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The Indiana Department of Child Services (DCS) seeks hardworking and dedicated individuals to support the agency’s mission of protecting children from abuse and neglect. 

Benefits of Working for DCS:
• Rewarding career that has a direct impact on the lives of children and families
• Opportunity to serve the community
• Great co-workers and support systems
• Educational and Advancement Opportunities

Family Case Manager Opportunities:
Family Case Managers serve an integral role in supporting the agency’s mission throughout the life of a case, including the initial report of abuse and neglect, investigation of allegations and ongoing case management toward the goal of safety and permanency.

The successful candidate shall hold a bachelor’s degree in a social sciences discipline from an accredited college or university.  Position requires twelve (12) weeks of training in Indianapolis.  Candidates must have reliable transportation, a valid driver’s license/insurance, and the ability to travel and be “on call.”

College Students
DCS recognizes the critical need to recruit and retain the best, brightest and most committed employees to work with at-risk families.  The Child Welfare BSW Scholars Program offers undergraduate college students in participating Indiana educational institutions the opportunity to attend their senior year of the Bachelor of Social Work program tuition-free (limited to the in-state rate).  Students are able to learn in-depth course content about child welfare and practice working with children and families while having the support of DCS staff and MSW professionals.  DCS offers the student employment with a competitive salary within two months of graduation.  The program is currently available at the following Indiana Universities:  Ball State University, Indiana State University, IUPUI, Indiana University-Bloomington, Indiana University-East, and University of Southern Indiana.  For more information, please contact the School of Social Work at one of the participating schools.

Join the DCS team and help us protect Indiana's most valuable asset-OUR CHILDREN.

Protecting our children, families and future

Benefits of State Employment:
The State of Indiana offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, retirement plans, and generous paid time off.  Additional information can be found at State Employee Benefits Overview.

Apply Now:
If you are interested in making a difference in a child’s life and would like to apply online or learn more about opportunities with DCS, please visit the State of Indiana Job Bank

Search by Keyword or select Advanced Search and search by Job Opening ID (enter Job ID from above) and complete an online application.  If you have any questions, please feel free to email the DCS Human Resources Department at: DCSHR@DCS.IN.gov.

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