Family Preservation Specialist - Tier 2 - Wichita

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 


Qualifications:

  • 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


Successful completion of pre-employment background screening, reference checks, and drug screening is required. Class C driver's license with clear driving record, reliable personal transportation, and current automobile insurance, required. Approval by DCCCA's auto insurance provider to drive vehicles on DCCCA business, required.

DCCCA is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and a tobacco and drug-free workplace!