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Vice President of Child & Family Wellbeing

KEES has been exclusively retained by SaintA in its search for a new Vice President of Child & Family Wellbeing.

The Vice President of Child & Family Wellbeing is a collaborative, compassionate leader who oversees all operations and activities of the Child Welfare Program at SaintA. This is an instrumental, newly reshaped senior leadership position overseeing upwards of 70% of SaintA’s work. The VP will possess a deep understanding of and experience in the principles of trauma informed care. The adoption of the Families First Prevention Services Act will inform the upcoming direction of SaintA’s work. The VP will need to focus on developing, implementing and evaluating new systems in alignment with Families First in key program areas. Direct reports for this position include the Director of Child Welfare Services, Foster Care and Licensing Program Manager, and Administrative Services Director.

Specific Requirements Include:

  • Oversee all operations, activities and outcomes of the Child Welfare Program. Ensure the program is represented as part of the Executive Team priorities and supply strategic input to the work of the agency as a whole.
  • Provide consultation and feedback to the President and CEO and CFO related to short-term and long-term strategic direction of the Agency and the Board of Directors, ensuring that the child welfare program achieves seamless mission delivery and optimal effectiveness.
  • Manage, review and analyze outcomes and data in alignment with contracted objectives, in collaboration with the Director of Quality and Division of Milwaukee Child Protective Services (DMCPS), for continuous quality improvement.
  • Oversee Human Resources procedures related to the child welfare team, including recruitment and onboarding of staff to meet departmental needs; appropriate job scheduling, assignment and training; recommendation and approval of salaries, promotions, demotions and terminations; and coaching and counsel of staff for maximum performance.
  • Regularly monitor budgets and cash flow statement; demonstrate fiscal responsibility and efficient use of all Agency resources.
  • Maintain strong relationships with other social service agencies, Federal and state agencies, DMCPS, city, township, county governmental entities, towns, and other community groups and stakeholders.
  • Forthrightly prioritize equity, diversity and inclusion issues through thoughtful examination and planning to meet both client need and advance agency initiatives, and demonstrate overall commitment to the broader programs and mission.
  • Proven success in building strong and productive work teams in $15M+ complex, multi-service agencies with a similar mission and a focus on mentoring and nurturing staff development, preferably with some clinical experience.
  • Career track record that shows stability with an organization and capacity to develop and nurture relationships culminating in overall success.
  • Proven ability to build strong external relationships with a variety of volunteers, funders, public leadership, partner organizations and other stakeholders.
  • Master’s degree is required; preferably a MSW or MBA.
  • A minimum of 10 years’ progressive experience in administration, leadership and management, with documented ability to manage staff and lead teams.
  • Familiarity with applicable licensing standards; performance regulations; state, federal, and local guidelines/ordinances; grant requirements; and organization policies and procedures related to work of similar agencies in similar geographic (or larger) areas.


To assure confidential tracking of all applicants, no applications will be accepted via email. ALL INQUIRIES WILL BE HELD IN STRICT CONFIDENCE.

This search is being managed by Heather Eddy, President and CEO, and Kiana Martin, Project Manager of KEES. Questions may be addressed to

KEES is a retained executive search and consulting firm that builds transformative teams and leaders in the nonprofit sector. KEES was founded in 2013 as an expansion of Alford Executive Search. For more information, please visit

SaintA works to heal the effects of trauma and other barriers to child and family wellbeing, including poverty, racism, violence, poor health and poor educational outcomes. Our mission statement reflects our commitment to Milwaukee and all of Wisconsin: Facilitate equity, learning, healing and wellness by restoring connections that help every child and family thrive. To learn more about SaintA, please visit

Posted 8/21/19 

Job Opening for Association for Development – Behavior Health

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Case Manager MHP/QMHP (Full Time – Aurora, IL; Yorkville, IL; Dekalb, IL)

The residential Case Manager MHP/QMHP is responsible for developing and implementing individual programs to maximize the clients’ independent community living skills. Evening, weekend, and holiday hours are required to maintain appropriate residential coverage. The MHP must complete daily documentation of mental health services provided in accordance with state and agency standards as applicable. The MHP is expected to work with a team of behavioral health service providers within the agency to ensure positive client-centered approach. 


  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Services required
  • Master’s degree in Human Services or related field required 


  • Some experience working in social services required

Case Manager QIDP - Client/Family Home Based Support (Full Time – Elgin, IL)

The Case Manager provides intake, assessment, linkage, advocacy, referral, and follow-up services to individuals presenting for admissions to all DD programs at AID. The Case Manager works with a client caseload and is responsible to collaborate with them and their families or others involved in their service, to develop plans aimed at maximizing their potential and optimizing ability to live successfully in the community.  

The Case Manager also provides Self Directed Services for Home Based clients in the Elgin area. 

AID facilitates services for individuals from diverse backgrounds, embraces differences in individuals and promotes a positive attitude with peers and community members.  


  •  Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services field. 


  •  QIDP Required 


  • One year of experience working directly with individuals with intellectual disabilities and/or other developmental disabilities

QIDP - Residential Clinical Coordinator (Full Time – Elgin, IL)

Residential Clinical Coordinator is responsible for the overall coordination and operation of one community living site. Accountable for providing to both clients and staff members a positive, professional and safe environment to live, learn, and work. Maintains and assists to assure that all aspects of community living comply with all applicable Federal, State, and Accreditation standards. Coordinator is responsible for completion and distribution of staff/house schedule; scheduling house inspections with outside companies; supervision of community living staff of assigned location. Responsible to develop and implement individual programs to maximize the client’s independent community living skills and inclusion in their community. Provide documentation on assigned clients in accordance with DHS, CARF, or DPH standards, as applicable. Advocate for and maintain rights and privacy of clients that are served.  

Responsible for one 24 hour site, a permanent caseload, and additional cases as assigned based on the needs of the program. Provide support for QIDP Managers as well as training new staff as assigned. Supervise support staff as assigned. Perform client case record reviews and advise QIDP Managers on improvements as needed. Prepare a monthly accountability report as assigned. The Residential Clinical Coordinator must be a role model for clients and staff for both permanent and temporary assignments, including providing and participating in direct service as needed.  


  • Bachelor’s Degree in a human service field.   


  • At least one year of experience working directly with individuals with developmental disabilities.   
  • Three to five years of experience as QIDP or QMHP preferred.   
  • One year of supervisory experience preferred.

Case Manager QMHP - Child & Adolescent Counselor (Full Time – North Aurora)

The Behavioral Health Outpatient Counselor is responsible for the provision of counseling and case management services to a caseload of 25 to 50 primarily child or adolescent clients who are diagnosed with mental illness. Counselors are expected to work with a team of behavioral health service providers within the agency. 


  • Master’s degree in Human Services or related field required.  


  • LPC, LCPC, LSW, or LCSW preferred


  • Some clinical experience with children or adolescents required

Case Manager QMHP - CST Worker (Full Time – McHenry, IL)

Provide crisis intervention, support services, and case management to victims/families in crisis or quality of life concerns. Education to the community, police and other service providers is also required. Hours include evenings and weekends. Bilingual (Spanish) preferred.


  • Master's degree in Human Services or related field required


  • 60 Hour DV/SA certification preferred


  • Experience in crisis/emergency relief work preferred
  • Experience with at-risk, trauma and/or crisis clientele preferred

Intake Coordinator BHOP- Lead QMHP (Full Time – Aurora, IL)

The Behavioral Health Outpatient intake case manager is responsible for the provision of or oversight of intake and assessment services to all adult clients who are diagnosed with persistent mental illness, seeking services in BHOP, AOD and PSR. The Intake Coordinator is expected to work with a team of service providers within the agency and throughout the social service community to insure that all needs of clients are met. Provision of assessment, counseling, skills training and case management services to a caseload of clients who are diagnosed with persistent mental illness disorders. Services are provided in both group and individual treatment settings. Assignment of clients to case managers’ caseloads. Tracking
Outcomes. Supervision of the Front Desk Support Staff including hiring, training and evaluation.  


  • Master’s degree in a human services field 


  • LPC, LCPC, LSW, or LCSW at time of hire or Within 2 years of date of hire 


  • At least 1 year of experience in behavioral health preferred

Mental Health Professional (MHP) - Behavioral Health Residential (Full Time):

The MHP is responsible for the implementation of the client's Individual Plan goals and objectives. The MHP demonstrates this through daily documentation of service provided to each client to whom they are responsible. The MHP will assure client rights and dignity while maintaining a clean and safe environment. Be familiar with and maintain all applicable program and agency regulations.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Human Services Preferred
  • High School Diploma and 5 years of experience in Social Services


  • Experience working with mentally ill adults preferred

Registered Nurse (Exempt – Aurora, IL):

The Registered Nurse is responsible for the provision of nursing service, to meet the identified health care needs of a designated population of clients. Responsibilities include assessing the health needs of clients, planning for the provision of needed health services, implementing a plan of care, and evaluating outcomes and ongoing health needs in collaboration with the client and other members of the health care team, as needed. The Registered Nurse works within the framework of AID's goals, policies, and procedures to assure that accreditation standards and regulatory requirements, pertaining to health care, are met in all programs. 


  • Must be a graduate of an accredited and approved nursing program.


  • Current, unrestricted Illinois Registered Nurse License in good standing with the State licensing board; current BLS certification

Posted 7/24/19 

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