Child Protective Services Specialist 1 - Grade 16

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This title exists in Children&Family Svcs, Off of and has approximately 216 positions.

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Salary Information for Child Protective Services Specialist Tr
Title Grade Hiring Rate/yr Job Rate/yr
Child Protective Services Specialist Tr 13 $49,363 $63,169
Child Protective Services Specialist 1 16 $58,247 $74,135
Child Protective Services Specialist 2 20 $72,032 $91,381
Child Protective Services Specialist 3 23 $84,156 $106,454
Child Protective Services Specialist 4 27 $103,784 $127,830
Child Protective Services Specialist 5 29 $114,976 $140,815

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Job Duties

As a Child Protective Services Specialist 1 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 1ís 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.

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