Intensive Home Based Specialist-School of Social Work
University of Illinois

Urbana, Illinois

Intensive Home Based Specialist
School of Social Work
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Located Statewide Illinois

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is seeking dynamic professionals to join a partnership between public university social work programs and the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS).
This position will train the Intensive Home Based (IHB) curriculum and other HFS directed clinical initiatives to community behavioral health staff and leadership, provide on-going coaching and support for new initiatives, and serve as Subject Matter Expert for New Service Initiatives and SOC curriculum.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Plan and deliver both web-based training, including questions and answers, and on-site trainings statewide for:
    • The Intensive Home-Based service/program and any related components, tools, or related topics that are necessary
    • The IM-CANS assessment and treatment planning tool and any related components of the tool or related topics that are necessary.
    • Integration of Managing and Adapting Practice (MAP) into Systems of Care work and Wraparound for Community Mental Health staff and leadership.
    • Training of newly launched Medicaid services to support providers in successful development, implementation and analysis.
  • Using various training, coaching and transfer of learning methodologies, the trainer will engage in person and by webinar with Medicaid enrolled providers to:
    • To assess agency specific challenges and build strategies for effective and accurate implementation of the service/program and effective implementation of Functional Behavioral Analysis (FBA), Solution Focused Approaches and use of MAP tools.
    • Assist in the development and support of MAP supported users and MAP credentialed therapists
    • Work in conjunction with the Clinical Quality Review team to identify and implement strategies to effectively support implementation of the IHB Service and Curriculum
  • Develop trainings, including on-site trainings and web-based trainings on intermediate and advanced use of the functional behavioral analysis tool, solution focused approaches, and MAP tools and resources and their relevance to effective treatment planning for children and families.
    • Provide feedback to Field Services Coordinator, MAP Clinical Coordinator and Workforce Development Team as Subject Matter Expert on new services, and IHB implementation efforts to guide future curriculum development and statewide support strategies.
  • Other Duties as Assigned.
    • Some analysis of training effectiveness may be required.
    • This training will be based in Systems of Care (SoC) principles.
    • Travel may be necessary several days per week in order to effectuate trainings
Minimum Qualifications

Master's degree in social work or related field from an accredited college or university. 1-3 years of Behavioral Health Services (Clinical) experience. LPHA status pursuant to 89 ILAC 140.453 IM+CANS trainer level certification within 90 days of hire. MAP Instructor credential within 90 days of hire. SOC trainer certification within 120 days of hiring. Illinois clinical licensure.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience working with CSPI, CANS, ANSA, FAST or TCOM is strongly preferred, experience working in home and community settings providing clinical intervention is strongly preferred, experience training preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Qualified applicants must be self-motivated and able to work semi-independently to train peers in assessment and care planning. Qualified applicants must possess a working knowledge of change management strategies, established training, coaching and transfer of learning methodologies, case study and clinical case presentation methodologies, established evidence-informed child behavioral health practices and clinical interventions, the impact of trauma on the child and family system, child and adolescent development, issues related to diagnosis and co-morbidity, and other behavioral health issues.
Appointment Information

This is a 100% full-time Academic Professional position, appointed on a 12-month basis. The position is grant-funded and renewal is contingent upon availability of funds. The expected start date is as soon as possible after the search closes. Salary is commensurate with experience. The minimum salary for this position is $60,000 annually. Fully-remote or hybrid work options may be considered for this position.

Application Procedures & Deadline Information

Applications must be received by 6:00 pm (CST) on April 14, 2023. Apply for this position using the Apply Now button at the top or bottom of this posting. Applications not submitted through will not be considered. For further information about this specific position, please contact Rachelle Nickey at For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.

The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, COVID-19 vaccination requirement, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify .

Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable accommodations portal , or by contacting the Accessibility & Accommodations Division of the Office for Access and Equity at 217-333-0885, or by emailing .

Requisition ID: 1016499
Job Category: Education & Student Services
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