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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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