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Illinois Department of Children & Family Services Child Protection Investigator in Urbana, Illinois

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Urbana, IL, US, 61801

Job Requisition ID:[38463]{lang="en-US" careersite-propertyid="customfield2"}

Agency:Department of Children and Family Services

Working Title:Child Protection Specialist - Urbana\ Closing Date/Time:06/24/2024\ Salary:Anticipated Starting Salary (Effective 7/1/24) Step 1 \$6,291 a month; Full Range \$6,005 - \$8,678\ Job Type:Salaried\ County:Champaign\ Number of Vacancies:1\ Plan/BU:RC062

REQ#: 38463

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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Position Overview

The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services is seeking an organized, professional, and results oriented individual to serve as 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. 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 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. Determines the need for and coordinates the placement of children in substitute care facilities

5.Attends multi-disciplinary diagnostic and technical staff conferences to assess needed services

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

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