Commonly Hired Titles at the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services

Direct Service Titles:
Child Welfare Specialist
CMS Personnel Title: Child Welfare Specialist
Typical Duties and Responsibilities: Performs a variety of casework intervention and case management functions related to the welfare of families and children who are in foster care or have remained home (intact families). Duties are performed in an independent manner. Problem cases are referred to the M.S.W. qualified supervisor or Child Welfare Advanced Specialist for assistance and technical oversight. Cases in this class cover the entire spectrum of difficulty, from routine through complex
Employment and Experiential Requirements: Preferably 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 experience.** Requires a bachelor’s degree in socialwork with one year of directly related professional experience, or a bachelor’s degree in a related human service field with two years of directly related professional experience**
Monthly Salary Range: $5,563- $7,741
Selection Process: Candidates from CMS eligibility list are invited for interviews when vacancies in the county occur and after bargaining unit rights have been exhausted.

* Related human services degree refers to psychology, psychiatric nursing, psychiatry, pastoral counseling, Sociology, Social Services, Social Science, Public Administration, Pastoral Care, Master of Divinity, Human Service Administration, Human Development Counseling, Home Economics – Child and Family Service, Guidance and Counseling, Early Childhood Development, Child, Family and Community Services and Human Services.

** Related professional experience refers to casework/case management experience related to families and/or children, reunification, adoption, youth development, counseling and advocacy services.
Child Protection Specialist
CMS Personnel Title: Child Protection Specialist
Typical Duties and Responsibilities: Completes journeyman level child abuse and neglect investigations to include interviews, home and family assessments, preparation of documentation, court preparation and testimony
Employment and Experiential Requirements: Prefer a master's degree in Social Work or in a related human service field* and two years of directly related professional experience** or Requires a bachelor's degree in social work or related human service field *and four years of directly related professional experience**
Monthly Salary Range: $5,563- $7,741
Selection Process: Candidates from CMS eligibility list are invited for interviews when vacancies in the county occur and after bargaining unit rights have been exhausted.

* Related human services degree refers to psychology, psychiatric nursing, psychiatry, pastoral counseling, Sociology, Social Services, Social Science, Public Administration, Pastoral Care, Master of Divinity, Human Service Administration, Human Development Counseling, Home Economics – Child and Family Service, Guidance and Counseling, Early Childhood Development, Child, Family and Community Services and Human Services.

** Related professional experience refers to casework/case management experience related to families and/or children, reunification, adoption, youth development, counseling and advocacy services.
Children and Family Service Intern - Option I
CMS Personnel Title: Children and Family Services Intern Option - I
Typical Duties and Responsibilities: Serves children in foster care and their families and children who have remained home (intact families)
Employment and Experiential Requirements: FOR CWS target title requires a bachelor's degree preferably with major coursework in public administration, social work, psychology, counseling, education or special education, or a related field. FOR CPS target title same degree requirements as CWS, but must be supplemented by one year of directly related professional experience
Monthly Salary Range: $3,490 – $4,547
Selection Process: Application should be filed with the personnel liaison for the area in which you are interested
Children and Family Service Intern - Option II
CMS Personnel Title: Children and Family Services Intern Option - II
Typical Duties and Responsibilities: Serves children in foster care and their families and children who have remained home (intact families)
Employment and Experiential Requirements: Requires a master's degree in public administration,  political science or a related field; or a master's degree in social work, psychology, counseling, education or special education, or a related human service area.
Monthly Salary Range: $3,926 – $5,277
Selection Process: Application should be filed with the personnel liaison for the area in which you are interested
Day Care Licensing Representative II
CMS Personnel Title: Day Care Licensing Representative II
Typical Duties and Responsibilities:Performs responsible licensing, monitoring investigative and enforcement functions in the day care licensing program as formulated by the agency.
Employment and Experiential Requirements: Requires a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in early childhood education or child development. Requires two years professional experience in early childhood, day care center, kindergarten, or a day care licensing program.
Monthly Salary Range: $4,532– $6,201
Selection Process: Candidates from CMS eligibility list are invited for interviews when vacancies in the county occur and after bargaining unit rights have been exhausted.
Public Service Administrator Opt. 6.
CMS Personnel Title: Public Service Administrator Opt. 6.
Typical Duties and Responsibilities:Direct Service Supervisor.
Employment and Experiential Requirements: Requires a master's degree in social work or related degree-supplemented with three years of experience in social welfare services
Monthly Salary Range: $6,360 – $8,925
Selection Process: Candidates from CMS eligibility list are invited for interviews when vacancies in the county occur and after bargaining unit rights have been exhausted.

Non Direct Service Positions:
Office Associate, Opt. 2
CMS Personnel Title:Office Associate, Opt. 2
Typical Duties and Responsibilities:Performs a variety of complex, specialized clerical information and assistance, typing, record processing, and secretarial and general office support functions
Employment and Experiential Requirements: Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to completion of high school and two years of office experience.
Monthly Salary Range: $3,009 – $3,830
Selection Process: Candidates from CMS eligibility list are invited for interviews when vacancies in the county occur and after bargaining unit rights have been exhausted.
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