SEXUAL ABUSE INVESTIGATIONS TEAM Job at State of Illinois, Chicago, IL

  • State of Illinois
  • Chicago, IL

Job Description

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 focus.


 Agency : Department of Children and Family Services 

Job Title: Public Service Administrator Opt. 6 - CAC
Closing Date/Time: 07/15/2024 
Salary:  Anticipated Starting Salary (Effective 7/1/24) $7,966 monthly; Full Range $7,966 - $11,759 monthly
Job Type: Salaried 
County:  Cook
Number of Vacancies: 1
Plan/BU:  RC063


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 position MUST apply electronically through the website. State of Illinois employees should click the link near the top left to apply through the SuccessFactors employee career portal.

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



Posting Identification Number 38335  

Position Overview

The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services is seeking an organized, professional, and energetic individual to serve as Sexual Abuse Investigations Team Supervisor. Under administrative direction, this position will plan, review, and coordinate the activities of a team of professional investigators engaged in conducting child abuse investigations involving allegations of sexual abuse. The position will make critical decisions on case related activities and provide after hours supervisory coverage. This position provides a great opportunity for someone who is passionate about children and interested in providing leadership of a team of child protection professionals focused on keeping children safe. 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 leadership capabilities. 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 Sexual Abuse Investigations Team Supervisor

2.  Serves as working supervisor 

3.  Establishes and implements a team-based program of staff development and training for subordinate staff

4.  Establishes and maintains effective linkages with community organizations, including hospitals, law enforcement, schools, and social service agencies, to enhance child welfare and protective services through operational partnerships

5.  Explains and enforces agency policies, procedures, state and area statutes, and requirements

6.  Serves as liaison with permanency and intact staff to coordinate and facilitate efficient and effective case handoff and client services

7.  Provides input into quality assurance activities

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

Minimum Qualifications

1.  Requires a master’s degree in social work or a related human services field from a recognized college or university

2.  Requires three years of progressively responsible administrative child welfare experience with an MSW OR four years of progressively responsible administrative experience with a master’s degree in a related human services field

Specialized Skills:

Of the previously noted years of experience, requires that the experience include at least 2 years in the administration of child protection/investigations.

Conditions of Employment

  1. Requires ability to pass a background check.
  2. Requires ability to travel in the performance of duties. Requires appropriate, valid driver’s license.
  3. The conditions of employment listed here are incorporated and related to any of the job duties as listed in the job description.

Work Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Work Location:  1240 S Damen Ave, Chicago, Illinois, 60608

Supervisor:  Vacant 

Agency Contact:  



(Questions Only) 


Posting Group:  Leadership & Management


This position DOES contain “Specialized Skills” (as that term is used in CBAs).



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Job Tags

Contract work, Monday to Friday,

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