Child Welfare Specialist- Remote

ICF Remote
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March 18, 2023
Carson City, Nevada
ICF is Seeking a Child Welfare Specialist who will be responsible for providing technical assistance, change management and implementation expertise, and project management on child welfare projects within the Child Welfare and Education Line of Business. This position will be the primary contact to assigned jurisdictions and provide direct service to jurisdictions at state, regional, and local level child welfare contracts. The successful candidate will have broad knowledge of the public child welfare service continuum and of child welfare policy and practice issues as well as facilitation, collaboration, and training.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Establish a "shoulder-to-shoulder" working relationship with the client.
  • Communicate with client project staff about service delivery to help achieve the goals of the project to which they are assigned.
  • Develop relationships with other partners providing services as indicated by the project scope and goals.
  • Maintain expert knowledge about focus of project.
  • Maintain contextual information to support the project and to be used to inform any providers of service who are working on the project.
  • Provide direct consultation to the client of the progression of any activities outlined on the scope for the project.
  • Convene and facilitate project meetings to develop implementation and communication plans.
  • Work collaboratively with the client to determine readiness for implementation and to develop individual site implementation plans based upon a site readiness.
  • Lead the installation of projects following a change and implementation model including piloting the practice, analyzing lessons learned, and then scaling up the practice to additional sites.
  • Create and provide training associated with the implementation of practice models.
  • Develop tools, protocols, and templates to support the implementation of the practice model.
  • Provide coaching to sites as they implement the identified practice(s).
  • Provide regular updates to the client that includes successes, barriers, progress, and completion of milestones and activities as outlined on the scope of work.
  • Travel to assigned jurisdictions as needed depending on needs of the project.
  • Other duties as assigned in accordance with workload and priorities.
Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in social work, public administration, or related field.
  • 8+ years professional work experience with at least 7+ years of experience training/technical assistance provision in a human services field, preferably in child welfare.
Preferred Skills:
  • Master's degree in social work, public administration, or related field.
  • Experience with the CFSP/APSR process.
  • Experience with FFPSA.
  • Experience with Child and Family Services Review (CFSR) process and data-driven decision making.
  • Experience implementing a broad scale project in a public service system.
  • Project Management Professional or similar certification.
  • Demonstrated consultative experience, including experience applying research-informed frameworks and strategies for capacity building and implementation.
  • Ability to build and maintain strong stakeholder relationships for child welfare projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to create infrastructure and achieve deliverables.
  • Knowledge of the following:
  • Change management processes
  • Child and Family Services Plans
  • Child and Family Services Review (CFSR) process
  • Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA)
Professional Skills:
  • Solid team builder and team player with proven ability to manage competing priorities, perspectives, and stakeholder needs.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making capabilities.
  • Ability to multi-task and maintain high-quality results in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated, outstanding level of professionalism in providing administrative support, including ability to exercise good judgment, discretion, tact and diplomacy.
  • Proficient with MS office applications (i.e., Word, Excel, Teams, and PowerPoint).
  • Experience with training, curriculum development, and facilitation.
Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth.

We can only solve the world's toughest challenges by building an inclusive workplace that allows everyone to thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring regardless of any protected characteristic, such as race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status, or military/veteran status. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals. For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy () .

Reasonable Accommodations are available, including, but not limited to, for disabled veterans, individuals with disabilities, and individuals with sincerely held religious beliefs, in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination: Know Your Rights () and Pay Transparency Statement () .

Pay Range - There are multiple factors that are considered in determining final pay for a position, including, but not limited to, relevant work experience, skills, certifications and competencies that align to the specified role, geographic location, education and certifications as well as contract provisions regarding labor categories that are specific to the position. The pay range for this position is :

$75,157.00 - $127,767.00

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