Family Preservation Family Support Worker
at KVC Health Systems

Date Posted: 5/15/2019

Job Description

KVC is seeking a dedicated Family Support Worker to assist Family Preservation Specialists and Therapists.

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 Kansas.kvc.org.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned according to qualification of staff and development of programs.
• To continue 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 in Kansas.
• Assist family members in finding resources (housing, utilities, employment, mental health, and health care) that are needed for a child to remain in their home.
• Teach parents daily living skills such as budgeting, housekeeping (for healthy living environment) and parenting and providing follow up support.
• Document all contacts with clients and collaterals.
• Provide information to and assist the Family Preservation Therapist (FPT) assigned to the family.
• Assist in the assessment of progress in family functioning.
• Maintain current documentation in client files.
• Perform face to face contact with families in their homes and supervise parent/child interactions as required.
• Participate in staffing cases.
• Arrange transportation for clients to case plan related activities.
• Present as positive role model for clients and families.
• Attend court hearings as required and represent the agency in a professional manner.
• Assist in fling, typing, answering phone calls, as needed.

FLSA Status: Non-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 and health assessment. KVC is an equal opportunity employer.

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.

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Olathe, KS
  • Job Type: Other
  • Experience: Not Specified
  • Date Posted: 5/15/2019

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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