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CHILD PROTECTION SPECIALIST

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:  May 12, 2022
Location: 

Bourbonnais, IL, US, 60914

Job Requisition ID:  15427

Agency :  Department of Children and Family Services 
Closing Date/Time: 06/03/2022
 
Salary:   $4793.00-$7089.00/monthly (Anticipated Starting Salary $4793.00/monthly)  
Job Type:   Salaried Full Time  
County:   Kankakee  
Number of Vacancies:   1  
Plan/BU:   RC062  

 

This position is a union position; therefore, provisions of the relevant collective bargaining agreement/labor contract apply to the filling of this position.

 

All applicants who want to be considered for this position MUST apply electronically through the illinois.jobs2web.com website. State of Illinois employees should click the link near the top left to apply through the SuccessFactors employee career portal.

Applications submitted via email or any paper manner (mail, fax, hand delivery) will not be considered.

 

Posting Identification Number  (820511)

Position Overview

Under direction of the team supervisor, receives and investigates reports of child abuse and neglect within mandated time limits; assesses immediate safety of children and initiates appropriate levels of protection needed; conducts home evaluations, observing family situations relating to allegations of abuse and neglect; interviews clients and professionals to obtain information for the purposes of making a finding and determining protection and service needs; conducts service assessments; on a rotating basis, assigned to 24 hour “on call” duty in addition to normal assignments; prepares investigation reports; selects, summarizes, and presents case material for transfer to permanency caseworker or community agencies; determines the need for and coordinates the placement of children in substitute care facilities.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Receives and investigates reports of alleged child abuse/neglect within mandated time limits.
  2. Prepares investigation reports for assessing validity of reports of allegations.
  3. Selects, summarizes, and presents case material for transfer to permanency caseworker or community agencies.
  4. Determines the need for and coordinates the placement of children in substitute care facilities.
  5. Attends multi-disciplinary diagnostic and technical staff conferences to assess needed services.
  6. Transports clients when taking protective custody, when placing them in substitute care, and when changing placement location; transports clients to appointments (i.e., court hearings, medical appointments, counseling sessions, police station, etc.) and to necessitate the delivery of client services.
  7. Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.

Minimum Qualifications

Requires a bachelor’s degree in social work and one year of directly related professional experience;

or

Requires a bachelor’s degree in a related human service field, in criminal justice, criminal justice administration, or law enforcement and two years of directly related professional experience.

The college or university issuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree must be accredited, and the degree program in social work must be approved by the Council on Social Work Education.

Conditions of Employment

 

  1. Requires ability to satisfactorily pass an in-depth background check as a condition of employment.
  2. Requires possession of a valid driver's license, daily access to an automobile, and proof of vehicle insurance.
  3. Requires ability to serve on 24 hour “on call” duty

 

Work Hours:  M-F 8:30am-5:00pm  
Work Location: 230 John Casey Road West, Bourbonnais, IL 60914  
Agency Contact:
 

Email: DCFS.NorthernDCPVacancies@illinois.gov

Phone #: 312-793-0205

Supervisor: E. Nicholson

Job Function:  Social Services 

 

In addition to filling this position, the Department reserves the right to extend additional employment offers to applicants on the sub-regional eligible list. The Department will defer assignment of these additional employees to specific work locations within the sub-region* 

 

This position does not contain “Specialized Skills” (as that term is used in CBAs).

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Use the “Apply” button at the top right or bottom right of this posting to begin the application process.

If you are not already signed in, you will be prompted to do so. 

State employees should sign in to the career portal for State of Illinois employees – a link is available at the top left of the Illinois.jobs2web.com homepage in the blue ribbon. 

Non-State employees should log in on the using the “View Profile” link in the top right of the Illinois.jobs2web.com homepage in the blue ribbon.  If you have never before signed in, you will be prompted to create an account.

If you have questions about how to apply, please see the following resources:

State employees: Log in to the career portal for State employees and review the Internal Candidate Application Job Aid

Non-State employees: on Illinois.jobs2web.com – click “Application Procedures” in the footer of every page of the website.

 

The main form of communication will be through email. Please check your “junk mail”, “spam”, or “other” folder for communication(s) regarding any submitted application(s). You may receive emails from the following addresses:

  • donotreply@SIL-P1.ns2cloud.com
  • systems@SIL-P1.ns2cloud.com

 


Nearest Major Market: Kankakee
Nearest Secondary Market: Bradley