Area Administrator

at Illinois Department of Children & Family Services in Springfield, Illinois, United States

Job Description


Chicago, IL, US, 60608

Job Requisition ID:  25064

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

Closing Date/Time: 06/15/2023

Salary: $4,295.00 - $13,760.00/Month(Anticipated Starting Salary Range: $8751.00 - $11,376 Monthly)

Job Type: Salaried Full Time

County: Cook

Number of Vacancies: 1

  The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services is seeking an organized, professional, and results oriented individual to serve as Area Administrator of Child Protection Services.  Subject to management approval, this position will oversee Investigations Team Supervisors who are responsible for investigations of allegations of child abuse and neglect.  The position provides input into regional planning activities for child protection and child welfare and coordinates community and field office support with its counterparts in the Permanency and Intact Family Services areas.  This position provides a great opportunity for someone who is passionate about children and interested in being a leader in the administration of child protection services.  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 leadership 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.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Requires an MSW or master’s degree in a related human services field, in business administration, or a juris doctorate.

2. Requires four years of administrative child welfare experience with an MSW or five years of administrative child welfare experience with a master’s degree in a related human services field, in business administration, or a juris doctorate.

Preferred Qualifications (In Order of Significance)

1. 5 years of experience managing or conducting child protection investigations.

2. 3 years of experience supervising professional staff.

3. Professional experience in the oversight of a large program with multiple sites or multiple teams subordinates professional staff.

4. Professional experience conducting quality review of team functioning.

5. Professional experience in the development and implementations of policies and procedures.

6.. Professional experience conducting planning activities for a social work program on a regional or statewide basis in a management capacity.

7. Professional experience conducting community outreach as a representative of a public or business organization.


Conditions of Employment

1. Requires the ability to pass a background check.

2. Requires possession of a valid driver’s license and ability to travel.

Work Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30AM - 5:00PM

Work Location: 1240 S Damen Ave Chicago, IL 60608-1122

Supervisor: Joyce Hall

Agency Contact: Tracey Hardrick

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Job Posting: 10980501

Posted On: Jun 02, 2023

Updated On: Jul 15, 2023

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