Child Welfare Specialist (Upward Mobility Target Title)

State Of Illinois Aurora , IL 60506

Posted 2 days ago

Description of Duties/Essential Functions Benefits Supplemental Questions

Under general supervision, provides experienced professional casework services to children and families; determines the need and coordinates the placement of children in substitute care facilities; establishes goals for children and parents; coordinates the development of a comprehensive, family-centered, culturally relevant assessment of children and families; works with intact families and children in home and/or substitute care; conducts interviews with clients and professionals to obtain information for the continued diagnosis of problems and development of treatment plans; counsels on available concrete and supportive services and available therapeutic services and provides same; implements service plans with families; prepares and maintains case documentation for planning, implementing, and evaluating services; on a rotating basis, assigned to 24 hour "on call" duty in addition to normal assignments, to ensure that services are provided as mandated by statute and policy.

Minimum Requirements:
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 requires a bachelor's degree in social work and one year of directly related professional casework/case management experience; or requires a bachelor's degree in a related human service field and two years of directly related professional casework/case management 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.

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.

Work Hours & Location/Agency Contact:Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:00pm

Aurora Field Office
8 E. Galena Blvd, Aurora IL 60506

Supervisor: P. Thomas

Agency Contact:

Lora Busse-Fleck

Northern Regional Office
8 E. Galena Blvd, Aurora, IL 60506

Phone: 630-801-3575

Fax: 630-801-3530

Email: Lora.Busse-Fleck@illinois.gov

How to Apply:SUBMIT NOTICE OF INTEREST IN VACANCY FORM AND/OR APPLICATION TO CONTACT AS LISTED ABOVE. CURRENT STATE EMPLOYEES SEEKING A PROMOTION MUST ALSO: (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 Welfare Specialist:

Class Specification

Additional Title and Exam Information

These documents are in PDF format and can be viewed using Adobe Reader.

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.


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Child Welfare Specialist (Upward Mobility Target Title)

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