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CHILD WELFARE ADMINISTRATIVE CASE REVIEWER - 0719000

We continually strive for a workforce that reflects the growing diversity within the State of Illinois.  A variety of employee backgrounds, perspectives, ideas and experiences are crucial to our ability to most effectively serve the public.  Bilingual skills welcome

Reasonable Accommodation Statement

Persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations throughout the hiring process and during performance of all job duties.  Please email the Central Management Services Disability Resource Center at CMS.DisabilityResCen@illinois.gov or call (217) 524 - 7514 for further information and to request an accommodation.

Sponsorship for Employment

The State of Illinois does not provide sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g. H-1B visa status).  To be considered for permanent employment with the State of Illinois, applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Disclosure of Salary Information

In compliance with the Illinois Equal Pay Act, 820 ILCS 112/1 et seq., the State does not seek, request, or require a job applicant’s wage or salary history.  Employment decisions are not made based on an applicant’s wage or salary history.  To that end, please do not include wage or salary information in your resume or other profile or application materials.

Date:  Feb 22, 2021
Location: 

Aurora, IL, US, 60506-4127

Job Requisition ID:  845

DCFS is deeply committed to the welfare and protection of children. Our goal is to protect children by strengthening and supporting families. In every effort, from receiving hotline calls to reaching family reunification or foster care and adoption, children and families are our focus.

 

 

Agency:  Department of Children and Family Services  
Closing Date/Time:  03/05/2021 
Salary:  Range $5,690/mo - $8,620/mo - Monthly (Anticipated Starting Salary $5,690) 
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time 
County:  Kane 
Number of Vacancies:  1 
Plan/BU:  RC063 

 

***Do Not Apply Online Send CMS100/B and official transcripts to the agency contact email address listed below. ***

 

Collective Bargaining Agreement language applies to this posting:  We are currently transitioning away from a paper application process to an electronic application process.  This position has not been transitioned. Please follow the directions below when applying to this position.

 

*****DO NOT APPLY ONLINE*****

 

Follow the application instructions below to apply to this position.

Job Responsibilities

Under general direction of the ACR Program Manager, within area of assignment, evaluates and determines case eligibility; reviews and evaluates case plans to ensure that they reflect a “best interest of the child” criteria, which involves children in out-of-home care; exercises authority to amend, change, or restructure those case plans that do not ensure reasonable efforts for family reunification, where appropriate, and those that do not address the needs of the family and/or child; manages the case review process, which includes monitoring participation, convening and conducting the review, maintaining focus of the group, interpreting policies and rules, and clarifying the rights and responsibilities of all attending participants; within identified timeframes and using established protocol, completes a feedback report on each case reviewed and Case Review Information Packet (CRIP).

  • Within area of assignment, evaluates and determines case eligibility; reviews and evaluates case plans to ensure that they reflect a “best interest of the child” criteria, which involves children in out-of-home care; exercises authority to amend, change, or restructure those case plans that do not ensure reasonable efforts for family reunification, where appropriate, and those that do not address the needs of the family and/or child as related to the safety, well-being, and permanency of children and families; determines whether case plans are in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws, administrative regulations, Department Rules and Procedures, court decrees, and other legally-binding mandates; pre-schedules and provides a six month review and a review every six months thereafter. 
  • Manages the case review process, which includes monitoring participation, convening and conducting the review, maintaining focus of the group, interpreting policies and rules, and clarifying the rights and responsibilities of all attending participants; drives to field locations to conduct reviews.
  • Within identified timeframes and using established protocol, completes a feedback report on each case reviewed and Case Review Information Packet (CRIP); reads and responds to email; maintains pre-scheduling calendar; provides vital feedback and summary reports to administrative staff on sensitive or difficult cases to ensure timely attention and/or problem resolution; alerts supervisory and administrative staff to vital case issues requiring intervention; conducts special reviews on difficult cases.  

(Job Responsibilities continued)

  • Explains and advises participants of their options to appeal the service plan and provides written notice of appeal rights; provides input into any appeal of his/her decisions regarding service plans
  • Monitors the implementation of Departmental policies regarding case planning and service delivery; makes recommendations for amendment of policies regarding the areas of case planning and service delivery; identifies in writing any service-related issue, gaps in service provision, and systemic barriers to service and/or permanency, including certain compliance statistics.
  • Keeps abreast of statutes, rules, and procedures governing child welfare practice; reads all material and policy transmittals on new initiatives and changes in policy, and seeks clarification or training if needed; incorporates new initiatives and policy changes into the practice of existing protocol and procedure; attends Division and Unit meetings and all required, assigned, or recommended training.
  • Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Requires thorough knowledge of social work theory, principles, techniques, practices and their application under various and difficult conditions.
  • Requires thorough knowledge of state and federal laws and agency requirements pertaining to permanency planning.
  • Requires skill in negotiation and conflict management.
  • Requires ability to give effective consultation and instruction related to professional social casework.
  • Requires ability to establish and maintain working relationships with agency staff, private agencies and the public.
  • Requires ability to exercise ingenuity, discretion and sound judgment in the performance of complex, consultative and review functions.
  • Requires professional maturity, objectivity and sensitivity to the pressures of staff involved in working with persons having complex social, physical, mental and emotional problems.
  • Requires ability to maintain the integrity of the law, rules and procedures which support child welfare services and practice, and to maintain the principles of client service planning to promote permanency for children.
  • In addition to having written and spoken knowledge of the English language, candidates may be required to speak and write a foreign language at a colloquial skill level in carrying out position duties in conjunction with non-English speaking individuals.
  • Requires ability in an administrative case review to manage a group of diverse people in such a manner that differences are minimized, conflicts are mediated, and cooperation is enhanced and so that the produce of the group will be a rational, workable plan to direct activities toward achievement of permanent case solution.
  • Requires skill, sound judgement and professional presence to secure cooperation of multiple levels of department and private agency staff and other professionals in achieving objectives of the administrative case review program.
  • Requires ability to analyze social service systems, identify problems or dysfunctions and prepare recommendations for solution.

Physical Requirements

Employment Conditions

Education Degree

  • Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to a master's degree from an accredited school of social work and three years professional supervisory experience in the field of child welfare.

Education Major

  • Social Work

Location:  8 E Galena Blvd, Aurora, IL 60506

Work Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm

Supervisor:  T. Ginberg

Bid ID Number:  2108001-080494

 

Contact:
Denise Bean-Mathis

406 E. Monroe, Station 373
Springfield, IL  62701
217-524-0275
Fax:  217-524-3970
Email: 
denise.bean-mathis@illinois.gov

 

CANDIDATES MUST SUBMIT A SEPARATE BID FORM AND CMS-100/B FOR EACH POSTED VACANCY APPLIED FOR. PLEASE USE THE REQUISITION ID FOR THE BID # ON THE APPROPRIATE APPLICATION FORM.

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

DO NOT APPLY ONLINE.

 

Current State Employees:

  • Seeking a Promotion – Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form and CMS-100B Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • Older versions of the CMS-100B will not be graded or returned to applicants. 
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100B(version dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

  • Seeking a Transfer – Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid FormTransfer Request, and CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • A separate Bid form and Application is required for each Posting/Bid ID or your bid will be rejected.  
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 version (dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

  • Seeking a Reduction - Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form and CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • A separate Bid form and Application is required for each Posting/Bid ID or your bid will be rejected.  
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 (version dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

 Former State Employees:

  • Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form and CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • A separate Bid form and Application is required for each Posting/Bid ID or your bid will be rejected. 
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 (version dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

Non-State Employees:

  • Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form and CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • A separate Bid form and Application is required for each Posting/Bid ID or your bid will be rejected.  
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 version (dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.