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SOCIAL SERVICE PROGRAM PLANNER IV - 4131400

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: 

Chicago, IL, US, 60607-3800

Job Requisition ID:  15228

Agency:  Department of Human Services  

Opening Date: May 13, 2022
Closing Date/Time:  05/26/2022 
Salary:  $5940.00- $8960.00/ Monthly 
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time 
County:  Cook 
Number of Vacancies:  1 
Plan/BU:  RC062 

 

Collective Bargaining Agreement language applies to this requisition:
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

**DO NOT CLICK THE APPLY BUTTON**

 

CMS100/B Employment Application and all applicable documentation should be submitted to the Agency contact listed below.

 

Posting Identification # 10-33-15228

 

Position Overview

Subject to management approval, conceptualizes, designs, and implements the highly technical planning, analysis, and coordination of the social service program design of the Home Visiting Program Unit.  Assists with planning, coordinating, evaluating, and conducting comprehensive routine and/or ad hoc (onsite or remote) Continuous Quality Improvement programmatic performance reviews at Home Visiting grantees located within the designed DHS/ Region(s) to ensure compliance with current fiscal year contract expectations and promote positive outcomes for parents.  Assists with conceptualizing, designing, implementing, and maintaining highly technical planning and coordination of the program service delivery with designated DHS/ Region(s), including written forms/instructions, policies, procedures, manuals, instructions, interpretive guidelines, and/or handbooks/brochures.  Designs, completes, and develops decision memoranda, agreements, briefing papers, Requests for Proposals (RFPs), correspondence, and other written documents on Home Visiting issues, function activities, and budget.  Assists with organizing, staffing, and documenting listening-sessions with designated grantees, families, legal guardians, and other stakeholders to secure feedback on service delivery.   Represents the Bureau Chief and/or Manager at meetings, workshops, retreats, and conferences regarding the Home Visiting/Early Childhood program.

Job Responsibilities

1. Conceptualizes, designs, and implements the highly technical planning, analysis, and coordination of the social service program design of the Home Visiting Program Unit.

 

2. Assists with conceptualizing, designing, implementing, and maintaining highly technical planning and coordination of the program service delivery with designated DHS/ Region(s), including written forms/instructions, policies, procedures, manuals, instructions, interpretive guidelines, and/or handbooks/brochures.

 

3. Designs, completes, and develops decision memoranda, agreements, briefing papers, Requests for Proposals (RFPs), correspondence, and other written documents on Home Visiting issues, function activities, and budget.

 

4. Assists with organizing, staffing, and documenting listening-sessions with designated grantees, families, legal guardians, and other stakeholders to secure feedback on service delivery.

 

5. Represents the Bureau Chief and/or Manager at meetings, workshops, retreats, and conferences regarding the Home Visiting/Early Childhood program.

 

6. Performs other duties as required or assigned, which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Requires knowledge, skill, and mental development equivalent to completion of four years of college, supplemented by a related master's degree.

 

2. Requires two years of progressively responsible professional experience in community organization, social service work or in program planning and development.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

 

  1. Requires ability to resolve complex issues and situations via oral and/or written communication with a high level of diplomacy and professionalism.
  2. Requires thorough knowledge of implementing state and federal grantmaking mandates.
  3. Requires advanced technical ability to analyze and evaluate programs and operations.
  4. Requires ability to exercise a high degree of initiative and independent judgment in developing and formulating policies, standards, and procedures for extensive portions of the service delivery system.
  5. Requires ability to manage and track high volume of work activities and products in an effective and efficient manner, while generating corresponding statistical and/or written reports.

Conditions of Employment

  1. Requires ability to travel extensively with overnight stays.
  2. Requires advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
  3. Requires advanced proficiency in graphs, charts, and maps (two-dimensional and ArcGIS).

Work Hours:  8:30 am- 5:00 pm- Monday- Friday  
Work Location: Bureau of Early Childhood Development

401 S. Clinton Street, Chicago, IL 60607
Agency Contact: 
DHS.HiringUnit@illinois.gov

Email: DHS.HiringUnit@illinois.gov

Krista (Krissie)Buss

 

Job Function:  Social Services  

 

CANDIDATES MUST SUBMIT A SEPARATE BID FORM (as applicable) AND CMS-100/B FOR EACH POSTED VACANCY APPLIED FOR. 

DHS Mission Statement - IDHS’ serves families in need all across Illinois. Our mission is providing equitable access to social services, supports, programs and resources to enhance the lives of all who we serve. We are committed to the core values of Human Dignity, Equity, Community, Urgency, Transparency and Kindness.

 

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

DO NOT APPLY ONLINE.

Please submit application via email to: SEND BID FORM AND CMS100/B TO DHS.HiringUnit@illinois.gov

Include the Posting ID # and your complete name in the subject line of the email when applying.

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 Identification#/Job Requisition 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 Identification#/Job Requisition 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 Identification#/Job Requisition 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 a CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) and official college transcripts (where applicable) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • Documentation is required for each Posting/Bid ID or your application(s) 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.