Transition Specialist
at KVC Health Systems

Date Posted: 5/15/2019

Job Description

People matter, and that’s why we exist. By providing in-home family support, therapeutic services, foster care and adoption case management, substance abuse treatment and psychiatric care, KVC touches the lives of over 60,000 children and families each year.

KVC Kansas is seeking a Transition Specialist to provide transitional independent living resources to Case Managers for youth that are 17 and over in the foster care contract. The Specialist will help continue to build a child welfare system that is safe, secure, and stable, family centered and connected to the community which relies on evidence-based practice necessary to support contract services in Kansas. Driving is required and the use of a fleet vehicle is available. In the event a fleet vehicle is not available, use of one's own vehicle will be required and mileage reimbursement will be provided.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Other duties may be assigned according to qualification of staff and development of programs.

  •  Schedule and host transition meetings for youth aging out of care
  • Assist youth in completing extended medical card application at transition meetings
  • Attend case planning conferences to explain DCF benefits for those youth that are 17 years of age and older
  • Provide information for Case Managers to assist youth in applying for post secondary education including completing financial aid packets, ACT/SAT fee waivers, tuition waiver and post secondary education applications, scheduling tours and examining housing options
  • Review transition forms and medical card extension forms before submitting to DCF
  • Consult with DCF Coordinators for youth to access benefit package when leaving care
  • Assemble transition packets to disseminate to Case Managers and youth that outline benefit package available through DCF
  • Locate and maintain five scholarship opportunities for youth's qualification for ETV benefits
  • Recruit and support youth at the regional council level
  • Provide Job Corp contact information for applications, interviews, and tours
  • Attend designated permanency team staffings and meetings
  • Complete and submit required reports including monthly statistics
  • Complete required number of in-service training hours annually
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Education:

High school diplomas or GED OR Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in Social Welfare, Human Services, Psychology related field preferred

Licensure/Certification:

Valid driver's license and auto insurance

Experience:

At least three years experience working with at risk adolescents

FLSA Status: Hourly

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.

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Topeka, KS
  • Job Type: Other
  • Experience: At least 3 year(s)
  • 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.

Our employees impact thousands of people's lives daily and are a key to our success. We provide a collaborative work environment, competitive pay and guarantee that no two days will be the same. Interested in impacting the lives of children and families'? Learn about our current opportunities by joining our Talent Network today.

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