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CHILD PROTECTION SPECIALIST - 0716300

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:  Jun 10, 2021
Location: 

DeKalb, IL, US, 60115-8498

Job Requisition ID:  3829

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:  06/23/2021 
Salary:  $4,587.00- $6,820.00- Anticipated Starting Salary: $4,587.00 
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time 
County:  DeKalb 
Number of Vacancies:  2 
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 #2181016

 

Job Responsibilities

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.

  • Receives and investigates reports of alleged child abuse/neglect within mandated time limits; assesses immediate safety of children and initiates appropriate levels of child protection needed; drives to conduct home evaluations, observing family situations relating to allegations of child abuse/neglect; interviews clients and professionals to obtain information for purposes of making a finding on the allegations and determining protection and service needs; conducts service assessments; provides information and referral services to community agencies, purchase of service agencies, and the permanency unit; briefly monitors families referred to community services; on a rotating basis, assigned to 24 hour “on call” duty in addition to normal assignments, to ensure that services are provided as mandated by statute and policy.

(Job Responsibilities continued)

  • Prepares investigation reports for assessing validity of reports of allegations; completes forms authorizing payment for services provided to clients; prepares other statistical and narrative reports, which include documentation in the Statewide Automated Child Welfare Information System; completes service assessments and opens case records.
  • Selects, summarizes, and presents case material for transfer to permanency caseworker or community agencies; attends supervisory conferences and consults with other disciplines regarding casework planning; makes recommendations for additional follow-up services.
  • Determines the need for and coordinates the placement of children in substitute care facilities; provides recommendations and testifies in court regarding investigative findings.
  • Attends multi-disciplinary diagnostic and technical staff conferences to assess needed services; develops and maintains working relationships with community and other state agencies; explains agency responsibilities to the community
  • 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.
  • Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Requires working knowledge of the basic principles and techniques in a child welfare field.
  • Requires working knowledge of the Department of Children and Family Services rules and regulations as they apply to child abuse/neglect investigation.
  • Requires working knowledge of child growth and development.
  • Requires ability to assess home situations and family relationships for child abuse/neglect.
  • Requires ability to write reports.
  • Requires ability to successfully complete agency-sponsored training programs and meet mandated licensure requirements.
  • Requires ability to relate positively with people.
  • In addition to English verbal and written skills, candidates may be required to
  • translate, speak and write a language other than English at a colloquial skill level to
  • perform the duties of the position. Some positions may require candidates to
  • possess specific effective communication skills such as, but not limited to, Braille,
  • sign language or another form of manual communication.

Physical Requirements

  • Requires physical, visual and auditory ability to carry out assigned duties.

Employment Conditions

  • Requires ability to satisfactorily pass an in-depth background check as a condition of employment.
  • Requires possession of a valid driver's license, daily access to an automobile, and proof of vehicle insurance.

Education Degree

  • Preferably requires a master's degree in social work;
  • OR
  • Requires a master's degree in a related human service field, in criminal justice, criminal justice administration, or law enforcement and one year of directly related professional experience;
  • OR
  • 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.

Education Major

  • social work
  • or a related human service field, in criminal justice, criminal justice administration, or law enforcement

Work Hours: Monday thru Friday 8:30AM to 5:00PM  
Work Location: 760 N. Peace Rd Dekalb IL 60115

Supervisor: Nancy Woody
Agency Contact: Yavette Tubbs

Email: Yavette.Tubbs2@illinois.gov

Phone #:312-814-4122

Job Function:  Social Services

5 Day Posting  

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

DO NOT APPLY ONLINE.

Please submit application via email to: Yavette.Tubbs2@illinois.gov 

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 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) 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 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) and a ligible copy of your offical College Transcripts 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 a legible copy of your official College Transcripts (where applicable) and a ligible copy of your official College Transcripts 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.