People matter, and that’s why we exist. By providing in-home family support, therapeutic services, foster care and adoption case management, substance abuse treatment and psychiatric care, KVC touches the lives of over 60,000 children and families each year.
KVC Kansas is seeking a Transition Specialist to provide transitional independent living resources to Case Managers for youth that are 17 and over in the foster care contract. The Specialist will help continue to build a child welfare system that is safe, secure, and stable, family centered and connected to the community which relies on evidence-based practice necessary to support contract services in Kansas. Driving is required and the use of a fleet vehicle is available. In the event a fleet vehicle is not available, use of one's own vehicle will be required and mileage reimbursement will be provided.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Other duties may be assigned according to qualification of staff and development of programs.
- Schedule and host transition meetings for youth aging out of care
- Assist youth in completing extended medical card application at transition meetings
- Attend case planning conferences to explain DCF benefits for those youth that are 17 years of age and older
- Provide information for Case Managers to assist youth in applying for post secondary education including completing financial aid packets, ACT/SAT fee waivers, tuition waiver and post secondary education applications, scheduling tours and examining housing options
- Review transition forms and medical card extension forms before submitting to DCF
- Consult with DCF Coordinators for youth to access benefit package when leaving care
- Assemble transition packets to disseminate to Case Managers and youth that outline benefit package available through DCF
- Locate and maintain five scholarship opportunities for youth's qualification for ETV benefits
- Recruit and support youth at the regional council level
- Provide Job Corp contact information for applications, interviews, and tours
- Attend designated permanency team staffings and meetings
- Complete and submit required reports including monthly statistics
- Complete required number of in-service training hours annually
High school diplomas or GED OR Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in Social Welfare, Human Services, Psychology related field preferred
Valid driver's license and auto insurance
At least three years experience working with at risk adolescents
FLSA Status: Hourly
All applicants must be 21 years of age, have a valid driver’s license and car insurance as well as pass all applicable background checks and health assessment. KVC is an equal opportunity employer.