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DCCCA Inc. Social Worker in Pratt, Kansas

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Social Worker

Full-Time CPA Specialist

The Child Placing Agency Specialist provides on-going support services to foster families which includes assisting with children placed within the home. Under supervision of the Child Placing Agency Supervisor and while working closely with other assigned staff, Child Placing Agency Specialists will provide intake services and assist with placement recommendations and/or service planning. The Child Placing Agency Specialist will also help by recruiting and training foster families while also providing emotional support, professional guidance and crisis assistance. DCCCA has been a licensed Child Placing Agency in the state of Kansas since 2001. CPA staff work with foster parents to assist in providing the best possible services for children and families. We believe in every child's right to a stable placement with trained foster parents who are dedicated to his or her emotional and physical well-being, their educational opportunity, and permanency with the birth or adoptive family.

Position Overview:

+ Makes regular home visits and reviews foster parent logs on foster children

+ Assists in the process of recruiting and licensing new foster families

+ Assists foster parents in accessing resources throughout the community to meet foster child needs

+ Prepares monthly reports that document current behavior on each child in assigned homes

+ Facilitates support meetings and other activities for foster families regularly

Requirements Include:

+ Bachelor's degree in the Human Services field required

+ Requires at least two years' experience working with children

+ Valid driver's license with a good driving record

+ Must pass pre-employment background checks, drug screen, and fingerprinting