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Website State of Missouri -Department of Social Services - Children's Division

Providing child and family protection services in Jackson County

The Department of Social Services – Children’s Division cares for at-risk children and families by providing family preservation and reunification services, investigating allegations of abuse and neglect, and conducting foster care and adoption case management.  If you want to be part of a great team working to make a difference, please come join us!

What you’ll do:

Establish and maintain collaborative relationships with partnering agencies who serve children and families
Assist families to attain and maintain stability through appropriate casework, home management or referral for more skilled counseling treatment
Interacts with law enforcement and juvenile officers, other public officials, and community organizations regarding family and children issues
Represent Children’s Division during court hearings and other meetings related to case work.
Respond to the needs of children in their homes and throughout the community, providing transportation, if needed

Desired Skills:

Excellent problem-solving and time management skills
Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
Availability to be in the “on call” rotation one weekend a month.
Ability to travel throughout the State of Missouri as needed

A Bachelor’s or higher level degree from an accredited college or university. A degree in Social Work or comparable human services field is preferred; however, applicants with an unrelated Bachelor’s degree, but possessing direct relevant experience and/or competencies may be allowed substitutions on a case-by-case basis, and possession of a valid vehicle operator’s license.

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