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DCFS Careers

 

Make a difference in the lives of children and families!

Child Welfare Specialists are helping children be safe and successful, reuniting families and placing children for adoption every day in communities across Louisiana. Apply today!

 

 
  • Bachelor's in social work or a related field.
  • Any bachelor's degree and one year of professional social services experience.
  • Any master's degree.
  • Special entrance rates from $1,044 to $1,143 bi-weekly.
 
  • Bachelor's in social work or a related field, plus one year of professional social services experience.
  • Any bachelor's and two years of professional social services experience.
  • Any master's degree and one year of professional social services experience.
  • Master's degree in social work or a related field.
  • Special entrance rates from $1,117 to $1,333 bi-weekly.
 
  • Bachelor's in social work or a related field, plus two years of professional social services experience, including one year in child welfare.
  • Any bachelor's and three years of professional social services experience, including one year in child welfare.
  • Any master's degree and two years of professional child welfare social services experience.
  • Master's degree in social work or a related field, plus two years of professional social services experience, including one year in child welfare.
  • Special entrance rates from $1,279 to $1,523 bi-weekly.


  • Compensation & support available for advanced education
  • Annual leave, sick leave, & holiday pay
  • Flexible shifts available
  • Defined benefit plan, retirement through Louisiana State Employee's Retirement System
  • Health insurance through Louisiana's Office of Group Benefits
  • Work in a multi-disciplinary team with other professionals, e.g. attorneys, pediatricians