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Permanency Specialist II - Omaha Jobs

Nebraska Children's Home Society Omaha, NE Salary, $21.63 - $26.04

Permanency Specialist II

Location: ***This position is open to individuals in Lincoln, Beatrice, York, Geneva, Norfolk, Fremont, and Columbus, NE***

Job Title:  Permanency Specialist II

Job Classification (Exempt or Non-exempt):  Non-Exempt          

Reports To:  Permanency Supervisor II

Job Summary:  Responsible for receiving referrals for children involved with the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services’ child welfare division, conducting a complete family finding process, identifying potential permanency options, support of children and relatives or kinship connections, service planning for the referred children, coordination with referring agencies and the court system.

 Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Identifies permanent placement options for referred children through activities including family finding and recruiting.
    1. Complete thorough family finding efforts utilizing Kevin Campbell’s revised eight step model;
    2. Coordinate connections, utilizing calendaring techniques and assisting with background checks, between children with relatives or other supportive adults;
    3. Create a thorough service plan, according to agency procedures, ensuring all of the child’s needs are met;
    4. Complete thorough documentation of all contacts with children according to agency procedures;
    5. Provide an updated monthly summary report to the referring agency every month according to agency procedures;
    6. Visit the child at least one time each month and according to agency guidelines;
    7. Conduct visits and meetings between the child and relatives according to agency procedures, when necessary;
    8. Attend all court hearings related to the child and the child’s family;
    9. Attend all meetings related to the child as requested by the referring agency and according to agency procedures;
    10. Work as a collaborative member of the child’s professional team
  2. Provide oversight and support to children and matches including.
    1. Assess ongoing potential for reaching and maintaining permanency;
    2. Ongoing home visits, individual and group education, and facilitating communication between biological and permanent families, if permanent family is outside of the biological family;
    3. Communicate ongoing training opportunities to families;
    4. Assist families in accessing all required resources to meet the needs of children placed in the home;
    5. Ensure ongoing contact between permanent homes and a child’s family members;
    6. Assist permanent family with transportation of children to appointments on occasion;
    7. Ensure permanency options are cooperative members of the child’s professional team;
    8. Complete documentation on all service activities according to agency procedures.

Supplemental Duties and Responsibilities:                                                

  1. Commitment to NCHS mission and strategic goals;
  2. Commitment to NCHS CQI initiatives;
  3. Maintaining a positive and cooperative relationship with all internal and external professionals;
  4. Participation in agency committees as assigned;
  5. Completion of at least 12 hours of ongoing education each year specifically related to the position;
  6. Ongoing compliance with all contract and grant position requirements;
  7. Positive representation of NCHS in all community settings;
  8. Adherence to confidentiality policies;
  9. Demonstration of respect, appreciation, and sensitivity for diversity;
  10. Facilitate a team atmosphere by working in partnership with agency staff and collaborating partners;
  11. Engage in community activities designed to raise awareness of the need for permanent homes for youth in the foster care system;
  12. Other duties as assigned by the Permanency Supervisor.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  1. Minimum education and experience:
    1. Master’s Degree preferred, Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Human Services or related filed required;
    2. Minimum of two (2) years of relevant experience in child welfare;
  2. Knowledge, skills, and abilities:
    1. Knowledge of the Nebraska foster care system preferred;
    2. Ability to manage a high volume caseload;
    3. Capacity to interpret and abide by NCHS policies and procedures;
    4. Ability to observe situations with sensitivity and objectivity;
    5. Possess high quality written and verbal skills;
    6. Knowledge of computer operations;
    7. Ability to work independently and self manage;
    8. Possession of a vehicle for travel to family homes and meetings;
    9. Current driver’s license with no more than 3 points assessed;
    10. Vehicle insurance with minimum coverage requirements
  3. Physical demands:
    1. Regularly required to speak and hear, walk, climb, sit, use hands and fingers to operate, handle or feel objects and equipment;
    2. Ability to lift at least 20 lbs;
    3. Ability to enter family homes with different types of entrances and structures.

.     4. Schedule demands:

  1. Ability to adjust normal work schedule to accommodate the needs of clients, including evening and weekend work.
  2. Site Factors
    1. Work is completed in an office setting and in family homes;
    2. Local and out of state travel is required.

Benefits and Perks of Working at NCHS:

  • We observe 9 paid holidays each calendar year
  • NCHS offers generous and flexible vacation
  • As advocates for mental health, we offer 5 well being days each year
  • We understand the importance of family. We are flexible and offer additional paid time for sick, bereavement, or new child leave needs for you and your family.
  • Fair and equal pay is important to us.
  • NCHS contributes 5% of your salary after one year of employment towards your 401k; full vestment after 5 years.
  • Referral bonuses for employees who refer qualified candidates
  • Medical, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance
  • We offer 5 free counseling sessions each year through our Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Career development
  • Telecommuting - as long as you can commute to a regional office if necessary, you can work from anywhere! Most jobs can be completed somewhat or entirely remotely. You choose your environment!

Salary: $21.63 – 24.04/ hourly

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should visit, locate this position, and click on “Apply Now” beneath the job description to complete the online application form. The application must be completed in full and submitted by the specified closing date for consideration.


Please contact Human Resources at 402-451-0787


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Full-time Employee
Date Posted November 16, 2023
Date Closes December 16, 2023
Start Date July 24, 2023
Located In Omaha, NE
Job Type Full-time Employee
Compensation Salary, $21.63 - $26.04
Shift Custom
SOC Category 11-9039.00 Education Administrators, All Other
Zipcode 68132
Name Janice Young

This job offers the following benefits

  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Dependent-Care Spending Accounts
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Dental
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Maternity / Paternity / Family Leave
  • Medical
  • Prescription Drug Plan
  • Professional Liability
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Supplemental Insurance
  • Vision
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Bereavement Pay
  • Continuing Education Program
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacations
  • Sick Leave
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Wellness Program
  • Merit Increases

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