Child Protective Investigator Trainee

US-FL-Tampa

Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office

Req #: 1390
Type: Regular Full-Time
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Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office

				Overview:

Perform trainee duties investigating alleged child abuse, neglect, and/or abandonment in accordance with Chapter 39, Florida Statutes. Trainees must obtain their Child Welfare Protective Investigator Certification from the Florida Certification Board within one year of hire.

Responsibilities:

Note: Depending of assigned responsibilities, employees may perform some or all of the duties below.

Note: Incumbents function in a trainee status under the supervision of a Child Protection Investigator to attain proficiency in the below listed duties and become eligible for promotion to a Child Protection Investigator in the Sheriff's Office.

* Investigate alleged abuse, neglect, and/or abandonment of children to determine if abusive or unsafe conditions exist and take appropriate action to ensure the safety of children in accordance with state mandated timeframes.
* Interview children and adults concerning allegations of abuse, neglect, and/or abandonment to ascertain the validity of allegations, document living conditions, and determine the need to remove children from an unsafe environment.
* Inform clients of and implement available social service programs to assist them with their needs.
* Conduct follow up visits to ensure the safety of children is being maintained and support programs are in place.
* Testify in court to accurately relate the circumstances of cases investigated.
* Establish and manage case files to include accurate and timely documentation of investigative activities in the statewide child welfare information system.
* Perform other related duties as required.

Qualifications:

* A bachelor's degree from an accredited* four-year degree granting college or university; and
* Must live within Hillsborough County OR live within Citrus, Hardee, Hernando, Lake, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Sarasota, or Sumter County as long as the residence is located within the 60-mile parameter of Falkenburg Road Jail at the time of appointment.

*Accreditation must be from the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) accredited and/or the US Department of Education (USDE)
			
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