Youth Care Transporter
at KVC Health Systems

Date Posted: 5/8/2019

Job Description

KVC is seeking reliable Youth Care Transporters who want to make a difference to children in foster care. We need individuals to transport clients to and from family visits, doctor’s appointments, court dates, etc. Schedules vary from week to week and may include early morning or late nights depending on the needs of the client. One-way transports may include several hundred miles to a child’s home area then back in the same day. Although KVC serves children in multiple states, most transports will be within the child’s home area and back within the same day. This position does include a company fleet vehicle for business related travel and transports only. Drivers must have valid driver’s license, clear driving record and the ability to document client behaviors including incidents while the child is in your care. Basic to Intermediate computer and typing skills required.

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

• Ensure the timely pick up of children entering foster care.
• Provide a safe environment for children while in transit.
• Provide on-time arrival for all transports.
• Monitor and document child’s behavior and activities while in transit.
• Ensure confidentiality.
• Exhibit a high level of courtesy and professionalism.
• Ability to work effectively with staff in the Transportation Department as well as other KVC staff and external clients/customers.
• Implement and follow all agency and department policies and procedures.
• Maintain a fully operational, licensed, and insured vehicle.
• Maintain a valid driver’s license.
• Maintain/complete all required forms and written reports.
• Assist in the transfer of information and materials throughout the agency.
• Attend necessary training hours as required by the Transportation Department.
• Participate in staff meetings and other department functions.
• Serve as a mandated reporter of suspected abuse/neglect.

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 Department of Transportation 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.

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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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