Home Finder
at KVC Health Systems

Date Posted: 6/11/2019

Job Description

  • ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned according to the qualification of staff and development of programs.

    • 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.
    • The Home Finder will be responsible for completing all necessary paperwork, background checks, and PRIDE Training for all new foster and adoptive parents.
    • The Home Finder will be responsible for completing a comprehensive home study.
    • The Home Finder will be responsible for successfully matching the child with a foster or adoptive parent.
    • The Home Finder will complete all KVC initial paperwork for the child and family to be entered into the KVC system.
    • The Home Finder will be knowledgeable of all child placing regulations and will ensure all homes meet these requirements at all times.
    • The Home Finder will be responsible for gathering all background information on new foster children placed in foster care within 30 days of placement.
    • The Home Finder will be responsible for participating either in person or by written documentation of any progress or problems in the foster home to the treatment team every 90 days. If a problem arises before the 90 days the Home Finder will alert the Director of Permanency.
    • The Home Finder will travel (possibly to multiple counties in a service area) and be able to work in homes of families that are served.
    • The Home Finder will visit the foster home quarterly for safety checks. If problems arise in the home prior to the quarterly safety checks the home finder will visit the home as directed by the supervisor.
    • The Home Finder will be responsible for conducting on-going in-service training for all foster parents and waiting adoptive parents.
    • The Home Finder will be responsible for completing all re-certifications of foster and adoptive parents prior to the due date.
    • The Home Finder will be responsible for case transfer from foster care to adoption.
    • The Home Finder adoption worker will follow all agency protocols and the WV Child Placing Regulations.
    • The Home Finder adoption worker will make monthly home visits to the adoptive home for a period of 6 months or until adoption finalization hearing.
    • Meets with Director of Permanency staff for a minimum of one hour bi-weekly to provide supervision.
    • Available by phone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to other Child Placing staff and Director of Permanency, clients and foster/adoptive families, as per crisis call schedule.
    • Responsible for ensuring staff meet performance expectations including contract requirements, timelines, regulations and laws.
    • Supports staff to meet their needs, as evidence by supervisory evaluations completed by staff.
    • Provides direct services per program, state, and contract guidelines.
    • Ensures 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 ensure smooth paperwork flow.
    • Attends and participates in all scheduled meetings, court hearings, consultations, and staff meetings, as required.
    • Acquires and develops resources to meet identified needs of clients and staff.
    • Provides positive feedback to clients and staff.
    • Provides culturally relevant and sensitive services to clients and ensures staff do the same.
    • Provides back up support to contract services as requested.
    • Observes children for signs of abuse and/or neglect.
    • Maintains working relationships and communications with DHHR, FFTA and other community partners.
    • Understands contract requirements and work to improve contract specific outcomes.
    • Participates in the recruitment, on-going training and provision of support groups of family foster/adoptive homes.
    • Attend meetings, seminars, and other educational functions as identified by the supervisor or agency director.
    • Complete Essential Learning Core Competencies for Directors and annual courses according to agency schedule.
    • Obtain 40 CEUs per year, including 20 by June 30. Obtain CEUs as required by licensure and maintain all licensure requirements.

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Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Charleston, WV
  • Job Type: Other
  • Experience: Not Specified
  • Date Posted: 6/11/2019

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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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