturally responsive care approaches; and knowledge of lifespan development.

Experience working with CSPI, CANS, ANSA, FAST or TCOM is strongly preferred.

Knowledge Requirements:

Qualified applicants must be self-motivated and able to work semi-independently to train peers in assessment and care planning. Qualified applicants must possess a working knowledge of change management strategies, established training, coaching and transfer of learning methodologies, case study and clinical case presentation methodologies, established evidence-informed child behavioral health practices and clinical interventions, the impact of trauma on the child and family system, child and adolescent development, issues related to diagnosis and co-morbidity, and other behavioral health issues.

Depending on skills and preference, the positions may be located in Chicago, Urbana, or Springfield.

This is a full-time (100%), twelve month non-tenure track academic professional position. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications. The proposed start date is April 1, 2018. Multiple positions are available. Interviews and hires may occur before the closing date; however, all applications received by the closing date will receive full consideration.

To ensure full consideration complete applications must be submitted by March 23, 2018. Please create your candidate profile at and upload a cover letter, resume, and the name, address, and phone numbers of three references.

For further information regarding application procedures, you may contact [email protected]. You may also visit 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 To learn more about the University's commitment to diversity, please visit

College Name or Administrative Unit: School of Social Work
Category: Academic Professional
Title: Trainer - School of Social Work (IM-CANS)
Open Date: 03/12/2018
Close Date: 03/23/2018
Organization Name: School of Social Work





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Posted: 3/13/2018
Application Due: 3/24/2018
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