Child Welfare Specialist

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

Job Description


Harvey, IL, US, 60426

Job Requisition ID:  27050

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: 06/14/2023 
Salary:   $4,982.00-$7,369.00-Anticipated Starting Salary: $4,982.00/Month  
Job Type:   Salaried Full Time  
County:   Cook  
Number of Vacancies:   2  

The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services is seeking an organized, professional, and results oriented individual to serve as Intact Services Specialist.  Under general supervision, this position will provide experienced, short term, intense child welfare casework services to intact families in high risk categories.  The position will review and evaluate safety and risk factors impacting child safety so that children may remain at home, avoiding separation and/or placement.  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.

Minimum Qualifications

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


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


3. Requires a bachelor’s degree in social work and one year of directly related professional casework/case management experience. 


4. Requires 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. 


This class is included as an Upward Mobility Program credential title.

Conditions of Employment
  1. Requires possession of a valid driver's license, daily access to an automobile, and proof of vehicle insurance.
  2. Requires ability to pass a background check.
  3. Requires physical, visual and auditory ability to carry out assigned duties.

Work Hours:  M-F 8:30 am- 5:00pm  
Work Location: 15115 Dixie Hwy Harvey, IL 60426-1423  

Supervisor: MANNIE,PAMELA 

Agency Contact: 

Name: Brandi Lake

Email:  (Questions only)

Phone #: 312-814-1222

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Job Posting: 10980806

Posted On: Jun 02, 2023

Updated On: Jun 14, 2023

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