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Field Specialist - School of Social Work

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Job Location:
Urbana, Illinois
Social Work
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. 

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Plan and deliver both web-based training, including questions and answers, and on-site training 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 Care Coordination and Support Organizations 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, 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.
    • Statewide travel may be necessary several days per week in order to effectuate trainings.
Minimum 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 89ILAC 140.453

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

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.

Appointment Information

This is a 100% full-time Academic Professional position, appointed on a 12-month basis. The expected start date is as soon as possible after the search closes. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Application Procedures & Deadline Information

Applications must be received by August 19, 2022. Apply for this position using the Apply Now button at the top or bottom of this posting. Applications not submitted through this website will not be considered. For further information about this specific position, please contact School of Social Work HR at For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.

The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, COVID-19 vaccination requirement, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.

Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable accommodations portal, or by contacting the Accessibility & Accommodations Division of the Office for Access and Equity at 217-333-0885, or by emailing

Requisition ID: 1009802

Job Category: Education & Student Services

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