Police Social Worker

Village of Deerfield

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Contact Information

Address:

Village of Deerfield
850 Waukegan Road
Deerfield, IL 60015

Phone Number:

  • 847-945-5000

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • Until Filled

Salary:

  • Hiring Range: $69,628 - $81,915 along with excellent benefit package

Sworn Officers:

  • 41

Population:

  • 19,000

Position Details

The Village of Deerfield Illinois is seeking applications for the position of Police Social Worker within the Police Department.

Under the direction of the Commander of Investigations the Police Social Worker is a civilian position. Essential job functions include:

  • Determines best course of action and provides short-term crisis intervention services in emergency situations, such as, but not limited to: domestic violence, child abuse, sexual abuse, suicide, serious or fatal accidents, other cases involving emotional trauma, and assistance with hospitalizing individuals in a mental health crisis.
  • Provides short-term individual, marital, and family counseling in situations involving domestic disputes, substance abuse, mental health issues, trauma, grief and loss, life transitions, adolescent and geriatric issues and provides resources and referrals for additional services and long-term assistance.
  • Independently follows up on referrals from police officers, local schools, hospitals, and the general public and serves as a consultant to police officers regarding management of cases.
  • Works with other social service providers to coordinate care including local schools, hospitals, Department of Children Family Services (DCFS), APS, and area mental health facilities.
  • Provides emergency social service assistance after working hours to officers in the field as needed.
  • Maintains counseling records and confidential case files. 

Qualifications:

  • Must have previous experience in crisis intervention and providing mental health services to individuals and families.
  • An LCSW or LCPC is required. 

To Apply:

http://www.deerfield.il.us/jobs.aspx

Applications can be submitted online, in writing to Desiree Van Thorre, Administrative Services Coordinator with the Village of Deerfield:

850 Waukegan Road

Deerfield, Illinois 60015

OR

Via email to:

dvanthorre@deerfield.il.us

Position is open until filled.



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