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Date:  Aug 4, 2022

Springfield, IL, US, 62701-1323

Job Requisition ID:  17428

Agency :  Department of Children and Family Services 
Closing Date/Time: 08/18/2022
Salary:   $6,175-$9,314(Anticipated starting salary range: $6,175-$9,314)  
Job Type:   Salaried Full Time  
County:   Sangamon  
Number of Vacancies:   1  
Plan/BU:   RC062  


This position is a union position; therefore, provisions of the relevant collective bargaining agreement/labor contract apply to the filling of this position.


All applicants who want to be considered for this position MUST apply electronically through the website. State of Illinois employees should click the link near the top left to apply through the SuccessFactors employee career portal.

Applications submitted via email or any paper manner (mail, fax, hand delivery) will not be considered.


Posting Identification #152352 


Position Overview

The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services is seeking an organized, professional, and energetic individual to serve as Clinical Program Specialist. Subject to management approval, this position will monitor, review, and evaluate
performance of DCFS and private agency staff, regional health service networks, etc. regarding various health status indicators. The position will identify problems and conceptualize and prepare analyses and recommendations for
remediation. The position will also perform activities designed to assist DCFS and private agency staff in improving regional compliance with Departmental health services rules and procedures and will collect and analyze data from various
internal and external sources regarding health care services in order to identify systemic issues with health care services. This position provides a great opportunity for someone who is detail oriented and interested in playing a supporting role in 
the Department's health policy operations. 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 communication skills. We 
invite you to join our innovative team to make a positive difference in the lives of the children and families of Illinois.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Monitors, reviews, and evaluates performance of DCFS and private agency staff's regional health service networks, etc. on various health status indicators
  2. Reviews and analyzes Administrative Case Review feedbacks for identified health issues and distributes them to appropriate staff for resolution
  3. Works collaboratively with regional health service networks and Departmental staff, serving as a resource in problem resolution and consultation in areas pertaining to policy, forms, and data
  4. Performs activities designed to assist DCFS and private agency staff in improving regional compliance with Departmental health services rules and procedures
  5. Collects and analyzes data from various internal and external sources regarding health care services in order to identify systematic issues with health care services
  6. In collaboration with assigned staff, reviews, conceptualizes, develops, and revises policies and procedures for the Department's health care, dental, and vision systems, and other health care issues and services
  7. Provides input and drafts for the development of appropriate training for staff and foster parents that is consistent with professionally recognized standards of care and treatment 
  8. Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Requires knowledge, skills, and mental development equivalent to completion of four years of college and a related master's degree
  2. Requires two(2) years of progressively responsible professional experience in community organization, social service work, or in program planning and development

Conditions of Employment

  1. Requires ability to pass a background check

Work Hours:  M-F 8:30am- 5:00pm  
Work Location: 1 N Old State Capitol Plz Springfield, IL 62701-1323  
Agency Contact:


Phone #:312-814-3791

Job Family:  Social Services  



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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.