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Date:  Apr 7, 2021

Quincy, IL, US, 62301-2969

Job Requisition ID:  1917

Agency:  Department of Children and Family Services 
Closing Date/Time:  04/20/2021 
Salary:  Ranges is $4,295 - $12,734 / Anticipated Starting Salary Range is $7,917 - $10,417 
Job Type:  Hourly Full Time 
County:  Adams 
Number of Vacancies:  1 
Plan/BU:  Term Appointment Gubernatorial (Management Bill) 000 


****************A RESUME IS REQUIRED FOR THIS JOB POSTING****************

Please attach a DETAILED Resume/Curriculum Vitae (CV) to the MY DOCUMENTS section of your application. You WILL NOT be considered for the position if you attach a CMS100, CMS100b or any other document that is not a Resume or CV.

Job Responsibilities


Serves as Area Administrator of Permanency Services (30%)

  • Plans, develops, and oversees the administration and integration of comprehensive child welfare services for assigned areas within the region
  • Maintains authority and accountability for system outcomes and continuity of care in designated areas
  • Directs, coordinates, and reviews the activities of program personnel
  • Provides extensive input into the formulation and development of policies and procedures for program services and directs their implementation within area of oversight
  • Interacts with and coordinates community and field office support with the appropriate Area Administrators for Child Protection Services
  • Advises the Regional Administrator of program needs, achievements, and problematic issues, developing strategies and proposals to address problem areas and enhance operations
  • Drives or travels to various locations in the performance of duties


(Job Responsibilities continued)


Serves as full line supervisor of subordinate supervisory staff (30%)

  • Assigns and reviews work
  • Provides guidance and training to assigned staff
  • Counsels staff regarding work performance
  • Reassigns staff to meet day-to-day operating needs
  • Establishes annual goals and objective
  • Approves/disapproves time off requests
  • Adjusts first level grievances
  • Effectively recommends and imposes discipline, up to and including discharge
  • Works independently with Labor Relations regarding disciplinary issues, providing significant input regarding proposed disciplinary actions
  • Prepares and signs performance evaluations
  • Determines and recommends staffing needs


(Job Responsibilities continued)


Provides input into all regional planning activities for child welfare and protection services (20%)

  • Interprets and enforces state and federal statutes and Department policies and procedures
  • Designs and implements evaluation tools
  • Evaluates the effectiveness of programs and communicates recommendations to the Regional Administrator


Coordinates program support services within the region (10%)

  • Reviews and assesses the quality and effectiveness of individual child welfare team functioning
  • Considers results of random review and performance indicator measurements in planning and implementing corrective action


(Job Responsibilities continued)


Consults with and advises community and regional advisory councils, committees, and private agencies on program needs, standards, and services (5%)

  • Provides input and speaks to community groups and agencies concerning the development and coordination of a system of community-based services relevant to child welfare and protective services
  • Provides input into the development and implementation of local, county, and statewide programs and initiatives


Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above (5%)


Preferred Qualifications (In Order of Significance)

  • Prefers 5 years of experience managing or conducting child welfare casework services
  • Prefers a minimum of 3 years of experience supervising professional staff
  • Prefers professional experience in the oversight of a large program with multiple sites or multiple teams of subordinate professional staff
  • Prefers experience conducting quality review of team functioning
  • Prefers professional experience in the development and implementation of policies and procedures
  • Prefers professional experience conducting planning activities for a social work program on a regional or statewide basis in a management capacity
  • Prefers professional experience conducting community outreach as a representative of a public or business organization

Minimal Qualifications

Requires an MSW or master’s degree in a related human services field, in business administration, or a juris doctorate

Requires four years of progressively responsible administrative child welfare experience with an MSW OR five years of progressively responsible administrative child welfare experience with a master’s degree in a related human services field, in business administration, or a juris doctorate

Conditions of Employment

Requires the ability to pass a background check

Requires possession of a valid driver’s license and ability to travel

Work Location : 107 N 3rd St., Quinc, IL 62301

Work Hours: M - F 8:30am - 5:00pm  
Supervisor: Vacant

REQ# / PIN#: 1917 / 352889S


Agency Contact:    
Name: Denise Bean-Mathis

Mailing Address: 406 E Monroe, Sta #373, Springfield, IL 62702

Email: denise.bean-mathis@illinois.gov

Phone: (217) 524-0275

Fax: (217) 524-3970