Thank you for your interest in becoming a part of the Will County Children's Advocacy Center's team. Current job opening/s listed below:

  • BILINGUAL (English-Spanish) FAMILY ADVOCATE (Full Time)
    Working in a multidisciplinary (MDT) environment, the Bilingual Family Advocate is responsible for promoting a child focused, supportive environment by providing crisis support, system information, and community resources for children and their families who participate in an investigation of child abuse or for children who have witnessed traumatic and violent crime throughout the life of the case.

    Victim support and advocacy is integral and fundamental to the MDT response as well as the well-being of the child and non-offending family members. Occasional evening or weekend work hours may be required.

    Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s in social work or other human service related field, preferred. Relevant experience working with children of all ages and developmental levels who have experienced trauma (specifically sexual and severe physical abuse), and fluency in both English and Spanish is required. Understanding of trauma informed care, multiculturalism, family systems and knowledge of community resources are preferred.

    Upon hire, must successfully complete training that includes a minimum of 24 hours of instruction including, but not limited to: Dynamics of abuse, Trauma-informed services, Crisis assessment and intervention, Risk assessment and safety planning, Professional ethics and boundaries, Understanding the coordinated multidisciplinary response, Assistance in accessing/obtaining victims’ rights as outlined by law, Court education, support and accompaniment, Assistance with access to treatment and other services, including protective orders, housing, public assistance, domestic violence intervention, transportation, financial assistance, and interpreters, among others as determined for individual clients.

    Must pass a thorough criminal background investigation.

    Must have own means of transportation, valid driver’s license and proof of insurance as travel throughout Will County is required.

    Must have the ability and flexibility to work outside normal working hours when needed.

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TO APPLY: Please send resume and cover letter to lmlas@willcountyillinois.com -- and include the position title in the subject line.
All Positions Remain Open Until Filled • No Phone Calls • No In-Person Visits • Culturally Diverse and Bilingual (English-Spanish) Individuals Strongly Encouraged To Apply

Benefits
NOTE: Employment benefits vary according to full-time or part-time employment status. Contractual workers are not eligible for any benefits.

  • Choice of Blue Cross Blue Shield Health Plans (HMO, PPO, & HSA)
  • Generous Paid Time-Off Benefits:
    Paid Vacation
    ⇒ 1 to 5 yrs employment:  2 weeks
    ⇒ 5 to 10 yrs. employment: 3 weeks
    ⇒ 10 to 15 yrs. employment: 4 weeks
    ⇒ 15+ yrs. employment: 5 weeks
    Paid Personal Days:  3 days
    Paid Holidays: 13 days
    Paid Sick Leave: 12 days
  • County Retirement Plan - Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Dental Plan
  • Davis Vision Plan
  • Term Life & AD&D Insurance
  • Short Term Income-Protection Disability Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Deferred Compensation (IRS Section 457) - Employee Paid
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Health Care Flexible Spending Account
  • Wellness Program
  • Credit Union
  • Direct Deposit
  • AFLAC Elective Benefit Plans
  • Student Loan Forgiveness through the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)
  • Extensive Paid Training
  • Professional and Personal growth
  • Discounts at Area Businesses/Services

Other Services Offered

  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Credit Union
  • Direct Deposit
  • Flexible Spending Account

Equal Employment Opportunity

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JAMES W. GLASGOW
Will County State's Attorney

The Will County Children's Advocacy Center was founded by Will County State's Attorney James W. Glasgow in 1995 to provide hope, healing and justice for children (and non-offending family members) who have endured sexual abuse, severe physical abuse, sexual exploitation, child pornography, neglect, and exposure to violence.

  • Salaries and benefits offered are very competitive with other private and public sector positions.
  • Employment benefits vary according to full-time or part-time employment status.

 

 

 

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