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Job Title:  CASE AIDE 
Job Reference ID:  58913 
Grade:  14 
Posted Date:  11/04/2020 
Close Date:  11/11/2020 
Job Description

Arizona Department of Child Safety

A New Beginning for Arizona’s Children

Statewide Placement

3310 N. 19th Ave

Phoenix, AZ 85015


This position is responsible for providing care assistance to children while in the care of the Department of Child Safety (DCS).


Working Hours: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Monday – Friday)

Alternative work hours may be required, including overtime, weekends and holidays at the discretion of the supervisor.


Candidates who are successfully employed as Case Aide for five (5) years will be eligible to apply for a promotional opportunity to a DCS Specialist Position, grade 16 ($34,978/annually).


-          Under immediate supervision, provides a variety of services to children

-          Assists clients with application processes; provides case assistance to participants involved in child safety services

-          Engages, observes and interacts with children to include, but not limited to performing lice treatments, changing diapers, assisting with potty training, bathing young children and providing comfort

-          Provides trauma informed care to children

-          Provides clerical support to staff and clients

-          Transports children to their respective placement

-          Performs housekeeping functions to include, but not limited to laundry, cleaning dishes, preparing meals (for all ages) and cleaning tasks

-          Participates in a variety of professional meetings and delivers goods, as requested

-          Performs other duties appropriate to the assignment


Knowledge of:


-          General current state, federal and district laws and policies regarding child welfare services

-          General resources available in the community that may be utilized on behalf of clients

-          General policies, procedures and practices of court foster care review board with regards to cases involving custody and placement of children

-          Developmental and behavioral problems of children

-          Cultural environment and community influences on the behavior and development of individuals


Skill in:


-          Establishing and maintaining interpersonal relationships

-          General clerical functions such as, data entry and filling

-          Eliciting and gathering information

-          De-escalating situations

-          Modeling professional behavior with clients

-          Time management and multi-tasking

-          Addressing hostile situations (e.g. terminating visits if harmful to clients)

-          Written, interpersonal, and observation skills


Ability to:


-          Plan work routines and implement work assignments

-          Identify resources available in the community

-          Learn information on human and social services; welfare services

-          Learn critical State, Federal and local laws concerning placement, custody and treatment of children

-          Gain understanding of the effects and problems of foster care; social intellectual and behavioral problems of developmentally disabled children

-          Adhere to general policies, procedures and practices of court foster care review board with regards to cases involving custody and placement of children

-          Learn how to identify developmental and behavioral problems of children

-          Comply with casework principles and practices

-          Gain understanding of cultural environment and community influences on behavioral and development of individuals

-          Interpret and apply eligibility criteria

-          Learn and adhere to DCS policies and regulations applicable to assigned programs

-          Comprehend and follow moderately complex written and oral instructions

-          Organize data in a logical and coherent manner

-          Prepare written reports accurately in a prescribed format

-          Actively listen and provide supportive attention to clients


Requires the possession of, and ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver’s license appropriate to the assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to drivers license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12).


Employees may be required to use their own transportation as well as maintaining valid motor vehicle insurance and current Arizona vehicle registration; however, mileage will be reimbursed.


Must be able to secure and maintain an Arizona Fingerprint Clearance card.

Must be able to secure and maintain clearance from the CPS Central Registry.


-          High school diploma or GED

-          Experience in providing child care


Employment is contingent on the selected applicant passing a background investigation.


We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes: 

-          Sick leave

-          Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year

-          Health and dental insurance

-          Retirement plan

-          Life insurance and long-term disability insurance

-          Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance


Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS). 

Enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment.

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting 602-255-2903. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.


Position Requirements
Position Level:    Hours:   
 Work Arrangement:     Employment Type:   
Hourly Rate:  $0.00 / per hour  Salary:  $15.02-15.02 


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