Nebraska Families Collaborative

Kinship Care Specialist

Location: Nebraska - Omaha
Employment Status: Full time

Description

Are you looking for a great place to work with a flexible schedule, excellent benefits, competitive pay and a chance to make a difference? Nebraska Families Collaborative is a fast-paced organization that embraces change and has a huge sense of purpose. We are looking for individuals who are motivated, compassionate and enthusiastic about helping children and families.

Nebraska Families Collaborative works to make children and families safe and healthy while creating a thriving environment. We have an awesome benefits package, promote community involvement, wellness, cultural growth, training, opportunities to learn and grow, and above all – have some fun while we do it. The work we do is challenging and rewarding. We offer:

  • An engaging culture
  • On site Company Kitchen and free coffee
  • Wellness program
  • Comfortable office setting next to a park and walking trail
  • Employee recognitions
  • Quarterly off-site All Staff gatherings
  • Family Picnics, soup cook-offs, football party days
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Team atmosphere
  • Did I mention a great, comprehensive benefit package and competitive pay?

If you are forward thinking, creative with a strong sense of purpose, Nebraska Families Collaborative is the place for you.

 

Kinship Care Specialist

Nebraska Families Collaborative is seeking a Kinship Care Specialist to Assess relative foster homes through a comprehensive home study assessment and assist with support of assigned relative foster homes as needed. Responsible for ensuring timely completion of home study assessments and other requirements including fingerprints and service referrals for relative foster homes.

Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Completes relative/kinship foster care and adoption home studies within timeframe specified.
  • Assists with supporting kinship foster homes and assists with locating community resources and completing referrals to subcontracting agencies when necessary.
  • Orients relative foster families to working with the child welfare system.
  • Helps facilitate and maintain compliance with obtaining fingerprints for assigned all relative foster homes
  • Acts as advocate for Foster Families when appropriate.
  • Develops and maintains positive working relationships with DHHS Resource Development, sub-contractors and other various providers.
  • Provides foster care specific training to NFC staff and partners.
  • Works collaboratively with CFS and all NFC collaborating staff to ensure contract compliance.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Social Work, Nursing or medical field, health education, or a related human services field is required plus a minimum of 3 years of experience in the delivery of services to families and children is preferred.
  • Must possess valid driver's license with a good driving record.
  • Must demonstrate the ability to conduct data analysis, interpretation of data, and identification of trends necessitating further analysis.
  • Must be knowledgeable of the various types of funding, familiar with community resources and service providers within the geographical area.
  • Must possess computer experience and competency in a Windows-based environment and ability to learn and utilize other software programs.

Equal Opportunity Employer





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