Field Specialist-School of Social Work (138798)
University of Illinois

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Field Specialist

School of Social Work

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


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).

The Field Specialist will train the IM+CANS model 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 Systems of Care (SOC) curriculum.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plan and deliver both web-based training, including questions and answers, and on-site trainings statewide for:
    • The IM-CANS assessment and treatment planning tool and any related components of the tool or related topics that are necessary.
    • Integration of the IM+CANS into Systems of Care work and Wraparound for Integrated Health Home staff and leadership.
    • Training of newly launched Medicaid services to support providers in the 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:
    • Assess agency-specific challenges and build strategies for effective implementation and accurate use of the tool developing, planning and analyzing.
    • Work in conjunction with the Compliance Coordination team to ensure providers are compliant with service and implementation policy.
  • Develop training, including on-site training and web-based training on intermediate and advanced use of the comprehensive behavioral health assessment tool and its relevance to effective treatment planning for children and families.
    • Provide feedback to Field Services Coordinator and Workforce Development Team as Subject Matter Expert on new services, the IM+CANS 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 training.

Required 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. IM+CANS trainer level certification within 90 days of hire. SOC trainer certification within 120 days of hiring. Illinois clinical licensure. LPHA status pursuant to 89 ILAC 140.453.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience working with CSPI, CANS, ANSA, FAST or TCOM is strongly preferred, experience training preferred.

Knowledge Requirements:

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.

This is a full-time (100%), twelve-month academic professional position. The position is grant-funded and renewal is contingent upon the availability of funds. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications. The proposed start date is as soon as possible after the closing date.

To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be submitted by May 28, 2021. Please create your candidate profile at and upload a cover letter, resume, and the name, address, and phone numbers of three professional references. Interviews may be conducted before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after the search has closed.

For further information about this specific position, contact You may also visit for additional information. For questions about the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment. As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility.

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School of Social Work


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Field Specialist-School of Social Work (138798)

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