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Illinois Department of Children & Family Services Intact Services Specialist in Peoria, Illinois

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Peoria, IL, US, 61603

Job Requisition ID:[39369]{lang="en-US" careersite-propertyid="customfield2"}

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

Position Title:Child Welfare Specialist(Upward Mobility Program)-Peoria\ Closing Date/Time:07/18/2024\ Salary:Anticipated Starting Salary \$6,005/month (Full Range \$6,005-\$8,678/month)\ Job Type:Salaried\ County:Peoria\ Number of Vacancies:1\ Plan/BU:RC063


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 positionMUSTapply electronically through{target="blank" rel="noopener"}website. State of Illinois employees should click the link near the top left to apply through theSuccessFactors{target="blank" rel="noopener"}employee career portal.

Applications submitted via email or any paper manner (mail, fax, hand delivery) will not be considered.

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REQ# 39369

Position Overview

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.

Job Responsibilities

1.Serves as Intact Services Specialist

2.Provides follow up to parents and families to ensure appropriate linkages have been made with service providers

3.Provides immediate oversight to families who are requesting non-investigatory prevention services and provides referral services to neighborhood/community resources

4.Prepares and maintains case documentation for planning, implementing, and evaluating services; prepares statistical and narrative reports

5.Works with other Departmental units to facilitate positive outcomes and provision of services for non-child abuse/neglect matters, including prevention services, dependencies, court supervision, runaways, etc.

6.Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated a bove