Child Protection Specialist - Opt SS

State of Illinois - Lake 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 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.

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; requires ability to speak and write 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
Work Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Location:
DCFS Waukegan Office
2133 Belvidere Rd. Waukegan, IL 60085
Supervisor: T. Reyes

SUBMIT BIDS TO:
Lora Busse-Fleck
DCFS Aurora Regional Office
8 E. Galena Blvd
Aurora, IL 60506
Phone: 630.801.3575
Fax: 630.801.3530
Email: Lora.Busse-Fleck@illinois.gov

In addition to filling this position, the Department reserves the right to extend additional employment offers to applicants included on the sub-regional eligible list. The Department will defer assignment of these additional employees to specific work locations within the sub-region.

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:
Option SS - Spanish Speaking

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.