New York State has approximately 216 positions* in this title statewide. You may view a breakdown of positions by county. This position exists in Children&Family Svcs, Off of. View links to all New York State agencies including agencies that have this title. For more information, New York State employees can contact the Career Mobility Office at (518) 485-6199 or (800) 553-1322. If you are not a current New York State employee, you can use the Department of Civil Service Web site to explore possible employment opportunities.
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A listing of titles that are most commonly used as steps for upward mobility for this title series. The salary schedule for this career ladder is also available.
Child Protective Services Specialist Tr
Similar to Grade 13
Upon successful completion of 12 months as Child Protective Services Specialist Tr, you will automatically advance to Child Protective Services Specialist 1.
Note on Traineeships: When current State employees with prior graded State service transition into traineeships, there will be cases where these individuals will be compensated at a higher rate than the hiring rate of the "equated salary grade" of a traineeship. Specifically, in these cases, the starting compensation of a traineeship will be the higher of either: 1) the hiring rate of the "equated salary grade;" or 2) an employee's current graded salary. For those current State employees with no prior graded service who transition into traineeships, these individuals will be compensated at the hiring rate of the "equated salary grade." Overall, because of the various intricacies associated with the State's salary mechanics, the Office of the State Comptroller should be consulted regarding the actual compensation paid to any State employee transiting to a traineeship.
As a Child Protective Services Specialist Trainee, you would receive reports of suspected child abuse and maltreatment via the New York Statewide Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment telephone hot line. You would screen calls for appropriateness, evaluate the information, and prepare and transmit reported cases to local social services districts. You would also provide technical assistance to local district staff; participate in various monitoring functions; provide information and referrals to concerned individuals and agencies; and screen applicants for potential employment in child care, day care, and related positions in accordance with the Social Service Law. The duties of the position require that individuals possess good verbal communication skills and the ability to cope with often anxious and upset callers. The New York Statewide Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment is a 24-hour, seven-day-a-week operation. Child Protective Services Specialist 1’s are initially assigned to evening and night shifts and may be required to work weekends and holidays. Assignments to the day shift will be made based on seniority.
Traineeship: As a Child Protective Services Specialist Trainee, you will be required to participate in and satisfactorily complete all requirements of a 12-month traineeship program before you can advance to a Child Protective Services Specialist 1. Upon initial appointment, an appointee’s performance in the trainee position and in prescribed training and development programs will be observed and evaluated. The prescribed training and development program will include extensive on-the-job training and carefully designed and monitored work experience. An appointee not meeting required standards can be terminated at any time after the initial eight weeks and before completion of the traineeship. Upon successful completion of the traineeship probationary period, trainees will be advanced to Child Protective Services Specialist 1 (SG-16).
There is no classification standard available at this time for this title. For additional information regarding other titles this will bring you to the NYS Title and Salary Plan. If there is a classification standard available there will be a link under the column labeled STD NO. If no link is available there is no classification standard available at this time for that title.
Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. If substitutions for education and/or experience are allowed, this information would be available on the announcement.
You must take and pass a Civil Service examination in order to be considered for this position.
On or before the date of the examination, the candidate must have either:
1. a bachelor’s degree or higher in any field;
2. an associate’s degree in any field and two years of experience in the direct provision of child welfare programs, such as prevention, foster care or adoption services. This experience must include analyzing information and conducting assessments to gather information and to identify the strengths and weaknesses of children and families; developing service plans that support and address the families’ needs; implementing service plans by providing direct support and/or coordinating with other agencies to provide services aimed at the families’ needs; and monitoring the provision of services and determining when it is appropriate to close the case;
3. four years’ experience in the direct provision of child welfare programs, such as prevention, foster care or adoption services. This experience must include analyzing information and conducting assessments to gather information and to identify the strengths and weaknesses of children and families; developing service plans that support and address the families’ needs; implementing service plans by providing direct support and/or coordinating with other agencies to provide services aimed at the families’ needs; and monitoring the provision of services and determining when it is appropriate to close the case.
For informational purposes only, click on the examination number(s) listed below to see the current or previous examination(s) that are used to fill this title.20-075
When this examination is scheduled to be held, the announcement can be found on the Department of Civil Service, Examination Announcements web page. If you do not see an examination currently scheduled please check back on a monthly basis or sign up for announcement notification by email so that you will automatically be notified when new examinations are being offered.
Career mobility is not just limited to the titles in the Career Ladder, above. Additional movement may be achieved through other examinations, additional education and/or work experience or transfer opportunities. For additional information or clarification of transfer determinations, current State employees should contact the Career Mobility Office. Visit ELMS Online to view established open-competitive, promotion, and transition eligible lists. If you are not a current New York State employee, see Employment Opportunities with New York State and find out how to become a New York State employee.