Kansas State Employment Center

Job Description

Job Title:   Child Protection Specialist

County:   Johnson

Req. No:   189508

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 Services (DCF)
currently has a Child Protection Specialist position in our Prevention and Protection Services division located in our Overland Park Service Center. This positon may have job responsibilities with other counties within the Kansas City Region as needed. Annual salary is $40,000 for a Licensed Protection Specialist and $38,000.00 for an Unlicensed Protection Specialist.

Job Description :

The purpose of this position is to assess reports of suspected abuse and/or neglect, to protect children and strengthen family systems. Short term interventions are provided as needed. If children are placed out of home, professional services are provided to the child and family through coordination with contractors to reach permanency. These positions will monitor services provided by the contractor per DCF regulations and directives.


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These positions require:  Four-year degree in a Human Services or Behavioral Sciences field of study, or education determined relevant by the agency.   Valid Driver’s License must be maintained throughout employment.


One or more of the following:

Questions regarding licensure can be answered by contacting the Kansas BSRB at: (785)296-3240.

Employees are to maintain both professional and driver's licenses throughout employment.

       To Apply:

Tax Clearance Certificate:  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 .  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.

Any Questions?    Please contact :913-826-7360 or email DCF.KCRegionJobs@ks.gov

 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 complete.  You may call or email the recruiter contact listed to inquire about your application.  If selected as a top candidate, you will undergo a 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

Veterans 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 veterans' preference laws do not guarantee the veteran a job.  Positions are filled with the best qualified candidate as determined by the hiring manager.  See Veterans' Preference for more 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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