Kinship and Foster Care Coordinator

Wood
Posted 2 weeks ago

Wood County

Kinship and Foster Care Coordinator

Posting date: March 31, 2021

Application deadline: April 18, 2021

http://careers.co.wood.wi.us/CyberWeb/

NOTE: Wage as of 7/1/21 is $23.80/hr to $27.20/hr.

WHO WE ARE:
The Wood County Human Services Department has great passion for helping the members of our community. As an employer, we strive to provide a work environment where diversity and differing opinions are valued, creativity is encouraged, continuous learning and improvement are fostered, teamwork and open/honest communication are encouraged, and meeting customer needs through quality services is a shared goal across all departments. If you have a background in Social Work and a passion to help the members of our community, please consider joining our team!

WHAT WE OFFER:
In addition to who we are, Wood County team members are offered competitive salaries, flexible schedules, and excellent benefits including:
*Health Insurance – we offer low premiums and low deductibles, with excellent coverage!
*Dental Insurance
*Vision Insurance
*Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) – This is one of the best-funded public pension plans in the U.S.!
*457 deferred compensation plan
*On-Site Training and Continuing Education Credits
*Vacation and Sick Time – Start accruing for both on your first day!
*Paid Holidays
*Call Time
*Flexible Spending Account to set aside pre-tax dollars for childcare and medical expenses
*Life Insurance
*Short and Long-Term Disability
*Wellness Incentive Plan
*Public Student Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program

CURRENT OPPORTUNITY TO JOIN OUR TEAM:
The Wood County Human Services Department has an opening for a full-time (.97 FTE) Kinship and Foster Care Coordinator Position. The primary responsibility of this position is to coordinates the Kinship Care Program and provides assessment of foster homes for the purposes of initial and ongoing licensure. Additionally, the Kinship and Foster Care Coordinator position works collaboratively with Human Services employees and the families served to provide support, education, and accountability. The families may include children who are abused or neglected, at-risk of maltreatment or adolescents who are out of control, truant or delinquent.

SUPERVISES
No supervisory responsibility.

RESPONSIBILITIES

A. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
1. Coordination of the Wood County Kinship Care Program. Required to complete Kinship Care requirements for new applicants and conduct annual reviews in compliance with the Department of Children and Families Administrative Code 58. (Approximately 50 percent)
2. Complete SAFE Home Study assessments according to the Department of Children and Families Administrative Code 56 for all Foster Care license applicants. (Approximately 25 percent)
3. Provide clerical support to the Foster Care team; send out initial foster care packets to potential foster parents, coordinate CPS and local law enforcement background checks, send reference letters, and assist with other tasks as requested.
4. Accurately documents all client contacts in Electronic Wisconsin State Automated Child Welfare Information System (eWiSACWIS) and The Clinical Manager (TCM) databases.
5. Provides services to clients enrolled in the Comprehensive Community Services (CCS) program. (Approximately 25 percent)
6. Ability to adapt to change in an ever-changing environment.
7. Function as a team member with involved agency staff. The ability to work across several work units and develop positive relationships.
8. Manage workload to assure compliance with required paperwork and established accountability procedures. Demonstrate excellent organizational and writing skills.
9. Responsible to practice the Safety policies of the County. Perform all job tasks in a safe and prescribed manner.

B. OTHER JOB DUTIES
1. Attend agency staff meetings, appropriate training and education, and meet regularly with your supervisor. Demonstrate the ability to productively utilize training and the education provided.
2. Represents the Department in the community through speaking engagements and by participation on boards and committees.
3. Any other duties as may be assigned.

EXPERIENCE, TRAINING, QUALIFICATIONS
A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year college or university in social work, social science, sociology, psychology or other related field. One-year experience working with children and families in an area related to child abuse, neglect, and/or delinquency preferred. Basic everyday living skills, the ability to understand and follow directions (agency manuals, etc.), and reading and writing (for reports) is necessary. Ability to communicate orally and in writing with individuals and groups. Demonstrated ability to deal with the public in a professional and courteous manner, and to work with professional staff as a part of a team. This position may require travel to and from off-campus sites. Individual may use personal vehicle or other means of reliable transportation. This position may require some night and weekend hours.

Basic office equipment used – computer terminal, printing equipment, dictation equipment, telephone, copy machine, FAX machine.
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Job Features

Job CategoryChild Protective Services, Coordinator

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