Foster Care Case Manager - Cole County

Cole County
11/20/2021

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Position Description

Join the ECH family! It’s such a great place to work. You will find many staff who have worked here for 20, 30, even 40 years!
Join us as we continue caring for those who need us most. With competitive benefit plans, friendly work environments, and continuing education opportunities, ECH is a great place to grow your career.

Every Child’s Hope is a local social services agency that provides programing to youth on a campus that includes an Early Ed Center, School, Residential Treatment program and Transitional Living program that in all serve over 160 children each day and employee over 100 staff.

Summary: Provides case management services, with the goal of establishing permanency to children in the foster and adoptive care system.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Provide case management services to children and their families in foster and adoptive care system.
Formulate permanency goals for assigned children.
Formulate concurrent plans for assigned children.
Assess risk of child abuse/neglect and on-going safety of children.
Assess child and family functioning, family strengths, family needs, stressors and coping mechanisms.
Research and refer children and families for needed services.
Evaluate the impact of services.
Testify on behalf of assigned children in court.
Provide parent education.
Participate in on-call rotation.
Comply with all required contractual documentation standards.
Provide face-to-face meetings with assigned children and out-of-home care providers according to prescribed time frames.
Schedule, coordinate and facilitate FST meetings within prescribed time frames.
Secure appropriate and least restrictive out-of-home placements for assigned children.
Arrange for medical and dental exams, medications, treatment testing or routine health services for assigned children in out-of-home placements.
Assist families in meeting the cost of care expenses.
Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree (B. A.) in social work, psychology, counseling or a related human service field. A minimum of one year of previous experience providing family and children services. Must have reliable transportation.

Type: Full-time