DCCCA - Family Mentor (Pittsburg, KS)

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Family Mentor - Pittsburg, KS


Position Overview:

  • Provides for the safety, stability and well-being of children and families during the referral period 
  • Delivers culturally competent services using a strengths-based approach to children and families consistent with the evidence-based practice models
  • Meets DCF timelines to connect with the family and facilitate the initial family meeting 
  • Engages and works in partnership with the case manager and family to complete assessments 


  • Responds to calls and client emergencies as needed including being on-call and working some weekends and public holidays as necessary
  • Meets with clients at least once a week to offer one-one-one support
  • Develops recovery plans, coping methods and rehabilitation services with the client
  • Facilitates treatment assessments and referrals and provides client support in arranging for medical appointments, counseling, support groups and other resources as needed
  • Monitors the client's behavior, schedule, medication and activities and reports any unusual behavior, conflicts or recovery deviations to the relevant professionals
  • Provides transportation and resources and coordinates community support services as needed
  • Job may require the employee to be able to regularly drive to various DCCCA locations and other business locations throughout the day or night as required 

Requirements include:

  • A high school diploma or equivalent is required
  • Must have lived experience with substance abuse, treatment and recovery with a minimum of three years of continuous recovery and be working with a stable recovery program (12-step, church/spiritual, other recovery support group)
  • Requires knowledge of recovery resources and has experience interacting with individuals seeking recovery
  • Personal experience with child welfare preferred
  • Valid driver's license with a good driving record 
  • Must pass pre-employment background and reference checks, fingerprinting and drug screening


To apply, CLICK HERE!

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