Foster Care Caseworker
at Lutheran Social Services of Illinois

Date Posted: 11/11/2019

Job Description


Make a positive impact that can last for generations as a Foster Care Caseworker at Lutheran Social Services of Illinois, an organization that has established a strong legacy of commitment and compassion. At-risk children and their families are counting on you to provide the full range of foster care and/or adoption services according to state procedures, COA standards, LSSI policies, and best practices.

  • Becoming a Foster Care Caseworker could be the most important career choice you’ve made.
  • Provide and coordinate a continuum of casework services to help children and families thrive.
  • See the difference your skill, passion and empathy can make as you connect with families, participate in care supervision, coordinate and collaborate with other service providers to promote the well-being of youth and families who rely on the support of caring professionals to have a fair chance in life.

Come be a part of this rewarding environment, and enjoy the knowledge that you’re helping others live better lives, as well as these career advantages:

  • Competitive salary based upon relevant education, experience and licensure
  • CWEL sign-on BONUS if you possess a valid CWEL upon hire!
  • Monetary Incentive rewards
  • Opportunity for advancement
  • Comprehensive benefits package, including healthcare insurance, up to 26 days of paid time off per calendar year, 10 paid holidays, sick time, 403(b) plan, Employee Assistance Program, and flexible hours
  • The training you need to learn, grow, and succeed
  • The opportunity to become a part of a fantastic team of Child Welfare professionals! 

Job Requirements


In addition to a real passion for working with at-risk children and families, this opportunity requires:

  • a BA degree in Social Work or a related human services field, a valid driver’s license
  • proof of automobile liability insurance and access to transportation for home visits, meetings, and client transportation
  • the ability to pass and obtain State licensing required by Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. If you do not possess a Child Welfare Employee License (CWEL) upon hire, LSSI will work with you to obtain it.
  • Child welfare experience is preferred. Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, pregnancy, any other characteristic protected by law. 

Key Words: Child Welfare Specialists, Social Services, Child and Family Services, Child and Youth, Child Welfare Specialist, Foster Care Caseworker.

Job Snapshot

About Us

About Us

Lutheran Social Services of Illinois (LSSI) is one of the largest statewide providers of social services. Our dedicated staff help children, adults, and seniors transform their lives. We provide services to one of every 300 people in Illinois! Our skilled and diverse workforce has a passion for making a difference—in our clients’ lives and in the social services field. We provide foundational tools and professional development to help staff strengthen the impact of their work and further their careers. LSSI uses a whole person philosophy of care and leads the way in applying innovation and best practices in our programs.

Our services include foster care, family intervention, early childhood education, mental health, counseling, addiction treatment, support for people with disabilities, affordable senior housing, home care for older adults, and re-entry programs for formerly incarcerated individuals.

Whether you are an experienced professional, a recent college grad, reentering the workforce, or just starting out, consider a career with LSSI. We have over 50 offices across Illinois. Be a part of our team and make a difference! A wide variety of rewarding opportunities await you at LSSI! Join the Lutheran Social Services of Illinois Talent Network today!

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