Child Protection Investigator

Posted: 06/05/2022

Child Protection Investigator
Investigates allegations of abuse, neglect, and abandonment and takes the necessary steps to ensure the safety of children in Manatee County.


  • Investigates alleged child abuse, neglect, and/or abandonment, and takes necessary measures to ensure the safety of children.
  • Conducts thorough and timely investigations including interviewing children and families to ascertain the validity of allegations, document living conditions, and determine the need to remove children from an unsafe environment.
  • Protects the lives of children by devising safety plans, or in consultation with the supervisor, makes decisions to take the child into protective custody, and transports a child to approved placement when safety intervention is required.
  • Assists local law enforcement in fact-finding and compiling case information.
  • Prepares and maintains case management and other reports to provide accurate recording and availability of case information.
  • Testifies in court in cases regarding child abuse, neglect, and abandonment.
  • Completes all assignments to specifications, within specified timeframe and budget as directed and by agency policies and regulations.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university is required. Valid Florida driver's license. 35 WPM typing required.

Position Type: Full-time

Salary Range: $41,000 - $60,000/year

Employer Type: Government Entity

Employer Willing to Train: Yes

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