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800-25-ABUSE
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217-785-4020
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800-232-3798
217-524-2029

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877-746-0829
312-328-2779

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800-572-2390

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866-503-0184
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Chicago Administrative Headquarters
100 West Randolph Street 6-200
Chicago IL 60601
312.814.6800
TTD 312.814.8783

Springfield Administrative Headquarters
406 East Monroe
Springfield IL 62701-1498
217.785.2509
TTD 217.785.6605

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312-814-6847

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  Employment Opportunities  

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Employment Opportunities
Información en Español

Consider a career in child welfare...
and the State of Illinois as your employer

  • The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is the state agency charged with safeguarding the welfare of Illinois children. DCFS is a large, nationally recognized and respected child welfare agency.
  • The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services needs qualified candidates for full-time positions as caseworkers, investigators, attorneys, accountants, supervisors, managers, computer programmers and administrative professionals, bilingual applicants strongly encouraged
  • In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Illinois Human Rights Act, state agencies must ensure that the employment process is accessible to persons with disabilities. Specifically, these laws require that the state provide reasonable accommodations upon request by individuals participating in all steps of the employment process. This includes the initial testing phases of the candidate selection process for state positions as well as the subsequent employment interview process. Any and all accommodation requests by applicants throughout the state employment process should be appropriately reviewed and considered by human resources staff in state hiring agencies. If you need such an accommodation, please contact the DCFS Office of Employee Services.
  • Benefits include: continuing education programs; paid vacation, holidays and sick time; and a retirement/pension program
  • Choose from multiple job titles and statewide office locations
    Click on the map to see our locations 
  • Child and Family Intern (Trainee) positions are available in targeted counties for candidates possessing a human service degree but not the required years of experience
  • Information on employment opportunities, job qualifications and application procedures, as well as the required employment application are available at www.work.illinois.gov

You may find some answers to your Frequently Asked Questions by clicking here


HIRING and APPLICATION PROCESS

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FREQUENTLY FILLED JOB TITLES AND RELATED DEGREES

Click here to see some of the more frequently filled job titles at DCFS (not a reflection of current positions available). For current available vacancies please visit www.work.illinois.gov.

Contact Us:

Individuals interested in employment with the Department of Children and Family Services with questions can contact the Office of Employee Services' Recruitment and Selection Unit for further information at the following:

Email the Office of Employee Services at:
DCFS.Employment@illinois.gov
or
Mailing Address
Office of Employee Services
406 E. Monroe, Sta. 373
Springfield, IL 62701
Phone:(217) 785-2586

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