State of Kansas Department for Children and Families

Independent Living Protection Specialist

Position ma be located in Topeka, Hiawatha, or Brown County.

Position Summary & Responsibilities:

As an Independent Living Protection Specialist, you will:
Deliver services to youth exiting the foster care system. Participate in case plans for youth 16 and over while in DCF custody to assure transition planning is occurring. When a youth is released, the IL Child Protection Specialist develops a case plan with the youth to assist them in becoming self-sufficient/continuing their education. This involves being available to the youth regularly and when there is a crisis, and connecting the youth with resources or paying for the resource from IL funds. IL Coordinators also assist clients in navigating post-secondary education systems. IL Coordinators attempt to meet with the youth on their caseload monthly.

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Independent Living Protection Specialist


Minimum Qualifications - Education
Four-year degree in a Human Services or Behavioral Sciences field of study, or education determined relevant by the agency. Valid Driver’s License must be maintained throughout employment. A copy of Valid Driver’s License is to be provided upon hire.

Licensing & Certification

  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Kansas Social Work License desired, but not required

Preferred Qualifications - One or more of the following

  • Bachelor’s in Social Work (Licensed Social Worker)
  • Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy (Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist)
  • Licensed Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board (BSRB) professional as determined relevant by the agency
  • A minimum of 2-years of work experience in Children and Family Services

Pre-employment Requirements

  • Security Background Check through Kansas Bureau of Investigation:

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $38,000.00 - $40,000.00 per year


  • Dental Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Employee Discount
  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Parental Leave
  • Retirement Plan
  • Vision Insurance


  • Monday to Friday


  • Bachelor's (Preferred)

This Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is:

  • Dependable -- more reliable than spontaneous
  • People-oriented -- enjoys interacting with people and working on group projects
  • Adaptable/flexible -- enjoys doing work that requires frequent shifts in direction
  • Detail-oriented -- would rather focus on the details of work than the bigger picture
  • Achievement-oriented -- enjoys taking on challenges, even if they might fail

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Work Remotely:

  • Temporarily due to COVID-19

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