Division of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF)

Child Protective Service Specialist

CANDIDATES WILL BE REFERRED AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL FOR WHICH THEY QUALIFY

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CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICE SPECIALIST I - SALARY $33,312
Under direct supervision, performs a variety of tasks at the professional entry level in child protective case management; provides direct or indirect assistance to children and the families; and performs related work as required.

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION: Master’s or Bachelor's Degree in Sociology, Psychology or related field from an accredited college or university; OR Master’s or Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university and three (3) years of casework/case planning/case management experience in law enforcement, behavioral health, social services or social work.

CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICE SPECIALIST II - $35,730
Under general supervision, performs a variety of tasks in child protective case management; provides direct or indirect assistance to children and the families. This class is distinguished from the Child Protective Service Specialist I by greater emphasis on case management/case complexity and a higher level of authority assigned. This class may assume investigative responsibilities.

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION: One (1) year as a CPSS I in Arizona state service; OR Master’s or Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university and one (1) years of Child Protective Services experience, OR Master’s degree in Social Work (MSW)/Bachelor’s degree in Social Work (BSW)

CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICE SPECIALIST III - $38,855
Under general supervision, performs a wide variety of tasks in child protective case management; provides direct or indirect assistance to children and the families. May supervise subordinate staff in the absence of the Child Protective Service (CPS) Unit Supervisor. This class is distinguished from the Child Protective Service Specialist II by greater emphasis on investigative and supervisory responsibilities.

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION: One (1) year as a CPSS II in Arizona state service; OR Master’s or Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university and two (2) years of Child Protective Services experience

PREFERRED/IDEAL CANDIDATE: Will possess one year of computer experience, which includes Windows applications.

***Social Services is defined as organized efforts to advance human welfare, such as welfare services provided by a government or private agency for its needy, disadvantaged or disabled citizens. Experience must include the utilization of case management methodologies.

NOTE: Additional job requirements for employment are: a valid Arizona Driver's license, valid motor vehicle insurance, current Arizona vehicle registration and a fingerprint clearance card which is based on a criminal history background check. Employees may be required to use their own transportation; however, travel expenses will be reimbursed.

NOTE: Applicants for this position shall be subject to a search of the Child Protective Services Central Registry.

Comprehensive benefits package includes 12 days sick leave, 12 days vacation, 10 holidays per year, health & dental insurance, retirement plan, life & long-term disability. Optional employee benefits for short-term disability, deferred compensation & supplemental life insurance.

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting Human Resources Administration at (602) 771-2870. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. AZ State Gov't is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.

Actual vacancies may not exist at all times for this classification, but openings occur frequently. This announcement will be used exclusively to fill permanent and limited vacancies statewide.

 

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