Kinship Case Aide
Company: Adams County, Colorado
Posted on: November 20, 2023
Kinship Case Aide - 162277
Kinship Case Aide - 162277
$20.76 - $29.07 Hourly
Project Designated Part-time 3
HS Child Welfare
11/17/2023 4:30 PM Mountain
At Adams County, our team members engage in top-notch opportunities
to grow and expand their impact. We cultivate an inclusive and
innovative culture where diversity matters! Diversity, Equity &
Inclusion (DEI) is a core cultural competency at Adams County, and
we actively seek and welcome applicants that bring diverse
experiences and value inclusion.
Hybrid -- Job duties and expectations allow for onsite and remote
work scheduled every week. Employees in this classification are
regularly scheduled onsite one (1) to four (4) days per week based
on the County needs and as determined by Department Director.
Hybrid classified roles can be onsite more than the set minimum
based on employee preference.
What Success Looks Like In This Job
Provides essential paraprofessional services for the Kinship
Program Team in support of clients and professional social
caseworkers. Performs a variety of support functions that require
the use of judgment and discretion, decision-making, and
independence of action. Work performed requires extensive program,
case, and client related knowledge and also requires frequent
in-depth interaction with children and families, workers, and
collateral contacts to include resource agencies, schools, law
enforcement, and other individuals and organizations directly and
non-directly related to the services provided.
Note: This is a time limited, project-designated position for 36
hours per week. Funding for this position is subject to the
availability of grant funds.
Examples of Duties for Success
--- Direct and timely communication with caseworkers to coordinate
all things necessary to meet the needs of kinship families that
help to stabilize the children in their care.
--- Conduct extensive and thorough background checks as required by
Volume 7 Rule and/or per county practice for kinship caregivers and
members of their household to support caseworkers and ensure safe
placements for children. Complete comprehensive Kinship Background
Check (KBC) reports within 7-14 days or assignment or as requested
--- Make purchases with a county issued purchase card as needed for
kinship families and ensure all purchasing requirements are
completed timely and accurately. Pick up and deliver items when
--- Provide necessary coverage for emergency background check/NCIC
requests. This will include extensive research and communication
with caseworkers and supervisors to share needed information that
will assist in their placement decision making.
--- Coordination of fingerprinting with state vendors for
caregivers and other adults in the kinship home and ensure
compliance with state regulation.
--- Assist case-carrying caseworkers to provide outreach and
support to kinship families when needed and requested. Complete any
--- Support case-carrying caseworkers to locate, coordinate, and
access needed services, supports, transportation, tangible items
for kinship families and for children placed in kinship care to
ensure the stabilization of placement. This will include meeting
with caregivers and family members in person to assist them with
the completion of all paperwork needed or required for kinship care
and foster care certification.
--- Communicate and meet with kinship families as requested/needed
at their homes, in the community, at FTM's, etc.
--- Participate in and support activities with community partners
that focus on kinship awareness, resources, trainings, support
groups, etc. Assist in and serve as a liaison in all activities to
locate, obtain, apply for and access resources for families.
--- Make purchases with a county issued purchase card as needed for
kinship families and ensure
all purchasing requirements are completed timely and accurately.
Pick up and deliver items when requested.
--- Provide documentation and routine data entry in TRAILS and
other databases. (MANGO, BINTI, etc.).
--- Participate in all Kinship Team programs and services as needed
to support the ongoing needs of the kinship families in our
--- Assist with Promoting Safe and Stable Families programs and
data entry collection.
--- Actively participate in learning, educational and growth
--- Perform other related duties and responsibilities as
--- Coordinating meeting times with parents/foster parents and
--- Arranging for a Facilitator if needed
--- Ensuring adequate space availability for meeting
--- Arranging for room set up
--- Prepare family members and service providers for the Icebreaker
to include explaining the process, purpose and focus of the
--- Assisting in addressing concerns prior to the conference
--- May diffuse angry, upset, or hostile clients
--- Facilitating discussion between parties while keeping the focus
--- May be needed to ask questions around the family's cultural
--- Facilitate the meeting as an impartial person
--- Write reports from a strengths-based perspective, respond
diplomatically, and listen attentively; facilitate discussion
--- Ensure thorough and timely data entry into referral system
Qualifications for Success
--- Knowledge of community resources to provide families with
referrals as needed. Ability to do ongoing research to locate
additional resources in the community and active participation in
the development of a resource guide
--- Ability to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths
and weaknesses of solutions, conclusions or approaches to
--- Strong active listening skills
--- Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing as
appropriate for the needs of the audience
--- Ability to communicate information and ideas verbally and in
written in a manner that fosters clarity and understanding
--- Skilled in negotiation and able to work towards resolution of
differences in an objective manner
--- Ability to diffuse angry, upset and or hostile clients and
--- Strong organizational and planning skills
--- Ability to set priorities which accurately reflect the relative
importance of job responsibilities
--- Ability to ensure and incorporate the cultural needs and
practices of the family into all aspects of your work.
--- Skilled in use of Microsoft Office Products such as Word, Power
Point, Excel, and Publisher to prepare reports and other products
along with knowledge, ability to learn, and actively utilize other
computer programs and databases which include but are not limited
to Trails, MANGO, Lexis Nexis, Internet Search engines, Salesforce,
etc. (Use of programs for research and data entry is actively
--- Familiarity with and knowledge of State regulations as they
pertain to child welfare and child protection as well as the
Colorado Children's Code, State Department of Human Services
Manual-Volume VII, Agency Policies and Procedures and
Agency/County/State letters, County Policy, etc.
--- Ability to work in potentially unsafe situations, effectively
manage stress, utilize active listening skills,
process/analyze/interpret large amounts of data and family history,
problem solve, and de - escalate angry/upset clientele
--- Possess excellent oral and written communication skills and
ability to organize and manage time effectively.
--- Always interact professionally and appropriately with agency
staff and all outside organizations/programs/agencies
--- Establish, maintain and foster positive and harmonious working
relationships with those contacted in the course of work
--- Utilize your personal vehicle when necessary to get to many
appointments in the community and surrounding areas of Colorado
--- Knowledge of and adherence to the Adams County norms and
More Qualifications for Success
Experience:Three years of full-time relevant experience with
extensive public contact in a service-related field.
Education and Training: High school diploma or GED equivalent
required. Additional completed college coursework in behavioral
science or a closely related field may substitute for the required
experience on a year-for-year basis.
License or Certificate: Possession of, or the ability to obtain, a
valid Colorado Driver's License.
Background Check:Must pass a criminal background check.
--- Ability to read, write, and speak Spanish is strongly
--- Days/Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Willingness to work extended hours prior to and or after typical
work hours Monday through Friday to meet the needs of children and
Adams County provides a comprehensive benefits package to employees
that goes above and beyond what is offered at most
Clickhere (https://youtu.be/ILAvllPaGb4) to watch our video about
why Adams County is an Employer of Choice!
Benefits You Expect:
AFLAC Supplemental Medical Insurance
Basic Term Life & Optional Term Life Insurance
Deferred Compensation Plan
Generous Vacation/Sick leave (pro-rated)
Plus some you might not expect:
Employee Assistance Program
Employee Fitness Center
Employee Health Clinics
Flexible Work Schedules
Recreation Center Discounts
Training & Tuition Reimbursement Programs
Lactation friendly certified workplace
Please be aware that your cover letter and resume will not be
accessed in the initial screening process, so you must complete
your application and supplemental questions with as much detail as
possible. Any personally identifiable information (PII) such as
name and address will be redacted from applications that meet the
minimum screening requirements and are forwarded to the hiring
manager. If the hiring manager selects you to advance in the hiring
process, your cover letter and resume will then be accessible to
the hiring team. Information provided on the application is used to
determine if a candidate meets minimum qualifications. Only
information provided at the time of the application being completed
will be considered and additional information that is not listed on
the application will not be considered when deciding if a candidate
meets or does not meet the qualifications. Applicants are STRONGLY
encouraged to include all information and details on their
application. I understand and agree that only information provided
at the time of my application will be used to determine if I meet
the minimum requirements for this position.
Yes, I understand and agree
Yes, I understand but disagree.
I understand that if selected for this position and currently hold
a case manager/case-carrying position in Children and Family
Services (CFS), I may have a delayed transfer/promotion period up
to 120 days prior to moving into this position within the Human
Services Department. Choose 'yes' to acknowledge.
A requirement of this position is that you possess a valid driver's
license. Do you meet this requirement?
Please select how you best meet the minimum qualifications.
Three (3) years of full-time relevant experience with extensive
public contact in a service-related field AND a High school diploma
or GED equivalent
One (1) year of full-time relevant experience with extensive public
contact in a service-related field AND an Associate's Degree
No experience AND a Bachelor's Degree
None of the above
Are you bilingual? If yes, can you please explain your verbal,
reading and writing abilities.
Please describe your interest in working with and supporting
kinship families in child welfare.
Based on your experience, describe the benefits of working
collaboratively on a team, as well as some of the challenges.
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