Job Seekers: Child & Family Services, Capital Area - Permanency Specialist
Friday, January 14, 2011
 
P O S I T I O N  O P E N I N G
 
 
Permanency Specialist
 
Responsibilities
 
The Permanency Specialist will provide a service to child welfare families and children involved in foster care that need permanency. Services will include: 
o Assist with matching and placing Michigan Children's Institute (MCI) wards and Permanent Court Wards with adoptive parents; 
o To secure needed documentation to move children more quickly to permanency; 
o To assist with and/or facilitate Permanency Planning Conferences as required by standards set forth by the Michigan Department of Human Services; 
o Maintain compliance with the policies and standards set forth by the Board of Directors and relevant funding, certifying, and regulatory bodies.
Qualifications
 
o The Permanency Specialist must have a degree in Social Work or a related field. 
o Experience will include a minimum of 2 years working with children and families in a child welfare service delivery system; 
o Working knowledge and effective use of community resources; knowledge in strength-based philosophy and adoption-specific issues; 
o Ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds and cultures; 
o Strong written and verbal communication skills; 
o Reliable transportation and a valid Michigan driver's license. 
 
Hours: 30 hours per week and must be flexible and available to accommodate program needs.
 
 
Resume and Cover Letter To
 
Human Resources Manager
Child & Family Services, Capital Area
4287 Five Oaks Drive
Lansing, MI 48911
 
Child & Family Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer
We value diversity, cultural competence and team work.
 
 
Posted: 01.13.2011
 
 

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