Family Finding Specialist I (Full-Time, Honolulu)
Department: ‘Ohana Finding Program
Location: Honolulu Office
The Family Finding Specialist I conducts research to identify and locate additional family members and other kin for foster children. The Family Finding Specialist I is responsible for researching Department of Human Services (DHS) and EPIC ‘Ohana databases and other materials for pertinent information on foster children, family members and support system. The Family Finding Specialist I accesses and utilizes internet search engines, genealogy websites, social media, and other on-line sites to identify and locate potential family members. Responsible for collaborating with program manager, staff and Child Welfare Services (CWS) worker to assess and prioritize viability of contact with known and found family members. Makes phone and/or written communication to confirm the identification of potential family members, ascertain support, and possibly discover additional relatives. Compiles family lists and writes summary report for each assigned case. Utilizes effective crisis management techniques when needed. Performs other related duties, as required and assigned.
Must have a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, Human Services, or a related field from an accredited institution of higher learning; and a minimum of one (1) to two (2) years case management experience or human services-related experience and/or training. Must possess investigative and problem solving skills. Must have strong phone and active listening skills. Must have the ability to speak clearly, write reports, and correspondence. Must have computer knowledge including Word and Excel, and adept at utilizing the internet for research purposes. Must maintain an ethical, responsible and professional attitude and demeanor under all circumstances in person, by phone, e-mail and correspondence. Successful criminal and child abuse and neglect background clearance as required by state regulations for those who work with children and families in the Child Welfare System.
Deadline to Apply: Open until filled.