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Response Team Specialist

Company: TFI Family Services, Inc.
Location: Chanute
Posted on: April 8, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description Summary:

Promotes the well-being of children, participates in staff meetings and trainings and coordinates with staff from other agencies involved in meeting the needs of children in out-of-home placement.

In This Opportunity You Will Get To:

  • Provides support to Case Management teams in locating AWOL or missing youth.
  • Acts as a liaison to the Department for Children and Families (DCF) AWOL/HT (Human Trafficking) Administration.
  • Collaborates with DCF, Law Enforcement, and other Community Partners, while working with the AWOL and HT population.
  • Completes location efforts according to policy and any additional tasks identified to locate AWOL youth.
  • Conducts runaway sweeps with DCF and Law Enforcement.
  • Completes the Human Trafficking (HT) assessment using the DCF protocol when appropriate.
  • Maintains a close working relationship with public and private agencies involved in providing services/support.
  • Attends multidisciplinary team (MDT) and community meetings regarding children and youth served.
  • Provides information to the responsible agency on all matters related to the child, as required.
  • Provides individual and group activities using trauma-informed, evidence-based curricula to youth experiencing running behavior.
  • Participates in case planning conferences at required intervals, if needed.
  • Coordinates community resources for the benefit of children served.
  • Coordinates with Care Management Department staff on the placement of located youth.
  • Tracks and analyzes data to identify trends associated with missing youth.
  • Completes documentation and forwards reports containing descriptive, analytical and evaluative content.
  • Coordinates with Agency behavioral health and family permanency staff, and staff from external public and private agencies on the delivery of services to children and families.
  • 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:

    Bachelor's degree in child and family services field preferred. High School or GED and two years of experience in child and family services field required.

    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.

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