Wednesday , April 17 2024

State Of Tx Job Openings – CPS Alternative Response Worker

Website State Of Texas

Job Description:

The position, under the direction of a child placement supervisor, performs advanced social work related to protective services, intake, child abuse or neglect, assessment, Alternative Response, foster care and adoptions. Work involves making determinations of appropriate actions necessary to resolve family emotional and/or physical stress situations which cause child abuse or neglect. The position interacts routinely with Texas Department of Family and Protective Services staff, clients, representatives from various organizations, community resources, and the general public.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Collaborates and works with the family to determine strengths, needs and action to be taken to remove or to reduce an immediate threat to the safety of a child to include referring family for crisis intervention therapy or other community resources, testifying in court to seek emergency protective services, and placing children in substitute care.
  • Enters contact, documentation information and narratives into the Information Management Protecting Adults and Children System within required agency time frames.
  • Develops and maintains effective working relationships between families, Child Protective Services staff and law enforcement officials, judicial officials, legal resources, medical professionals, and other community resources, to achieve a positive outcome.
  • Attends and participates in training/meetings/staffings.
  • Performs other duties as assigned and required to maintain unit operations.
  • Promotes and demonstrates appropriate respect for cultural diversity among families, coworkers and all work-related contacts.
  • Attends work regularly in accordance with agency leave policy

Job Requirements:

  • Skill in effective verbal and written communication.
  • Knowledge of community resources.
  • Knowledge of extensive engagement strategies.
  • Knowledge of child development.
  • Knowledge of family dynamics.
  • Knowledge of Child Protective Services policy and procedures.
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.

Qualification & Experience:

  • An accredited Bachelor’s degree OR accredited Associate’s degree plus two (2) years of relevant work experience OR 60 accredited college credit hours plus two (2) years relevant work experience OR 90 accredited college credit hours plus one (1) year of relevant work experience.

Job Details:

Company: State Of Texas

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Ft. Worth, TX, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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