Description of Duties/Essential Functions
Under direction of the team supervisor, receives and investigates reports of child abuse and neglect within mandated time limits; assesses immediate safety of children and initiates appropriate levels of protection needed; conducts home evaluations, observing family situations relating to allegations of abuse and neglect; interviews clients and professionals to obtain information for the purposes of making a finding and determining protection and service needs; conducts service assessments; on a rotating basis, assigned to 24 hour "on call" duty in addition to normal assignments; prepares investigation reports; selects, summarizes, and presents case material for transfer to permanency caseworker or community agencies; determines the need for and coordinates the placement of children in substitute care facilities; translates and interprets both orally and in writing, for Spanish Speaking clients.
Preferably requires a master's degree in social work; or requires a master's degree in a related human service field, in criminal justice, criminal justice administration, or law enforcement and one year of directly related professional experience; or requires a bachelor's degree in social work and one year of directly related professional experience; or requires a bachelor's degree in a related human service field, in criminal justice, criminal justice administration, or law enforcement and two years of directly related professional 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; requires ability to speak and write in Spanish at a colloquial skill level.
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.
Work Hours & Location/Agency Contact
Anticipated Starting Salary: $4402/Month
Current bargaining unit employees: CBA language applies
Full Bargaining Unit Range: $4402 - $ 6581/Month
Working Hour: Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: 15115 S Dixie Hwy., Harvey Il 60426
pervisor: S. Richardson
Please submit the required documents to:
Contact Person: Tracey Hardrick
2020 W . Roosevelt Rd., Chicago Il 60608
Email: Tracey.Hardrick@Illinois.Gov (preferred)
ALL REQUIRED BID DOCUMENTS 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 eligible list. The Department will defer assignment of these additional employees to specific work locations within the county.
How to Apply
CURRENT STATE EMPLOYEES: Seeking a promotion must submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form (Download PDF reader), and a CMS 100B Promotional Application (Download PDF reader). If bidding on a vacancy in a different title, or a management position, you must submit a CMS 100 Employment Application (Download PDF reader) in addition to the Official Position Vacancy Bid Form (Download PDF reader), and a legible copy of your Official college transcripts. Please send all bid information to above-noted contact person. ALL DOCUMENTS MAY BE SCANNED
NON-STATE EMPLOYEES and FORMER STATE EMPLOYEES: Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form (Download PDF reader), a new version of the CMS 100 Employment Application (Download PDF reader) (version dated 07/2019), and a legible copy of your Official college transcripts 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. ALL DOCUMENTS MAY BE SCANNED
If this title/option requires a CMS exam, you will need to complete this prior to the closing of the posting.
Failure to comply may result in the applicant's ineligibility.
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
Additional Documentation for Child Protection Specialist:
Class Specification (Download PDF reader)
Additional Title and Exam Information (Download PDF reader)
These documents are in PDF format and can be viewed using Adobe Reader.
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.