Kansas State Employment Center

Job Description

Job Title:   Child Protection Specialist

County:   Shawnee

Req. No:   185851

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 6 unclassified Child Protection Specialist positions in the Prevention and Protection Services Division.  The positions are located in Topeka, KS and the annual rate of pay is $40,000.

As an unclassified Child Protection Specialist is responsible for the investigation of abuse/neglect allegations. They must work in conjunction with schools, courts, law enforcement and other community partners to aid children and families. They are responsible for determining safety of children, assessing the needs of a family and making referrals for the appropriate services, be that foster care, family preservation, mental health or other services within the community. They must be able to communicate in both verbal and written form. They must be able to wright affidavits to the court, fill out forms in KIDS and KIPS in a timely manner while keeping up with new intakes that are assigned. For a more detailed description of job duties, please see the position description.

Click on the link to download position description here, http://content.dcf.ks.gov/hr/careers/K0232899.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 - 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)
PLEASE NOTE:  If you wish to have your education considered, you must submit college transcripts.  Unofficial copies of transcripts are acceptable.

The application process has 3 STEPS.
STEP 1:  Register by completing the online Personal Data Form (use this link - https://admin.ks.gov/services/state-employment-center/sec-home/state-employment/register-personal-data)
(Skip this step if you already have an Applicant ID number.)
STEP 2:  Complete the State of Kansas Application Form (use this link - https://admin.ks.gov/services/state-employment-center/sec-home/state-employment/apply) and submit to the Department for Children and Families, EAST Region.
STEP 3:  Email these additional required documents to Mary Isley, Mary.Isley@ks.gov . Include the job requisition number and your last name in the subject line.
*Letter of Interest
*Copy of college transcripts (must be submitted if you wish to have your education considered)
*Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate

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 http://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.

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.
Recruiter Contact:
Name:  Mary Isley
Phone:  785-296-5851 
Email:  Mary.Isley@ks.gov  
Fax:  785-296-2087

How You Will Be Evaluated:
Your application will be considered incomplete and you may be found ineligible if you fail to submit all required documentation.  Your application will be reviewed to ensure you meet the minimum and any necessary special requirements.  Next, your application will be evaluated and rated based on preferred selection criteria and competencies for the position.

What To Expect Next:
After your application is evaluated and ranked, you may be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview.  You will be notified of the outcome after the selection process is completed.  You may call or email the recruiter contact listed to inquire about your application.
Veteran's Preference Eligible (VPE):
Former military personnel or their spouse that have been verified as a "veteran" under K.S.A. 73-201 will receive an interview if they meet the competency factors of the position, including any preferred selection criteria established in accordance with K.A.R. 1-6-3.  The veteran's preference laws do not guarantee the veteran a job.  Positions are filled with the best qualified candidate as determined by the hiring manager.  See jobs.ks.gov for additional Veterans' Preference Information.
Please contact the agency recruiter if a reasonable accommodation is needed for any part of the application or hiring process.

The Department for Children and Families is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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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