Attorney

  • Mainstream Nonprofit Solutions
  • Oct 08, 2019
Full time Legal

Job Description

We have openings in the following cities: El Dorado, Wellington, Winfield, Kingman and Wichita, KS.

 

Job Description Summary:

Directs, administers and coordinates the activities of the organization in support of the policies, goals and objectives established by the Agency Board of Directors.  Performs the following duties directly.

 

In This Opportunity You Will Get To:

  • Responsible for conducting legal research requirements for the Agency.
  • Responsible for providing legal consultation on matters concerning subpoenas, requests for records and other legal discovery requests.
  • Provide support to case management contract with court attendance, staff preparation for trials, appeals, addressing no reasonable efforts findings, and managing Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC) cases.
  • Responsible for providing representation for the Agency in legal proceedings, as requested.
  • Provides training in legal topics, as requested or directed.
  • Provides information and legal advice regarding Agency document retention.
  • Participates on Agency teams and committees at the request and/or direction of the General Counsel.
  • Maintains knowledge of statutory and case law that pertains to Agency operations.
  • Provides legal research and analysis as requested on areas of concern to the Agency.
  • Reviews contracts and provides direction to Agency staff regarding issues of concern.
  • Provides Agency legal representation as required.
  • Initiates and maintains a positive working relationship with legal professionals assigned to public/private agencies.
  • Ensures all organizational activities are carried out in compliance with local, state and federal regulations and laws governing business operations.
  • Will be required to travel in order to attend meetings, training, or conduct business off site. Must have a valid driver's license and meet agency underwriting standards if driving on agency business. Not required to transport clients.
  • 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.
  • 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:

Juris Doctorate degree required.  Licensed to practice Law in the State of Kansas.

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.  Ability to effectively present information to employees, management and public groups.

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.

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.