Adoption Case Manager

  • Mainstream Nonprofit Solutions
  • Wichita, KS, USA
  • Oct 08, 2019
Full time Nonprofit-Social Services

Job Description

Job Description Summary:

Promotes the well-being of youth available for Adoption, participates in staff meetings and trainings and coordinates with staff from other agencies involved in providing Adoption services.  This position has multiple openings in El Dorado, Kingman Winfield and Wellington, KS. 

 

In This Opportunity You Will Get To:

  • Manages a caseload of Children whose rights have been terminated/relinquished.
  • Assess the need for placement, safety, family strengths and needs, and placement resources for the child and care provider/kinship/adoption caregivers.
  • Plans for and facilitates permanency with a goal towards adoption 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 Permanency services/support.          
  • Conducts and coordinates assessments.
  • Ensures the accuracy, content and completeness of child/family case records.
  • Following best practice standards, coordinates with staff on cases where the primary case plan goal is adoption or when PRT has occurred.
  • Facilitates requirements for PRT through public/private agencies and the court system.
  • Coordinates with Care Management and Foster Care and Adoption staff on placement of children in identified adoptive placements.
  • Coordinates with the resource exchange contractor for potential adoptive resources for children when no identified resource is available and sends all information to the appropriate person. 
  • Assess the need for placement, safety, family strengths and needs.
  • Plans for and facilitates permanency and assists adoptive resource in providing a safe, nurturing environment for youth in their care.
  • Maintains a close working relationship with public and private agencies involved in providing adoption services/support.
  • Develops targeted recruitment plans for children with no adoptive resource.
  • Coordinates with Permanency staff for family/youth preparation for permanency through adoption.  To include training, family to family mentoring, family assessment, consultations, home/site visits, etc.
  • Coordinates with the Aftercare Case Manager in ensuring follow-up support services are accomplished when permanency through adoption is achieved. 
  • Compiles monthly statistical data, and reports and forwards to appropriate agencies.
  • Plans and coordinates activities for National Adoption Month each November.
  • Coordinates adoption planning and dissolutions.
  • Completes documentation and forwards reports containing descriptive, analytical and evaluative content.
  • Provide training as required to include process, skills and practice on preparing children and family for adoption.
  • Advocates, promotes and practices cultural sensitivity and responsiveness in all day-to-day interactions.
  • Develops, promotes and practices teamwork in all activities.
  • Refrains from assuming any duty that is unrelated to and/or interferes with the responsibilities of the position.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

 You’ll Bring These Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

Bachelor’s degree in the field of human services, or a related field. 

 Must have knowledge, skills, and experience to assess the need for placement, assess safety, assess adoptive family strengths and needs, assess adoptive placement resources for the youth, plan for and facilitate permanency through adoption, and assist adoptive resource family in providing a safe, nurturing environment for children in their care.

 The employee is required to be able to safely operate a motor vehicle and possess a valid license, therefore.  If using an agency vehicle, the employee must meet agency insurance underwriting standards.

 Will be required to drive personal or agency vehicle while transporting children or conducting agency business.  Must possess a valid driver's license.  Must meet agency underwriting standards while driving agency vehicles and/or transporting clients.

 PRESENTATION SKILLS:

Ability to read, analyze and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports and legal documents.  Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from clients, care providers or regulatory agencies. 

Must demonstrate skills in separation and loss issues for the child in care, family systems, conflict resolution, and mediation, understanding loyalty issues a youth and adoptive resource family may face, and general issues related to adoptions.

FINANCIAL/COMPUTATIVE SKILLS:

Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference.  Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations.  Familiarity with computers and their capabilities.

ANALYTICAL ABILITY:

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.  Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with abstract and concrete variables.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, stand, sit and walk.  The employee frequently is required to use hands and fingers; climb or balance; and stoop or kneel.  The employee is required to be able to safely operate a motor vehicle and be able to obtain a license, therefore.

The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

As a valued employee you will receive:

A competitive compensation and benefit package including:

  • 20 days of Personal leave your first year, 5 additional days the following year
  • 11 paid holidays
  • Annual merit salary increases
  • Annual longevity bonuses
  • 100% retirement match up to 5% of income
  • Education Tuition Assistance
  • Assistance for Clinical Supervision
  • Annual Christmas Bonus
  • Agency Vehicles available and mileage reimbursement (if personal vehicle is used)
  • Agency provide Smart Phone or “Bring Your Own Device” reimbursement policy
  • Microsoft Surface Pro provided for Case Managers, Supervisors, and Directors

TFI Family Services, Inc. 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 and children.

We provide various types of services to the community including foster and kinship care, domestic and international adoption, counseling support and education, TIPS-MAPP training and visitation and exchange centers.

TFI Family Services is the parent company providing services in Kansas and Nebraska. We expanded our service area 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.

TFI Family Services, Inc and affiliates are an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.

We are committed to diversity in its leadership and staff and actively seeks a diverse pool of candidates. We strongly encourage women, people of color, LGBTQI individuals, and people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply.

All inquiries and applications will be kept confidential. Applications will be reviewed and eligible candidates will be contacted about interviews. Resumes will be reviewed on a rolling basis; we expect to receive resumes from many qualified applicants and therefore highly recommend submission as soon as possible.

Based on the hiring criteria involved with this position, background checks will be conducted if selected for employment. This includes but, not limited to: Fingerprinting, MVR, KBI, CANIS and drug screening.

For more information about our company and what we do, please visit us at:

TFI Family Services, Inc.