Resource Specialist
Saint Francis Community Services - Wichita, KS

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Bachelors Degree in Social Work, Licensed to Practice in the State of Kansas

Engages and assesses prospective resource (kin, relative, foster, and adoptive) families for placement of children

Conducts and documents assessments and licensing requirements per SRS and KDHE guidelines for resource (kin, relative, foster, and adoptive) families

Coordinates PS-MAPP and Deciding Together preparation for prospective resource families

Completes annual reassessment and licensing requirements for resource families as needed

Provides training regarding resource (kinship, foster and adoptive) care as needed

Assures that conferences and related activities are conducted within standards

Completes and distributes written documentation accurately and timely

Liaison with community resources families and KDHE

Provides case management services according to compliance guidelines

Participates in team meetings

Implements SFCS policies and follows directives as required. Follows and adheres to all pertinent SFCS Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's), rules, personnel policies and procedures; related accreditation and licensure standards; and federal, state and local rules, statutes, regulations, and contractual terms

Reports unusual incidents through appropriate Risk Management, clinical and safety channels

Ensures clients' rights are protected. Makes sure all clients have received their rights and maintains a signed copy in each file

Is knowledgeable of and follows all safety procedures

Timely and efficient navigation of licensing process with family during initial licensing phase

Coordinates licensing process with recruiter, FCH worker and FCH supervisor

Completion of comprehensive assessment and recommendations of family's abilities to meet the needs of children in care

Develop partnerships with KDHE surveyors and FCH project & compliance coordinator in making determinations and achieving resolutions regarding licensing issues

Coordinate PS-MAPP and DT trainings in accordance with recruiter, FCH worker, FCH Supervisor and FCH Compliance Technician

Ensure all needed facets are in place for successful PS-MAPP class including but not limited to : instructors, venue, all required paperwork, etc

Timely follow up with PS-MAPP participants to guide them through the licensing process

Prompt completion and submission of all required licensing paperwork to KDHE via FCH Project and Compliance Coordinator

Immediate initiation of process with informal care referrals received from FCR

Encourage family and maintain compliance throughout the informal care process until KDHE issues full license

Work in tandem with FCH worker as a family goes through the information care process for the provision of excellent customer service

Other duties as assigned

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