Child Protection Specialist

State of Illinois - Cook County, IL

Full-time
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.
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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 Days& hours:
Monday - Friday
8:30am to 5:00pm

Work Location:
DCFS-6D0405
15115 Dixie Hwy
Harvey, IL 60426
Supervisor: C. Robinson

SUBMIT BIDS TO:
Tracey Hardrick, Personnel Liaison
Bureau of Operations - Cook
2020 West Roosevelt Rd, 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.

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.