Remote
ICF

Title: Child Welfare Data Specialist

Richmond, VA

R1902556

Full Time

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. If you’re seeking to make a difference in the world, visit www.icf.com/careers to find your next career. ICF—together for tomorrow.

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. If you’re seeking to make a difference in the world, visit www.icf.com/careers to find your next career. ICF—together for tomorrow. We are currently hiring for a Child Welfare Data Specialist to join our team!

This is a REMOTE/Work from Home opportunity and candidates will be considered from any location.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support the development and implementation of Child and Family Services Reviews (CFSR) IN 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico
  • Work in collaboration with Federal CFSR Unit staff, ODARE unit staff, contractor staff, and other key CB stakeholders to monitor state child welfare system improvement efforts
  • Analyze and translate federal data indicators, context data and national standard methodology into easily understandable language for federal and state administrators and staff; effectively communicate their implications for policy and practice improvements
  • Analyze and monitor state data measures to determine attainment/non-attainment of Program Improvement Plan (PIP) negotiated outcomes
  • Serve as member of Measurement and Sampling Committee and provide comments on draft federal guidance documents and materials, state PIP measurement documents and goal attainment measurements
  • Actively participate in planning for state conducted case review approval in CFSRs
  • Translate current and pending federal and state child welfare legislation utilizing web pages and available materials to help federal and ICF staff provide informed and current information to their clients
  • Review and comment on draft reports and produce various draft products and resources, including internal tools, publications, reports, briefings, Q&A’s and presentations

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related subject or Social Work (MSW) preferred required – however – other education and experience will be considered in lieu of Master’s Degree or MSW
  • US Citizenship is required
  • 8+ years of combined experience working in public child welfare agency services
  • 5 years’ experience using, managing, analyzing, interpreting and reporting public agency administrative child welfare data to drive continuous quality improvements in agency services and outcomes
  • Experience within a position of influence in public child welfare agency practice and /or experience in child welfare policy management in program or quality assurance
  • Strong background in computing, statistics, and research, and their integration with policy and practice
  • Experience promoting the use of data within an organization
  • Experience using longitudinal administrative data in child welfare decision making, program planning, and outcomes monitoring
  • Experience summarizing, and presenting complex child welfare information to administrators, policy makers, and other stakeholders that translates data outcomes into policy and practice options/recommendations
  • Possess in-depth knowledge and understanding of AFCARS and NCANDS data sets
  • Possess in-depth knowledge and understanding of the CFSR process, PIP Development and PIP Implementation and PIP Monitoring process
  • Possess exemplary interpersonal, collaboration, and written communication skills
  • Exhibit the ability to understand and synthesize both qualitative and quantitative data; link indicators and outcomes, and analyze findings for the purpose of improving outcomes and identifying causality, trends and contextual explanations
  • Demonstrate an ability to work in a fast paced team environment; show commitment to accuracy and detail; be able to plan and manage multiple, demanding tasks under critical timeframes in a highly confidential environment
  • Be comfortable working in a self-directed manner as well as being part of both Federal and contractor project teams

Preferred Skills/Experience:

  • Master’s Degree or MSW – other education and experience could be considered in lieu of Master’ degree or MSW
  • 3+ years of direct child welfare field experience
  • Leadership experience
  • Understanding of concepts of risk adjustment related to disparity in child welfare
  • Strong analysis and data analytic skills and experience
  • Effectively communicating data to various audiences
  • Experience working with federal child welfare representatives
  • Participation in a Child and Family Service Review
  • Participation in PIP development. PIP Implementation, PIP Monitoring activities

Professional Skills:

  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, critical thinking and decision making skills
  • Proficient in data analytics applications: SPSS, STATA and MS Office products: Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks under critical time frames and be able to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical staff.
  • Excellent verbal, interpersonal, and written communication skills, including experience with developing and/ delivering presentations and participating in difficult conversations.
  • Solid team builder and team player with proven ability to manage competing priorities, perspectives and stakeholder needs.
  • Collaborative, team-oriented, consensus builder comfortable working as a contractor in a federal environment.

ICF offers an excellent benefits package, an award-winning talent development program, and fosters a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce.

ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EOE – Minorities/Females/ Protected Veterans Status/Disability Status/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity).

Reasonable Accommodations are available for disabled veterans and applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email icfcareercenter@icf.com 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: EEO is the law and Pay Transparency Statement.

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