DCS to Host Regional Job Fair in South Bend

The Indiana Department of Child Services is looking for qualified social work professionals in the north/central Indiana area, and to that end, they are hosting an employment open house in St. Joseph County on May 22 – their fourth such open house hosted in the state. The organization is looking to hire 120 new case managers and 75 case management supervisors to help cut down on the increasing caseloads of child abuse and neglect statewide.

DCS Chief of Staff John Ryan said in a press statement that the organization has increased their case management staff by hundreds over the past eight years, and now they need to add even more qualified professionals to their team. Though the organization currently employs roughly 1700 case management staff, they need to expand to deal with the ever-growing number of cases across the state.

On top of having a dedicated mindset to serving the public and a heart for children and families in crisis, qualified case managers must have at least a bachelor’s degree in social science discipline. The starting salary for a DCS family case manager is $35,776, reflecting a six percent increase that was recently approved to align with starting salaries in private sector social work.

Those interested should pre-register for this open house before Monday, May 20 by visiting https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/StJosephCoJobFair and apply at the State of Indiana Job Bank at www.in.gov/spd. Search Job ID 581439. Candidates should also bring a copy of their resume to the job fair. Interviews will be conducted on site with qualified applicants.

The employment open house will be held at the St. Joseph County DCS office, located at 300 N. Michigan St. in South Bend from 10 am to 2 pm on May 22.