CPS Special Investigator
Company: Texas State Job Bank
Location: CORPUS CHRISTI
Posted on: May 3, 2021
Job/Position DescriptionOVERVIEW Work involves investigating
cases that are of a high profile or high-risk and may require a
joint investigation with local law enforcement due to alleged
criminal acts. Assists the Department of Family and Protective
Services (DFPS) Investigation Supervisors by providing consultation
and assistance to the investigation of complex cases. Provide
forensic investigation techniques and investigation skills.
Accompanies DFPS staff on investigations and provides information
on criminal statutes, law enforcement procedures, and legal issues
when circumstances warrant. Provides feedback to DFPS staff on
effective investigation techniques from a law enforcement
perspective, may carry a small caseload within the unit, provides
training to and serves as a consultant to DFPS staff. Interacts
routinely with DFPS staff, supervisors, clients, law enforcement
professionals, medical professionals, legal professionals and
others involved in the investigative process. Attends civil and
criminal court proceedings as required.Essential Job
FunctionsConducts specialized investigations of child abuse and
neglect, as required by management. Serves as consultant and
trainer to CPS investigation staff on forensic interview skills and
techniques. Identifies and provides for staff development and
training needs in the area of forensic child abuse and neglect
investigation to achieve and enhance quality performance of unit
staff. Develops and maintains communication and working
relationships within and outside the agency, particularly with
professionals associated with law enforcement investigations.
Provides expert consultation to DFPS staff and the community on
complex issues associated with forensic child abuse and neglect
investigations. Conducts in-depth interviews to accurately obtain
information to determine immediate or long-term risk of abuse or
neglect; models advanced interviewing techniques for other workers.
Assesses family dynamics and functioning to determine degree and
type of agency intervention needed. Prepares and provides
sufficient case documentation (including forms and narratives) to
provide a complete and accurate record on cases, including legal
documentation or testifying in court for all necessary court cases.
Reviews cases identified by Child Safety Specialists for specific
risk factors or assistance with forensic investigation techniques,
in order to ensure staff develop and implement appropriate casework
actions and case plans. Attends training and participates in
professional development as required by agency and/or supervisor.
Performs other duties as assigned and required to maintain unit
operations. Promotes and demonstrates appropriate respect for
cultural diversity among coworkers and all work-related contacts.
Attends work regularly in accordance with agency leave policy.
Registrations, Licensure Requirements or CertificationsValid Texas
Driver's License Currently a Licensed Texas Peace Officer or have
been a licensed Peace Officer in the State of Texas in the past two
years. Out of state law enforcement agency or United State Military
licenses and certifications comparable to a Texas Peace Officer are
acceptable.Knowledge Skills AbilitiesSupervisor will determine
appropriate knowledge, skills and abilities. Knowledge of Texas
criminal and civil law relating to abuse and neglect of children.
Knowledge of forensic interviewing techniques. Knowledge of normal
child development and family dynamics, including problem ar
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Keywords: Texas State Job Bank, Corpus Christi , CPS Special Investigator, Other , CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas
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