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Civil Service Position CS14-79
February 6, 2014

Position Title
Community Worker

Hiring Unit
Head Start/Early Head Start

Job Description/Responsibilities
This position has an assigned caseload in an assigned center/program option and is responsible for providing direct services to families based upon needs.  The Community Worker assists families in creating family partnership goals and monitors progress.  S/he maintains a minimum of three contracts per month and as needed.  This position accesses community resources, makes referrals and follows up on outcomes.  S/he obtains consent forms documenting health requirements.  S/he completes various case management activities. The Community Worker may be assigned other related tasks in support of the department’s mission and goals. 

Minimum Qualifications

  1. one year of experience (paid or unpaid) in work related to the job to be performed       

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Associate’s degree in social work or human services. 

Illinois residency required 


$1,819 per month 

Application Process
This position is a current civil service vacancy at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.  Applicants compete by examination.  If you are interested in applying for this position, please complete and submit a Civil Service application to the address below.  NOTE: Some positions may be represented by a union and may require union dues. 

Qualified applicants must submit a Civil Service application (required), detailed resume outlining skills/experience, and unofficial transcripts to: 

     Mrs. Ethel Coleman
     SIUE – Head Start /Early Head Start Program
     Bldg. C, Suite 103
     601 James R. Thompson Blvd.
     East St. Louis, IL  62201

     Or submit applications electronically to:

Only one Civil Service application is required to be completed per year. Please use only one application to apply for multiple positions. The Office of Human Resources will not contact applicants that do not meet the minimum qualifications listed.  If qualifying by education, you must submit your transcript at the time of application. Applicants qualifying for Veteran’s preference must submit a copy of form DD214 at the time of application.  Applicants will be subject to a background check and/or drug screening prior to an offer of employment. 

For more information please visit the Office of Human Resources website at or call Civil Service Testing at 618-650-2190.

Application Deadline
February 20, 2014

SIUE is a state university - benefits under state sponsored plans may not be available to holders of F1 or J1 visas.

Applicants will be subject to a background check prior to an offer of employment.  Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, national origin, religion, disability, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation or veteran’s status in violation of Title VII.

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