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Associate Director of Social Work


  • Cabrini Green Legal Aid


740 North Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, IL 60642



The Associate Director of Social Work position is responsible for ensuring the fidelity of our interdisciplinary model of practice as an active member of the management team. They direct the Client Support Services Team, providing administrative and clinical supervision to staff and interns, and consultation to attorneys across all legal programs. This position is also responsible for the onboarding of new Social Work employees and department interns. In addition to the interdisciplinary work, the Associate Director of Social Work engages with CGLA’s network of partner agencies and other social service organizations to further develop our collaborative partner relationships. See PDF for additional description.


Commitment to CGLA’s mission;

LCSW with a minimum of 5 years of supervisory experience, 5 years of direct practice experience, and 3 years of managerial experience;

Experience working as part of an interdisciplinary team (experience in a legal setting preferred);

Experience developing grant proposals, writing reports, and developing budgets;

Working knowledge of the criminal and/or civil legal system from systemic and individual perspectives;

Familiarity with the structures of public benefit and welfare systems such as subsidized housing, food and financial assistance programs.

The Successful Candidate Will:

Have excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to motivate and interact effectively with people from diverse backgrounds;

Demonstrate personal strengths in supervision, organization, follow-through, an ability to work well in team settings, good judgment, a sense of humor, and composure under pressure;

Be flexible and innovative, able to identify issues, build solutions, and adapt to the needs of clients, staff and the program with the goal to build a strong, effective, and efficient interdisciplinary team.