Case Worker

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Job location
3085 Stevenson Drive
Suite 202
Springfield, IL 62703
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Land of Lincoln Legal Aid
Street address: 
3085 Stevenson Drive, Suite 202
City: 
Springfield
State: 
Illinois
ZIP: 
62703
Job type: 
Other
Position Description: 

Case Worker
Land of Lincoln Legal Aid, Inc. seeks a case worker in its Springfield office to work with attorneys to help clients facing complex barriers to safety and stability in their lives. Land of Lincoln Legal Aid provides free civil legal services to low-income individuals in 65 counties in Illinois. We are committed to working for justice with those whose voices might otherwise not be heard; to empower individuals to advocate for themselves; and to make positive changes in the communities we serve. Our attorneys provide holistic legal advocacy in partnership with community organizations, social service agencies, and faith-based groups.
The case worker will provide direct services to clients who are facing legal problems such as (but not limited to) eviction, foreclosure and clearing criminal records. In partnership with program attorneys and other staff, the case worker will identify additional services needed to resolve legal matters. The case worker will be supervised by the Managing Attorney and the Supervisory Social Worker and will be part of the Client Support Services Program. The position also requires active participation in regular staff meetings, data collection and program development activities as needed.
Responsibilities include:
• Work in an interprofessional legal team to develop strategies and case management goals for clients
• Provide holistic case management to diverse population of clients to increase success in legal matters and across life areas
• Assist clients in overcoming barriers through conducting home visits, attending court dates, and other community-based activities as appropriate
• Make appropriate referrals to outside agencies and coordinate with agencies to ensure client stability
• Maintain community resource library
• Actively participate in community outreach and education
• Build relationships with community partners
• Contribute to organizational culture of client-centered and trauma-aware practice
• Other duties as assigned

Requirements: 

Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or related field
• Strong commitment to social and racial justice
• Demonstrated ability to build relationships and work with people of diverse social, economic, and racial/ethnic backgrounds
• Attention to detail, as well as excellent verbal, interpersonal, analytical, writing, and organization skills
• Highly motivated and demonstrated ability to work independently as well as part of a team

Special Working Conditions and Demands:
• Applicants must have reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, and car insurance

To apply: 

Please send a cover letter and resume and specify in subject line the office location you are interested in (Springfield) to: [email protected]

Notes: 
Land of Lincoln is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and is an eligible employer for the public service loan forgiveness program. Land of Lincoln is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, LBGTQIA+, and gender non-conforming applicants.
Salary range: 
40,500 + Depending on experience and education
Submission deadline: 
Saturday, December 31, 2022