Family Support Worker KC

Full-Time Family Support Worker

Position Overview:

  • Works closely with the Case Manager to provide services for the family and make decisions about child well-being. 
  • Delivers culturally competent services using a strengths-based approach to children and families consistent with the evidence-based practice models
  • Engages and works in partnership with case manager and families to complete assessments 
  • Meets with family as needed to monitor family progress toward their case plan goals 
  • Assesses each child's safety with every family contact and reports all suspected child abuse/neglect
  • Responds promptly to family crisis situations, documents critical incidents and is available 24/7 to clients
  • Provides support and resources to family in Nutrition, Hygiene, Household and Time Management, Home and Child Safety, Basic Parenting, Transportation, Problem Solving and Communication 
  • Remains current on the availability of community resources and assists all families in obtaining such assistance 
  • Acts as a liaison with schools to obtain child records, attend conferences, track attendance and support achievement 
  • Provides transportation as necessary to meet established program achievement goals 
  • Collects drug screens as necessary
  • Appears and testifies in court as required
  • Documents case information in a timely manner 

Requirements include:

  • A high school diploma or equivalent is required
  • Requires a minimum two years relevant experience in behavioral health or children/family services; personal experience with addictions treatment is preferred
  • Valid driver's license with a good driving record 
  • Must pass pre-employment background checks, fingerprinting and drug screening