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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

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Date:  Mar 9, 2023

Chicago, IL, US, 60612-4332

Job Requisition ID:  24624

Agency:  Department of Children and Family Services  
Closing Date/Time:  03/24/2023 
Salary:  $6,956-$10,607 (Anticipated starting salary: $6,956.00/monthly) 
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time 
County:  Cook 
Number of Vacancies:  1 
Plan/BU:  RC063 


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 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  [[153494]]

About the position

The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services is seeking an organized, professional, and results oriented individual to serve as Clinical Services Coordinator.  Under administrative direction, this position will develop, monitor and implement clinical service program for children and youth and review programs to ensure ongoing compliance with action plans.  The position will provide guidance and input into Utilization Reviews and will manage and monitor cases by analyzing and reviewing clinical data and clinical options to ensure that services to Spanish speaking clients are provided in a manner that ensures compliance with the applicable consent decree.  This position will utilize Spanish speaking skills in the performance of duties.  This position is a great opportunity for someone who is focused on the administration and provision of services for children and youth. DCFS offers a competitive salary plan, excellent benefits, and a pension program. The ideal candidate for this position will have excellent organizational skills, leadership capabilities, and the ability to multi-task. We invite all qualified applicants to apply to join our innovative team to help make a difference in the lives of children and families.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Serves as a Clinical Services Coordinator.
  2. Manages and monitors cases by analyzing and reviewing clinical data and clinical options to ensure that services to Spanish speaking clients are provided in a manner that ensures compliance with the Burgos Consent decree.
  3. Provides input and assistance to the Case Tracking Administrator by conducting clinical staffings as determined by management for the purpose of correcting problems, directing interventions and facilitating linkages for services.
  4. Provides information to the Chief of Latino Services regarding resource needs and quality of Department-provided Spanish speaking resources for Latinos.
  5. Translates and interprets, both orally and in writing, for Spanish speaking clients regarding services available and the proper completion of forms.
  6. Provides input into the budget development process to ensure that the budget is consistent with activities required by litigation.
  7. Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Requires MSW or MA in an acceptable human services field.
  2. Requires three (3) years of administrative child welfare experience with an MSW or four (4) years of administrative child welfare experience in a MA in an acceptable human services field.
  3. Requires ability to speak and write Spanish at a colloquial skill level.


Employment Conditions

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

Work Hours:  M-F 8:30AM - 5:00PM  
Work Location: 1026 S Damen Ave Chicago, IL 60612-4332  
Supervisor: Susan Mellema

Agency Contact:  Janet Potts


Phone #:312-814-3791

Job Function:  Administration/Management; 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).



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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 – click “Application Procedures” in the footer of every page of the website.


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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.