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Permanency Team Supervisor (PSA Opt. 6)


Harvey, IL, US, 60426

Job Requisition ID:  31732

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 
Closing Date/Time: 11/28/2023 
Salary:   $7,234 - $11,031 Monthly (Anticipated Starting Salary $7,234.00/month)  
Job Type:   Salaried Full Time  
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.


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Posting Identification Number  49-0151

Position Description

The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services is seeking an organized, professional, and energetic individual to serve as Permanency Team Supervisor. Under administrative direction, this position will plan, review, and coordinate the activities of a team of professional staff engaged in the provision of child welfare services to children and families. The position will also monitor progress in meeting case goals and objectives and will establish and implement a system for ensuring direct regular clinical review of services is being provided to children and families. This position provides a great opportunity for someone who is passionate about children and interested in providing leadership of a team of child welfare 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 children and families of Illinois. 


Job Responsibilities

1. Serves as Permanency Team Supervisor.

2. Serves as working supervisor.

3. Establishes and maintains effective linkages with the appropriate community and contracted service providers to ensure the provision of child-centered, family focused, community-based services to the maximum extent possible.

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

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

6. Attends technical staff conferences to assess needed services.

7. 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 (3) years of progressively responsible administrative child welfare experience with an MSW OR four (4) 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 two (2) years in the administration of substitute care services

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 8:30AM-5:00PM  
Work Location: 15115 Dixie Hwy Harvey, IL 60426-1423  
Agency Contact: 

Brandi Lake


Phone #:312-814-1222 (for questions only)

Job Family:  Leadership & Management  


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