Kansas State Employment Center

Job Description

Job Title:   Statewide Foster Care Program Manager

County:   Shawnee

Req. No:   185860

Agency Name:   Dept for Children and Families

Posting Type:   External  --> Click here for Definition of Posting Type

Applications accepted through:    JUN 15, 2018

Job Description:

The Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF) currently has a Statewide Foster Care Program Manager position in the Prevention and Protection Services (PPS) Division.  The rate of pay is $46,092.80 annually, however, it is also based on education and experience.

This position provides planning, implementation, and coordination of the Reintegration/Foster Care and Adoption Contracts. This includes contract management and program planning for case management for children and youth in out of home placement, including adoption and other permanency options.

Incorporates all state and federal law into the program to ensure the goals of individual projects are met and federal/state guidelines are followed. This position chairs the Child Welfare Permanency Advisory Committee and works closely with the field including DCF and Foster Care provider staff and other members of the team in coordinating policies and procedures. This position takes a leadership role through direct or indirect management of any projects and small contracts and is a lead resource person to teams, committees, or task groups. 

Provides oversight of the Contracts and strategically plans for short and long range planning related to administration of the Contracts. Provides technical assistance to staff (DCF and Provider) in the four (4) DCF management regions in order to maintain uniform policies and prevent inefficiencies in service delivery to children and
families served in the Reintegration/Foster Care program.  This includes participation in case reads and continuous performance improvement activities. 

Preferred Screening Criteria: Must be a Licensed Social Worker with experience in Child Welfare; Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) are eligible to apply as well as licensed social worker (LBSW and LMSW).
Education –  Must have a Social Work Degree

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Minimum Requirement: One year of experience in planning, organizing and directing the work of a department, program or agency. Education may be substituted for experience as determined relevant by the agency.

Security Clearance: A background check (KBI – criminal background, welfare fraud, driver’s license, and Child/Adult Abuse and Neglect Central Registry) is required for all positions with the Department for Children and Families (DCF) as a condition of employment, which may include fingerprinting and FBI check.  Security clearance must be obtained prior to employment with DCF. 

The application process has 3 STEPS:
STEP 1:  Register by completing the online Personal Data Form:
(Skip this step if you already have an Applicant ID number).

STEP 2:  Complete the State of Kansas Application Form:

and submit to the Department for Children and Families, ADMIN

STEP 3:  Email these additional required documents to Debbie Lang, Debbie.Lang@ks.gov
IMPORTANT:  Include the job requisition number (#185860) and your last name in the subject line for any and all correspondence.
*Cover Letter
*Copy of college transcripts (if applicable)
*Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate

KANSAS TAX CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE REQUIRED:  Each applicant applying for a State of Kansas job vacancy must obtain a valid Kansas Certificate of Tax Clearance by accessing the Kansas Department of Revenue's website at
http://www.ksrevenue.org/taxclearance.html.  A Tax Clearance is a comprehensive tax account review to determine and ensure that an individual's account is compliant with all primary Kansas Tax Laws.  A Tax Clearance expires every 90 days.  All applicants, including current state employees, are responsible for submitting a valid certificate with
all other application materials to the hiring agency.  This is in accordance with Executive Order 2004-03.  If you need assistance with the tax clearance, please contact 785 296-3199.

Recruiter Contact:  Debbie Lang
Phone:  (785) 296-5103
Email:  Debbie.Lang@ks.gov
Fax:  (785) 296-2173

Veterans Preference’ Eligible (VPE):
Former military personnel or their spouse that have been verified as a "veteran" under K.S.A. 73-201 will receive an interview if they meet the competency factors of the position, including any preferred selection criteria established in accordance with K.A.R. 1-6-3.  The veterans' preference laws do not guarantee the veteran a job.  Positions are
filled with the best qualified candidate as determined by the hiring manager.  See www.jobs.ks.gov for additional Veterans' Preference Information.

How You Will Be Evaluated:
Your application will be considered incomplete and you may be found ineligible if you fail to submit all required documentation.  Your application will be reviewed to ensure you meet the minimum and any necessary special requirements.  Next, your application will be evaluated and rated based on preferred selection criteria and competencies for the position.

What To Expect Next:
After your application is evaluated and ranked, you may be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview.  You will be notified of the outcome after the selection process is completed.  You may call or email the recruiter contact listed to inquire about your application.

Please contact the agency recruiter if a reasonable accommodation is needed for any part of the application or hiring process.

The Department for Children and Families is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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Class/Uncl Full/Part Time: Grade: Hiring Rate: Pay Frequency:
U F 001 $0.00 Hourly

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