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Illinois Department of Children & Family Services PERMANENCY SPECIALIST in Sterling, Illinois

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Sterling, IL, US, 61081

Job Requisition ID:[38278]{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

Job Title:Child Welfare Specialist- UMP Title\ Closing Date/Time:06/30/2024\ Salary:Anticipated Starting Salary (Effective 7/1/24) \$6,005/Month - Full Salary Range \$6,005-\$8,678/Month\ Job Type:Salaried\ County:Whiteside\ Number of Vacancies:3\ 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.

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Posting Identification Number38278

Position Overview

The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services is seeking an organized, professional, and results oriented individual to serve as Permanency Specialist. Under general supervision, this position will provide professional child welfare casework services to children and families, determining the need and coordinating the placement of children in substitute care facilities. Additionally, the position will conduct interviews with clients and professionals to obtain information for the continued diagnosis of problems and development of treatment plans.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.Provides experienced professional casework services to children and families.

2.Works with intact families and children in home and/or substitute care.

3.Conducts interviews with clients and professionals to obtain information for the continued diagnosis of problems and development of treatment plans.

4. Transports clients when taking protective custody, when placing them in substitute care, and when changing placement location.

5. Prepares and maintains case documentation for planning, implementing, and evaluating services.

6. Participates in case staffings to facilitate case transfer and participates in multi-disciplinary diagnostic and technical staff conferences to assess needed services.

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