State of Kansas Department for Children and Families

Child Protection Specialist

This position may be filled as a Child Protection Specialist

Position Summary & Responsibilities:

As a Child Protection Specialist, you will:
Provide protective and preventive services. Prevention is defined as prevention for out of home placement for children. The Protection Specialist will investigate allegations of abuse and neglect, perform risk and safety assessments, develop safety plans, provide information about and referrals to community resources for at risk families, and make appropriate referrals to contracted family preservation and foster care providers.
This position works in a cooperative fashion with customers, staff, and agency partners to provide efficient and effective service. At DCF, the customer is placed at the center of planning, policy development, program implementation, and practice with customer outcomes driving decision-making at all levels. By integrating services, we create and maintain a prevention focus as a way of doing business by interacting and engaging with others to proactively foster well-being.

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Child Protection Specialist

Minimum Qualifications - Education

  • For Child Protection Specialist - Four-year degree in a Human Services or Behavioral Sciences field of study, or education determined relevant by the agency. Valid Driver’s License must be maintained throughout employment. A copy of Valid Driver’s License is to be provided upon hire.

Licensing & Certification

  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Kansas Social Work License desired, but not required (for Child Protection Specialist)

Preferred Qualifications - Child Protection Specialist – One or more of the following

  • Bachelor’s in Social Work (Licensed Social Worker)
  • Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy (Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist)
  • Licensed Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board (BSRB) professional as determined relevant by the agency
  • A minimum of 2-years of work experience in Children and Family Services

Pre-employment Requirements

  • Fingerprinting and Security Background Check through Kansas Bureau of Investigation

Required Documents for this Application to be Complete:

On your Careers - My Job Applications page, verify these documents are present and valid. Upload or delete and replace if needed:

  • Tax Clearance Certificate
  • Transcripts
  • DD214 (if you are claiming Veteran’s Preference)

Inside this job's Job Application, upload these documents:

  • Resume (or choose existing if you have one)
  • Cover Letter
  • Verification of Degree
  • Copy of BSRB License (if applicable)

Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate Required: Each applicant (even non-residents) applying for a State of Kansas job vacancy must obtain a valid Kansas Certificate of Tax Clearance by accessing the Kansas Department of Revenue's website. A Tax Clearance is a comprehensive tax account review to determine and ensure that an individual's account is compliant with all primary Kansas Tax Laws. A Tax Clearance expires every 90 days. All applicants, including current state employees, are responsible for submitting a valid certificate with all other application materials to the hiring agency. This is in accordance with Executive Order 2004-03. If you need assistance with the tax clearance, please contact 785-296-3199.

Visit the Tax Clearance site for more information on and where to obtain this Kansas Department of Revenue document.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $38,000.00 - $40,000.00 per year


  • Dental Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Employee Discount
  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Parental Leave
  • Retirement Plan
  • Vision Insurance


  • Monday to Friday


  • Bachelor's (Required)

Work Location:

  • One location

This Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is:

  • Dependable -- more reliable than spontaneous
  • People-oriented -- enjoys interacting with people and working on group projects
  • Adaptable/flexible -- enjoys doing work that requires frequent shifts in direction
  • Detail-oriented -- would rather focus on the details of work than the bigger picture
  • Achievement-oriented -- enjoys taking on challenges, even if they might fail
  • High stress tolerance -- thrives in a high-pressure environment

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  • Temporarily due to COVID-19

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