CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES SPECIALIST

Recruitment #20-S3-0014

Introduction

The Loudoun County Department of Family Services is seeking qualified applicants for the Child Protective Services Unit who will promote maximum safety, supervision and support for children and families in situations where there is a report of child abuse or neglect.

Job Description

These positions assist families with services to address issues that may place a child at risk of foster care placement, utilizing the full range of in-house and community-based services.

We are seeking candidates with experience in working with complex family situations where there are multiple stressors to complete Investigations and Family Assessments and/or Ongoing Case Management.

Responsibilities include:

  • Completing Assessments/Investigations, provide ongoing services, client referrals, monitor service needs, and coordinate with other agencies
  • Making determinations of safety status in cases alleging abuse or neglect of children Schedule and attend required home visits and collateral contacts in order to ensure the safety of the children and family
  • Advocating for clients in their efforts to secure services such as public assistance, health insurance, stable housing, daycare, etc.
  • Facilitating family team meetings utilizing a collaborative approach Participate in staff meetings, in-service trainings, and outside trainings for professional development
  • Assisting in emergency situations as needed
  • Ensuring compliance with all agency policies, procedures and local state and Federal regulations
  • Working collaboratively with community partners Present professionally Engage families to ensure child safety and encourage their participation in services to enhance parenting skills and family functioning
  • Completing required documentation in a timely manner, in accordance with state and local policy
  • Preparing court reports, affidavits and testify in court

CPS Specialists work flexible hours to meet with families within specific time-frames; manages time efficiently and works independently.  Maintains a balance of objectivity and empathy for families who are in crisis.

This vacancy announcement may be used to make selections across the CPS unit.

Job Requirements

  • Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor's degree in Social Work, Psychology, Sociology or related field and a minimum of three years' professional Social Services experience
  • Valid resident driver's license

Special Requirements

PREFERRED:

  • Master's degree
  • Fluency in Spanish

Post Conditional Offer Contingencies

  • Successful candidate will undergo criminal background, child protective services and driving record checks.

Conclusion

Loudoun County Regular Full-time Employees are eligible for full benefits including but not limited to the following as a part of a total rewards package!
  • Retirement from the Virginia Retirement System (VRS)
  • Annual leave
  • Sick leave
  • Annual Paid Holidays
  • Group Health Plan
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Exceptional Performance Recognition
  • Credit Union Membership
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Education and Career Development

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