Family Resource Advocate

Posted: 06/13/24

Job Type:

Full Time


Effingham County Health Department


Public Health


Effingham County Health Department - East Blohm Location
Effingham County Health Department
104 East Blohm Ave
Effingham, IL 62401


Job Description:

Mon- Fri  Schedule is flexible and non-traditional; based around availability of youth and families served.

Provides case management and family advocacy through the Effingham County Family Resource Center. Provides intake and assessment of potential clients. Works with clients to best meet their family needs for individual services. Provides referrals to a network of community agencies and services. Plans and facilitates or collaborates with local agencies to provide classes and individual sessions to increase family’s knowledge of parenting, anger management, substance use disorder support, mental health counseling, financial literacy, job readiness and other life skills. Works with families to develop a plan of support to best serve their individual needs. Provides support to DCFS Alumni under the age of 30. Conducts home visits in accordance with program requirements.


  • Associate’s Degree required. Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience working in social services, family case management, child welfare or a similar field.
  • Experience working with at risk populations and child welfare preferred.
  • Must be able to work independently in a startup environment.
  • Detail oriented and proficient Microsoft applications.
  • Driver’s license and reliable transportation required.
  • Oral and written fluency required.

Application Instructions:

You can apply for this position on the Health Department’s website. Careers | Effingham Health Department (