- Entry level
- No Education
- Salary to negotiate
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.
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
Anticipated Starting Salary: $52,824/year
Current bargaining unit employees: CBA language applies
Full Bargaining Unit Range: $52,824 - $78,972/year
Working Hour: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Location:Wood River Field Office
1407 Vaughn Rd
Wood River, IL 62095
Please submit the required documents to:
Contact Person: Brenda Hart
DCFS Southern Region Personnel Liaison
10 Collinsville Ave, Room 301
East St. Louis, IL 62201
ALL REQUIRED BID DOCUMENTS MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN 5:00PM LAST DAY OF POSTING.
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 submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form, and a CMS 100B Promotional Application. If bidding on a vacancy in a different title, or a management position, you must submit a CMS 100 Employment Application in addition to the Official Position Vacancy Bid Form, and a legible copy of your Official college transcripts. Please send all bid information to above-noted contact person. ALL DOCUMENTS MAY BE SCANNED
NON-STATE EMPLOYEES andFORMER STATE EMPLOYEES:Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form,a new version of the CMS 100 Employment Application (version dated 07/2019), and a legible copy of your Official college transcriptsto the Agency Contact address listed above.A separate Bid form and Application is required for each Posting/Bid ID or your bid will be rejected. ALL DOCUMENTS MAY BE SCANNED
Failure to comply may result in the applicant's ineligibility.
If you are unsure how to fill out the CMS-100 please view this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TlyeRsIHl4&feature=youtu.be
Additional Documentation for Child Protection Specialist:
Additional Title and Exam Information
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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.