Associate Director of Field Implementation Support Program - School of Social Work, FISP (102749)

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Associate Director of Field Implementation Support Program

School of Social Work

Field Implementation Support Program

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is seeking dynamic professionals to join a partnership between public university social work programs and Field Implementation Support Program (FISP).

Under the Contract with the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (IDCFS), the Associate Director of FISP provides administrative oversight and programmatic management for all Field Implementation Support Program (FISP) staff and services required to provide professional, administrative and support functions including, but not necessarily limited to the development, design, delivery, management, support and/or evaluation of an array of professional development events related to Illinois' Child Welfare Core Practice Model.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • (10%) Oversee employment conditions, responsibilities and obligations; work with the Statewide Director of Workforce Development and the SSW HR manager on all personnel matters consistent with the University's personnel policies and procedures.
  • (25%) Coordinate with staff from the IDCFS Office of Learning and Professional Development to ensure effective delivery and tracking of FISP training and coaching.
  • (5%) In cooperation with the Quality Assurance Specialist, complete regular and routine progress and activity reports that are to be submitted to the Statewide Director of Workforce Development.
  • (35%) Provide oversight and supervision to FISP program managers to ensure smooth and effective supervision of staff, professional development of the FISP team, and adequate staffing coverage for all FISP deliverables.
  • (15%) Collaborate with the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (IDCFS), as well as external consultants provided by IDCFS to ensure the implementation of the Illinois Core Practice Model statewide.
  • (5%)Working with the Program managers and the FISP Quality Assurance Specialist, will develop and monitor quality improvement systems to enhance the FISP Program, program deliverables, and FISP staff's professional development.
  • (5%) Ensure staffing resources are adequate to meet FISP deliverables. This includes but is not limited to, ensuring hiring search committees are formed and are effective in filling all vacant FISP positions in a timely manner, and advocating for essential staffing resources as necessary to meet FISP deliverables.

Required Experience and Competencies: Professional experience of ten or more years in a public-sponsored, agency-based child welfare setting providing a combination of direct child welfare casework including child welfare Intake, Intact Family Services, Permanency/Foster Care Services, and direct supervision of child welfare direct service staff and/or management of child welfare services. All experience must be in the provision of public-sponsored casework services provided directly to children and families receiving child welfare services from IDCFS or its private sector partner agencies. Prior experience in program design, implementation of evidence-based interventions, and supervision of staff preferred.

Required Education and Licensure: Master's degree from an accredited college or university required with a Master's degree in Social Work preferred. Must possess a state license as a Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) or eligible for and successfully complete all requirements to receive such license within one year of employment.

Required Knowledge: Working knowledge of organizational change management strategies, established training, coaching and transfer of learning methodologies, case study and clinical case presentation methodologies, established evidence-informed child welfare practices and clinical interventions related to trauma and child maltreatment within family systems, the impact of trauma on the child and family system, child trauma treatment practices, child and adolescent development, issues related to diagnosis and co-morbidity, and other behavioral health issues.

This is a full-time (100%), twelve month non-tenure track academic professional position located throughout the state of Illinois. 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 October 4, 2018. Please create your candidate profile at 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 [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: 9-Off-Campus
Title: Associate Director of Field Implementation Support Program - School of Social Work, FISP (102749)
Open Date: 09/13/2018
Close Date: 10/04/2018
Organization Name: School of Social Work





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Posted: 9/14/2018
Application Due: 10/5/2018
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