Professional Career Opportunities - Job Title Details

Training Specialist 1 (Child Protective Services), G-18

Occupation Group

Human Resources and Training

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Job Description

As a Training Specialist 1 (Child Protective Services), you would plan, direct, develop, and deliver foundational casework training to all Child Protective Services caseworkers and supervisors in Local Social Services Departments and Voluntary Agencies.

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 protective casework services related to the assessment of the health and safety of children and families, by conducting child protective comprehensive investigations, making determinations regarding substantiation of the allegations, and includes assessing the need for ongoing services or court intervention.

Examples of Non-Qualifying Experience include casework services NOT related to children and families, such as adult protective services. Experience as a foster parent, classroom teacher, Head Start worker, foster care caseworker, 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.

To Apply

You must have or expect to receive a bachelor's or higher degree by September 1, 2020.

The 2019 PCO will be open for application from January 18, 2019. To apply for the examination for this PCO Select Job Title you must apply for the PCO examination by February 20, 2019, fill out and submit the PCO Questionnaire by April 5, 2019, and take the PCO written test in April of 2019. The application for and information about the PCO examination is at: