Department Of Children And Family Services Looking For New Hires

The Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) will host a Job Fair on Saturday, October 25, 2008, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at its Torrance Office, 2325 Park Del Amo Street. The Job Fair is open to the public. Anyone committed to changing the lives of children by working as a Children’s Social Worker or in a supportive clerical role is invited to attend.

DCFS offers multiple positions in a variety of fields including clerical, nursing and social work. A Children’s Social Worker II can earn as much as $66,068 annually and Children’s Social Workers Trainees can earn up to $41,140 annually. Additionally, the County of Los Angeles offers an excellent benefits package, retirement plan and 10 paid holidays per year. At the Job Fair, free educational workshops will touch on topics such as the Education and Licensure Program and A Day in the Life of a Social Worker.

DCFS uses leading-edge social work practices that are family-strength based. The department’s three key goals of increased permanency, increased safety for children and reduced reliance on foster care are aimed at improving the lives of children and families in both the Santa Clarita area and greater Los Angeles County.

Applications and information regarding minimum requirements for available positions can be found online at in the careers link, by calling the DCFS Job Hotline at (213) 351-6417 or by visiting DCFS Headquarters at 425 Shatto Place, Room 105, in Los Angeles. Applications and information will also be available at the Job Fair, along with technical assistance in completing the necessary forms.