Child Protection Work in Minnesota: A Realistic Job Preview

Child Protection Work in Minnesota: A Realistic Job Preview

The Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare (CASCW) partnered with the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Minnesota Association for County Social Services Administrators (MACSSA) to develop the Minnesota Realistic Job Preview for Child Protection. In an effort to capture the complexity and diversity of the child welfare system in Minnesota, CASCW partnered with key stakeholders, including six different counties that represented rural, urban, and suburban populations. This video includes the perspectives of managers, frontline workers, and families previously involved with the child protection system. The RJP is designed to provide applicants with an accurate picture of the position for which they are applying. Participants interviewed shared both the rewarding and challenging aspects of child protection work. RJP’s can also be utilized Title IV-E education programs in the selection of child welfare scholars.

Produced by the Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare (CASCW) in the School of Social Work at the University of Minnesota. Funding provided by the Child Safety and Permanency Division of the Minnesota Department of Human Services via grant #60567.