Deparment of Family Protective Services
Child Protective Services Conservatorship Specialist II
March 2015 — Present
Conservatorship Specialist II; Determining each child’s needs and arranging for additional testing, evaluations, records, or further assessments that they needs. Conducting home studies of family members or family friends who might care for the child. Making sure the people who are caring for the children have what they need and keeping them informed about the case. Working with children, families, and communities to plan for a child’s permanent living arrangement. Finding potential permanent placements for the child by meeting with parents, family members, and a fictive kin, making sure families get the services needed to keep their children safe and help them keep their children at home. Meeting with children, parents, family friends, or foster homes. Visiting with children at least once monthly to see if the children feel safe where they are living and to ensure their needs are being met. Participating in court hearings, this including preparing a family before the hearings, preparing court reports, and testifying in court about the child’s needs. Documenting casework activity. Maintaining good working relationships between Child Protective Services staff, law enforcement officials, judicial officials, legal resources, medical professionals, and other community resources.