• Posted on: May 09, 2024
  • Location: Topeka, KS
  • Job ID: 4c64c4a7
  • Type: Full Time
  • Posted on: May 09, 2024
  • Location: Topeka, KS
  • Job ID: 4c64c4a7
  • Type: Full Time

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Social Worker 
Location: Topeka, KS
Type: Full Time – Direct Hire
This position will act as a member of a multidisciplinary team in serving clients and families. Provides child foster care placement, complete assessments, locate  appropriate placement and monitors their care
and well-being to ensure their needs have been met. Licensing and relicensing of foster homes. This position also provides and/or refers services to families and
children for reintegration and/or reunification, adoption, and guardianship.
• Representative as a guardian for all assigned CINC cases. Includes enrolling children in
needed programs, signing paperwork as guardian and providing foster parents updated
• Obtains certified birth certificate, social security card, and BID card on each child that comes into
the care of the governing organization.
• Obtains medical card with completion of 5410a form within one business day of temporary
• Obtains family social history and accurate genograms within 30 days.
• Places and provides supervision for children in foster, relative, group and adoptive homes,
institutions and medical treatment centers.
• Coordinates and runs case plans at various stages of the life of the case with all appropriate
entities which includes meeting biological parents within 10 business days of CINC petition.
• Schedule and conduct case plan to establish goals for families and monitor case plan goals for
• Provides any necessary services, including transportation, for families or individuals to assist in
the application, evaluation, or continued eligibility of benefits or services.
• Provide family and individual support to assist in problem solving related to family functioning.
• Assesses foster homes environment factors and personal characteristics of potential
foster/adoptive homes to determine suitability for placement.
• Write and submit written court reports including current case plan to CFS Manager 7 business
days prior to scheduled court hearing. Reports must be current, relevant to current case plan and
follow through with all court orders.
• Attendance is mandatory at all scheduled court hearings that involve children on assigned case
• Assist other social workers with court attendance as assigned by CFS Manager.
• Travels to home sites, courts, and state agencies in GSA vehicle to assist families and other agencies.
• Maintain case history records, reports and other required documents.
• Conduct monthly home walkthrough visits and log contact on appropriate forms.
• Acts as a liaison between parents/families and other professionals.
• Refer child and parent/guardian to community resources and coordinate services according to
• Document all contact on appropriate forms. Maintain up to date case files. Input information in
• Provide after hours and weekend on call according to rotation schedule.
• Assists as assigned to fill in for other Social Worker team members concerning case management, reviews, and court appearances as needed
• Completes home studies as assigned within the given deadlines.
• Attend required CEU training to maintain Social Work licensure.
• Conducts all required background checks.
• Assists with subsidy determination.
• Acts as liaison for families receiving State services as assigned.
• Assist with providing clients services including attendance at court hearings as assigned.
• Assist with providing family preservation services as assigned.
• Assist with completing thorough assessments on all abuse, non-abuse intake allegations, when
appropriate submit recommendations and required paperwork to court for custody as assigned.
• Works cooperatively within the office, and other agencies as needed.
• All other duties as assigned.
• Bachelor’s degree in social work, Master’s degree in Social Work is preferred. 
• One year of direct social work experience; specifically, in child welfare and/or foster care, Three years is preferred.
• Current Kansas Social Worker license with the BSRB
  • or able to obtain license within 6 months of employment.
• Must have valid Kansas driver’s license and be insurable with the governing organizations insurance
  • or able to obtain license within 90 days of employment.
• Available to work the assigned schedule and available as needed to work a flexible schedule to
meet the demands of the position, which may include nights, weekends, holidays, and overtime
• Must have interest and knowledge of community lifestyle and culture.
• Continue to improve job related skills through college courses and/or on-going training.
• Must possess professional work ethics, manner, and appearance.
• Must possess ability to communicate professionally; both orally and in writing a service-orientated
approach, sometimes in stressful circumstances.
• Must be reliable, punctual, and dependable to meet the needs of the department.
• Must possess strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines.
• High level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situation and documentation.
• A record of satisfactory attendance and performance in all prior and current employment.
• Must be able to type proficiently and use standard office equipment.
• Background Investigation with adjudication
• Pre-employment Drug Screening
• Tuberculous (TB) Screening

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