Child Welfare Specialist (Upward Mobility Target Title)

State of Illinois - Madison County, IL3.9

Full-time
Under general supervision, provides experienced professional casework services to children and families; determines the need and coordinates the placement of children in substitute care facilities; establishes goals for children and parents; coordinates the development of a comprehensive, family-centered, culturally relevant assessment of children and families; works with intact families and children in home and/or substitute care; conducts interviews with clients and professionals to obtain information for the continued diagnosis of problems and development of treatment plans; counsels on available concrete and supportive services and available therapeutic services and provides same; implements service plans with families; prepares and maintains case documentation for planning, implementing, and evaluating services; on a rotating basis, assigned to 24 hour "on call" duty in addition to normal assignments, to ensure that services are provided as mandated by statute and policy.
Minimum Requirements: Preferably requires a master's degree in social work; or a master's degree in a related human service field, supplemented by one year of directly related professional casework/case management experience; or requires a bachelor's degree in social work and one year of directly related professional casework/case management experience; or requires a bachelor's degree in a related human service field and two years of directly related professional casework/case management experience; requires possession of a valid driver's license, daily access to an automobile, and proof of vehicle insurance; requires physical, visual and auditory ability to carry out assigned duties; requires ability to serve on 24 hour "on call" duty. The college or university issuing a bachelor's or master's degree must be accredited, and the degree program in social work must be approved by the Council on Social Work Education. The directly related professional casework/case management experience must be related to family preservation, family reunification, adoption, youth development, counseling, and advocacy services or a related field.
Work Hours & Location/Agency Contact: Agency and Location:Department of Children and Family Services
Granite City Field Office
19256 Madison Avenue
Granite City, IL 62040

Supervisor: Nancy Dodson

Work Hours: Monday thru Friday, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Contact Person: Brenda Hart
DCFS Southern Region Personnel Liaison
10 Collinsville Ave, Room 301
East St. Louis, IL 62201
Phone: 618-583-2135
Fax: 618-583-2059
Email: Brenda.Hart@Illinois.gov

NON-STATE EMPLOYEES: DO NOT APPLY DIRECTLY TO THIS AGENCY.
PLEASE SEE INFORMATION BELOW FOR INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO APPLY. For more information, please refer to the Work4Illinois website at Work.Illinois.Gov and select 'Application Procedures'. Additional information may also be obtained from the Agency Contact.

CURRENT STATE EMPLOYEES: Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form and new version of the CMS 100 Employment Application (version dated 10/2014) to the Agency Contact address listed above. If bidding on a promotion, applicant must be deemed qualified or have submitted a promotional application (CMS 100B) to CMS to receive a qualifying promotional grade PRIOR to the closing of the posting period. A separate Bid form and Application is required for each Posting/Bid ID or your bid will be rejected. Bid Forms and Applications can be mailed to the Contact Person's address above, faxed to 618-583-2059, or scanned to the contact's email address listed above.

FORMER STATE EMPLOYEES: Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form and new version of the CMS 100 Employment Application (version dated 10/2014) to the Agency Contact address listed above. A separate Bid form and Application is required for each Posting/Bid ID or your bid will be rejected.

If you are unsure how to fill out the CMS-100 please view this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TlyeRsIHl4&feature=youtu.be

ALL BIDS MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN 5:00 PM LAST DAY OF POSTING.

  • In addition to filling this position, the Department reserves the right to extend additional employment offers to applicants included on the sub-regional eligible list. The Department will defer assignment of these additional employees to specific work locations within the sub-region.*
How to Apply: CURRENT STATE EMPLOYEES SEEKING A PROMOTION MUST: (1) POSSESS A CMS PROMOTIONAL "A" GRADE FOR THE TITLE OR (2) APPLY FOR A PROMOTIONAL GRADE BY SUBMITTING YOUR CMS 100 B TO THE DEPARTMENT OF CENTRAL MANAGEMENT SERVICES DURING THE POSTING PERIOD. IF BIDDING ON A VACANCY IN A DIFFERENT TITLE (LATERAL OR VOLUNTARY REDUCTION), YOU MUST PRE-QUALIFY FOR THAT TITLE BY SUBMITTING A CMS-100 EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION WITH YOUR BID FORM TO THE CONTACT PERSON OR YOUR BID WILL BE REJECTED.

IF YOU ARE NOT A CURRENT STATE EMPLOYEE, OR HAVE NEVER HELD CERTIFIED STATUS WITH THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW FOR
INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO APPLY.

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This position may require a current grade from Central Management Services (CMS), Division of Examining and Counseling, to be deemed qualified and available for employment consideration. For more information, please refer to the Work4Illinois website at Work.Illinois.Gov and select 'Application Procedures'. Additional information may also be obtained from the Agency Contact listed above or by contacting CMS, Division of Examining and Counseling at Work4Illinois@Illinois.gov or (217) 782-7100, (217) 785-3979 (TDD/TTY), (800) 526-0844 (TTY Only).

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NOTE: Salary amounts shown are only to be used as a guide; actual salary will be determined at the time of hire based on current salary plans and/or collective bargaining agreements, if applicable.