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One Hope United Foster Care Case Manager - Champaign, IL in Champaign, Illinois


Case management position to carry cases for foster care. The ability to engage with diverse families, good oral and written communication skills, valid driver's license, be able to pass all background checks, professional and working relationships with service providers, court personnel, and DCFS staff.

Must be able to multi-task and work well under pressure at times. Have knowledge of computer skills and the ability to be on call at times. Including evenings, nights and some Saturdays, in potentially high-risk neighborhoods.


Bachelors Degree in Human Services Field or Related


CWEL preferred; Must pass DCFS required tests to become a Licensed Child Welfare Specialist within 60 days of hire. Must become Solution-Based Casework certified within 9 months of hire.

Must have a good driving record and willingness to travel. This role requires Case Managers to drive 70% of the time.

Description: Serve as a conduit of information between all parties to the case and identified stakeholders, including medical, educational and mental health providers.

Conduct visits with children, parents and/or caregivers that include the on-going assessment of child safety, permanency, and well-being.

Develop and implement a plan that meets the needs of the children and the family.

Facilitate placement and delivery of services in collaboration with biological, foster and adoptive families.

Perform case management responsibilities in accordance with state and federal laws, Department of Children and Families Administrative Codes and Operating Procedures, funding source policies and internal policies on child abuse, abandonment, and neglect within required timeframes.

Attend court hearings, prepare and file all court documents within required timeframes.


  • Do the Right Thing | We serve the best interest of our clients and staff. We act mindfully and responsibly, honoring our commitments. We’re willing to challenge the status quo.

  • Fully Contribute | We bring our presence, passion, and ideas to every interaction, and we respect differing views and backgrounds so that others can do the same.

  • Empower One Another | We collaborate with, care for, and encourage each other toward greater impact, treating everyone with dignity and respect

  • Turn Hope into Action | We believe in the resiliency of the human spirit. We advocate for those in need and do what it takes to build a better future for all.

  • Seek Impact Every Day | We make things happen, and make them count. We leverage all our resources and make data-informed decisions for maximum, sustainable results.

  • Always Keep Improving | We pursue excellence in an atmosphere of innovation. We embrace change, take prudent risks, learn from failure, and recognize success.

We Invest In You

  • Tuition assistance up to $2500 per year

  • Up to 4 weeks paid Vacation Days; up to 6 paid Personal Days and up to 5 paid Sick days annually

  • Medical, dental, vision, 403b Retirement, flexible spending accounts, health savings account, and short-term disability options

  • Agency paid life up to $50K based on salary

  • Voluntary Supplemental Life for Employee, Spouse, and Child(ren)

  • Voluntary Legal Plans

  • Agency paid long term after 1 year of employment

  • Career ladders, professional development, and promotion opportunities

  • Free LCSW and LCPC Supervision hours available in some locations

A Different Kind Of Employer One Hope United is strong and ready to grow. Are you ready to grow with us?

  • 800 talented professionals strong, serving 10,000 children and families in Illinois, Wisconsin, Missouri, and Florida

  • Fiscally stable, $50 Million agency-- strong since 1895

  • Energetic leadership and a rich community of support

One Hope United does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. One Hope United is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace.

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