Have you heard? Kent County is piloting a data-driven, innovative, performance-based approach to administering foster care that is transforming child welfare and creating better futures for children! Do you want to be a part of it? Look no further! The West Michigan Partnership for Children (WMPC) is building its team.
Who we are
WMPC is a new organization that provides foster care and adoption services to children and families in Kent County, MI in partnership with Bethany Christian Services, Catholic Charities of West Michigan, D.A. Blodgett—St. Johns, Samaritas, and Wellspring Lutheran Services and through a contract with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). WMPC is piloting a performance-based contract, utilizing a case rate that incentivizes permanency while allowing for flexibility and creativity in funds. WMPC utilizes software that will allow for predictive analytics to project successful outcomes, and flag cases that are at risk. The WMPC seeks to empower communities to create better futures for children and families through innovation and collaboration.
We are a talented, creative group of passionate professionals who are committed to creating better futures for children. We value a workplace which embraces multi-dimensional diversity and promotes work-life balance. We are energized and motivated by our mission of improving outcomes for children and we know that it takes a village! Our work environment is highly collaborative, both within the office and within the community, and we believe the best solutions lie within those we serve.
How you will spend your day
- • Liaising between the Child Welfare System and Network180 to improve access to mental health services and supports.
- • Screening and completing clinical notes for children and families involved in the Child Welfare System and facilitates access to necessary Network180 services and supports.
- • Increasing knowledge of foster care workforce on trauma, and how trauma impacts youth behavior and mental health. Educates workforce on available tools and services and how to access them.
- • Meeting independently with providers and facilitate group meetings to manage system services and processes.
What we need from you
- • Master’s degree and three years of progressively responsible experience required; clinical license required.
- • Experience working for a child-placing agency preferred.
- • Licensed as a master’s social worker, professional counselor, marriage and family therapist, psychologist, or registered nurse.
- • Trained or able to be trained to administer the CAFAS/PECFAS/LOCUS/DECA as a reliable rater.
- • Lived experiences with mental illness/developmental disabilities/substance use disorders valued.
- • Demonstrated experience working in a multicultural environment
- • Knowledge and experience in trauma-informed practices
- • Data analysis skills
- • Technical writing expertise
- • Interpersonal skills necessary to lead and interact with a diverse group of individuals and stakeholders.
- • Proficient with Microsoft Office products and web-based applications
- • Ability to read, write, and communicate effectively in English.
What we provide
We know that our staff is our greatest resource! We invest in our employees by offering:
- • A dynamic and creative office culture;
- • Flexible scheduling, work from home options, and a generous PTO package to promote a healthy work-life balance;
- • Health benefits, life insurance, and a retirement plan, all with WMPC contributions;
- • Professional development opportunities;
- • The opportunity to create better futures for children.
What to do next
If this sounds like you, please submit your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org !