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INVESTIGATIVE TEAM SUPERVISOR (PSA, OPT. 6) - Peoria

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:  Oct 13, 2021
Location: 

Peoria, IL, US, 61603-3533

Job Requisition ID:  8314

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:  10/27/2021 
Salary:  Anticipated Starting Salary: $6,692/mo. 
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time 
County:  Peoria 
Number of Vacancies:  1 
Plan/BU:  RC063 

 

***Do not apply online. Send CMS100 or CMS100B to the agency contact email address 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 administrative direction of the Area Administrator, serves as Investigations Team Supervisor; plans, supervises, reviews, and coordinates the activities of a team of professional investigators engaged in conducting child abuse/neglect investigations; provides technical direction and guidance; explains, monitors, and enforces compliance with the provisions of all applicable state or federal laws and Department rules and procedures; serves as working supervisor; refers instances requiring potential disciplinary action to Area Administrator; establishes and implements a team-based program of staff development and training; establishes and maintains effective linkages with community organizations; serves as liaison with permanency staff to coordinate and facilitate efficient and effective case handoff and client services.

  • Serves as Investigations Team Supervisor; plans, supervises, reviews, and coordinates the activities of a team of professional investigators engaged in conducting child abuse/neglect investigations; provides technical direction and guidance on child abuse/neglect investigations; meets weekly with staff to discuss specific reports; monitors progress in meeting procedural timeframes; establishes and implements a system for ensuring clinical staffing of reports; explains, monitors, and enforces compliance with the provisions of all applicable state or federal laws and Department rules and procedures; develops, implements, and enforces team specific operational procedures; makes critical decisions on case related activities; provides after hours supervisory coverage; drives to various locations throughout the state to attend meetings and conferences.
  • Serves as working supervisor; assigns and reviews work; provides guidance and training to assigned staff; counsels staff regarding work performance; refers instances requiring potential disciplinary action to Area Administrator; reassigns staff to meet day-to-day operating needs; establishes annual goals and objectives; approves/disapproves time off requests; prepares and signs performance evaluations.
  • Establishes and implements a team-based program of staff development and training for subordinate staff; monitors to ensure staff attend Department sponsored training sessions; conducts an annual assessment of the training needs of subordinate staff, both on an individual and collective basis; evaluates group and individual effectiveness, independently acting to improve both; devises and implements revised methods and procedures for appropriate case control; provides input to management in use of volunteers and other resources available to the team; arranges and conducts orientation and training programs for staff development; teaches social work principles, work methods, and procedures; provides on-the-job learning experience for staff.

(Job Responsibilities continued)

  • Establishes and maintains effective linkages with community organizations, including hospitals, law enforcement, schools, and social service agencies, to enhance child welfare and protective services through operational partnerships; maintains regular communication with Department stakeholders; verifies that investigative staff are aware of community providers and how to access provider services for clients; manages and supervises the process of referral of cases to specialty areas such as Norman, child welfare nurse specialists, educational liaison, etc.
  • Explains and enforces agency policies, procedures, state and area statutes, and requirements; reviews recommended and/or newly enacted policies and procedures, providing input and discussing effects of such action with Administrators; monitors to ensure team is functioning as a Local Quality Improvement team and that a Local Quality Unit binder including minutes, action plans, agendas, etc. is maintained; monitors to ensure that the team participates fully in all Regional Quality Council requirements; monitors to ensure staff organization and arrangement of all case files in AP5 order; monitors to ensure case confidentiality.
  • Serves as liaison with permanency staff to coordinate and facilitate efficient and effective case handoff and client services; coordinates general field service and work efforts among child protection and placement staff, including joint staff efforts, physical plant issues, space for staff, personnel issues, telecommunications, equipment, etc.
  • Provides input into quality assurance activities; reviews various reports on quality assurance and other issues and makes recommendations to administrative staff; provides ongoing operational reports to management upon request.
  • Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.

Conditions of Employment

  • 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 vehiicle insurance.

Education Degree

Requires a master’s degree in Social Work from a recognized college or university and three years administrative child welfare experience or a master’s degree in an acceptable human services field from a recognized college or university and four years administrative child welfare experience; requires a valid driver’s license.

Specialized Skills:

Of the previously noted years of experience, requires that the experience include at least 2 years in the administration of child protection/investigations.

Work Hours:  8:30am - 5pm Mon - Fri.  
Work Location: 2001 NE Jefferson Ave Peoria, IL 61603-3533

Supervisor:  Vacant

Bid ID Number:  2183024-832501 (8314)
 

Agency Contact:

Name: Mary Goetten

Mailing Address: 10 Collinsville Ave., E. St. Louis, IL  62201

E-mail: mary.goetten@illinois.gov (preferred)

Phone: (618)-583-2605

 

Job Function:  Social Services 

 

*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 work locations within the sub-region*

  

CANDIDATES MUST SUBMIT A SEPARATE BID FORM AND CMS100 or CMS100B FOR EACH POSTED VACANCY APPLIED FOR.

PLEASE USE THE BID ID NUMBER FOR THE BID ID# 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 a 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 Application is required for each Posting/Bid ID or your application 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.