Child Placing Agency Supervisor
at KVC Health Systems

Date Posted: 4/26/2019

Job Description

KVC Kansas represents one of the strongest and broadest child welfare and behavioral healthcare continuums in the nation. We are responsible for the care of all children who served by the Kansas Department for Children and Families Kansas City Metro and East Regions. KVC provides case management, therapy, family education/support, transportation and aftercare services, impacting thousands of children and family members each day. KVC believes that children can’t wait, and has helped Kansas achieve national leadership in child welfare standards set by the federal Children and Family Service review; outcomes that ensure child safety, permanency and wellbeing.

KVC Kansas is seeking a Child Placing Agency Supervisor who will provide guidance to staff who are assisting in the licensing and support of foster families.  This position will cover Kansas City or Topeka.

At KVC, you will enjoy a professional and innovative atmosphere focused on serving children and families in Kansas.  KVC continually searches for ways to raise the bar in child welfare and enhance the wellbeing of children and families. Our goal is not only short-term safety and permanency, but long-term, lasting success that will support children’s education, health and emotional stability throughout their lives. Our unique KVC family-centered practice model uses an array of evidence-based practices, such as Trauma Systems Therapy (TST), that are proven by their outcomes.  KVC’s participation in national research initiatives gives you front row access to attend trainings from national partners such as the Annie E. Casey Foundation and New York University to refine your skills. Read more at

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

• Continues to build a child welfare system that is safe, secure, and stable; family centered, connected to the community; and which relies on evidence based practice necessary to support contract services.
• Meets with KVC Family Services staff a minimum of one hour bi-weekly to provide supervision. 
• Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to KVC Family Services staff, clients and foster families, as per crisis call schedule.
• Responsible for assuring subordinates meet performance expectations including timelines, regulations and laws.
• Supports staff to meet their needs, as evidence by supervisory evaluations completed by subordinates.
• Assigns new referrals to KVC Family Services staff, based on staff strengths and skills, within program/contract guidelines.
• Provides direct services per program, state, and contract guidelines.
• Ensure that services are in compliance with all regulatory standards and contract terms and conditions.
• Completes all required paperwork and follows agency policies and procedures within timelines, to assure smooth paperwork flow.
• Attends and participates in all scheduled meetings, consultation, and staff meetings, as required.
• Acquires and develops resources to meet identified needs of clients and staff.
• Provides culturally relevant and sensitive services to clients and assures that staff does the same.
• Provides positive field instruction and supervision of Social Work interns as requested.
• Provides back up support to contract services as requested.
• Observes children for signs of abuse and/or neglect.
• Participates as an organizational trainer, as assigned.
• Maintain working relationships and communications with KDHE, DCF, and other community partners.
• Understand contract requirements and work to improve contract specific outcomes.
• Participate in the recruitment, on-going training and provision of support groups of family foster homes.
• Attend required trainings.

FLSA Status:  Exempt  

All applicants must be 21 years of age, have a valid driver’s license and car insurance as well as pass all applicable background checks. KVC is an equal opportunity employer.


  • Bachelor’s in social work, addictions counseling OR a master’s degree in social work, mental health/rehabilitation counseling, counseling psychology, marriage and family therapy, psychology.
  • At least three years of work experience with children, youth and families
  • Ability to obtain a temporary or full licensure with the Kansas Behavioral Science Regulatory Board ( within the first 90 days of employment if hired.
  • Qualified applicants must be at least 21 years of age or older, have a valid driver's license and car insurance.

KVC offers assistance with obtaining licensure including providing study materials for the exam as well as licensure application and renewal fees


Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Kansas City, KS
  • Job Type: Management
  • Experience: At least 3 year(s)
  • Date Posted: 4/26/2019

About Us

Each year, we touch the lives of more than 60,000 children and families.

Since our origin in 1970, KVC Health Systems Inc., (KVC) has grown to become a national presence in the field of human services. As a nonprofit corporation and parent company to six subsidiaries, we provide medical and behavioral health care, social services and education to children and families. Currently, we are looking for dedicated and dynamic professionals interested in making a difference to join our team.

At KVC, we are committed to using family-centered, culturally-informed and evidence-based practices to heal children and their families. While we currently provide care to children and families in five states, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Nebraska and West Virginia; each has its own unique set of service offerings. Our vision is to provide leadership in behavioral healthcare, social services and professional education through the provision of service delivery models with proven quality and fiscal accountability. We're proud to offer one of the most extensive networks of child and family services, including foster family care, adoption services, in-home family therapy, outpatient behavioral healthcare, children's psychiatric hospitals, and training and education.

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