Call: 855.88CCSEM (22736) |
Department: Child Welfare
Position Type: Full Time
Rate of Pay:
Days/Hours Worked: The core days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. This position may require long hours and evenings as scheduled.
Education Requirements: Minimum of a Bachelor level degree in Social Work or a human services field
Experience Requirements: One-year experience in direct adoption services, child welfare or related services preferred.
Under the direction of the Foster Care Supervisor, Foster Care Case Managers provide, coordinate and facilitate all services necessary to support the permanency goal for the children in care. Foster Care Case Managers assess youth and families in order to develop, coordinate and implement individualized treatment plans with youth and their families to resolve abuse and neglect difficulties and to achieve permanency for youth. They are responsible to coordinate youth’s placement within foster care, school and community, DHS and family court and document all activities. The Foster Care Case Manager will carry a caseload, complete court reports and provide testimony in court, complete a safety and needs assessments, resource acquisition transportation and visitation and complete authorization of funds for services.
QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES:
Minimum of a Bachelor level degree in Social Work or a human services field
One-year experience in direct adoption services, child welfare or related services preferred.
Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw conclusions.
Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables and apply basic mathematical applications.
Understands the impact of separation and loss on families and children.
Possess outstanding child and family safety assessment skills.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Attend required 9-weeks of CWTI training and receive a passing grade on two examinations prior to receiving a full caseload. Included in CWTI training is MiSACWIS training provided by the state and become proficient in utilizing MiSACWIS as a day-to-day tool to document contacts, service plans and other required documents.
On an annual basis, complete 32 hours of ongoing applicable continuing education.
Input all reports in MiSACWIS in a timely manner to ensure compliance with the current Modified Settlement Agreement.
Develop, coordinate and implement concise, accurate treatment plans with youth, their families, foster families and/or other caretakers facilitating permanency, safety, and well-being
Provide and/or coordinate services to meet needs of youth in order to stabilize youth’s placement, school placement and reinforce school success (e.g. parenting time, placement visits, visits birth parents, behavior specialist services, wraparound meetings and other case conferences) in coordination with birth/relative/foster parents
Coordinate required medical and dental services for all foster children and monitor the implementation of these services by the caregiver