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DCS Employment Opportunities

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:

http://www.tn.gov/dohr/employment/applicant.shtml

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:

DCS Officer

For more information on applying for DCS Officer vacancies, please contact the local Human Resources office for each facility:

  • Woodland Hills Youth Development Center, Nashville, TN  (615) 532-2017
  • Mountain View Youth Development Center Dandridge, TN  (865) 397-0174, extension 524
  • Wilder Youth Development Center, Somerville, TN  (901) 465-7359, extension 279

Tennessee Department of Children Services Employee Tuition Assistance Programs

Home l Title IV-E BSW/BSSW Tuition Assistance Program
Title IV-E MSW/MSSW Tuition Assistance Program
Employee Graduate Tuition Reimbursement Program
Certification Program
Public Higher Education Fee Waiver l University Business Offices
University Financial Aid Offices


Overview

The Employee Tuition Assistance Programs of the Tennessee Department of Children's Services (DCS) intends to:

  1. Recruit and develop social work students who are committed to working in child welfare into the DCS workforce.

  2. Promote the professionalization of DCS staff through advanced education.

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 Employee Graduate Tuition Reimbursement Program provides financial support to DCS staff willing to make a commitment to complete a master's-level graduate program in a human service major. The objective of this program is to strengthen the Department with public child welfare employees who are committed to gaining the knowledge, skills, and abilities of a Master’s level professional. 

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.

 

Contact:
Department of Children’s Services
 Employee Tuition Assistance Programs
615-253-6821
Cordell Hull Building 7th Floor
436 6th Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37234
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