Texas Department of Family and Protective Services
CPS Child Fatality Investigator III
March 2013 — Present
Gathers information and investigates child fatalities.
Assesses client needs for services and develops service plans.
Advises, counsels, and interviews clients, family members, and others to gather social, functional, physical, and mental information for evaluation.
Advises and counsels parents and children during stressful situations.
Removes children in dangerous situations from homes and admits children to emergency shelters until foster homes can be found.
Arranges for educational, medical, and psychiatric examinations or treatments.
Conducts home studies of families wishing to be a placement for children.
Coordinates visits between children and parents.
Prepares and maintains case documentation and a steady case load.
Testifies in court.