The Department of Children’s Services employs more than four thousand Tennesseans across the state. While DCS Officer and DCS Case Manager positions are the most common positions filled, the department is always looking for great employees interested in Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice. For more information regarding job vacancies, please go to the Department of Human Resources website:
The Department is continuously hiring for the position of DCS Officer in the DCS Youth Development Centers. For more information regarding the job responsibilities of a DCS Officer, please click on the link below:
For more information on applying for DCS Officer vacancies, please contact the local Human Resources office for each facility:
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Tennessee Department of Children Services and statewide-accredited social work training institutions offer a Child Welfare Case Management Certification to recruit social work students who will begin their career in child welfare at the department.
Benefits of the Child Welfare Case Management Certification:
There are two programs, Title IV-E Tuition Assistance Program and the Certification Program that support the Child Welfare Case Management Certification process. Title IV-E Tuition Assistance Program offers educational financial assistance during students’ last two years of school, in return,for a contractual agreement to work for the department. In the Certification Program, students go through the same coursework, internship, and receive the benefits of the program but do not receive financial assistance or sign a contract with the department.
The Title IV-E Tuition Assistance Program of the Tennessee Department of Children's Services (DCS) intends to:
The Title IV-E BSW/BSSW Tuition Assistance Program provides financial support to selected undergraduate-level social work majors who are committed to working with the children and families served by DCS upon completion of their Bachelor of Social Work/Bachelor of Science in Social Work (BSW/BSSW) degree at a participating university.
The Title IV-E MSW/MSSW Tuition Assistance Program provides financial support to DCS employees who desire to enrich the knowledge, skills, and abilities they bring to the Department by obtaining a Master of Social Work / Master of Science in Social Work (MSW/MSSW) degree from a participating university.
The intention of the Certification Program is to recruit and develop social work students who are committed to working in child welfare for the DCS workforce. This program offers students the Child Welfare Case Management Certification and the benefits therein without providing financial assistance while the student is in school. Students do not go into a contractual agreement to work for the department once they graduate in the Certification Program.
Department of Children’s Services
Title IV-E Tuition Assistance Program
Cordell Hull Building 7th Floor
436 6th Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37234