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Permanency Specialist-Reintegration

at St. Francis Ministries* in Wichita, Kansas, United States

Job Description

Job Details Description

The Reintegration Social Worker works with children/families in the Department of Children and Families Reintegration/Family Preservation contract to develop permanency options for the children through reintegration with originating family or other permanency alternatives.

* Completes initial and ongoing assessments of children and their families
* Completes bio-psycho-social assessment by gathering information from the child, family, and collaterals
* Responsible for initial contact of children within 4 hours of referral and subsequent placement. Researches and recommends possible relative placements, giving them priority, whenever viable
* Facilitates and coordinates family meetings
* Develops and implements case plans and permanency goals with children and families, ensuring that goals are reached within established time frames
* Determines and recommends which services are needed for the child and family, including mental health, drug and alcohol services, respite care and supervised or unsupervised visitations/interactions
* Assists families to establish a support network of family, kinship, and community
* Provides counseling to children and families, preparing them for moves, reunification or other appropriate permanency goals
* Provides intervention for clients in crisis situations
* Ability to work with the court system and follow court protocols including appropriate business attire
* Assesses ongoing case plan goals and recommends reunification, termination of parental rights or other permanency options.
* Ability to work with courts, completes reports for court, participates in court proceedings, including testifying, following court protocol and court orders
* Completes and maintains written documentation in child/family’s case record accurately and within established time frames
* Supports resource families to maintain placements and help children work toward permanency
* If child’s permanency goal becomes adoption, complete necessary documentation and work to identify and choose family and work with them until adoption is finalized
* Participates in supervisory and team meetings, sharing pertinent information about children/families’ progress, collateral contacts and relationships with other agencies/communities
* Gives directions to family support workers on each assigned case
* Supervises and transports children and families as needed
* Reports critical incidents to DCF verbally within 12 hours, written within 24 hours
* Implements SFCS policies and follows directives as required. Follows and adheres to all pertinent SFCS Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s), rules, personnel policies and procedures; related accreditation and licensure standards; and federal, state and local rules, statutes, regulations, and contractual terms
* Is knowledgeable of and follows all safety procedures
* Reports unusual incidents through appropriate Risk Management, clinical and safety channels
* Ensures clients’ rights are protected

License preferred but not required. 

Education  

Preferred

Bachelors or better in Social Services.

Licenses & Certifications  

Preferred

Drivers License

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Job Posting: 11675243

Posted On: Oct 06, 2021

Updated On: Oct 06, 2021