As a child protective investigator my job is to investigate cases on children to ensure they are not being neglected, abandoned, or abused. interview children interview adults Complete referrals for family support complete family functioning assessments
- Child Protective Investigator at Department of Children and Family Services
- Attend staff meetings and serve on committees, as required at Marion County Public Schools
- Teacher at Marion County Public Schools
- opening coordinator at Chuck E. Cheese's
8 months at this Job
- Bachelor of Science - sociology/psychology
Child Protective Investigator who reacts quickly in crisis and emergency situations.Investigates complaints thoroughly to determine if abuse or neglect has occurred if children are safe and if abuse or neglect is likely to occur in the future.Works closely with law enforcement and the court system in the children’s best interests. Core Qualifications Experience testifying in court Ability to talk frankly with families about personal information Knowledge of community resources available to help families get back on track Completes background investigations ofr potential placement options Investigates fully to determine if complaint is founded or unfounded Removes children from homes and places them in safe environments
- Child Protective Investigator at Department of Social Services
- Veterinary Technician at Heartland Animal Hospital
- Senior Phlebotomist at CSL Plasma
- Technician at Scissors and Suds
1 year, 5 months at this Job
- - Psychology
Responsibilities Conducts investigations regarding allegations of abuse, neglect, abandonment and/or special conditions for children; Works closely with law enforcement; Collects information through observation and interviews with the children, parents, relatives, neighbors, and other parties associated with the case, as well as analysis of criminal, past service history and other records; Engages families to understand the family's perspectives about family dynamics, challenges and solutions, identifies needs and determines the level of intervention needed to include voluntary services or court ordered dependency services; Assesses danger threats, child vulnerabilities and caregiver protective capacities in order to determine whether a child is safe or not safe; Develops with family and other persons as necessary any required present and/or impending danger plans based on analysis of danger threats in operation; Manages and modifies safety plans as necessary during the course of the investigation; Arranges emergency placement for any child that cannot safely remain in the home; Notifies state attorney, law enforcement, child protection team and other required individuals as appropriate; Provides written present and impending danger assessments; Completes Risk Assessment on families investigated and explains risk score to family; Conducts any staffings required for families with risk scores that are High and Very High Risk; Presents safety plan and impending danger assessment at case management case transfer staffing and participates in discussion as to recommended follow-up actions; Provides families with services linkages to agency and community resources based on needs assessment and provides recommendations for development of case plan to Case Manager; Conducts initial/ongoing child present and impending danger assessments; Develops with the family a signed Present Danger Plan and a signed safety plan for any identified threats and interventions; Notifies state attorney, law enforcement, child protection team and other required individuals as appropriate; Schedules and gathers information for and participates in case staffings; Prepares appropriate reports/documentation in coordination with Children's Legal Services and provides testimony in court; Maintains thorough documentation in the client records/appropriate information system(s) and maintains organized client files; Reports indication of abuse, neglect and/or abandonment to the Florida Abuse Hotline; Establishes and maintains cooperative and professional working relationships with organizations and other agencies involved with child protective investigations such as community based providers, Children's Legal Services, law enforcement, medical personnel, schools, and other community/agency resources; Ensures effective communication with deaf or hard-of hearing customers or companions in accordance with the ADA and/or Section 504 and shall manage service records and report this data and any resources and/or training needs to their designated program point of contact. Accomplishments Became a Certified Child Protective Investigator with the state of Florida. Certified in Human Trafficking.
- Child Protective Investigator at Florida Department of Children and Families
- Juvenile Detention Officer I at Collier Regional Juvenile Detention Center
- Adult Protective Specialist II at OKDHS
- Adult Protective Specialist II at OKDHS
4 years, 5 months at this Job
- BA - Psychology, Sociology
- AA - Psychology
Credited as a Child Welfare Protective Investigator through the Florida Certification Board, offer local resources to families and children in Lee County, partner with organizations in the area, run background check, administer drug screens, provide documentation to the state, place children into the foster care system, unify families, transport children to counseling services, conduct interviews with children and adults
- Child Protective Investigator at Department of Children and Families
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- Daycare Assistant at J. Michael Conley Elementary School
- OPS Assistant at J. Michael Conley Elementary School
1 year, 5 months at this Job
- Bachelor of Arts - Sociology
Investigates child death reports, sexual abuse cases and other serious injury cases which include skull fractures, broken bones and burns. Assesses current or future risk to children by interviewing parents, family members, and others. Interview and examine children. Assesses home environment; and gathering pertinent information from other sources. Determines action to be taken to remove or to reduce an immediate threat to the safety of a child to include testifying in court to seek emergency protective services, placing children in substitute care, referring family for immediate crisis intervention therapy or other community resources. Enters contact, documentation information and narratives into the Information Management Protecting Adults and Children System within required agency time frames. Develops and maintains effective working relationships between Child Protective Services staff and law enforcement officials, judicial officials, legal resources, medical professionals, and other community resources. Attends and participates in various meeting, trainings and staffing's.
- Child Protective Investigator at Texas Department of Family & Protective Services
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- Child Protective Specialist at Texas Department of Family & Protective Services
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9 years, 5 months at this Job
- Bachelor of Arts - Psychology
Child Protective Services (CPS) Investigators investigate claims of child abuse and neglect. They have the difficult task of figuring out what happened and predicting what will happen in the future. CPS receives and investigates reports of abuse and neglect 24 hours per day, every day of the year.
A CPS investigation includes interviewing and gathering information to see if abuse or neglect happened and if intervention is necessary. The investigator considers both risk and safety issues, and may recommend services for the child and family to reduce the risk of further abuse or neglect.
• As an investigator, my duties are not limited to: Responding quickly in crisis situations that involve children in an abusive or neglectful situation. Sometimes these situations can be dangerous.
• Investigating reports of child abuse or neglect, and taking the necessary steps to protect children. This could include removing a child from their family.
• Checking children for signs of abuse or neglect. This may involve serious injuries.
• Conducting forensic investigations and assessments to determine risk of harm to children.
• Interviewing people, such as the person who reports it, family members, doctors, nurses, and others familiar with the family situation.Talking frankly and objectively with families about personal and private matters, such as income, sex abuse, and personal relationships.
• Maintaining a balance of objectivity and empathy for families in stressful and crisis situations.
• Documenting all relevant information and completing all required forms.
• Testifying in court.
• Respecting cultural diversity among coworkers and all work-related contacts.
• Prioritizing deadlines and working flexible hours.
- Child Protective Investigator at DFPS-CPS
- Educational Mentor at Region 19 Administration
- Teacher at Region 19 Head Start
- Kindergarten Teacher at Trinity First United Methodist Weekday School
7 years, 1 month at this Job
- Bachelor of Interdisciplinary - Bilingual Education
- Associate of Arts - Education
Key Accomplishments: Successfully obtained Child Welfare Protective Investigator Certificate. Effectively performed field and office work involving family services though the collection, analysis, and recording of significant facts.
• Investigate all forms of child abuse allegations.
• Maintain state data base and confidentiality on the highest level.
• Attend, testify, when necessary, at all court proceedings.
• Prepared court reports (COD) for hearings.
- Child Protective Investigator at Department of Children and Families
- Child Advocate/Child Welfare Case Manager at ChildNet
- Family Service Specialist at DCP&P- Department of Child Protection and Permanency
5 years, 2 months at this Job
- Bachelor of Science - Psychology
- Associates - General Studies
Provide child-centered services within a trauma informed system to assure safety, permanancy and well being for children who are at risk of or have been subjected to child maltreatment. Asses child safety, determine appropriate interventions to control for safety threats, develop treatment plans for parents to build protective capacities and strengthen families. Assure positive outcomes with regards to children and families' well being, including physical and mental health issues
- Child Protective Investigator at DPHHS Child and Family Services Division
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- Youth Counselor at Youth Homes, Inc
4 months at this Job
- BS - Finance
Wendy's, Niceville, FL
• Fully proficient in both opening and closing procedures
• Provided excellent customer service
• Successfully preformed all duties that I was assigned
• Proficient with point of sales
• Effective in working with all other coworkers and managers
• Always arrived on time for all my shifts and stayed late as needed Wendy's, Fort Walton, FL Manager
• Supervision of crew members to ensure that all duties are performed correctly and in a timely manner.
• Responsible for restaurant safe and preforming a concise and accurate count of point of sales drawers on multiple occasions throughout shifts.
• Responsible for the health and safety of my crew members
• Ensure the restaurant is properly opened and closed safely, an according to company procedure. State of Florida, Department of Juvenile Justice Juvenile Detention Officer II
• Ensure the safety and security of all the youth in the facility.
• Perform routine and emergency facility head counts.
• Safely transport youth to their court dates and to their programs on time.
• Supervise youth at court
• Counsel youth who are distraught or have received bad news, to help them calm down so no incident may arise from it. State of Florida, Department of Children and Families Child Protective Investigator
• Investigate claims of child abuse called into the hotlines.
• Analyze various scenarios for present danger to be able to ensure the safety of children in their homes.
• Present in court for cases that meet criteria.
• Produce in depth reports that analyze the functionality of the home for child safety.
• Work on calls and weekends.
• Be available after hours for any emergencies that may arise.
- Child Protective Investigator at
at this Job
- Bachelor of Science in Criminology - Psychology
- High school diploma
• Conduct investigations regarding allegations of abuse, neglect, abandonment and/or special conditions for children;
• Work closely with law enforcement;
• Collect information through observation and interviews with the children, parents, relatives, neighbors, and other parties associated with the case, as well as analysis of criminal, past service history and other records;
• Engage families to understand the family's perspectives about family dynamics, challenges and solutions, identifies needs and determines the level of intervention needed to include voluntary services or court ordered dependency services;
• Assesse danger threats, child vulnerabilities and caregiver protective capacities in order to determine whether a child is safe or not safe;
• Develop with family and other persons as necessary any required present and/or impending danger plans based on analysis of danger threats in operation;
• Manage and modifie safety plans as necessary during the course of the investigation;
• Arrange emergency placement for any child that cannot safely remain in the home;
• Notifify state attorney, law enforcement, child protection team and other required individuals as appropriate;
• Provide written present and impending danger assessments;
• Complete Risk Assessment on families investigated and explains risk score to family;
• Conduct any staffings required for families with risk scores that are High and Very High Risk;
• Present safety plan and impending danger assessment at case management case transfer staffing and participate in discussion as to recommended follow-up actions;
• Provide families with services linkages to agency and community resources based on needs assessment and provides recommendations for development of case plan to Case Manager;
• Conduct initial/ongoing child present and impending danger assessments;
• Develop with the family a signed Present danger plan.
- Child Protective Investigator at Florida Dept. of Children and Families
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- Health Specialist at Trestle Tree Inc
2 months at this Job
- Bachelors Degree in Psychology, Cum Laude - Psychology
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