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Misty Dove

Misty Dove

Family Support Worker

KVC Behavioral Healthcare

Blue Springs

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Raytown High School

"It is what it is", "We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give." “A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove...but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child.” "To laugh often and much; to win the ...

Longview Community College

KVC Health Systems

Kinship Support Worker

•In the four years I have worked in Kinship, I have increased relative placement from 30% to 40%; with an additional 10% being placed in an approved home or Non related Kin placement.
•Provide staff training in the importance and use of kinship care and provide education to staff regarding community resources to assist and support kinship care placements.
• Reinforce community understanding of kinship care.
• Provide assistance on difficult cases.
• Attend all Temporary Custody hearings and any other court hearing as requested.
• Attend all initial case plans and any other case planning conference as requested.
• Complete initial walkthroughs, home study assessments, background checks, and all other required paperwork necessary to facilitate a Kinship Care placement.
• Educate kinship placements on reunification efforts and setting appropriate boundaries with the parents of the child(ren) placed in their care.
• Complete adoption home studies as needed.
• Develop safety plans with kinship placements as needed.
• Prepare and conduct monthly Kinship Group as needed.
• Participate in community and/or national kinship care groups.
• Provide support for kinship placements as requested by the placement or Case Manager.
• Assist kinship placements in obtaining financial assistance and provide community resources as needed.
• Provide crisis management and ongoing support for kinship placements as needed.
• Provide in-home services to clients and their families.
• Maintain working relationships/communication with DCF, courts, and other community partners.
• Document all contact with clients and collaterals; complete case activity logs and all related documentation.

KVC Behavioral Healthcare

Family Support Worker

• To continue to build a child welfare system that is safe, secure, and stable; family centered, connected to the community; and which relies on evidence-based practice necessary to support contract services in Kansas.
• Review daily, weekly, and monthly reports for accuracy and follow-up on missing or incorrect data as necessary.
• Monitor, update, and correct Child Management System (CMS) based on information from the file or the Case Manager as required.
• Receive and verify placement information for accuracy and update database within designated timeframe.
• Assist in preparation of file and reconciliation meeting for DCF audits as required.
• Monitor, scan, save, and enter FERPA forms in CMS; follow-up on missing forms.
• Track and notify staff of due dates for court reports, case planning conferences, updated FERPAs, etc. as required.
• Gather information needed for adoption subsidy packets.
• Request, input, and track client records (educational, medical, mental health, and birth records) as required.
• Track, mail, and enter life skills information as required.
• Maintain current client photos.
• Case plan review, correction, and processing including forwarding to SRS and court as required.
• Coordinate Interstate Compact for Placement of Children (ICPC) paperwork prior to submission to permanency supervisor.
• Compile and scan necessary forms for Community Based Services (CBS referral packet).
• Perform a variety of duties to ensure smooth work flow and to meet contract outcomes, as designated by the CQI Specialist
• Work closely with permanency staff to ensure all case information remains current and accurate.
• Act as 3rd Party at Case Planning Conferences and Best Interest Staffings as needed.
• Enter and print all EEIFs.
• File client records in green books.
• Scan closed files.
• Complete and submit case activity logs when required.
• Provide transportation and visitation support as needed.
• Attend all required meetings and trainings.

KVC Behavioral Healthcare

Quality Assurance

•Review daily, weekly, and monthly reports for accuracy and follow-up on missing or incorrect data as necessary.
• Monitor, update, and correct CMS based on information from the file or the Case Manager as required.
• Receive and verify placement information for accuracy and update database within designated timeframe.
• Assist in preparation of file and reconciliation meeting for SRS audits as required.
• Monitor, scan, save, and enter FERPA forms in CMS; follow-up on missing forms.
• Track and notify staff of due dates for court reports, case planning conferences, updated FERPAs, etc as required.
• Gather information needed for adoption subsidy packets.
• Request, input, and track client records (educational, medical, mental health, and birth records) as required.
• Track, mail, and enter life skills information as required.
• Maintain current client photos.
• Case plan review, correction, and processing including forwarding to SRS and court as required.
• Coordinate Interstate Compact for Placement of Children (ICPC) paperwork prior to submission to permanency supervisor.
• Compile and scan necessary forms for Community Based Services (CBS referral packet).
• Perform a variety of duties to ensure smooth work flow and to meet contract outcomes, as designated by the CQI Specialist
• .Work closely with permanency staff to ensure all case information remains current and accurate.
• Act as 3rd Party at Case Planning Conferences and Best Interest Staffings as needed.
• Enter and print all EEIFs.
• File client records in green books.
• Scan closed files.
• Complete and submit case activity logs when required.
• Provide transportation and visitation support as needed.
• Attend all required meetings and trainings.