Child Protection Specialist

KS Dept for Children and Families - Overland Park, KS


The Kansas Department for Children and Families Services (DCF)
currently has a Child Protection Specialist position in our Prevention and Protection Services division located in our Overland Park Service Center. This positon may have job responsibilities with other counties within the Kansas City Region as needed. Annual salary is $40,000 for a Licensed Protection Specialist and $38,000.00 for an Unlicensed Protection Specialist.

Job Description :

The purpose of this position is to assess reports of suspected abuse and/or neglect, to protect children and strengthen family systems. Short term interventions are provided as needed. If children are placed out of home, professional services are provided to the child and family through coordination with contractors to reach permanency. These positions will monitor services provided by the contractor per DCF regulations and directives.

These positions require: Four-year degree in a Human Services or Behavioral Sciences field of study, or education determined relevant by the agency. Valid Driver’s License must be maintained throughout employment.


One or more of the following:

  • Bachelor’s in Social Work (Licensed Social Worker), Master’s in Professional Counseling (Licensed Professional Counselor),
  • Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy (Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist)
  • Licensed Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board (BSRB) professional as determined relevant by the agency.
  • A minimum of 2-years of work experience in Children and Family Services.

Questions regarding licensure can be answered by contacting the Kansas BSRB at: (785)296-3240.

Employees are to maintain both professional and driver's licenses throughout employment.

To Apply:

  • Register by completing the online ( (Skip this step if you already have an Applicant ID number)
  • Complete the State of Kansas and submit to the DCF-Kansas City Region. Requisiton#189508
  • Submit your additional application materials (Licenses, degrees, tax clearance, resume Please include your last name and requisition # 189508 in the subject line.

Tax Clearance Certificate: Each applicant applying for a State of Kansas job vacancy must obtain a valid Kansas Certificate of Tax Clearance by accessing the Kansas Department of Revenue's website at A Tax Clearance is a comprehensive tax account review to determine and ensure that an individual's account is compliant with all primary Kansas Tax Laws. A Tax Clearance expires every 90 days. All applicants, including current state employees, are responsible for submitting a valid certificate with all other application materials to the hiring agency. This is in accordance with Executive Order 2004-03. If you need assistance with the tax clearance, please contact (785)296-3199.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $38,000.00 to $40,000.00 /year


  • Bachelor's (Preferred)


  • Driver's License (Required)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)