Child Protection Specialist: Investigator SS

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

Job Description


Deerfield, IL, US, 60015

Job Requisition ID:  31370

Agency :  Department of Children and Family Services 
Closing Date/Time: 10/13/2023 
Salary:   $5,456.00-$8,140.00-Anticipated Starting Salary: $5,901.00/mo.  
Job Type:   Salaried Full Time  
County:   Cook  
Number of Vacancies:   10  
Plan/BU:   RC062  


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 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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Position Overview

The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services is seeking an organized, professional, and results oriented individual to serve as Deferred Assignment Child Protection Investigator.  Under direction, this position will receive and investigate reports of alleged child abuse/neglect within mandated time limits.  The position assesses the immediate safety of children and initiates appropriate levels of child protection needed, while utilizing Spanish speaking skills in the performance of duties.  This position provides a great opportunity for someone who is passionate about children and interested in playing a role in ensuring the safety 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. Serves as Deferred Assignment Child Protection Investigator.
  2. Prepares investigation reports for assessing validity of reports of allegations.
  3. Selects, summarizes, and presents case material for transfer to permanency caseworker or community agencies.
  4. Translates and interprets, both orally and in writing, for Spanish speaking clients regarding services available and the proper completion of forms
  5. Determines the need for and coordinates the placement of children in substitute care facilities.
  6. Attends multi-disciplinary diagnostic and technical staff conferences to assess needed services.
  7. Transports clients when taking protective custody, when placing them in substitute care, and when changing placement location.
  8. Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.
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Job Posting: 11296023

Posted On: Sep 19, 2023

Updated On: Oct 13, 2023

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