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Employer: Sedgwick County
Division: COMCARE
Job Title: Child Welfare Case Management Specialist
Salary: $15.13 Hourly

Veterans' Preference is available for this vacancy.
To receive Veterans' Preference, you must supply a copy of your DD214 to the Human Resources department at Sedgwick County after applying.

Job Description:


Usual working days/hours:

Monday - Friday | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM with some occasional evening hours

Location of work:

350 S. Broadway and other community locations | Wichita, KS

Job Objectives:
Provide goal directed, medically necessary services and support to clients with severe emotional disturbances and their foster care team. The clients are currently in state custody and out of home placement and are experiencing significant disruption in their placement.

Essential Job Functions:
Direct Service Provision:

  • Community Psychiatric Supportive Treatment, Targeted Case Management, Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Mental Health Attendant Care
  • Drive personal vehicle and/or occasionally drive a county owned vehicle for business purposes (ex. Transport clients to appointments), as required; documenting and reporting mileage according to agency procedures, so that services can be provided in a timely manner; comply with agency vehicle policy at all times.

Administrative Duties:

  • Develop treatment plans with client and parent/guardian, review treatment plans every 90 days or more frequently as needed, maintain clinical records and documentation
  • Administer measurement tools such as the CBCL.
  • Complete progress note within 48 hours after delivery of service.
  • Complete AIMS monthly.
  • Assist with SED waiver documentation and forms.
  • Maintain contacts in the community.

Professional Development:

  • Complete required state trainings within a given time frame.
  • Participate in continuing education regarding mental health.

Job Standards:

  • Bachelor’s degree or be equivalently qualified by work experience or a combination of work experience in the human services field and education, with one year of experience substituting for one year of education.
  • Experience working with children who have experienced out of home placement preferred.
  • Possess demonstrated interpersonal skills, ability to work with persons with serious emotional disturbance, and the ability to react effectively in a wide variety of human service situations.
  • Meet the specifications as outlined in the CMHC licensing standards and pass KBI, DCF child abuse check, adult abuse registry and motor vehicle screens.
  • Must complete basic case manager training; intermediate case manager training within first 6 months, may require overnight stay.
  • Must have and maintain at all times a valid Kansas Driver’s license and current proof of automobile insurance.
  • Possess the awareness and judgment to intervene appropriately when dealing with escalating emotional situations.
  • Possess the ability to negotiate several flights of stairs at a time and move effectively in varied settings throughout the community.
  • Possess the mobility and judgment to execute personal protective measures.
  • Able to calmly and effectively deal with agitated individuals or high risk situations.
  • Demonstrate autonomous critical thinking skills.
  • Demonstrate good professional judgment and decision-making skills.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Able to work with minimal direct supervision.
  • Demonstrate good time management and organizational skills in a fast-paced environment.
  • Able to handle competing urgent priorities.
  • Possess basic or intermediate computer skills: able to learn complex software related to an electronic medical record

Testing/Screening Requested:

  • Background checks, including but not limited to KBI and DCF adult and child abuse registry
  • Motor Vehicle Check
  • Pre-employment Drug Screen


  • Possess basic or intermediate computer skills: able to learn complex software related to an electronic medical record.
  • Must have reliable transportation.

Work Environment:

  • Office and community settings.
  • Frequent in town travel in personal vehicle.


*This position may be filled or closed to further application without notice. Must be at least 18 years of age to work for Sedgwick County*

It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services provided to the general public, including employment and all other activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, veteran status or any other similarly protected status. Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Crissy Magee, Sedgwick County ADA Coordinator by phone (316) 660-7056, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777), or email at crissy.magee@sedgwick.gov. Do not send resumes or application status request or employment questions to this email or phone number. This information is provided only for those requiring ADA assistance. Applications must be submitted on www.hrepartners.com. You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate.
Sedgwick County will prohibit the hiring of spouses and/or immediate family members within the same department, but not within the County structure.
Immediate family and family of the employee’s spouse shall be considered husband, wife, son, step-son, son-in-law, daughter, step-daughter, daughter-in law, brother, step-brother, brother-in law, sister, step-sister, sister-in-law, mother, step-mother, mother-in law, father, step-father, father-in-law, grandchildren, grandparents and grandparents-in-law.

Vacancy Number: 20004926

Open Date: 7/11/2017 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: 8/11/2017 11:59:59 PM