High School diploma or equivalent.
The family support worker is an essential member of the service team assigned to each case.
Provides intensive, in-home family support services for approximately 90 days assisting with case plan goals.
Assists in providing support services as identified through various assessments, including the bio-psycho-social assessment, family conferencing (case planning), service delivery and day-to-day practices.
Refers clients to community services and assist in arranging appointments as needed.
Assists families in establishing a support network by utilizing family, kinship and community resources.
Assists in researching possible relative and kinship placement in the event out of home placement of the child would occur.
Participates in family conferencing (case planning), family meetings, and in the team decision-making process.
Support case plan goals through teaching, role modeling, and demonstration.
Provides direct in-home services including but not limited to parenting skills, life skills, child development, and behavior management.
Provides 24/7 crisis intervention for referred families including on-call rotation.
Documents all contacts with families and collaterals on agency database and completes all necessary SFCS forms according to time lines.
Has working knowledge of and adheres to the Family Preservation contractual requirements outlined by the State of Kansas SRS.
Attends court hearings and provides court testimony as required.
Ensures clients' rights are protected.
Reports critical incidents to SRS verbally within 12 hours, written within 24 hours.
Reports critical and unusual incidents to SFCS Risk Management Department.
Is knowledgeable of and follows all safety procedures.
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, and regulations.