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Foster Care Worker

Company: TFI Family Services, Inc.
Location: Olathe
Posted on: January 21, 2023

Job Description:

$2000 Sign-On Bonus****Average hourly rate is $24.47 (including wage, incentives, bonuses, overtime, shift differential, etc.)****This position has remote capabilities for those that live in or around the Kinsley areaFoster Care WorkerTFI is a leading child welfare agency providing experience, compassion, quality services and care. Our strength as an organization lies in the fact that we do what is best for children and families. TFI continues to create new resources and develop innovative solutions as we work to meet the needs of families of children.Qualifications:Master's or Bachelor's degree in Social Work preferred. Bachelor's degree in social service field with two or more years of experience is required.Valid driver's license and meet agency underwriting standards.Benefits:Competitive payFlexible ScheduleHealth InsuranceDental InsuranceVision InsuranceCompany paid Life insurance401(k) Match20 days of personal leave in first year of employment; 25 days after completion of year one11 paid holidaysLongevity bonusEmployee Assistance ProgramFlexible Spending ProgramReferral programThe Family Initiative, Inc. is the parent company providing services in Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas. We provide service to these areas through our affiliates: TFI Family Connections in Oklahoma and Texas Family Initiative in Texas. Pathway Family Services is an affiliate in Kansas offering additional services to youth and families. Mainstream Nonprofit Solutions is an affiliate supporting the TFI Family of Companies and other Nonprofits.As a Foster Care Worker, you will promote the well-being of children in the Kansas Foster Care and Adoption Services Program, participate in staff meetings and trainings and coordinate with staff from other agencies involved in providing foster care services.Manages a caseload of foster home placements.Assess the need for placement, safety, family strengths and needs, and placement resources for the child and care provider/kinship caregivers.Plans for and facilitates permanency and assists care providers and kinship caregivers in providing a safe, nurturing environment for children in their care.Maintains a close working relationship with public and private agencies involved in providing foster care services/support.Provides information to the responsible agency on all matters related to the child, as required.Assists in the recruitment, training and licensing of care providers.Attends case planning conferences at required intervals.Conducts care provider home visits.Provides 24 hour, on-call support to care providers. Provides crisis intervention, when required.Coordinates community resources for the benefit of children served by the Kansas Foster Care and Adoption Services Program.Accomplishes placement of children in properly trained and licensed homes.Coordinates with intake and other appropriate staff on the placement of children.Completes documentation and forwards reports containing descriptive, analytical and evaluative content.Coordinates with the Agency's licensing staff to ensure regulatory compliance by care providers. Reviews and monitors current licensing standards with care providers.Coordinates with Agency program staff, and staff from external public and private agencies, on the delivery of services to children and families.Will be required to drive personal or agency vehicle while transporting children or conducting agency business.Refrains from assuming any duty that is unrelated to and/or interferes with the responsibilities of the position.Advocates, promotes and practices cultural sensitivity and responsiveness in all day-to-day interactions.Develops, promotes and practices teamwork in all activities.If you want to make a difference in a child's life, join our team today!TFI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.To apply, please visit www.Tfifamily.Org/employmentLP123

Keywords: TFI Family Services, Inc., Olathe , Foster Care Worker, Other , Olathe, Kansas

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