Family Case Manager--Kansas City


Position Overview:

  • Provides for the safety, stability and well-being of children and families during the referral period 
  • Delivers culturally competent, strengths-based case management services to children and families consistent with the evidence-based practice models
  • Meets DCF timelines to connect with the family within 24 hours of referral; facilitate initial family meeting within 48 hours of referral; complete assessment-based case plan within in 20 days of referral; and case closure within 3- 6 months of referral 
  • Engages and works in partnership with families to complete assessments and develop case plan goals and objectives 
  • Meets with the family in the home weekly monitoring the family's progress towards their case plan goals; and meets monthly with each child individually to assess child's safety
  • Assesses each child's safety with every family contact and reports all suspected child abuse / neglect.  Monitors family progress and service provision using assessment tools, and updates family case plan based on those assessments
  • Provides weekly home-based family skills training which may include: Nutrition, Hygiene, Household and Time Management, Home and Child Safety, Basic Parenting, Transportation, Problem Solving and Communication to assist parents in providing a safe, nurturing environment for children in their care 
  • Works closely with the Family Support Worker to provide services for the family and make decisions about child well-being 

Requirements include:

  • Bachelor's degree in human services required; Master's degree preferred
  • Licensure by the Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board as a Licensed Addictions Counselor is preferred
  • Requires a minimum two years relevant experience
  • Valid driver's license with a good driving record 
  • Must pass pre-employment background checks, fingerprinting and drug screening