Child Welfare Coach - 16003BR
Child Welfare Coach
Kansas Strong for Children and Families, is a federally-funded five-year project focused on improving child welfare outcomes (e.g., reducing the number of youth coming into foster care, increasing timely permanency for youth currently in foster care) by developing and strengthening child welfare agency and court practices. KanCoach is one of four initiatives of Kansas Strong. KanCoach focuses on improving agency practices by enhancing supervisory capacity and skills through a strengths-based coaching model. Priority topics for KanCoach are: safety/risk assessment and case planning, parent and youth engagement, relative/kin connections, and secondary traumatic stress.
Considerable in-state and limited out-of-state travel is required in this position from one to five days per week. Applicants may be based in other areas of Kansas. Applicants should expect to be on the Lawrence Campus a minimum of 2-4 times per month.
This position will work Monday through Friday with some evening and weekend hours required as needed.
- Conduct KanCoach with supervisors in the Kansas child welfare agencies (public and private)
- Conduct initial and ongoing training for supervisors and other program staff to support KanCoach implementation
- Support efforts to promote and establish buy-in for the vision and planning related to building a learning culture and implementing the coaching program
- Participate actively in training, meetings, and coaching sessions
- Advocate, promote, and practice cultural sensitivity and responsiveness in all interactions
- Work collaboratively with team to develop and modify coaching curriculum and related transfer of learning supports
- Conduct ongoing fidelity assessments to ensure coaching is provided with fidelity
- Work collaboratively with coach peers, Lead Coach, and other university and program staff to support the integration of KanCoach into supervisory practices within Kansas child welfare agencies (public and private)
- Provide feedback to Lead Coach and program staff to incorporate coaching into supervisory practices in the Kansas child welfare agencies (public and private)
- Ensure evaluation data is documented and reported regularly and accurately according to established protocols
- Master’s degree in Social Work, Master’s in Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, or related field and two (2) years of experience in child welfare at the supervisor level or above OR Bachelor’s degree in Social Work with five (5) years of experience in child welfare at the supervisor level or above
- Licensed by Kansas BSRB
- Previous experience delivering training, coaching, or other supports in-person or through online technology
- Strong commitment to promoting coaching and building a learning culture
- Skill in providing strength-based feedback
- Strong written and oral communication skills, as evidenced by application materials and interview
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint as evidenced in application materials.
- Available and eager to participate in a demanding learning environment
Additional Candidate Instructions
Review of applications begins on December 10, 2019 and will continue as needed until a pool of qualified applicants has been collected.