Right Turn Permanency Support Specialist



Omaha, NE 


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Job Description:

Job Summary: 
To collaborate with eligible adoptive or guardianship families to identify desired outcomes, needs to reach those outcomes and strategies to meet the needs or remove the barriers.  The intent is to help preserve families by addressing needs most often expressed by families.  Family networking services include respite care, mentoring, support groups, educational groups, and online services.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Service Delivery:
  • Provide case management services to eligible children and families in the Right Turn Program.
  • Utilize assessment tools to focus services toward more effective approaches for adoptive families
  • Respond to crisis, correspondence, telephone calls and other inquiries from adoptive/guardianship family members in a prompt, caring and understanding manner.  Availability to respond to crisis 24/7. 
  • Meet with the family a minimum of once per month and maintain phone contact on an ongoing basis. 
  • Support adoptive/guardianship families in addressing behavioral or other problems within the home through phone contact, face-to-face visits and referral/resource information.
  • Advocate for the family in seeing that all physical and emotional needs are being met.
  • Work with supervisor to develop and implement a service plan, organize and facilitate case reviews with all interested parties, providing input on provision and coordination of services.
  • Reinforce and support adoptive/guardianship parents’ efforts to carry out the service plan and intervention strategies with their children.
  • Arrange and/or monitor services provided to the family.
  • Assess when family is ready for discharge from case management services. 
  • Collaborate with other community professionals working with adoptive families.
  • Organize and facilitate networking opportunities for the family.
  • Educate families or designated support persons to provide respite care in a reciprocal, cooperative arrangement.
  • Under supervision of the Right Turn supervisor, develop and facilitate educational classes for adoptive parents or guardians.
Program Documentation and Outcome:
  • Maintain timely, legible records of services provided per established program and Agency standards.
  • Participate in Right Turn program evaluation and Continuous Quality Improvement activities as assigned.
Professionalism and Confidentiality:
  • Keep all client names and information and other agency business confidential.
  • Guard client confidentiality in waiting areas, during phone contact, and in handling of records.
  • Insure all office and record security procedures are followed.
Interpersonal Relationships:
  • Maintain a positive, respectful demeanor on all contacts with staff and the public.
  • Seek needed guidance in handling difficult client situations and establishing priorities for the job.
  • Work to build positive, productive relationships with other staff.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Supplemental Duties and Responsibilities:
Other duties as assigned by supervisor

Questions?  Please contact Kim Anderson, LMHP, Pregnancy, Parenting, and Adoption Program Director  at 402-451-0787 or 4939 S 118th Street Omaha NE 68137. Please send resume and cover letter to Nebraska Children’s Home Society, 4939 S 118th Street, Omaha NE 68137, Attn: Human Resources.


Job Requirements:

Qualifications and Requirements:
1  Minimum education and experience
  • Master's degree in Social Work, Counseling or related field, Licensed as a PLMHP or LMHP preferred.
  • Bachelor's degree in human services required.
  • Minimum of two years child welfare experience, with at least one year experience in issues pertaining to adoption.
  • Valid Nebraska driver’s license, proof of liability insurance and ability to drive for Agency business.
2. Knowledge, skills, and abilities:
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Personal convictions compatible with the philosophy and goals of the agency.
  • Demonstrated understanding of and ability to work with person of diverse cultural backgrounds.
3. Physical demands:
  • Regularly required to speak and hear, walk, climb, sit, use hands and fingers to operate, handle or feel objects and equipment. 
  • Manual lifting requirements are medium. 
  • Able to operate a licensed vehicle for travel and possible transportation of clients.
4.  Schedule demands (travel, adjustments to accommodate clients, weekends/evenings, etc.):
  • Incumbent must be able to adjust his/her work schedule to accommodate the needs of clients, including possible evening and weekends.
5. Site factors (work location, environment, travel, etc.):
  • Much of the work will be in an office environment, but local and service area travel will be required. 
Note:  The physical demands and work environment characteristics described above are representative of those that will be encountered by a person performing the essential duties and responsibilities of this job.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.
Company Info
Nebraska Children's Home Society 4939 S 118th Street
Omaha, NE, United States

Phone: 402-451-0787
Web Site: www.nchs.org

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