CHILD PROTECTIVE INVESTIGATOR Job in State of Rhode Island
KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS AND CAPACITIES:
Thorough knowledge of interviewing skills and the ability to apply and initiate those skills effectively during telephone or other contact; a thorough knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques of investigative work and the ability to apply such; a familiarity of the principles, practices, and techniques of social work including child protective services; the ability to maintain the confidentiality of all investigations; the ability to extract and interpret highly complex information and ascertain facts by personal contacts and analyzing documents; the skill and capacities to form relationships with children especially when involved in the emergency removal, location, and placement of children; a thorough knowledge of department policies, procedures, and goals and the ability and commitment to adhere to them; a working knowledge of state and federal laws relating to programs/mandates providing social services to and protection for children and youth; a familiarity of community service resources and the ability to utilize them effectively; the ability to establish and maintain effectively; the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, superiors, peers, other department representatives and private and public agencies, local, and state police, and the community; the ability to prepare clear and concise reports pertaining to findings analysis, conclusions and/or recommendations; the ability to utilize sophisticated information systems equipment in order to enhance the fact finding and analytical process; the ability to accept direction and work under the supervision of a superior; and related capacities and abilities.
Education: Such as may have been gained through; possession of a Bachelors Degree from an accredited institution of higher learning in Social Work, Social Welfare, Psychology, Sociology, Criminal Justice, or Law Enforcement; and
Experience: Such as may have been gained through: full-time employment in a private or public agency in the field of human services with experience in providing child protection services to children or participating in child protection-investigations, and/or providing services to children and their families; or investigating experience in the field of law enforcement in areas dealing primarily with juveniles or related activities.
Condition of Employment: Must possess and maintain a valid Motor Vehicle Operators license.
HOW TO APPLY
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Applications MUST be submitted online via the APPLYRI application system. Mailed or hard copy applications will NOT be accepted.