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Child Welfare Specialist Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$39,902 (USD)

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Last updated: May 24, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Child Welfare Specialist is $39,902 a year and $19 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Child Welfare Specialist is between $29,430 and $48,630. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

  • Investigates cases regarding children's safety, abuse, or neglect. <Recommends> corrective actions for child placement including foster care and adoption. <Updates> client files on all cases and <evaluates> action plans. <Supervises> care of children and <oversees> site and/or in-home visits to ensure stability.
  • Identifies problems which require intervention and coordinates corrective measures.
Child Welfare Specialist Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Child, Family, and School Social Workers

Job family population: 306,370

Estimated population of Child Welfare Specialist jobs: 29,571

Rate of error: 0.8%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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About Chicago, Illinois

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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,716,450 (2017), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

Child Welfare Specialist Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Child Welfare Assistant
Mar 21
Des Plaines, IL, USA
Lutheran Social Services of Illinois
S.I. is hiring a full-time Child Welfare Assistant for the Intact Family program. The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services contracts with L.S.S.I. to provide in-home services to ...
Foster Care Caseworker
Mar 1
Chicago, IL, USA
Lutheran Social Services of Illinois
LSSI currently has an employment opportunity for a full-time Foster Care Caseworker to join our child welfare specialist team in Chicago, IL. The ideal candidate will demonstrate the ability to ...
Foster Care Caseworker
Mar 1
Aurora, IL, USA
Lutheran Social Services of Illinois
Child Welfare Specialists, Social Services, Child and Family Services, Child and Youth, Child Welfare Specialist, Foster Care Caseworker. Company Description About Us Lutheran Social Services of ...
Youth Care Worker
May 2
Aurora, IL, USA
Northern Illinois Academy
Related experience in youth care, human services, child welfare, crisis intervention or similar is preferred. Compensation & Benefits * Medical, Dental, and Vision benefits after 60 days * Company ...
Case Manager- Child Welfare
May 9
Chicago, IL, USA
Volunteers of America - Illinois
With guidance and direction from a Child Welfare supervisor, the Child Welfare Worker is responsible for providing strength-based, client-centered, relationship-driven, and family-focused services to ...
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