Village of Schaumburg

Village of Schaumburg


Social Worker (Police Department)


Interested candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.  Interviews will be conducted as applications are received.  This position will remain open until filled.


STARTING SALARY RANGE:  $86,847.00 – $106,388.00 annually dependent on qualifications. The salary range for this position is $86,847.00 – $125,929.00.


Please attach as part of your application all necessary documents verifying that you meet the minimum qualifications for the position.


This position is responsible for providing counseling, therapy, and support to individuals, families, and groups experiencing a wide range of social, emotional, and psychological issues. This position, as part of the police department’s crisis response and intervention program, will respond with police personnel to assist in handling police interactions with individuals experiencing mental health, substance use, domestic violence, and other crises, and provide ongoing stabilization services to those individuals. This position will also acquire and maintain clients through proactive review of police reports, notifications, referrals, and other requests for service.   The ideal candidate will need to effectively communicate to a full range of people, be able to work cooperatively and effectively with others to achieve common goals.  To succeed this team member will need the capacity to understand and be sensitive to the feelings of others.



1.    Acquires and maintains clients through proactive review of police reports, notifications, referrals, and other requests for service, and provides assessment, diagnosis, and therapy and/or counseling services or appropriate referrals.
2.    Responds to police calls for service involving mental health, substance use, domestic violence, or other crises.
3.    Advocates for clients’ rights and helps them navigate complex systems to improve their overall well-being.
4.    Maintains ongoing professional relationships with community partners and a positive and collaborative working relationship with police and other village departments.
5.    Maintains clinical case notes on services provided, collects, and analyzes statistical data, and ensures compliance with ethical standards and legal regulations in their clinical work.
6.    Acts as a court liaison and client advocate on both criminal and civil cases.
7.    Provides case management services, assisting clients in accessing resources and services such as healthcare, housing, employment assistance, financial support, and social support networks.
8.    Participates in regular meetings with community stakeholders and professional colleagues, within and outside the police department.
9.    Delivers education and prevention services to the community through workshops, seminars, outreach programs, and other means to raise awareness, reduce stigma, and promote mental wellness.
10.    Performs other duties as assigned.

Makes presentations on related topics to internal and external groups.  Provides training to public safety officers as needed or when requested.  Prepares reports as requested.

1.    Master’s degree in social work, counseling/clinical psychology, marriage and family therapy, or a related field.
2.    A minimum of two years of experience in crisis intervention and providing mental health services to individuals and families.
3.    State of Illinois license in social work or an equivalent license.
4.    Possession of a valid driver’s license.
5.    Proficiency with current computer technology, job-specific software, and customer service systems.


The Village of Schaumburg has a competitive benefit package with coverage that begins on the first day of employment and includes: flexible benefit Section 125 plan including health, dental, vision, and life insurance as well as medical and dependent care flexible spending accounts, and a retirement plan through the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund.  The Village also provides paid holidays, paid vacation, sick leave, tuition reimbursement, succession development, and more.



Candidate screening process may consist of an application review, skills testing, employability assessment, interviews, reference checks, and other job-related testing or verifications.  Chosen candidates will be subject to a background and criminal history investigation, and qualifying pre-employment medical examination and drug screen (including cannabis).



For more information, contact:

Recruiting Team

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