Child Protection Specialist (Spanish Speaking)

Illinois Department of Children & Family Services

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Sterling, IL, US, 61081

Job Requisition ID:[32192]{lang=”en-US”

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

Agency:Department of Children and Family Services

Closing Date/Time:11/17/2023
Salary:$5,456.00 – $8,140/Month – Anticipated Starting Salary
Job Type:Salaried Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1

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

Posting Identification Number-815380


## Position Overview

The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services is seeking an
organized, professional, and results oriented individual to serve as
Deferred Assignment 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, while utilizing Spanish speaking skills in the
performance of duties. 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 Deferred Assignment Child Protection Investigator.
2. Prepares investigation reports for assessing validity of reports of
3. Selects, summarizes, and presents case material for transfer to
permanency caseworker or community agencies.
4. Translates and interprets, both orally and in writing, for Spanish
speaking clients regarding services available and the proper
completion of forms
5. Determines the need for and coordinates the placement of children in
substitute care facilities.
6. Attends multi-disciplinary diagnostic and technical staff
conferences to assess needed services.
7. Transports clients when taking protective custody, when placing them
in substitute care, and when changing placement location.
8. Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably
within the scope of the duties enumerated above.