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[DCS] DCS to Host Regional Job Fair; Seeking to Add 120 New Case Managers Throughout Indiana: Employment Open House set for Jan. 17
Start Date: 1/11/2013Start Time: 12:00 AM
End Date: 1/11/2013End Time: 11:59 PM
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KOKOMO, INDIANA (Jan. 11. 2013)—The Indiana Department of Child Services will host an employment open house in Howard County on Jan. 17 to recruit qualified social work professionals in the central Indiana area.  The open house is the second of many the state agency will host throughout Indiana in the coming months to hire 120 new case managers and 75 case management supervisors to combat growing caseloads of child abuse and neglect across the state.

 

“We’ve added hundreds of case management staff in the past eight years, and with our caseloads growing, we need to add even more qualified professionals to our team,” said DCS Director John Ryan.  “We need qualified professionals with a heart for children and families in crisis.”  DCS currently employs approximately 1,700 case management staff.  These employees work directly with children and families that come into the DCS system.

 

Qualified case managers need, at minimum, a bachelor’s degree in a social science discipline.  “And a dedicated mindset to serving the public,” said Ryan.  The starting salary for a DCS family case manager is $35,776, which reflects a six percent increase recently approved to align with private sector starting salaries in social work.

 

Interested candidates should pre-register for this event at

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/recruitmentfair11713 and apply at the State of Indiana Job Bank www.in.gov/spd.  Search Job ID 581439.  Candidates should also bring a copy of their resume to the job fair.  Interviews will be conducted on site with qualified applicants.

 

The employment open house will be held at the Howard County DCS office, 217 E. Southway Blvd. in Kokomo from 10 am to 2 pm on Jan. 17, 2013.

 

About Indiana Department of Child Services:

DCS is committed to protecting children who are victims of abuse or neglect.  The agency’s primary goal is to safely keep these children at home with their families by offering appropriate support services.  If safety continues to be a concern, children are placed with relatives or in foster care.  DCS also oversees adoptions from the foster care system and manages the Child Support Bureau.  The Kids First Trust Fund, supported by the sale of ‘Kids First’ specialty automobile license plates, subsidizes programs designed to prevent child abuse and neglect.  Indiana Child Abuse/Neglect Hotline:  800.800.5556.   www.in.gov/dcs.

 

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Contact Information:
Name: Stephanie McFarland
Phone: 317.709.8728
Email: stephanie@mcfarlandpr.com
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