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

Job Description


East St Louis, IL, US, 62201

Job Requisition ID:  37156

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 Staff Development Coordinator IV (Learning & Professional Development Trainer) - East St Louis
Closing Date/Time: 06/07/2024 
Salary:   Anticipated Starting Salary $6,583/month; Full Range $6,583 - $9,929/month  
Job Type:   Salaried 
County:   St. Clair  
Number of Vacancies:   1  
Plan/BU: RC062   

REQ #: 37156

PUC: 90682110


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.

Position Overview

The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services is seeking an organized, professional, and energetic individual to serve as Learning and Professional Development Trainer.  Subject to administrative approval, this position will plan, conduct, facilitate, and manage highly specialized statewide/regional child welfare training courses and workshops consistent with performance-based training and quality improvement strategies relevant to the Agency’s program and performance goals and outcomes for child safety, well-being, and permanency.  The position will also provide on-going support to assigned statewide/regional staff in the development of child welfare services training curricula and annual training plans, utilizing a performance analysis process.  This position provides a great opportunity for someone who is passionate about children and interested in working to ensure child welfare professionals receive the best possible training to enable them to do their jobs effectively.  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 capabilities.  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 Learning and Professional Development Trainer for Southern Region

2.  Initiates and makes recommendations for staff development and training policies, regulations, and procedures

3.  On a statewide level, plans, prepares, and coordinates staff conferences, seminars, etc.

4.  Coordinates, coaches, and supports assigned statewide central office and regional staff in the technical and professional aspects of their job performance for the purpose of staff development and remediation

5.  Attends and provides input into work groups concerning policy, procedures, curriculum, and special projects

6.  Analyzes data on the performance of Department training programs and initiatives and prepares qualitative reports

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

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Job Posting: 11926052

Posted On: May 24, 2024

Updated On: Jun 07, 2024

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