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CHILD WELFARE NURSE SPECIALIST - 0719700

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:  Apr 30, 2021
Location: 

Champaign, IL, US, 61820-7474

Job Requisition ID:  1146

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:  05/19/2021 
Salary:  $5,485-$7458 (Anticipated Starting Salary of $5,485/monthly) 
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time 
County:  Champaign 
Number of Vacancies:  1 
Plan/BU:  RC023 

 

***DO NOT APPLY ONLINE; SEND THE BID VACANCY FORM AND CMS100 TO THE AGENCY CONTACT EMAIL 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 supervision of the Chief Nurse, provides consultation and analysis on health related concerns in investigation reports, complex health care records, and other related materials; provides interpretation of health care records, findings, and application of the treatment plan; in the presence of the assigned caseworker, consults with biological parents, foster parents, relative care givers, or residential providers regarding health related concerns for children with special health care needs; testifies in court regarding the explanation of health care records, specific conditions, specific treatment plans, etc.; upholds the Illinois Nurse Practice Act and the Nursing Standards of Practice in the performance of duties; provides updated information relative to referral procedures and other protocols involving community health care or health related services; in collaboration with the Department’s Healthworks networks and assigned skilled, residential, and acute psychiatric facilities, provides quality assurance monitoring to ensure that health care services are provided to Department youth in care.

 

(Job Responsibilities continued)

  • Provides consultation and analysis on health related concerns in investigation reports, complex health care records, and other related materials; provides interpretation of health care records, findings, and application of the treatment plan; in the presence of the assigned caseworker, consults with biological parents, foster parents, relative caregivers, or residential providers regarding health related concerns for children with special health care needs; provides input into the treatment plan with the child caregiver and worker via staffings and Clinical Intervention Placement Preservation Teams; evaluates the implementation of health related treatment plans, serves as a liaison for the client/family with community hospitals, child abuse and neglect teams, fatality teams, and community physical and mental health programs; works directly or indirectly with staff, caregivers, and providers to provide information that will facilitate the resolution of health related problems interfering with essential health care; testifies in court regarding the explanation of health care records, specific conditions, specific treatment plans, etc.; upholds the Illinois Nurse Practice Act and the Nursing Standards of Practice in the performance of duties; drives to various locations in the performance of duties.

(Job Responsibilites continued)

  • Provides updated information relative to referral procedures and other protocols involving community health care or health related services; checks Health Passport information in the Statewide Automated Child Welfare Information System (SACWIS); develops written communication, information memos, and notices to Department staff regarding community health services.
  • In collaboration with the Department’s Healthworks networks and assigned skilled, residential, and acute psychiatric facilities, provides quality assurance monitoring to ensure that health care services are provided to Department youth in care; submits reports on the adequacy of health care services and the availability of providers to meet health care needs.
  • Provides input into staffings, Clinical Intervention Placement Preservation (CIPP) Teams, Peer Reviews, Expanded capacities, clinical placement reviews, and the evaluation of health issues of youth in care in permanency planning.
  • Through quality assurance monitoring initiatives, assesses and evaluates the delivery of health care services; utilizes research tools to draft reports, presenting findings and recommendations to Clinical Managers and the Chief Nurse.

(Job Responsibilities continued)

  • Develops and conducts bi-annual in-service training sessions for professional staff, caregivers, and providers, presenting information regarding identified health related issues and health care services.
  • Provides input into special studies and projects; as requested, serves as a consultant to professional staff regarding permanency planning for children with secial health care needs.
  • Performs other duties as requires or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Requires extensive knowledge of pediatric nursing.
  • Requires thorough knowledge of medical and physical implications of childhood abnormal behavior or attitudes.
  • Requires thorough knowledge of state, federal, local laws and agency Rules and procedures regarding child abuse or neglect.
  • Requires working knowledge of the principles and practices of social work.
  • Requires ability to prepare accurate detailed reports of investigations.
  • Requires ability to develop and maintain harmonious and productive working relationships with the medical community, various local governmental agencies, parents and family members.
  • Requires ability to present awareness and prevention programs to various community agencies.
  • In addition to English verbal and written skills, candidates may be required to translate, speak and write a foreign language at a colloquial skill level. Some positions may require manual communication skills.
  • Requires licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of Illinois-copy of certificate required
  • Requires current CPR (BLS) certification-copy of certificate required

Employment Conditions

  1. Requires ability to pass a background check
  2. Requires possession of a valid driver’s license and ability to travel

Education Degree

 

Requires one of the following: (a) graduation from an approved nursing education program resulting in an associate or diploma degree in nursing and three years of progressively responsible professional nursing experience; or (b) a bachelor’s degree in nursing and two years of professional nursing experience; or (c) a master’s degree in nursing.  

Education Major

  • Nursing

Work Location: 2125 S. First St, Champaign, IL 61820

Work Hours: M-F 8:30AM to 5:00PM

Supervisor: P. Dykes

Bid ID# 2115002-156165

 

 

Agency Contact

Name: Toni Dunlap

Phone: 312-814-1222

Fax: 312-814-1224

Email: Toni.Dunlap@Illinois.gov (preferred)

Mailing Address: 2020 W. Roosevelt Rd, Chicago, IL 60608

 

CANDIDATES MUST SUBMIT A SEPARATE BID FORM AND CMS-100 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) and a legible copy of your official College Transcripts 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) and a legible copy of your official College Transcripts 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) and a legible copy of your official College Transcripts 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) and a legible copy of your official College Transcripts 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) and a legible copy of your official College Transcripts 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.