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Illinois DCFS co-hosts job fairs in Chicago

WHAT: Recruiters from the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) are co-hosting two job fairs in Chicago to share information about employment opportunities in Cook County. DCFS 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. All positions require a bachelor’s or master’s degree.


St. Sabina Government Career & Resource FairFeb. 22, 202410 a.m. – 2 p.m.St. Sabina Employment Resource Center7825 S. Racine Ave.Chicago, IL 60620
Central States SER Hiring EventFeb. 23, 202410 a.m. – 2 p.m.Central States SER3948 W. 26th St.Chicago, IL 60623

WHY: Illinois DCFS is expanding our workforce in Cook County. Our commitment to promoting an incredible culture of service has resulted in a record 3,400 employees working for the department, a number not seen in more than 15 years. DCFS staff enjoy competitive wages, employer-sponsored medical, dental and life insurance, defined-benefit pensions and generous vacation and sick leave.

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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