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; 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; assigned to 24 hour "on call" duty, as necessary, 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 2 years of directly related professional experience; or requires a Master's Degree in a related human services field and 2 years of directly related professional experience; or
requires a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work and 4 years of directly related
professional experience; or requires a Bachelor's Degree in a related human
services field and 4 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.

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. The related human service degree refers to social work, psychology, psychiatric nursing, psychiatry, mental health counseling, rehabilitation counseling, pastoral counseling, marriage and family therapy, and human services.

Work Hours & Location/Agency Contact

Work Days & hours:
Monday - Friday
8:30am to 5:00pm

Work Location:
DCFS-6C0271
1026 S. Damen
Chicago, IL 60608
Supervisor: C. McFall

SUBMIT BIDS TO:
Tracey Hardrick, Personnel Liaison
Bureau of Operations - Cook
2020 W Roosevelt Rd, 2nd Fl
Chicago, Illinois 60608
Phone: 312/814-1222
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.

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.

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.