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Questions for CPS Worker 1. Name: 1. Agency in which you work for as a CPS worker: Office of Children and Family Services 2. Length of time in the field: I have been in this field for nine years 3. Current job title and responsibilities: Investigative Specialist. In this position I investigate allegations of abuse and neglect of a serious nature including sexual abuse, fatality reports and abuse within government facilities that are funded by New York State. 2. Why did you choose a career in Human Services/ CPS? When I first finished college the initial plan was to find a job to support my son (I was a single mother) while finishing my Master’s in Education. I was intending on teaching elementary education. After college I was employed by the Montgomery County Department of Social Services as a Child Protective Caseworker. I stayed in that employment until 2013 when I was promoted to
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Assistant Supervisor, and then left in 2014 to take employment with the state. To make a long winded answer short, I didn’t choose a career in CPS, it chose me. After I began working in the field, I instantly knew that this position gave a sense of purpose and duty like none other I had before. For the first time in my life I felt that I could change the world, and even after realizing it
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