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Child Protection Specialist

Job in IL Illinois - USA
Company: State of Illinois
Contract position
Listed on 2021-02-15
Job specializations:
  • TEFL/ESL
Job Description & How to Apply Below
Description of Duties/Essential Functions Benefits Supplemental Questions

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 to 5:00 PM

Location: Positions available statewide

Salary Range: $4,468 to $6,680 monthly

Anticipated Starting Salary: $4,468 monthly

How to Apply:

This posting is for recruitment purposes and is intended for those currently not employed with DCFS

Interested applicants should submit a current CMS 100 Employment Application and preferably a legible copy of your Official college transcripts to (Please contact us using the "Apply for this Job Posting" box below) Failure to use a current version of the application may result in disqualification.

Applicants should indicate 2 work county choices on their CMS 100 Employment Application

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Less than 1 Year work experience
 
 
 
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