Family Support Worker Kansas City

Full Time Family Support Worker

Position Overview:

  • Provides for the safety, stability and well-being of children and families during the referral period 
  • Delivers culturally competent services using a strengths-based approach 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; case closure within 3- 6 months of referral 
  • Provides support and resources to family in Nutrition, Hygiene, Household and Time Management, Home and Child Safety, Basic Parenting, Transportation, Problem Solving and Communication 
  • Meets with family in the home weekly to monitor family progress towards their case plan goals and assesses each child's safety 
  • Remains current on the availability of community resources and assists all families in obtaining assistance 
  • Works closely with the Case Manager to provide services for the family and make decisions about child well-being 
  • Documents case activities, information weekly 

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
EOE