Opening Date/Time: Thur 09/22/2022 12:00AM Central Time
Closing Date/Time: Wed 09/28/2022 11:59PM Central Time
Salary (Monthly): $3,053.00 – $4,885.00
Salary (Annually): $36,636.00 – $58,620.00
Job Type: Full-Time
City, State Location: Springfield, TN
Department: Children’s Services


Base pay is $3,933 per month.

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree and two years of professional experience providing child welfare services including, but not limited to, one or a combination of the following: social, psychological, or correctional counseling or case management; volunteer services coordination for a children’s service program; and/or juvenile classification coordination.

Substitution of Graduate Education for Experience: A graduate degree in social work or a related behavioral science field may be substituted for the required experience on a year-for-year basis, to a maximum of one year (e.g., 36 graduate quarter hours may be substituted for one year of required experience).

Other Requirements

Necessary Special Qualifications: Applicants for this class must:
Complete a criminal history disclosure form in a manner approved by the appointing authority;
Agree to release all records involving their criminal history to the appointing authority;
Supply a fingerprint sample in a manner prescribed by the TBI for a fingerprint based criminal history records check;
Submit to a review of their status on the Department of Health’s vulnerable persons registry;
Possess a valid motor vehicle operator’s license at the time of appointment in some positions;
Upon appointment, successfully complete a prescribed course of training offered by the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services.
Examination Method: Education and Experience, 100%, for Preferred Service positions.

Job Overview

Summary: Under general supervision, is responsible for professional case management work of considerable difficulty and lead work of routine difficulty; and performs related work as required.

Distinguishing Features: This is the lead level class in the DCS Case Manager job series. An employee in this class is responsible for leading and training subordinates in the performance of case management work for children under the State’s supervision, in State custody, or at risk of State custody, and their families. This class differs from DCS Case Manager 2* in that an incumbent of the latter performs working level case management work. This class differs from DCS Case Manager 4 in that an incumbent of the latter performs supervisory work over an entire case management team or single/small in an institutional setting.

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