Kansas State Employment Center

Job Description

Job Title:   Child Protection Specialist

County:   Sedgwick

Req. No:   181568

Agency Name:   Dept for Children and Families

Posting Type:   External  --> Click here for Definition of Posting Type

Applications accepted through:    ,

Job Description:

The Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF) currently has multiple unclassified Child Protection Specialist positions in the Prevention and Protection Services Division. These positions are located in the Wichita Service Center.  The starting salary for these positions is $40,000.00 annually.

This position involves performing a variety of tasks to ensure that service needs are being met for children who have been referred to family preservation, foster care, or adoption services. The position participates in investigating and gathering customer information, disseminating agency and program information, analyzing information to determine possible services, assessing for appropriate referrals within the agency and/or to community resources, maintain single program cases and assisting customers to ensure children are protected and individuals reach their goals for self-sufficiency.

Click on the link to download position description here, http://content.dcf.ks.gov/hr/careers/k0228662.pdf

Minimum Requirements: Licensed Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board (BSRB) professional as determined relevant by the agency.  Must have license at the time of hire. 

Preferred Criteria:  One or more of the following: Bachelor’s in Social Work (Licensed Social Worker), Master’s in Professional Counseling (Licensed Professional Counselor), Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy (Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist).

KANSAS TAX CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE REQUIRED:  Each applicant applying for a State of Kansas job vacancy must obtain a valid Kansas Certificate of Tax Clearance by accessing the Kansas Department of Revenue's website at www.ksrevenue.org/taxclearance.html  A Tax Clearance is a comprehensive tax account review to determine and ensure that an individual's account is compliant with all primary Kansas Tax Laws. A Tax Clearance expires every 90 days. All applicants, including current state employees, are responsible for submitting a valid certificate with all other application materials to the hiring agency.  This is in accordance with Executive Order 2004-03. If you need assistance with the tax clearance, please contact 785-296-3199.

Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement:  The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ensures you the right to reasonable accommodations. A request for an accommodation will not affect your opportunities for employment with the State of Kansas. Arrangements will be made if you have a disability that requires an accommodation for completing an application form, interviewing or any other part of the employment process. It is your responsibility to make your needs known to the Wichita Region at 316-337-6428.

How you will be evaluated and what to expect next:  Your application will be reviewed to ensure you meet the minimum requirements and rated based on your qualifications.  Please follow all instructions carefully.  Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.  Once your completed application package, including all required documents (see below) is received, an evaluation of your qualifications will be conducted in order to determine your ranking.  Based on this ranking, you may be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview.  If you are selected for an interview and are one of the top candidates, you will be subject to a security background check.

Security Clearance: A background check (KBI – criminal background, welfare fraud, driver’s license, and Child/Adult Abuse and Neglect Central Registry) is required for all positions with the Department for Children and Families (DCF) as a condition of employment, which may include fingerprinting and FBI check.  Security clearance must be obtained prior to employment with DCF.

Join the DCF team by:
Register by completing the online Personal Data form through https://admin.ks.gov/services/state-employment-center/
Submit a State of Kansas Employment Application https://admin.ks.gov/services/state-employment-center/  (select DCF-Wichita)
Submit KDOR tax clearance certificate
IMPORTANT: Include the job requisition number (#181568) and your last name in the subject line for any and all correspondence.

By Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Citizenship Statement: In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification documentation upon hire.

Use the method most convenient for you:
E Mail: christopher.pepper@ks.gov
Online at 
Fax: (316) 337-6742                                 
Mail: Department for Children and Families (DCF),
Attention: Personnel

2601 S. Oliver, Wichita, KS 67210

Questions? Contact us by:
Phone: (316) 337-6735
Email: christopher.pepper@ks.gov

As the leading Social Services agency, DCF has a Mission: To Protect Children, Promote Healthy Families and Encourage Personal Responsibility.  DCF is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) committed to a diverse workforce

Find out more about us at our web site

Class/Uncl Full/Part Time: Grade: Hiring Rate: Pay Frequency:
U F 001 $0.00 Hourly

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