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Illinois DCFS Joining State Rep. Schmidt to Hire Child Welfare, Protection Professionals in Metro East

Representative Kevin Schmidt

WHAT: Recruiters from the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) will be in East St. Louis to share information about employment opportunities. The department offers mission-driven career opportunities in a variety of positions, including child protection specialists, child welfare specialists and day care licensing representatives. Other in-demand positions include office associates, paralegal assistants, reimbursement officers and public service administrators. Bilingual Spanish-speaking employees are also highly sought after by the department and may be eligible for additional compensation. A bachelor’s and/or master’s level degree is required.

WHEN: State Rep. Kevin Schmidt’s Free Jobs Fair

             November 3, 2023

             9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

             Wyvetter H. Younge Higher Education Campus

             Building D Multipurpose Room

             601 James Thompson Blvd.,

             East St. Louis, IL 62201

WHY: Illinois DCFS is expanding our workforce in St. Louis Metropolitan. Our commitment to promoting an incredible culture of service has resulted in a record 3,100 employees working for the agency; a number not seen in 15 years. DCFS staff enjoy competitive wages; employer-sponsored medical, dental and life insurance; defined-benefit pensions and generous vacation and sick leave. Bilingual Spanish-speaking employees may earn an additional compensation.

About the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) Founded in 1964, DCFS is responsible for protecting children from abuse or neglect by responding to reports received by the Child Abuse Hotline at (non-emergency situations) or 1-800-25-ABUSE (1-800-252-2873). With the goal of keeping children safe, DCFS strengthens and supports families with a wide range of services. When keeping a child safe means removing them from the home, DCFS makes every effort to reunite them with their family. When the best interest of the child makes this impossible, DCFS is committed to pursuing guardianship or adoption by loving families to provide children with a safe and permanent home. DCFS is also responsible for licensing and monitoring of all Illinois child welfare agencies.

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