Rep. Arnold: Department of Child Services Career Fair

Posted by: Peter Hoffman  | Friday, May 6, 2016

As your state representative, I am always happy to share job opportunities that can improve the quality of life for Hoosiers across the state. The Department of Child Services (DCS) is a hosting an upcoming career fair in Marion County to recruit qualified candidates as Family Case Managers (FCMs).

DCS protects children from abuse and neglect and strengthens families through services that focus on family support and care. The department also administers child support, child protection, adoption and foster care throughout the state. If you are interested in possibly working as an FCM, the career fair is being held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11, at the Marion County DCS located at 4150 N. Keystone Ave. in Indianapolis. Interested applicants should pre-register online at www.careers.in.gov and can use the advanced search tool to search “Family Case Manager – Marion County Career Fair.”

If you are interested in a career that allows you to help Hoosier families and children on a daily basis, I would strongly encourage you to consider attending the career fair. The department is always looking for qualified and motivated candidates who are looking to make a difference in the lives of Hoosier children and families.

The 2016 Indiana General Assembly also passed several laws aimed at making our state a safer environment for our children to grow up in. One new law will allow the Department of Child Services to intervene and serve children who are victims of human trafficking. We also increased penalties for criminals convicted of child exploitation and pornography crimes.

Another recently enacted law allows parents or guardians to temporarily delegate legal responsibility for their children to third-party individuals without requiring those individuals to submit to the licensing and regulations that foster care providers must follow. For example, parents who aren’t able to take care of their children due to health reasons or military deployment could delegate power of attorney to a trusted friend or neighbor without fear of losing custody. Before, families did not have this option to fit their unique circumstances.

These laws are a part of our continued efforts to keep Hoosier children safe and ensure they have the best possible chance at success.

Please contact me with questions or input at 317-232-9793 or by email at h74@iga.in.gov. You can also learn more about the work being done on your behalf by signing up to receive my email updates at www.in.gov/h74.

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Rep. Arnold (R-Leavenworth) represents portions of Spencer, Dubois, Perry, Crawford and Orange counties.