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Child Welfare Ctr. Coord., Sr. Overview

  • Work Type: Professional
  • Job Code: 75005
  • Pay Grade: P6
  • FLSA Status: Exempt
  • Career Level: Senior
  • Family: Academic Programs
  • Function: Academic Support


Assist with the development of student field placement opportunities within CFS and in other qualified field agencies that serve IV-E eligible clients.

Level Scope

Recognized subject matter expert who knows how to apply theory and put it into practice with in-depth understanding of the professional field with limited oversight from managers. Independently performs the full range of responsibilities within the function; requires deep job knowledge of area typically obtained through higher education combined with experience.  Manages large projects or processes and problems faced are difficult and often complex; analyzes problems/issues of diverse scope and determines solutions.  May manage programs that include formulating strategies and administering policies, processes, and resources; functions with a high degree of autonomy.  Influences others regarding policies, practices and procedures.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree and 5 years of professional experience or equivalent relevant experience

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Excellent communication skills including written and verbal
  • Resilient and able to handle high levels of stress and emotionally volatile or difficult situations
  • Good organization, critical thinking, problem solving, and time management skills

Essential Functions

Key Responsibilities

60% of Time the Child Welfare Ctr. Coord., Sr. must:

  • Ensure qualified student supervision for all students including orientation training for agency field instructors
  • Assume role of faculty field instructor for all students within the field unit
  • Design and teach practicum seminars focused on IV-E eligible clients
  • Teach classroom based child welfare related course as designated within the routine and normal responsibilities of a faculty member of the School of Social Work
  • Teach and train to the full continuum of Idaho’s child welfare practice
  • Assist students in identifying and implementing child welfare-related research projects as part of their educational experience.
  • Work cooperatively with the FACS division and Human Resources Division of Idaho Health and Welfare to assure that students comply with their employment obligations.
  • Participate in quarterly IV-E conference calls and periodic face-to-face meetings for the purpose of working collaboratively with the universities and the CFS Bureau regarding implementation of this initiative
  • Assist with child welfare related partnership development and coordination activities

35% of Time the Child Welfare Ctr. Coord., Sr.

Determined by department needs

5% of Time the Child Welfare Ctr. Coord., Sr.

Perform other duties as assigned

Work Environment and Physical Demands

Some positions may involve frequent bending, moving, lifting, and carrying material weighing up to 50 pounds; some positions may involve moving, lifting, and carrying material weighing up to 70 pounds; standing up to eight hours each day; working in all weather conditions; exposure to high noise levels and require wearing hearing protection.

Travel Requirement

Not applicable for Child Welfare Ctr. Coord., Sr.

Career Path

Additional training/education or equivalent experience, as well as business need, are required for movement into higher level jobs.


Incumbent must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work.  Final employment offers are contingent upon a Final Candidate’s successful completion of a Background Verification, and a determination by the University that the information derived from the Background Verification does not disqualify the individual.  In addition, a Financial History Check and Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Check may be required.