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Job Title:

Child Welfare Specialist

Job Post ID:



State of Illinois

Posted Until:



Depends on Qualifications




All Shift


Full Time



Job Description:

Under general supervision, provides experienced professional casework services to children and families; determines the need and coordinates the placement of children in substitute care facilities; establishes goals for children and parents; coordinates the development of a comprehensive, family-centered, culturally relevant assessment of children and families; works with intact families and children in home and/or substitute care; conducts interviews with clients and professionals to obtain information for the continued diagnosis of problems and development of treatment plans; counsels on available concrete and supportive services and available therapeutic services and provides same; implements service plans with families; prepares and maintains case documentation for planning, implementing, and evaluating services; 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.

Job Requirements:

Preferably requires a master's degree in social work; or a master's degree in a related human service field, supplemented by one year of directly related professional casework/case management experience; or requires a bachelor's degree in social work and one year of directly related professional casework/case management experience; or requires a bachelor's degree in a related human service field and two years of directly related professional casework/case management 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.

The college or university issuing a bachelor's or master's degree must be accredited, and the degree program in social work must be approved by the Council on Social Work Education. The directly related professional casework/case management experience must be related to family preservation, family reunification, adoption, youth development, counseling, and advocacy services or a related field.


State of Illinois employees may be eligible for a variety of benefits associated with their employment. From a comprehensive health and dental insurance program, to vacation and sick leave days and a generous retirement plan, the State of Illinois offers a competitive benefits program for state employees. To learn more about the benefits of state employment, please explore the links below:

Healthcare Benefits:
The State offers its employees a comprehensive health and dental program along with a wide array of supplemental insurance programs. Illinois has long been committed to providing employees with the best possible insurance benefits at the greatest possible value.

Retirement Benefits:
In addition to health and dental insurance programs, state employees are offered a generous pension program with options that can be tailored to meet employees' needs.

Workplace Benefits:
State employees may also be eligible for other benefits such as holidays, annual leave and sick leave.

Visit our Illinois Benefits website to see a more detailed summary of other benefits which are available to state employees.

Note: The above benefits are available to most state employees with the exception of those in temporary positions. Employees in temporary, part-time and student worker positions may be eligible for all, some or none of these benefits.

Company Information

Work Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: Positions available statewide
Salary Range: $4,468 to $6,680 monthly
Anticipated Starting Salary: $4,468 monthly

Application Instructions:

This posting is for recruitment purposes and is intended for those currently not employed with DCFS

Interested applicants should submit a CMS 100 Employment Application (version dated 07/2019), and preferably a legible copy of your Official college transcripts to