Job Opening: Residential Child Care Investigator

Posted on
November 12, 2023

Job/Position DescriptionOVERVIEWThis position serves as a Residential Child Care Investigator and is responsible for conducting child abuse/neglect investigations of children placed in 24-hour childcare facilities and child placing agencies licensed or certified by Residential Child Care Investigations. In addition, the Residential Child Care Investigator conducts investigations to determine the facilityand#146;s compliance with related Minimum Standards. The position documents the conduct and findings of both investigations. The abuse/neglect investigation deals with victims and perpetrators of child abuse/neglect. The compliance investigation determines the facilityand#146;s role by assessing compliance with Minimum Standards. The position is accountable for promoting sound residential childcare and child placement principles in accordance with Texas licensing law, Minimum Standards, and Texas Department of Family and Protective Services policies and procedures. The position interacts routinely with administrative and professional staff of private and public facilities and child placing agencies licensed or certified by Residential Child Care Investigations, other state agencies, Law Enforcement entities, Child Care Licensing Legal staff and the general public.A Residential Child Care Investigator- SAO RCCL Investigator{target="blank"} . WHY WORK FOR DFPS?The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) is responsible for protecting the unprotected and#151; children, elderly, and people with disabilities and#151; from abuse, neglect, and exploitation. DFPS accomplishes this responsibility by employing over 12,000 workers who live up to the agency's Mission, Vision, and Values{target="blank"} in service to the citizens of Texas.DFPS is not only a qualifying organization for the Service Loan Forgiveness Program{target="blank"}, which forgives the remaining balance on college student Direct Loans after making 120 qualifying monthly payments, but also offers excellent health benefits{target="blank"}, special discounts on many products and services through the Discount Purchase Program{target="blank"}, a lifetime monthly retirement annuity as well as Texa$aver 401(k) and 457 Programs under the Employees Retirement System{target="blank"} of Texas. An additional benefit you will receive is 12 days of paid annual leave, 12 sick days, and the potential to earn up to four days of administrative leave each year. Your annual paid leave accrual increases as your tenure increases. HELP US MAKE A DIFFERENCE AS:To explore more of what Residential Child Care Investigators do, click here{target="blank"}.For a realistic job preview for this position and about the agency, please click here{target="blank"}.You will also have access to a self-assessment that will help you determine if this type of work is something that is a good fit for you.Essential Job Functionsand#149; Investigates referrals that allege abuse/neglect of children placed in facilities licensed or Copy the URL in the preceding sentence to an Internet Explorer browser to apply to the job directly through the Texas Health and Human Services Career Portal.

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