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Statewide Administrator, Licensing Hold Removal & Waiver Determination (PSA Opt. 6)

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Date:  Nov 22, 2022
Location: 

Springfield, IL, US, 62701-1634

Job Requisition ID:  20713

Agency:  Department of Children and Family Services 
Closing Date/Time:  12/08/2022 
Salary:  $3,116-$11,079 (Anticipated Starting Salary: $6,667.00-$7,500.00 monthly) 
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time 
County:  Sangamon 
Number of Vacancies:  1 
Plan/BU:  Managerial Exclusion 063 

 

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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.

Position ID 132605

Position Overview

The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services is seeking an organized, professional, and results oriented individual to serve as Statewide Administrator for Licensing Hold Removal and Waiver Determination.  Under administrative direction, this position will review and monitor the effectiveness of Licensing operations to ensure compliance with the Child Care Act and licensing standards.  The position will provide expert advice and consultation to regional licensing staff, purchase of service agency staff, program staff, and the Deputy Director regarding the waiver of licensing standards and the placement and removal of holds to promote safe utilization of available resources.  The position will also develop special reports, written summaries, and recommendations designed to affect operational practice and will review and analyze data reports reflecting trends in licensed and unlicensed holds, hold removals, and waivers throughout the state. This position provides a great opportunity for someone who is passionate about children and focused on ensuring that DCFS licensing standards are upheld in an appropriate manner to ensure the safety of children.  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

  1. Develops and implements policies and procedures for the Statewide Administrator of Licensing Hold Removal and Waiver Determination.
  2. Provides expert advice and consultation to regional licensing staff, purchase of service agency staff, program staff, and the Deputy Director regarding the waiver of licensing standards and the placement and removal of holds to promote safe utilization of available resources.
  3. Develops special reports, written summaries, and recommendations designed to affect operational practice.
  4. Coordinates and conducts a variety of special projects
  5. Serves as liaison with various DCFS entities, including the Office of Child and Family Policy (OCFP).
  6. Drives to and attends various meetings and conferences, exercising considerable authority within the assigned area of responsibility in representing the Department.
  7. Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Requires a master’s degree in social work or a related human services field from a recognized college or university.
  2. Requires three years of administrative child welfare experience with an MSW or four years of child welfare administrative experience with a master’s degree in a related human services field.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. 3 years of management experience in a professional business or public agency.
  2. 2 years of experience utilizing SharePoint, Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint in a public or private organization.
  3. 3 years of professional experience coordinating and conducting a variety of special projects in a public or private organization.
  4. 3 years of professional experience conducting program monitoring in a public or private organization.
  5. 3 years of professional experience presenting testimony that articulates the employer’s position for a public or private organization.
  6. Prefers thorough knowledge of social work concepts as evidenced by 3 years of experience as a social work professional in a child welfare or child protection area.

Conditions of Employment

  1. Requires ability to pass a background check.

Work Hours:  M-F 8:30AM-5:00PM 
Work Location: 607 E Adams St Springfield, IL 62701-1634 
Agency Contact: Deneen.Locke@illinois.gov (for questions only)

Job Function: Administration/Management; Social Services 

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.