Sep 09, 2021

Intensive Placement Stabilization (IPS) Supervisor - Kenwood, IL

  • One Hope United
  • 707 E 47th St, Chicago, IL 60653, USA
  • $50,000 yearly
Full time MST Supervisor

Job Description

The IPS Supervisor position is seeking a master's level applicant who will lead the Intensive Placement Stabilization program in the Cook County areas. The IPS program provides community-based trauma education, counseling, support, and stabilization services to children and youth in the foster care system ages 0 -21 and their families. The supervisor will provide support to case managers and therapists who provide these services.

Required Qualifications

Education: Master's Degree in Counseling, Mental Health or Human Services related field

Experience: 1-3 years of progressive responsibility related to social services

Licensure preferred

Other: Valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record with OHU required levels of coverage for auto insurance

Position Responsibilities

  • This position will oversee the organization and department needs for IPS staff and program.
  • The candidate is expected to be trauma-informed. Preferred experience with evidence-based practices of ARC and SPARCS.   
  • Additional Duties will include outreach with inter-agencies,   engagement with stakeholders, on-call duties, and managing program performance.  The position will include oversight of other crisis programs within the agency as needed.    
  • Monday -Friday 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM anon-call duties
  • Reviews intake information of clients referred for services and determines if the referral will be accepted
  • Oversees case responsibilities and provides guidance in case planning
  • Staffs all cases with appropriate staff weekly or less frequently if warranted
  • Provides supervision to professional and para-professional staff on therapeutic approaches with clients
  • Reviews all written documents generated by staff
  • Attends court hearings, case reviews, staffing, and meetings as needed
  • Reviews funding source policies and procedures and trains staff on the implementation of these procedures
  • Works with staff to ensure families remain intact and children are provided permanency
  • Ensures that the required documents are in case file
  • Ensures that staff handles incident reporting in a prompt and effective manner
  • Participates in various collateral and community groups to promote agency programs and to network with the community
  • Completes various outcome reports as required
  • Participates in required meetings and training including with funding source
  • Provides staff with training, education, and ongoing supervision and support
  • Monitors program expenditures to ensure compliance with budgetary constraints
  • Ensures adherence to contractual obligations with the funding source
  • Ensures billing accuracy and timeliness; completes billing procedures for private contracts when necessary
  • Handles client, staff, caretaker, and/or collateral complaints and grievances
  • Conducts regular unit meetings with staff
  • Participates in public speaking engagements to promote agency programs and services
  • Participates in agency management meetings and workgroups
  • Assists CQRI in the development of agency documentation to enhance programming and to meet the requirements of the funding source policies and procedures.
  • Works to ensure the quality of service and the achievement of program outcome goals
  • Provides direct service to children and families in the absence of assigned staff
  • Manages a 24-hour response system, which may be for referral intake and/or client emergencies
  • Manages case assignments to ensure an equal distribution of cases and to maintain the appropriate staff-to-client ratios as outlined by the funding source
  • Ensures adequate client contact is maintained in accordance with specific program guidelines and the minimum required contact hours are achieved each month


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!

  • Competitive pay and benefits
  • Tuition assistance up to $2500 per year
  • Generous vacation and PTO plans
  • Health, dental, vision, 403b Retirement, flexible spending accounts, Agency paid life and LTD, supplemental life insurance
  • Career ladders, professional development, and promotion opportunities
  • Leadership opportunities on site-based Center Management Teams

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.  One Hope United participates in e Verify.

Keywords;  "child welfare" "counseling" "foster care" "DCFS" "trauma-informed"

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Degree Required