Department of Children, Youth & Families

About Department of Children, Youth & Families

The Department of Children, Youth, and Families is a new cabinet agency in Washington State that has been established to deliver services in a way that produces better outcomes for children, youth, and families served by the State of Washington. Our vision is that "All Washington's children and youth grow up safe and healthy-thriving physically, emotionally, and educationally, nurtured by family and community."

Our mission, culture, and benefits are phenomenal. DCYF was created to be a comprehensive agency exclusively dedicated to the social, emotional and physical well-being of children, youth and families — an agency that prioritizes prevention and early intervention at critical points along the age continuum from birth through young adulthood.

A core set of organizational values and guiding principles are foundational to our work. Our values include inclusion, respect, integrity, compassion and transparency. Our guiding principles are:
• A relentless focus on outcomes for children;
• A commitment to collaboration and transparency;
• A commitment to using data to inform and evaluate reforms, leveraging and aligning existing services with desired child outcomes;
• A focus on supporting staff as they contribute to the agency’s goals and outcomes.

Your competitive salary is only a portion of the benefit package you will receive. We take care of our employees and provide 10 paid holidays, one paid personal holiday, paid annual leave and sick leave, excellent retirement plans, affordable health insurance, and no-cost dental, basic life and long-term disability insurance, with the option to purchase additional coverage. Additional insurance coverage, like auto and home insurance, is available to employees at reduced rates



May 2019 - August 2019 Colfax, WA
“All if the social workers were nice and was willing to take the time to sit down with me and give thoughtful answers to my questions. Learned lots about the field and read my way through many cases.”
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