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TFI Family Services Inc Special Response Specialist in El Dorado, Kansas

This job was posted by https://www.kansasworks.com : For more information, please see: https://www.kansasworks.com/jobs/12023032

The Special Response Specialist 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.

+ 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.

+ Refrains from assuming any duty that is unrelated to and/or interferes with the responsibilities of the position.

+ Advocates, promotes, and practices cultural sensitivity and responsiveness in all day-to-day interactions.

+ Develops, promotes, and practices teamwork in all activities.

+ Other duties as assigned.

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