Professional Career Opportunities - Job Title Details

Training Specialist 1 (Child Welfare), G-18

Occupation Group

Human Resources and Training

Salary Information

Starting Salary


Career Ladder Information

Salary Information for Training Specialist 1 Child Welfare
Title Grade Hiring Rate/yr Job Rate/yr
Training Specialist 1 Child Welfare 18 $61,270 $77,912
Training Specialist 2 Child Welfare 23 $79,325 $100,342

All salary grades for trainees titles are non-statutory (NS) equated to the salary grade identified. These grade equations apply to the starting salaries in their respective salary schedule for the traineeship levels.

Job Description

Training Specialists (Child Welfare) plan, direct, develop and deliver foundational casework training to all Child Welfare caseworkers and supervisors in Local Social Services Departments and Voluntary Agencies. Training Specialists also develop and administer contracts for the provision of specialized training services or initiatives; inform employees and program managers of available training and educational opportunities; assist program managers and supervisors in developing on-the-job training programs that will optimize performance; and provide technical assistance in developing and updating training policies, and updates training manuals using appropriate resources and with assistance and review by supervisors.

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Minimum Qualifications

You must meet the requirements below to qualify for this title.

A bachelor's or higher degree AND two years of professional experience in child welfare casework services related to the welfare of children and families, such as child protection and prevention services, foster care services, and adoption services. Experience must include engaging families, conducting family and child assessments, developing and implementing service plans to address the families┬┐ needs, and monitoring the outcome of those services.

Examples of Non-Qualifying Experience include casework services NOT related to children and families, such as adult welfare services. Experience as a foster parent, classroom teacher, Head Start worker, daycare provider or administrator of a daycare center, camp counselor, provider of recreational services, receiver of hotline reports making assessments on the calls received, exclusive on call work, or experience as a probation officer, youth counselor, or provider of recreational services are considered non-qualifying job titles and experiences

How to Apply

The November 2022 PCO Examination is closed, applications are no longer being accepted