Thank you for your interest in working with the Kinnect team. We are currently accepting applications for the following positions:
30 Days to Family ® Coach 2018 – The 30 Days to Family ® Coach is responsible for providing coaching and support for one (1) 30 Days to Family ® Specialist in each of five (5) Ohio Counties. The support comes in the form of ensuring fidelity to the model, communication among the 5 counties to develop mutual support, and case consultation. The role also includes weekly supervision of the Family Specialists and ongoing collaboration with Foster and Adoptive Care Coalition leadership and Family Specialists in St. Louis, Mo.
30 Days to Family ® Specialist Jan 2018 – 30 Days to Family ® is a short-term intervention to expand efforts to find safe, appropriate relative supports for children entering foster care. One goal of the program is to assist in meeting the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act (2008) 30-day standard of notifying a child’s adult relatives of their option to participate in the care and placement of the child. The initial search is for grandparents, and non-offending parents, but the goal is that at least 80 additional relatives will be identified and explored. Because foster care placements can be fragile, the goal is to identify multiple relatives or kin as potential placement providers. Maternal and paternal relatives are explored with equal interest. In all cases, every effort is made to keep siblings together, maintain children in their school of origin, and preserve the child’s important relationships with friends and supportive adults.
Family Support Specialist Jan 2018 – To address the increasing numbers of children entering foster care–largely because of the opioid epidemic—Family Support Specialists will increase the number of newly-licensed resource parents in an area of five (5) clustered counties. This will be accomplished by partnering with the county agencies to surmount barriers to licensure by providing pre-service training, writing home studies, and delivering in-service trauma training. Throughout the process, the Family Support Specialist will be in frequent contact (at least weekly) with the potential resource parents, guiding them through licensure and providing them with additional information that will help them provide the best care children in county custody. The Family Support Specialist will collaborate with case management staff when making placements into the resource homes, ensuring that the best match is made and the placement is supported.
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