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Kinship Navigator – Caseworker IV

A SECOND CHANCE INC

This is a Contract position in Del Rio, TX posted November 28, 2022.

Job DetailsLevelExperiencedJob LocationPittsburgh
– Pittsburgh, PARemote TypeN/APosition TypeFull TimeEducation Level4 Year DegreeSalary RangeUndisclosedTravel PercentageUndisclosedJob ShiftAnyJob CategoryNonprofit
– Social ServicesCaseworker IV
– Kinship NavigatorEducational RequirementsA Master’s Degree in Social Work or other human services discipline is required 2 years child welfare experience or Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or other human service discipline with 5to 10 years child welfare experienceWork Experience RequirementsMust have at least three years of direct experience with children families in either a job related or volunteer capacity.Supervisory RequirementsNoneQualificationsMust have excellent organizational and interpersonal skills; must demonstrate leadership skills and qualities; must possess the knowledge of foster care services and client/family needs; must possess excellent clinical skills.

Must possess a passion for kinship care and ability to work collaboratively with ACCYF.

StatusFull-time, regular; non-exemptResponsibilitiesThis position is responsible for providing kinship focused services while working directly out of an ACCYF regional office.

The Kinship Navigator will assist ACCYF Caseworkers in situations where a child has the potential to be removed or is in the process of an emergency removal through helping to identify an appropriate kinship option.

The Kinship Navigator will be responsible for assessing viable kinship options, educating the family about the placement process, assessing the immediate family needs and recommending an appropriate kin placement for the ACCYF Caseworker to complete the placement.

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:Work directly with ACCYF Caseworkers to identify kinship resources when a family becomes known to ACCYF.Receive phone calls from ACCYF Caseworkers that are in the process of removing a child or children Contact potential kinship caregivers using information from the ACCYF Caseworker’s family documentation, Accurint search, Family Finding, parelagals, Prothontary, social networks and Allegheny County Jail website.

Complete a phone assessment on potential kinship caregivers to confirm their ability to adequately care for the child(ren) and meet their needs.

Obtain demographic information including all information required to complete the criminal background form (OCYF 399) and forward this information to the Criminal Investigation Unit to run the potential caregivers’ criminal clearance.

Refer the kinship home to ASCI’s Intake Department no later than 24 hours following the removal.

In addition refer the child to the State Wide Adoption Network (SWAN)If a Kinship option is not immediately available upon removal the Kinship Navigator will locate a Kinship Focused ASCI Respite Home as a temporary option and continue to work to locate a viable kinship option within 30 days of the removal.

Complete all required documentation to demonstrate kinship assessments and placement efforts as deemed appropriate which is inclusive of documentation in KIDS.

REQUIREMENTSRegistered and insured vehicleCertificate of Insurance for vehicleValid Pennsylvania Driver’s LicenseCurrent Act 33 and Police ClearancesAvailable to work 8:30am to 4:30pm at a ACCYF OfficeAvailable to work flexible schedule Work on-call hours This position reports to the Program Supervisor
– Kinship Navigator

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