If ensuring the safety of children and helping to build strong families is your mission, then Child and Family Services Agency of The Government of the District of Columbia has an opportunity that will interest you! We are looking for a motivated, dedicated and compassionate person to be a Child Protection Services Administrator.
If you are looking for new challenges and a rewarding profession, then we encourage you to consider a career with us. At CFSA, you’ll enjoy all the benefits of our modern workplace culture, centered on wellness, personal and professional growth.
Job: Child Protection Services Administrator
Principle Responsibilities and Duties:
The Administrator is responsible for ensuring the efficiently of a high functioning Differential Response (DR) system for the District of Columbia. Through the DR system, the Administrator will:
Ensure continuous operations of the Child Protective Services Investigations and Family Assessment functions.
Evaluate investigative and assessment responses, performance benchmarks, monitoring workload/workflow.
Develop strategies to improve outcomes for children and families of the District of Columbia.
How to Apply :
Visit DC Government Careers website and to review the full details of this position.
Apply for Job Requisition Number: JO-1706-9096 ADMINISTRATOR
In addition to a competitive salary, CFSA provides a comprehensive health and wellness program to eligible full-time employees, family members and domestic partners. Our health and wellness programs include medical, dental, prescription drug, preventative care, mental health services and an employee assistance / work-life balance program. In addition, we offer generous time-off policies and a 457(a) retirement plan, along with voluntary/employee paid vision, supplemental life and accident coverage to full-time employees.
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Thorough knowledge of District and Federal laws and consent decrees impacting the receipt, investigation and disposition of reports of abuse and neglect.
Extensive experience in child welfare and/or child protective services as would be characterized by several years of previous work.
Thorough knowledge of standards of practice and administration of programs dealing with abuse and neglected children/youth as well as knowledge of mental health and behavioral challenges facing children/youth. Incumbent must also possess knowledge of cultural issues in service delivery and staff relationships as well as knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques.
Thorough knowledge of` District community resources from work with diverse populations.
Requires skill in working collaborative.
Requires excellent problem-solving, organizational, writing and speaking skills.
Incumbent must be available for on-call duties as needed.
Licensures, Certifications and other requirements NA
Education Master’s degree in related field.
Work Experience Ten (10) years of experience in child welfare management that includes at least five (5) years of child protective service experience.
The DC Child and Family Services Agency (CFSA) is the public child welfare agency in the District of Columbia responsible for protecting child victims and those at risk of abuse and neglect and assisting their families. Overview of ServicesCFSA has four primary functions:Take and Investigate Reports: CFSA Child Protective Services (CPS) takes reports of known or suspected child abuse and neglect o...f youngsters up to age 18 in the District 24 hours a day at 202-671-SAFE. When a report indicates a child may have suffered abuse or neglect as defined in law, CPS must investigate to determine whether the report is true or false. Investigative social workers look into reports of child abuse and neglect by parents, guardians, or others acting in a parental capacity wherever they occur in the District.Assist Families: In child welfare, serving the primary clients—children—means helping their parents or caretakers. When CFSA identifies child victims of abuse or neglected, trained social workers from CFSA and private organizations under contract to CFSA step in to keep children safe while working with their families. Social workers connect families to services that can help them overcome long-standing difficulties that endanger their children.Provide Safe Out-of-Home Care: When a home presents too much danger, CFSA temporarily removes children to safe settings—and promptly seeks agreement with the removal from Family Court. Relatives take some children. CFSA also recruits, trains, and licenses foster parents and also licenses, monitors, and maintains contracts with group homes and other safe places for children and youth.Re-establish Permanent Homes: Young people grow up best in a family. CFSA works to ensure every child and youth leaves the system to return safely to parents, to go to a permanent home with relatives or others through guardianship, or to join a new forever family through adoption.