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Police Social Worker

The Village of Mundelein is seeking an Illinois Licensed Social Worker to fill the new position of Police Social Worker.  The Police Social Worker is a civilian position and provides crisis intervention, short-term counseling, advocacy, community outreach and education and other social service assistance to the Police Department and the Village of Mundelein.

Essential job responsibilities include providing crisis intervention and counseling services to the general public and police department, serve as a consultant to police officers and provide professional advice to individuals and officers regarding management of cases.  Facilitate social service-related training for police officers.  Emergency social service assistance after working hours may be required to aid officers in the field as necessary.

Work is performed under the indirect supervision of the Deputy Chief of Support Services.

Requires Possession of a Master’s degree in social work or a related field and Illinois license in social work or counseling.

Candidates must be bilingual English/Española.

Training, experience and professional counseling skills in areas of crisis intervention, diagnostic assessment and treatment, including clinical skills in treating such areas as domestic violence, substance abuse, grief, aging, juvenile delinquency, and mental health is required.

Ideal candidate will possess excellent communication skills, both orally and in writing, be able to effectively manage and use discretion in crisis situations, and possess the ability to maintain highly confidential information and to work with a diverse population of individuals.

The ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Police Department personnel as well as other social service agencies and professionals within and outside the community is an essential job function.

Candidate must possess knowledge of Federal and State laws and acts applicable to the social services.

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS

The Village offers a comprehensive benefit package and competitive salary.  This is a full time exempt position eligible for the Village’s health, dental, life plans and defined benefit pension plan through the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF).  The salary range starts at $67,573 with starting salary dependent on the experience and qualifications of the successful candidate. 

Qualified persons should submit a resume of experience and qualifications to Lynne Monroe, Human Resources, Village of Mundelein 300 Plaza Circle, Mundelein, IL 60060.  Fax 847-949-2154 or email lmonroe@mundelein.org



An exciting Career in Community-Focused Law Enforcement

The Mundelein Police Department works in a unique partnership with the community.  Police Officers focus on prevention of crime before it happens through the Department’s community involvement and solution-oriented programming. The success of the community programs of the Mundelein Police Department have led it to become a model for other departments in the state.

The Mundelein Police Department strives to provide the highest quality of police services to the community. To do so requires citizen involvement in the identification and solution of problems within the community. The Mundelein Police Department works to improve the quality of life for the residents of Mundelein though enhanced police services, while protecting the constitutional rights of all citizens.

A Fresh Approach to Law Enforcement

Courage—Pride—Commitment

At the Mundelein Police Department, employees focus on more than just “business-as-usual” police work. Mundelein Police department employees are involved in solving problems and creating solutions through active participation in the community and community events.

About Mundelein, Illinois

Mundelein is located in central Lake County, Illinois 35 miles northwest of downtown Chicago, five miles west of Interstate 94, and 20 miles north of O’Hare airport. Mundelein is served by four major state highways: Route 60, Route 45, Route 176, and Route 83. Mundelein is culturally and ethnically diverse with over 31,000 residents. The village has evolved over the past two decades from a rural-oriented, blue collar, small town to a suburban, middle-class, diversified community. Mundelein is home to over 700 businesses, mostly small-to medium-sized companies. Mundelein has a diverse manufacturing sector and a strong industrial base centered on the medical products industry.

The Village of Mundelein is an Affirmative / Equal Opportunity Employer


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