DCFS is hosting webinars for students and alumni that are interested in learning more about employment with DCFS. We are hosting several lunchtime informational sessions, on Tuesday’s from 11am-12pm and Thursday’s from 12pm-1pm, starting 11/5 through 12/17. We will briefly discuss the application process and then have Child Protection Specialist and Child Welfare Specialist discuss their positions and what to expect. There will be time for Q&A at the end. We are hosting these through the virtual platform Webex and the attached flyer has links to each session. Feel free to share the flyer with students, alumni and faculty.
We are also bringing on 60 Children and Family Service Interns (trainee). We currently have postings at www.work.illinois.gov until 5pm on 11/20/2020. These are full time, paid positions that include state benefits. The trainee titles are for applicants that meet the education requirement for Child Protection Specialist and Child Welfare Specialist (bachelor in social work, or a related human service field (psychology, sociology, early childhood/child & family service, rehabilitation services, etc., or a related criminal justice/law enforcement) but don’t have the required experience to be eligible for Child Protection Specialist or Child Welfare Specialist titles. Once they have the required experience, they can apply for promotions to CPS or CWS.