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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

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Date:  Sep 14, 2021

Springfield, IL, US, 62703-5118

Job Requisition ID:  7035

Agency:  Department of Children and Family Services 
Closing Date/Time:  09/27/2021 
Salary:  Anticipated Starting Salary Range is $8,334 - $10,834 
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time 
County:  Sangamon 
Number of Vacancies:  1 
Plan/BU:  Term Appointment Gubernatorial (Management Bill) 000 


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The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services is seeking an organized, professional, and results oriented individual to serve as Associate Regional Administrator of Permanency Services.  Subject to management approval, this position will oversee Area Administrators through the region who are responsible for the oversight of Permanency Team Supervisors involved in the provision of comprehensive child welfare services within the region.  The position provides high level consultation to the Regional Administrator in all areas of permanency services.  This position provides a great opportunity for someone who is passionate about children and interested in being a leader in the administration of child welfare services.  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 skills.  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

(30%) Serves as Area Administrator of Permanency Services

  • 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)

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

  • 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 objectives
  • 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)

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

  • 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


(10%) Coordinates program support services within the region

  • 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


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

  • 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


(5%) Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scop of the duites enumberated above

Preferred Qualifications (In Order of Signifance)

  • Preferes 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 subordindate 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 : 4500 S. 6th St., Springfield, IL 62703

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




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