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PERMANENCY SPECIALIST

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Woodstock, IL

Employer:  Illinois Department of Children & Family Services
Category:  Nonprofit - Social Services

Description

We continually strive for a workforce that reflects the growing diversity within the State of Illinois. A variety of employee backgrounds, perspectives, ideas and experiences are crucial to our ability to most effectively serve the public. Bilingual skills welcome

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Sponsorship for Employment

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Disclosure of Salary Information

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Date: Jun 10, 2024

Location:
Woodstock, IL, US, 60098

Job Requisition ID: 38309

DCFS is deeply committed to the welfare and protection of children. Our goal is to protect children by strengthening and supporting families. In every effort, from receiving hotline calls to reaching family reunification or foster care and adoption, children and families are our focus.

Agency : Department of Children and Family Services

Title: Child Welfare Specialist - UMP Title
Closing Date/Time: 06/30/2024
Salary: Anticipated Starting Salary (Effective 7/1/24) $6,005/Month - Full Salary Range $6,005-$8,678/Month
Job Type: Salaried
County: McHenry
Number of Vacancies: 1
Plan/BU: RC063

This position is a union position; therefore, provisions of the relevant collective bargaining agreement/labor contract apply to the filling of this position.

All applicants who want to be considered for this position MUST apply electronically through the illinois.jobs2web.com website. State of Illinois employees should click the link near the top left to apply through the SuccessFactors employee career portal.

Applications submitted via email or any paper manner (mail, fax, hand delivery) will not be considered.

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Posting Identification Number 38309

Position Overview

The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services is seeking an organized, professional, and results oriented individual to serve as Permanency Specialist. Under general supervision, this position will provide professional child welfare casework services to children and families, determining the need and coordinating the placement of children in substitute care facilities. Additionally, the position will conduct interviews with clients and professionals to obtain information for the continued diagnosis of problems and development of treatment plans. This position provides a great opportunity for someone who is passionate about children and interested in playing a role in ensuring the safety and stability of children and youth. DCFS offers a competitive compensation plan, excellent benefits, and a pension program. The ideal candidate for this position will have excellent organizational skills and strong communication skills. We invite you to join our innovative team to help make a positive difference in the lives of the children and families of Illinois.

Job Responsibilities

1. Provides experienced professional casework services to children and families.

2. Works with intact families and children in home and/or substitute care.

3. Conducts interviews with clients and professionals to obtain information for the continued diagnosis of problems and development of treatment plans.

4. Transports clients when taking protective custody, when placing them in substitute care, and when changing placement location.

5. Prepares and maintains case documentation for planning, implementing, and evaluating services.

6. Participates in case staffings to facilitate case transfer and participates in multi-disciplinary diagnostic and technical staff conferences to assess needed services.

7. Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Preferably requires a master's degree in social work.

OR

A master's degree in a related human service field, supplemented by one year of directly related professional casework/case management experience.

OR

A bachelor's degree in social work and one year of directly related professional casework/case management experience.

OR

A bachelor's degree in a related human service field and two years of directly related professional casework/case management experience.

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. The directly related professional casework/case management experience must be related to family preservation, family reunification, adoption, youth development, counseling, and advocacy services or a related field

Conditions of Employment

  • Requires a valid driver's license, daily access to an automobile, and proof of vehicle insurance
  • Requires ability to pass a background check
  • Requires physical, visual and auditory ability to carry out assigned duties
  • Requires ability to work in a 24 hour on call capacity


  • Work Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
    Work Location: 113 Newell St, Woodstock, Illinois, 60098

    Supervisor: Samantha Becker

    Agency Contact:

    Deneen Locke

    Email: Deneen.Locke@illinois.gov (For Questions Only)

    Posting Group: Social Services

    This title is within the Upward Mobility Program. General Program information can be found by clicking on the Upward Mobility Program link or for specific title information at UMP Title Descriptions . There are three categories of UMP titles: 1) certificate titles which require passing a written proficiency exam; 2) credential titles which require the possession of a specified college degree and/or licensure; and 3) dual titles for which a certificate may be earned by following either the certificate or credential pathway.

    This position [DOES/DOES NOT] contain "Specialized Skills" (as that term is used in CBAs).

    APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

    Use the "Apply" button at the top right or bottom right of this posting to begin the application process.

    If you are not already signed in, you will be prompted to do so.

    State employees should sign in to the career portal for State of Illinois employees - a link is available at the top left of the Illinois.jobs2web.com homepage in the blue ribbon.

    Non-State employees should log in on the using the "View Profile" link in the top right of the Illinois.jobs2web.com homepage in the blue ribbon. If you have never before signed in, you will be prompted to create an account.

    If you have questions about how to apply, please see the following resources:

    State employees: Log in to the career portal for State employees and review the Internal Candidate Application Job Aid

    Non-State employees: on Illinois.jobs2web.com - click "Application Procedures" in the footer of every page of the website.

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