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Foster Care Worker

Company: TFI Family Services
Location: Lawrence
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description Summary:Promotes the well-being of children in the Kansas Foster Care and Adoption Services Program, participates in staff meetings and trainings and coordinates with staff from other agencies involved in providing foster care services. Manages a caseload of foster home placements. Performs the following duties directly. Flexible schedule!!In This Opportunity You Will Get To:Manages a caseload of foster home placements.Assess the need for placement, safety, family strengths and needs, and placement resources for the child and care provider/kinship caregivers.Plans for and facilitates permanency and assists care providers and kinship caregivers in providing a safe, nurturing environment for children in their care.Maintains a close working relationship with public and private agencies involved in providing foster care services/support.Provides information to the responsible agency on all matters related to the child, as required. Assists in the recruitment, training and licensing of care providers.Attends case planning conferences at required intervals.Conducts care provider home visits.Provides 24 hour, on-call support to care providers. Provides crisis intervention, when required.Coordinates community resources for the benefit of children served by the Kansas Foster Care and Adoption Services Program.Accomplishes placement of children in properly trained and licensed homes. Coordinates with intake and other appropriate staff on the placement of children.Completes documentation and forwards reports containing descriptive, analytical and evaluative content.Coordinates with the Agencys licensing staff to ensure regulatory compliance by care providers. Reviews and monitors current licensing standards with care providers.Coordinates with Agency program staff, and staff from external public and private agencies, on the delivery of services to children and families.Will be required to drive personal or agency vehicle while transporting children or conducting agency business. Must possess a valid driver's license. Must meet agency underwriting standards while driving agency vehicles and/or transporting clients. Refrains from assuming any duty that is unrelated to and/or interferes with the responsibilities of the position.Advocates, promotes and practices cultural sensitivity and responsiveness in all day-to-day interactions.Develops, promotes and practices teamwork in all activities.Other duties may be assigned.Youll Bring These Qualifications:To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:Bachelors degree in social service field required.Minimum of two (2) or more years of experience is required.Master's or Bachelors degree in Social Work preferred.PHYSICAL DEMANDSThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, stand, sit and walk. The employee frequently is required to use hands and fingers; climb or balance; and stoop or kneel. The employee is required to be able to safely operate a motor vehicle and be able to obtain a license, therefore.The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and the ability to adjust focus.WORK ENVIRONMENTThe work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions.The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. TFI Family Services, Inc. is a leading child welfare agency providing experience, compassion, quality services and care. Our strength as an organization lies in the fact that we do what is best for children and families. TFI continues to create new resources and develop innovative solutions as we work to meet the needs of families and children.We provide various types of services to the community including foster and kinship care, domestic and international adoption, counseling support and education, TIPS-MAPP training and visitation and exchange centers.TFI Family Services is the parent company providing services in Kansas and Nebraska. We expanded our service area through our affiliates: TFI Family Connections in Oklahoma and Texas Family Initiative in Texas. Pathway Family Services is an affiliate in Kansas offering additional services to youth and families. TFI Family Services, Inc and affiliates are an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.We are committed to diversity in its leadership and staff and actively seeks a diverse pool of candidates. We strongly encourage women, people of color, LGBTQI individuals, and people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply.All inquiries and applications will be kept confidential. Applications will be reviewed and eligible candidates will be contacted about interviews. Resumes will be reviewed on a rolling basis; we expect to receive resumes from many qualified applicants and therefore highly recommend submission as soon as possible.Based on the hiring criteria involved with this position, background checks will be conducted if selected for employment. This includes, but not limited to: Fingerprinting, MVR, KBI, CANIS and drug screening.For more information about our company and what we do, please visit us at:Powered by JazzHR

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