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Child Protection Specialist State of Illinois - Champaign County, IL


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Under direction of the team supervisor, receives and investigates reports of physical and sexual abuse and neglect reported by mandated and other sources; assesses immediate safety and risk factors of involved children and takes necessary protection action; makes recommendations about investigative findings; implements short-term services, including concrete services directly or through family advocates; 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 and two years of directly related professional experience; or requires a master’s degree in a related human service field, in criminal justice, criminal justice administration, or law enforcement and two years of directly related professional experience; or requires a bachelor’s degree in social work and four years of directly related professional experience; or requires a bachelor’s degree in a related human service field, in criminal justice, criminal justice administration, or law enforcement and four years of directly related professional 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; requires ability to serve on 24 hour “on call” duty. 

Directly related professional experience includes casework/case management experience related to family preservation or family reunification, adoption, youth development, counseling, and advocacy services or a related field. The college or university issuing a degree must be accredited, and the degree program in social work must be approved by the Council on Social Work Education. 
Work Hours & Location/Agency Contact: Work Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM 
Location: DCFS Urbana Office 
508 S Race St 
Urbana, IL 

SUBMIT INTEREST TO:
Patty Gideonsen 
5415 N University Ave 
Suite 103 
Peoria, IL 61614 
Fax: 309-693-5316 

How to Apply:
FOR EXTERNAL CANDIDATES ONLY (NON-DCFS). 

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). 

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