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Durham Staffing Solutions locationOmaha, NE
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    Omaha, NE, United States

    Description

    Our client is searching for a Permanency Recruitment Specialist with expertise in Child Welfare and the DHHS system.  The ideal team member will identify prospective adoptive/guardianship families, provide adoption recruitment services to achieve permanency for children/youth, and collaborate with the professional team connected to the child. If you are seeking a career opportunity and want to make a difference, this is for you! 

     

    Essential Job Duties:

    Service Delivery for Prospective Adoptive/Guardianship Parents and Children/Youth:

    • Prepare the youth and families for potential adoption/guardianship.
    • Maintain a positive and consistent relationship with all parties.
    • Advocate for the children/youth by ensuring the child’s emotional, behavioral, trauma and cognitive related needs are being met through education, advocacy and non crisis related support.
    • Facilitate pre-placement meetings and transition between children/youth and prospective adoptive/guardianship parents.
    • Provide education and preparation services to persons interested in becoming adoptive/guardianship parents through individual education.
    • Review all relevant and available information on a child with a prospective adoptive/guardianship family.
    • Support adoptive/guardianship families in addressing behavioral or other problems within the home in a non crisis response context.
    • Facilitate communication between biological and adoptive/guardianship families.
    • Have face to face contact with the child as well as professionals and family members involved in the case monthly, at a minimum.
    • Facilitate service recommendations and advocate for referrals of other possibly necessary child welfare services for children/youth and/or families receiving Permanency Services.
    • Coordinate with other service providers to ensure adoptive/guardianship parents are maintaining an appropriate relationship, and therapeutic environment for children/youth in their home.
    • Act as an additional resource to the child, team and families involved, by providing open channels of communication in a timely fashion.

    Collaboration:

    • Participate in team meetings, court hearings and all other professional meetings in regard to youth.
    • Facilitate communication between all service providers on the team regarding needs and progress of youth.
    • Meet with significant adults in the child’s life and maintain regular and ongoing contact with these individuals as well as the youth treatment team.
    • Maintain regular and ongoing contact with persons close to and those knowledgeable about the child to facilitate recruitment.

    Record Keeping:

    • Complete quarterly reports on each child.
    • Maintain files on each child in the program including identifying, historical and ongoing progress information.
    • Keep electronic database up to date.
    • Record all contacts and communication in a timely manner.
    • Complete incident reports when necessary on a child and/or family.
    • Participate in quality assurance activities.

    Interpersonal Relationships:

    • Maintain a positive, respectful and professional demeanor in all contacts with clients, other professionals and the public.
    • Seek guidance, as necessary in handling difficult situations, emergencies and establishing priorities for day-to-day work.
    • Work to build positive, productive relationships within the Agency.
    • Maintain positive, supportive relationships with adoptive/guardianship families as well as biological families and important persons in the child’s life.

    Professionalism & Confidentiality:

    • Maintain the confidentiality of all clients in Permanency Services.
    • Adhere to agency/client record security procedures.

    Growth & Development:

    • Participate in ongoing training opportunities related to adoption and foster care.
    • Participate in regular individual and group supervision meetings which will include case discussion, intervention planning, and progress assessment of the child and families being served.
    • Participate in team building and program activities as requested.
       

    Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s degree in social work, human services or related field. If Bachelor’s degree is not in related field, must have four years of child welfare experience.
    • Minimum of two years’ experience in child welfare.
    • Knowledge of case management, adoption related issues, attachment and grief issues.
    • Possess a basic understanding of the child welfare/DHHS system.
    • Knowledge of resources available within the community.
    • Experience working in direct service of children.
    • Must demonstrate a commitment to empowering families to solve their own problems, and to the value of children being placed in the most family-like setting available.
    • Regular and predictable attendance required.
    • Must possess reliable personal transportation.
    • Valid driver’s license, proof of liability insurance and ability to drive for Agency business throughout state of Nebraska.

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