Support Services Specialist- Part Time

Chicago, IL
Part Time


Kaleidoscope, a non-profit, child welfare organization located in Chicago, Illinois is seeking to fill the position of Support Services Specialist- Part time. This position is expected to work between 18-22 hours per week. Must have access to vehicle as this position requires traveling within the Chicagoland area and suburbs. 

Founded in 1973, our mission today is to empower children, youth and families impacted by abuse and neglect to build resourcefulness, resiliency and supportive relationships through innovative, individualized case management and clinical services. Our vision is that all children and youth have the opportunity to enjoy safe and healthy lives nurtured by responsive adults.

At Kaleidoscope, we stake our reputation on providing the highest quality child welfare services to children, youth and families involved with the Department of Children and Family Services. The work we do is both challenging and rewarding. To accomplish this high level of success, we place the utmost value on our employees and seek to provide them with opportunities for professional growth through supportive supervision, ongoing attachment and trauma-informed clinical training, small caseload and supervision ratios, flexible work schedules, competitive pay and excellent benefits.

General Description

The Supportive Services Specialist provides short-term supportive services to assigned families to assist the child and family team to meet therapeutic goals.  This includes, but not limited to therapeutic respite, childcare, transportation, and parent support.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities


  • Demonstrates agency clinical philosophy in all aspects of program activities.
  • Provides therapeutic respite, or interim support to youth and caregivers.
  • Serves as a case aide to the programs (e.g., providing transportation, pick up documentation, childcare during meetings).
  • Attends trainings related to youth’s needs and uses appropriate therapeutic respite techniques based on this training as requested.
  • Attends family meetings as requested.
  • Provides transportation for youth or parent to and from home, school, activities, and/or services as part of respite services.
  • Completes timely and accurate documentation of services provided.
  • Completes other duties as assigned by the Director of Foster Care and Adoptions.

Educational Requirements/General Qualifications

Minimum Degree Required: High School Diploma

Minimum Experience Required: 1 year of social service or related field

Other Requirements: Full time use of personal insured vehicle and valid drivers license.

COVID-19 Notice

In accordance with Kaleidoscope’s duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards, we require all employees hired as of November 16, 2021 to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to safeguard the health of our employees and their families; clients; visitors; and the community at large. Additionally, all employees are required to practice social distancing and be masked in the office when away from assigned workstations. As such, only fully vaccinated candidates will be considered for employment with Kaleidoscope at this time unless eligible for medical or religious exemption.

EEO Statement

Kaleidoscope Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Inclusive/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, military discharge status, age, marital status, parental status, or source of income.

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