Child Protection Specialist

State of Illinois - Cook County, IL3.8

Full-time
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Description of Duties/Essential Functions
Under direction of the team supervisor, receives and investigates reports of physical and sexual abuse and neglect reported by mandated and other sources involving allegations of the most serious harm such as sexual abuse and/or severe physical abuse; assesses immediate safety and risk factors of involved children and takes necessary protection action; makes recommendations about investigative findings; implements short-term services including concrete services directly or through family advocates; 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 and two years of directly related professional experience; or requires a master'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; or requires a bachelor's degree in social work and four years 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 four 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.

Directly related professional experience includes casework/case management experience related to family preservation or family reunification, adoption, youth development, counseling, and advocacy services or a related field. The college or university issuing a 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 Days & hours:
Monday - Friday
8:30am to 5:00pm

Work Location:
DCFS-6B0103
1755 Lake Cook Rd
Deerfield, IL 60015
Supervisor: D. Anderson-Perry

SUBMIT BIDS TO:
Tracey Hardrick, Personnel Liaison
Bureau of Operations - Cook
2020 W. Roosevelt, 2nd Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60608
Phone: 312/814-3775
Fax:312/814-1224
Email: Tracey.Hardrick@illinois.gov

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 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 to the contact person or your bid will be rejected.

Click Here for Applicant Information and Grading Procedures
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).

Additional Documentation for Child Protection Specialist:
Class Specification (Download PDF reader)
Additional Title and Exam Information (Download PDF reader)

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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.