Fall (September - December)
Intern - CPS - Family Services Specialist
Department of Social Services
- APPLICANT MUST BE A FULL-TIME STUDENT (MINIMUM OF 12 CREDIT HOURS) IN THE SEMESTER IN WHICH YOU APPLY.
This position’s primary purpose is to assist Family Services Specialists with families whose children have been reported or identified as being unsafe and who may be placed out of their parent’s home. These duties may include direct interventions with children and families through a wide range of services. Responsibilities may include receiving reports from the community regarding allegations of child maltreatment, assessments with families regarding allegations of child maltreatment, interventions with families to address change needed to secure child safety in their homes, recruitment and support of foster and relative homes caring for maltreated children, and the matching of resource families for children unable to return to their birth families.
Applicant must be a full-time student at a college or university. Preference will be given to those with junior standing or above by the end of the Spring 2020 semester, or who are currently enrolled at a technical institute and have completed one year (nine months) by the start of the internship. Preference will be given to South Dakota residents and students of South Dakota institutions.
Coursework in social work, psychology, sociology, child development, or a related field of study is preferred. The applicant must be willing to work as part of a team, have knowledge of Microsoft Office, have strong communication skills and must be willing to travel throughout the state with Division staff. Normal work schedule is Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., but there may be times when additional hours are necessary.
South Dakota Bureau of Human Resources
500 East Capitol
Pierre, SD 57501-5070
605.773.3148 Fax: 605.773.4344
"An Equal Opportunity Employer"