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Department of Children and Families (DCF) Career Chat

Friday, February 12, 2021, 01:00pm - 02:00pm
Location:  Zoom
Join us for a chat with several alums and employment specialists who work at DCF to learn more about the agency, it's internships, and its full-time jobs for LFS students and graduates. A lot of LFS alums have gone on to great careers with DCF. Could you be next?

The Wisconsin Department of Children and Families provides or oversees county administration of programs to assist children and families. Those include assistance for children in need of protection or services, adoption and foster care services, the licensing of facilities that provide out-of-home care for children, background investigations of child caregivers, child abuse and neglect investigations, and community-based juvenile justice services. DCF also administers the Wisconsin Works (W-2) public assistance program, including the Wisconsin Shares child care subsidy program, the YoungStar child care quality improvement program, the child support enforcement and paternity establishment program, and programs related to the federal Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) income support program. The department works to ensure that families have access to high quality and affordable early childhood care and education and administers the licensing and regulation of child care centers. Learn more about the DCF here:

Confirmed speakers for this event will be:
Hayley Westerby, Senior Human Resources Specialist
Jennifer Xiong, HR Assistant-Adv
Ashley Showers, HR Program Officer
Sam Matteson (La Follette 2015), Budget and Policy Analyst - Advanced
Adam Hartung (La Follette 2012), Director of the Office of Budget and Policy
All La Follette Students and Alums are Welcome!

RSVP here:  DCF Event

Contact:  Marie Koko
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