As a condition of employment, all CCS employees are required to qualify for an Arizona Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card

Child Welfare Coordinator

Position Purpose

Provide leadership, oversight and referral coordination for Child Welfare Teams throughout multiple counties. Assist in the implementation of Child Welfare Programs. Responsible for a limited case load in which the Coordinator will perform the following duties: contact and engage clients referred by DCS; assess the needs of clients who accept services; develop case/service plans; provide parenting instructions and needed services; conduct an occasional home study. Position may from time to time be stressful and require a high demand of performance.  May perform other duties as assigned.

Essential Functions

  • Recruits, hires, trains, oversees and evaluates Child Welfare staff in the areas CCS-Tucson covers
  • Assists in overseeing and coordinating the daily activities of Child Welfare Team to ensure compliance with the contract
  • Completes MITC for each pay period
  • Provides billing statements appropriately and according to contractual guidelines
  • Assigns referrals to the designated county and team for implementation of services
  • Tracks referrals for reporting purposes and contractual compliance
  • Assist with or provides training and support to CW staff as needed
  • Ensures services are provided in a culturally appropriate manner
  • Provides needed services to families as required in the scope of work
  • If taking a case, may conduct an in-depth interview with the family, including named caregivers and children
  • If taking a case may create service priorities and a service plan for the family based on DCS concerns, the CSA/SRA report, and family needs and strengths
  • If taking a case or assisting, may conduct a home study
  • Participates with other stakeholders as part of the team, including DCS and other community agencies
  • Available to provide services on weekends and evenings; accessible to families by phone  twenty-four (24) hours per day, seven (7) days per week for emergencies.  Ensures the team is available 24 hours per day, seven days a week, for family emergencies
  • Participates in case file preparation as needed for each client referred, ensuring all relevant documents are updated and included
  • Updates progress reports regularly and service plans ensuring all documentation is prepared according to contractual guidelines


  • Reviews and Inputs all progress reports, assessments, service plans, visitation reports, and other relevant documents into CHILDS
  • Participates in File Reviews and audits the program for contract compliance as part of the Continuous Quality Improvement process
  • Actively participates as a member of the Catholic Community Services team
  • Participates in supervisory meetings with the supervisor, both on an individual basis and as a group; reviews all new cases with the respective team supervisor
  • Understands and complies with the requirement to report child or adult maltreatment
  • Participates in training and regular process improvement activities
  • Has or obtains knowledge and understanding of Family Systems Theory, Family-Centered Practice, family dynamics shared parenting, and treatment philosophies of family-based services
  • Has or obtains knowledge and ability to access community resources; helps families connect with needed resources
  • May drive company or personal vehicle on agency business


Minimum Qualifications

Suitable work experience may be considered as transferable skills in order to meet minimum requirements of the position, and will be considered by the Corporate Director of Human Resources.

  • Master’s in Human Services or Early Childhood Development or related field or Bachelors with 5 years directly related experience
  • 2 years’ experience leading or supervising staff
  • Pass pre-employment and annual drug screening
  • Ability to relate to families of varied lifestyles, backgrounds, and ethnicities
  • Experience in family-centered services, family dynamics, community resources and how to access them, cultural diversity, substance abuse, effects of child abuse and neglect on child development, sexual abuse, mediation, and other interventions
  • Proven strong communication skills – oral and written are clear, concise, and in an organized fashion using appropriate style, grammar and tone
  • Obtain State of Arizona Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card
  • Valid Arizona Driver License, proof of insurance and Arizona Motor Vehicle division 39 months Motor Vehicle Report

Desired Qualifications

  • Additional years of directly related experience
  • Bilingual, English/Spanish verbal and written
No.: 07-10-871
Location: Catholic Community Services-Tucson
Status: Exempt– Full Time
Salary: $15.00-$22.25, DOE

How to Apply

 Catholic Community Services

140 W. Speedway Blvd. #230

Tucson, AZ  85705


Fax resume and cover letter –520-770-8505


Email resume and cover letter – humanresources@ccs-soaz.org


For more information visit our website at: www.ccs-soaz.org




Applicants will be rated and evaluated based upon their qualifications, training and related job experience



We encourage our Veterans to apply



Open: Jul 31, 2019
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Due to the volume of applications we receive, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Any individual seeking accommodations should contact the Corporate Director of Human Resources at 520-623-0344, ext.1068

Catholic Community Services of Southern Arizona strengthens families, supports communities, provides compassionate services, and strives for excellence.  For more information visit our website at: www.ccs-soaz.org

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