Child Protection Specialist

Job Order # Company Job Type Salary Location Application Deadline
10660481 Kansas Department for Children and Families Full Time 38,000-40,000 Wichita 06/01/2018
Job Description: The Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF), Wichita Region, currently has multiple unclassified Child Protection Specialist positions in the Prevention & Protection Services Division, in the Wichita Service Center. Annual salary is $40,000 for a Licensed Protection Specialist and $38,000.00 for an Unlicensed Protection Specialist. As a Child Protection Specialist, you will: Provide protective and preventive services. Prevention is defined as prevention for out of home placement for children. The Protection Specialist will investigate allegations of abuse and neglect, perform risk and safety assessments, develop safety plans, provide information about and referrals to community resources for at risk families, and make appropriate referrals to contracted family preservation and foster care providers. This position works in a cooperative fashion with customers, staff, and agency partners to provide efficient and effective service. At DCF, the customer is placed at the center of planning, policy development, program implementation, and practice with customer outcomes driving decision-making at all levels. By integrating services, we create and maintain a prevention focus as a way of doing business by interacting and engaging with others to proactively foster well-being. Minimum Requirements: Four-year degree in a Human Services or Behavioral Sciences field of study, or education determined relevant by the agency. Valid Drivers License must be maintained throughout employment. Preferred Criteria: One or more of the following: Bachelors in Social Work (Licensed Social Worker), Masters in Professional Counseling (Licensed Professional Counselor), Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy (Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist). Licensed Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board (BSRB) professional as determined relevant by the agency. A minimum of 2-years of work experience in Children and Family Services.

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HOW TO APPLY: The application process has 3 STEPS. STEP 1: Register by completing the online Personal Data Form (use this link (Skip this step if you already have an Applicant ID number.) STEP 2: Complete the State of Kansas Application Form (use this link and submit to the Department for Children and Families, West Region. STEP 3: Email these additional required documents to Christopher Pepper at . Include the job requisition number and your last name in the subject line. *Resume *Letter of Interest *Copy of BSRB License *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 Revenues website at A Tax Clearance is a comprehensive tax account review to determine and ensure that an individuals 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 785 543-5258 x214. Recruiter Contact: Name: Christopher Pepper Phone: 316-337-6735 Email: Fax: 316-337-6742 NOTE: 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. 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 for additional Veterans Preference Information.

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