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Job/Position DescriptionOVERVIEWAfter a family has been investigated, a Family Based Safety Services (FBSS) worker helps them make changes to protect their children from abuse and neglect and keep them safe at home. This involves providing services offered by the agency, the family's community, and their extended families.Newly hired employees holding a Master's Degree in Social Worker may qualify for an increase at the point of hire. A Child Protective Services Family Based Safety Services Worker- SAO CPS FBBS Worker{target="blank"}.WHY WORK FOR DFPS?The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) is responsible for protecting the unprotected and#151; children, elderly, and people with disabilities and#151; from abuse, neglect, and exploitation. DFPS accomplishes this responsibility by employing over 12,000 workers who live up to the agency's Mission, Vision, and Values{target="blank"} in service to the citizens of Texas.DFPS is not only a qualifying organization for the Service Loan Forgiveness Program{target="blank"}, which forgives the remaining balance on college student Direct Loans after making 120 qualifying monthly payments, but also offers excellent health benefits{target="blank"}, special discounts on many products and services through the Discount Purchase Program{target="blank"}, a lifetime monthly retirement annuity as well as Texa$aver 401(k) and 457 Programs under the Employees Retirement System{target="blank"} of Texas. An additional benefit you will receive is 12 days of paid annual leave, 12 sick days, and the potential to earn up to four days of administrative leave each year. Your annual paid leave accrual increases as your tenure increases. HELP US MAKE A DIFFERENCE:To explore more of what CPS Family Based Safety Services Workers do, click here{target="blank"}.To view a realistic online video about Child Protective Services workers and clients, please click here{target="blank"}.You will also have access to a self-assessment that will help you determine if this type of work is something that is a good fit for you. Essential Job Functionsand#149;Responds quickly in crisis situations. and#149;Provides time limited in-home services to meet the specific needs of families by identifying insufficient protective capacities, developing treatment plans, and using appropriate and necessary resources to minimize risk and provide for safety of the child; and maintains contact with parents and children to achieve treatment goals.and#149;Assesses child safety and takes the necessary actions to protect the child as appropriate. This could include removing a child from their family.and#149;Interacts objectively with and#147;caretakersand#148; who have abused and/or neglected children in their care. and#149;Discusses issues with families related, but not limited to income, money management, and personal relationships that they will probably consider personal and private. and#149;Encounters family members who are angry and/or scared.and#149;Helps identify re https://jobshrportal.hhsc.state.tx.us/ENG/CareerPortal/job_profile.cfm?szOrderID=608501 Copy the URL in the preceding sentence to an Internet Explorer browser to apply to the job directly through the Texas Health and Human Services Career Portal.