Foster Care Case Manager

Post Date

May 20, 2024

Location

Benton Harbor,
Michigan

ZIP/Postal Code

49022
US
Aug 21, 2024 Insight Global

Job Type

Perm

Category

Case/Care Manager (Healthcare)

Req #

DC0-705805

Pay Rate

$39k - $59k (estimate)

Job Description

The Foster Care Case Manager is primarily responsible for providing case management services for abused, neglected children who may also be delinquency wards in foster care. This individual is also responsible for ensuring the overall safety of the child in care. This position is expected to function effectively with moderate supervision while following the guidelines given on procedures, along with agency, federal, and state regulatory requirements.



JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

* Provide case management services to children in foster care;

* Attend and testify at court hearings, as necessary;

* Maintain effective contact with attorneys, therapists, CASA workers, and/or other providers;

* Maintain current and accurate client records, case files, record notes, and medical records;

* Comply with the reporting guidelines established by the organization, Department of Child

Services (DCS), and the court, while submitting all required reports in a timely manner;

* Provide services that empower clients and adhere to the organization's standards of ethical

Practice;

* Coordinate and facilitate the completion of the treatment plan, and maintain contact with all

providers to include attending child and family team meetings;

* Meet with foster parents at least monthly to assist with and ensure the appropriate care is given to

foster children;

* Investigate child abuse and neglect in accordance with program expectations and guidelines;

* Recommend whether the parental rights should be terminated in a timely manner that ensure the

safety of the child;

* Participate in on-call system and schedule, as necessary;

* Assess the safety and appropriateness of the placement on an ongoing basis using child welfare

principles and social work best practices;

* Attend weekly meetings with supervisor to consult on cases, and to review case plan and

direction;

* Partner with the Licensing and Placement Specialist regarding foster parent complaints;

* Keep abreast of community resources and refer foster families for support, as needed;

* Stay abreast of all agency, federal, and state regulatory requirements related to social services;

* Complete other duties as assigned.

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Required Skills & Experience

* Bachelor's degree in Social Science, Human Services, Behavioral Sciences, or related field of

study from an accredited college;

* Must have a broad knowledge of basic principles, concepts, and methodology of human services

as acquired through a Bachelor's level degree;

* Demonstrate an understanding of the effects that separation and loss, neglect, physical and

sexual abuse has on a child;

* Knowledge of state, community and agency resources;

* Excellent verbal and written communication skills;

* Demonstrated clinical, therapeutic, and crisis intervention skills;

* Ability to work independently and exercise a high level of confidentiality;

* Adheres to all agency and departmental safety procedures including reporting any unsafe

practices, equipment and environment, and takes an active role in correcting the unsafe practice,

equipment or environment through proper notification channels;

* Computer and typing skills sufficient to perform essential job functions;

* Active motor vehicle license and maintain a reliable vehicle with adequate insurance coverage;

* Pass a criminal history screen, including state and local child protection agency registries;

Benefit packages for this role will start on the 31st day of employment and include medical, dental, and vision insurance, as well as HSA, FSA, and DCFSA account options, and 401k retirement account access with employer matching. Employees in this role are also entitled to paid sick leave and/or other paid time off as provided by applicable law.