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Child Welfare Administrative Case Reviewer - Quincy

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Date:  Sep 22, 2022

Quincy, IL, US, 62301-2969

Job Requisition ID:  18484

Agency :  Department of Children and Family Services 
Closing Date/Time: 10/06/2022 
Salary:   $6,543 - $9,936/month (Anticipated starting salary: $6,543/month)  
Job Type:   Salaried Full Time  
County:   Adams  
Number of Vacancies:   1  
Plan/BU:   RC063  


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Requisition ID #18484

Position Summary

The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services is seeking an organized, professional, and energetic individual to serve as Administrative Case Reviewer.  Under general direction, this position will evaluate and determine case eligibility and review case plans to ensure that they reflect a “best interest of the child” criteria, which involves children in out-of-home care.  The position will manage the case review process, which includes monitoring participation, convening and conducting the review, maintaining focus of the group, interpreting policies and rules, and clarifying the rights and responsibilities of all attending participants.  This position provides a great opportunity for someone who is passionate about children and interested in ensuring the stability and well-being of children served by the Department.  DCFS offers a competitive compensation plan, excellent benefits, and a pension program.  The ideal candidate for this position will have excellent organizational skills and strong leadership capabilities.  We invite you to join our innovative team to help make a positive difference in the lives of the children and families of Illinois.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Serves as Administrative Case Reviewer
  2. Manages the case review process, which includes monitoring participation, convening and conducting the review, maintaining focus of the group, interpreting policies and rules, and clarifying the rights and responsibilities of all attending participants
  3. Within identified timeframes and using established protocol, completes a feedback report on each case reviewed and Case Review Information Packet (CRIP)
  4. Explains and advises participants of their options to appeal the service plan and provides written notice of appeal rights; provides input into any appeal of his/her decisions regarding service plans
  5. Monitors the implementation of Departmental policies regarding case planning and service delivery
  6. Keeps abreast of statutes, rules, and procedures governing child welfare practice
  7. Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Requires possession of a master’s degree in social work or in a related human services field
  2. Requires four years of professional experience in the field of child welfare

Preferred Qualifications

  1. 2 years of experience employing thorough knowledge of social work theory, principles, techniques, practices, and their application under various and difficult conditions in a public or private organization
  2. 2 years of experience employing thorough knowledge of state and federal laws, associated rules and directives, and agency requirements pertaining to permanency planning
  3. 2 years of experience utilizing skills in negotiation and conflict management and providing effective consultation and instruction related to professional social casework in a public or private organization
  4. 2 years of experience analyzing social service systems, identifying problems or dysfunctions, and preparing recommendations for solution in a public or private organization

Conditions of Employment

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

About the Agency

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.

Work Hours:  Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM  
Work Location: 107 N 3rd St Quincy, IL 62301-2969  
Agency Contact:

Samantha Haynes

Email: (for questions only)

Phone #: 217-558-7775

Job Family:  Social Services  

PIN #: 08-3563

Supervisor: Vacant


This position does not contain “Specialized Skills” (as that term is used in CBAs).



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