Child/adult Protective Services Specialist- Statewide

State of Hawaii
12 semester credit per week HI Hawaii Department of Human Services, 1390 Miller St, Honolulu, HI 96813, United States


Recruitment Information

Recruitment Number 22-0415 - Statewide Employment

Department of Human Services - Child Welfare Services Branch

Salary:  $5,282 to $6,425 per month (SR-23, Step D to I)

Note: Hiring rates will be based on availability of funds, the applicant's qualifications, and other relevant factors.

A continuous recruitment may be closed at any time. The notice of the last day to file applications will be posted on the Civil Service Hawaii State Government Jobs page of our website.

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Duties Summary

These positions are located in the Child Welfare Services Branch (CWSB) of the Department of Human Services.  The CWSB provide services for child protection, foster care, adoption, independent living skills, case management foster home recruitment and licensing and contracted support and treatment services to prevent and remedy abuse and neglect.

Positions in this class are distinguished by the critical, predominantly investigative work they do to identify and confirm reports of alleged child/dependent adult abuse/neglect, and develop primary treatment plans. Work is frequently crisis-oriented and confrontational, and may involve challenging family members and other person directly in their treatment of children and dependent adults, and performing assessments of situations, where, because of the danger of imminent harm, children or dependent adults may be immediately removed, using police assistance as necessary. Because of the serious nature of allegations being investigated, Child/Adult Protective Services (C/APS) Specialist frequently find themselves in extremely volatile situations particularly in on-site visits where they may encounter a high degree of hostility from family members.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

To qualify, you must meet all of the following requirements:

Legal Authorization to Work:
The State of Hawaii requires all persons seeking employment with the government of the State shall be citizens, nationals, or permanent resident aliens of the United States, or eligible under federal law for unrestricted employment in the United States.

Basic Education: Graduation from an accredited four (4) year college or university with a bachelor's degree which included a minimum of 12 semester credit hours in courses such as counseling, criminal justice, human services, psychology, social work, social welfare, sociology or other behavioral sciences.

Specialized Experience: One and one-half years of progressively responsible professional work experience which involved helping individuals and their families find satisfactory ways of identifying their problems, coping with their conditions, and functioning effectively within their environments.

Protective Services Experience: One year of professional social or human service work which primarily involved conducting investigations in order to identify and confirm cases of child/dependent adult abuse/neglect, and developing and implementing primary treatment plans, including termination of parental rights as necessary.

Substitutions Allowed: Relevant substitutions as described in the Minimum Qualification Requirements, will apply.

Driver's License: A valid driver's license is required for some positions. For these positions, a valid driver's license is required at the time of appointment.

The information provided above represents a summary of the complete Minimum Qualification Requirements. To view the Requirements in their entirety, .