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.
Minimum Requirements: 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.
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: Work Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: 6201 S. Emerald, Chicago Il 60621
Supervisor: J. Jones
Agency Contact: Tracey Hardrick, Personnel Liaison
Bureau of Operations - Cook
2020 W Roosevelt, 2nd Fl
Chicago, Il 60608
Phone: 312-814-3775 Fax: 312-814-1224 Email: Tracey.Hardrick@illinois.gov
How to Apply: Employees seeking promotion must: (1) possess a valid cms promotional grade for the title or (2) apply for a promotional grade by submitting your CMS-100B 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 or your bid will be rejected.
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.
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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.