Social Worker-After Hours Investigative Team Job at Arizona Department of Child Safety – 2.8 Phoenix, AZ

As an After Hours Investigative Specialist you will work closely with the local law enforcement agencies in responding to any claims of abuse or neglect. Responding to crisis situations takes a compassionate heart–you’ll have plenty of support with our Peer Mentor Support group, our Maricopa West team events and with time spent in our Relaxation Room after a day ‘on the job’.

After Hours Investigative Specialist

  • Investigate claims of criminal child abuse and neglect in conjunction with Law Enforcement Personnel and document all information assessed.
  • Work schedule includes nights, weekend and holidays.
  • Investigate claims of child abuse and neglect and document all information assessed.
  • Interview and gather information in order to assess the family, to determine if abuse or neglect claim is substantiated.
  • Respond to crisis situations and explore options of child removal if warranted.
  • Explore placement options such as foster homes, kinship homes, or group homes when a child is removed.
  • Ensure services and supports are in place to facilitate meaningful behavioral changes that address safety and risk concerns.
  • Team with community partners and contracted agencies to help families build and achieve safe home environments for children.
  • Participate in team meetings to follow-up on individual and case progress.
  • Continuously assess child safety and risk.
  • Exhibit accountability while documenting client activity to ensure accuracy and consistency.
  • Conducting interviews and gathering information
  • Making in-and-out of home contacts with families and children
  • Attending Court hearings
  • Preparing case plans and conducting case plan staffing
  • Authoring professional reports and filling-out documentation
  • Coordinating and monitoring services
  • Placing children, transporting children, and moving a child’s possessions when needed

Knowledge of:
Confidential principles; behavior modification, conflict resolution and counseling principles and techniques; intervention techniques; interviewing procedures; child development, family systems, family centered practice; behavioral indicators of mental health disturbance, impact of abuse and neglect, separation and loss issues and child welfare practices; organizational values and vision and their compatibility with personal values.

Skills in:
Being sensitive to others’ needs, feelings and cultures; and being understanding and helpful; accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations; being adaptable, to take on responsibilities and challenges and to make decisions

Ability to:
Be thorough in completing work tasks; lead, take responsibility; analyze information and use logic to address work-related issues and problems; recognize and address substance abuse issues in adults and children and develop necessary intervention strategies; prepare detailed documentation of client and professional contact to ensure records are accurately conveyed and reported; enter, retrieve and correct data in an automated system; to work overtime and scheduled standby duty as needed; acquire and/or maintain CPR Certification or Re-Certification during initial training.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $19.00 per hour


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance



Work Location: One location

About the Company

Company: Arizona Department of Child Safety – 2.8

Company Location:  Phoenix, AZ

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About Arizona Department of Child Safety - 2.8