CPS CIS Vol Ser Coord IV - Bilingual: This is a part time position.
The position is responsible for developing community initiatives and projects to support the Child Protective Services program for the Texas Department of Family & Protective Services (DFPS). The position provides consultation, training, leadership, public awareness and education to support agency program and community initiatives. This position oversees the Volunteer services program within DFPS/CPS, providing supervision and guidance to volunteers as well working closely with community partners such as child welfare boards and community partners boards. The position handles special recognition events and activities and disseminates agency information to staff and community organizations. The position interacts routinely with TDFPS staff,including upper management, media specialist,representatives from various organizations and corporations, youths and volunteers, and other state and federal agencies.
Essential Job Functions:
Prepares news releases for the media and serves as a contact person. Plans, develops, and provides support to community projects and programs that support the agency, such as Child Welfare Boards, Community Partners, and other future programs. Coordinates the recruitment, selection and training of volunteers. Conducts regional needs assessments, and assists in the development of community based and prevention-oriented resources. Develops and supervises various activities to support agency programs. Places volunteers and oversees program activities. Provides consultation, training, leadership, public awareness and education for staff and organizations. Prepares grant proposals for funding projects and disseminates information to staff and community organizations. Represents the agency on procedures and with all administrative practices. Performs other duties as assigned and required to maintain unit operations. Promotes, monitors, and ensures that respect is demonstrated for cultural diversity. Attends work regularly in accordance with agency leave policy.
Knowledge Skills Abilities:
Knowledge of agency policies and procedures. Skill in effective verbal and written communication. Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships. Ability to perform a wide variety of job-related tasks. Ability to use sound judgment when assessing job duties, complaints from the community, and assignment of special projects. Ability to prioritize job assignments.
Registration or Licensure Requirements:
Initial Selection Criteria:
Graduation from high school or equivalent. Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university. Three years full-time consultative, supervisory, managerial, social service, professional or technical work which must include: analysis of work problems having an administrative aspect and interpretation of complex written material; or planning, organizing, and coordinating requirements for support services, or program operations where a wide range of demands are involved, including interpretation of complex written material or DFPS experience.
This is a part time CIS position that will focus its efforts on the 4 counties that make up the Rio Grande Valley: Willacy, Cameron, Hidalgo, Starr.
This person will work closely with the CIS housed in Corpus Christi. Travel is required with some overnight trips within the region as well as outside the region. Will need to attend some meetings, activities, and functions in the evenings and/or weekends.
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HHS agencies will provide reasonable accommodation during the hiring and selection process for qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance completing the on-line application, contact the HHS Employee Service Center at 1-888-894-4747. If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodation to participate in the interview process, please notify the person scheduling the interview.