Investigates alleged child abuse, neglect and/or abandonment and takes necessary measures to ensure the safety of children.
Conducts thorough and timely investigations including interviewing children & families to ascertain validity of allegations, document living conditions, and determine the need to remove children from unsafe environment.
Protects the lives of children by devising safety plans or in consultation with supervisor, makes decisions to take child into protective custody, and transports child to approved placement when safety intervention is required.
Assists local law enforcement in fact finding and compiling case information.
Prepares and maintains case management and other reports to provide accurate recording and availability of case information.
Testifies in court in cases regarding child abuse, neglect, and abandonment.
Successfully completes all assignments to specifications, within specified timeframe and budget as directed and in accordance with agency policies and regulations. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Operates and cares for equipment, tools, and vehicles according to prescribed standards and schedules.