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Join the CP&P Team – Help Protect New Jersey’s Children

CP&P SERVICES

  • Child protection
  • Case management
  • Foster Care
  • Adoption
  • Family Supports and Services through community providers
  • Information and referral

 BENEFITS OF THE JOB

  • 12 vacation days
  • 15 sick days
  • 3 administrative leave days
  • 12 paid holidays
  • Health and dental benefits
  • Prescription drug benefits
  • Vision care
  • Retirement plan
  • Life insurance
  • Deferred compensation plan
  • Paid leave for annual military training

 

**RESIDENCY LAW**

Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 52:14-7 (L. 2011, Chapter 70), also known as the “New Jersey First Act,” which became effective September 1, 2011, all persons newly hired by the Executive Branch on or after that date shall have one year from the date of employment to establish, and then maintain principal residence in the State of New Jersey. New Jersey State employees hired prior to September 1, 2011 who transfer from within the Executive Branch or from another State of New Jersey appointing authority without a break in service greater than seven days but who reside outside the State of New Jersey are not required to change their principal residence to New Jersey in order to comply with the act.


FAMILY SERVICE SPECIALIST TRAINEE


As a Family Service Specialist Trainee (Bilingual or Non-Bilingual), you will perform field and office work involving collecting, analyzing and recording significant facts.

Responsibilities may include responding to child abuse/neglect referrals, responding to requests for child welfare services, in-home visits and arranging for residential or foster care placements. The starting salary is $48,416.15.

NOTE: During the first 12 months, employees hired in the position of Family Service Specialist Trainee (Bilingual or Non-Bilingual) will attend a comprehensive in-service training program, in addition to performing field and office casework duties.

Here's What You Need

Family Service Specialist Trainee (Bilingual or Non-Bilingual)

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
    NOTE: Bachelors in Social Work or Masters in Social Work preferred.
  • Because driving of state vehicles with clients is an essential function of this position, the following may disqualify you from consideration: driving record with five points or more within the past five years; any driving under the influence conviction within the past five years; or, any combination of three motor vehicle violations/license suspensions within the last five years excluding parking violations.
  • The ability to read, write, speak, understand and communicate sufficiently in English to perform the duties of the position
  • For bilingual positions only, to successfully pass an examination to test your ability to communicate effectively in both Spanish and English.

Educated outside of the United States?

You must submit, at the time of application, an evaluated transcript including specific course evaluations. The evaluation must be done by a recognized evaluation service. If you don’t know of an evaluation service, you can contact:

World Education Service, Inc.
P.O. Box 745
Old Chelsea Station, New York, NY 10011
Phone : (212) 966-6311
Fax: (212) 966-6395
E-mail: info@wes.org
Web address: www.wes.org

How new staff are selected

You must submit a cover letter and resume indicating that you hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.

Please send to:
Department of Children and Families
Office of Human Resources
PO Box 717
Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0717
609-341-5600 or
877-382-8718
You can also email: yfsresume@dcf.state.nj.us

Your resume then will then be reviewed for proper qualifications/requirements and recorded into a database for tracking purposes. You will receive an acknowledgement letter and may be asked to complete some necessary paperwork to be mailed back to DCP&P. You may be contacted by a Human Resource Representative, who will schedule you for an interview. If you are not initially selected for an interview, but meet the qualifications of the position, your resume will remain on active file for one year. During that year, you may be contacted at any time to be scheduled for an interview.

Appointees who are hired into the Family Service Specialist Trainee (Bilingual or Non-Bilingual) position and successfully complete the required 12-month training program and pass the final trainee exam will be eligible to be promoted to the title of Family Service Specialist 2 (Bilingual or Non-Bilingual in Spanish and English).

Veterans

Are you a veteran?  If so, please indicate this information in your cover letter and/or resume.  For information on Veterans Preference, please visit the Civil Service Commission's website at www.state.nj.us/csc/seekers/veterans/

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ASSISTANT FAMILY SERVICE WORKER

Under supervision, the Assistant Family Service Worker assists professional staff in providing services to clients with social, emotional, psychological or behavioral problems which may include training and work programs, home and money management, setting up medical or dental appointments, family planning services, parenting techniques, receiving complaints involving desertion and abusive parents and supplementary supportive visits under the supervision of a case worker; conducts field audits to evaluate and assess situations; does other related duties.

 

Transporting clients to various appointments and visits is a main function of this position. The starting salary is $ 29,604.72. One (1) year of supervised social service experience with responsibility for gathering social service information from clients, or experience in the training of children with social, emotional, psychological, and/or behavioral problems.

Requirements

 

 

NOTE:  Thirty (30) semester hour credits from an accredited college, which must include twelve (12) semester hour credits in the behavioral sciences, may be substituted for one (1) year of the experience listed above.

 

A valid driver’s license is required to perform the essential functions of this position. Because driving a state vehicles is an essential function of this position, the following may disqualify you from consideration: driving record with five points or more within the past five years; any driving under the influence conviction within the past five years; or, any combination of three motor vehicle violations/license suspensions involving the unsafe operation of a motor vehicle within the last five years.

 

Ability to read, write, speak, understand, and communicate in English sufficiently to perform the duties of this position. American Sign Language or Braille may also be considered as acceptable forms of communication.

 

Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as long as they can perform the essential functions of the job after reasonable accommodation is made to their known limitations. If the accommodation cannot be made because it would cause the employer undue hardship, such persons may not be eligible.

How to Apply

You must submit a cover letter and resume to:

Department of Children and Families

Office of Human Resources, Recruitment Unit

PO Box 717

Trenton, NJ 08625-0717

 

You can also e-mail your current cover letter and resume to:

yfsresume@dcf.state.nj.us

 

Your resume will then be reviewed for proper qualifications/requirements and recorded into a database for tracking purposes. You will receive an acknowledgement letter and may be asked to complete some necessary paperwork to be mailed back to the office of Human Resources. You also may be contacted by a Recruitment Specialist, who will schedule you for an interview. If you are not initially selected for an interview, but meet the requirements of the position, your resume will remain on active file for one year. During that year, you may be contacted at any time to be scheduled for an interview.

Veterans

Are you a veteran? If so, please indicate this information in your cover letter and/or resume. For information Veterans Preference, please visit the Civil Service Commission’s website at www.state.nj.us/csc/seekers/veterans/

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PARALEGAL TECHNICIAN ASSISTANT


Under close supervision, the Paralegal Technician Assistant learns to research laws, rules, and regulations, investigate facts, and prepare documents for use in briefs, pleadings, appeals, and other legal actions.  The current starting salary is $35,536.25

Responsibilities may include researching legal areas of concern for the legal staff members and prepare formal correspondence relating to issues involving the work of the agency, other agencies, courts, legislators, and other parties.  Also may include drafting less complex memoranda, communicating discussion of legal topics including memorializing the legal research, preparing informal correspondence in response to citizen inquiries and other similar matters.  In addition, review cited legal decisions to determine their precedential value and maintain and organize files to assure accessibility to those records and that such information can be retrieved upon request. 

Requirements

Graduation from an accredited college or university with an Associate’s degree as a Legal Assistant or in Paralegal Studies or, an Associate or Bachelors Degree and a Certificate of Proficiency in Paralegal Studies.  A Juris Doctorate (JD) degree may be substituted for the education requirement. 

Note:  Rule 1:20-20(a) prohibits attorneys that may have been disbarred, resigned with prejudice, transferred to disability-inactive status, or under suspension from the practice of law in this or any other jurisdiction from being employed as paralegals/legal assistants in the state of New Jersey.

A valid driver’s license is required to perform the essential functions of this position.  Because driving of state vehicles is an essential function of this position, the following may disqualify you from consideration: driving record with five points or more within the past five years; any driving under the influence conviction within the past five years; or, any combination of three motor vehicle violations/license suspensions involving the unsafe operation of a motor vehicle within the last five years.

The ability to read, write, speak, understand, or communicate sufficiently in English to perform the duties of the position.  American Sign Language or Braille may also be considered as acceptable forms of communication.

This position is a Competitive Title

Selected candidates will be required to apply for, and successfully pass, an open competitive civil service examination to remain in this position.

If you are selected for this position, you are responsible for applying for the examination when it is announced by the New Jersey Civil Service Commission and you must be reachable for appointment from the issued list of eligible(s) in order to be appointed into a permanent position. 

How to Apply

You must submit a cover letter and resume to:

Department of Children and Families
Office of Human Resources, Recruitment Unit
PO Box 717
Trenton, NJ 08625-0717

You can also e-mail your current cover letter and resume to:
yfsresume@dcf.state.nj.us

Your resume will then be reviewed for proper qualifications/requirements and recorded into a database for tracking purposes.  You will receive an acknowledgement letter and may be asked to complete some necessary paperwork to be mailed back to the office of Human Resources.  You also may be contacted by a Recruitment Specialist, who will schedule you for an interview.  If you are not initially selected for an interview, but meet the requirements of the position, your resume will remain on active file for one year.  During that year, you may be contacted at any time to be scheduled for an interview.

Veterans

Are you a veteran?  If so, please indicate this information in your cover letter and/or resume.  For information Veterans Preference, please visit the Civil Service Commission’s website at www.state.nj.us/csc/seekers/veterans/

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