- Topeka, KS, USA
- 19.23 up to $19.23
- Full Time
We provide great benefits and perks, including health insurance, PTO, sick leave, and vacation.
Kansas Children's Service League in Topeka, Kansas is searching for a Family Support Specialist to apply to join our amazing nonprofit team full-time!
WHY YOU SHOULD JOIN OUR TEAM
We are a mission-focused nonprofit organization that invests in our team and offers real opportunities for career growth. This full-time support specialist position works Monday through Friday including travel for home visits and earns a generous pay of up to $19.23/hour. Additionally, we provide top-notch benefits and perks, including health insurance, PTO, sick leave, and vacation. We also make it easy to apply. If we have your attention, please continue reading to hear more about this Family Support Specialist role!
ABOUT KANSAS CHILDREN'S SERVICE LEAGUE
Our mission is to protect and promote the well-being of children. We work with children and their families to help them succeed and break neglect, abuse, and trauma cycles. We do this through health, safety, and educational outreach. Our programs help children and parents develop successful skills in their families, schools, and workplaces. We work to create and restore healthy parent-child relationships and pledge to serve through advocacy and community engagement. Stronger families start here!
We treat customers, partners, and each other with respect and strive to always build positive working relationships. Quality, competence, and courageous service are important in all we do. Our employees live up to these values and are key to our mission. For our amazing team, we offer a comprehensive full-time benefits package, rewarding work, and opportunities for growth and advancement!
ARE YOU A GOOD FIT?
We are looking for someone who is motivated to serve others and can provide expectant and new mothers with supportive services for substance abuse. Ask yourself: Are you purpose-driven and community focused? Do you enjoy working with others to achieve a common goal? Are you empathetic and compassionate? Do you have experience working with those who struggle with substance abuse? If we've just described you, you may be a perfect fit for our Family Support Specialist position with our nonprofit!
WHAT WE NEED FROM YOU
In this essential Family Support Specialist role, we rely on you to come alongside our clients as you seek to provide essential support services for those struggling with substance abuse. Much of your time is spent focusing on outreach, performing weekly home visits and case management, and completing advocacy work for needed services. Additionally, you work hard to foster positive, trusting relationships with a caseload of 16 clients and their families. You regularly evaluate cases and help develop service plans that effectively meet the social, heath care, and treatments needs of the parents we serve.
On top of working directly with families, you take care of a variety of administrative tasks including administering ongoing assessments to monitor progress and document related data. Further, your robust knowledge of community services helps us to best serve families in our community with housing and treatment options. Finally, you are always looking for ways to grow and develop in your role, so you actively participate in community meetings and collaborate with community partners to ensure we are best serving the needs of those in our care. Your focus on detail and data analysis to ensure we are successfully achieving our goals. If you can do this and meet the following requirements, apply today!
- Completed bachelor's degree in social work or a human services related field
- At least 4 years of experience working with at-risk children and families
- Can conduct interviews with extreme sensitivity and confidentiality
- Excellent communication skills
Life experience dealing with substance abuse issues and at least 1 year of experience working with parents that have drug and alcohol issues are highly preferred.
APPLY NOW TO JOIN OUR NONPROFIT TEAM
Are you ready to have a hand in the future success of families in our community? Do you have experience working with those struggling with substance abuse? Can you work well with others on a goal-driven team? If you answered yes, apply now using our initial quick and easy mobile-optimized application.
KCSL requires all employees to be fully vaccinated by January 2022. Religious and medical exemptions are available, weekly testing is required for all approved exemptions. Are you vaccinated or plan on being vaccinated before employment?