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Foster Care and Adoption Case Manager

Company: Presbyterian Children's Homes and Services
Location: Itasca
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Description:We are committed to supporting at risk children and families by providing them with tools and resources to help prevent children from experiencing child abuse, neglect and abandonment. We are a Christian agency that believes in living our mission: to provide Christ-centered care and support to children and families in need.In response to this community-wide challenge, Presbyterian Children's Homes and Services (PCHAS), provides 14 programs and services in 28 locations in Texas, Missouri and Louisiana. In all of our programs, we seek to provide children with permanent homes and adults with increased self-sufficiency. This is accomplished by the agency's commitment to The PCHAS Way which inspires the agency to be strength-focused, family-centered, and goal driven with every client. Benefits of serving children and families in need through PCHAS include competitive salaries, flex work schedules, paid time off, medical, dental and vision insurance options, voluntary life insurance options, paid holidays, and a very generous retirement plan (after one year of service and working 1,000 hours the agency matches an employee's contribution).Status: ExemptWorking Conditions: The Foster Care/Adoption Case Manager performs duties with the office central to performance and home visitation on a regular basis. This is a professional position requiring commitment to whatever hours are needed to complete the work. Court appearances and meetings at TDFPS are often required. This must be balanced with punctuality and office coverage. Team coordination is vital to maintain a professional atmosphere. Each case manager will be provided a computer and cell phone or cell phone reimbursement in order to perform their work. Computer stations and office equipment are provided. The case manager will need to have the ability to work in a high energy environment both at the office and in the foster care environment and may include weekends and evenings regularly. Extensive daytime, evening, and some overnight travel may be required for conducting home visits, providing support to children and families and other activities. On call hours are routine. There is moderate risk of exposure to infectious disease, and physical or verbal aggression from children or foster/adoptive parents may be occasionally present during the course of work. Position Summary: The Foster Care and Adoption Case Manager is responsible for providing guidance, training, and assistance to foster/adoptive parents in the delivery of their responsibilities in caring for the children placed in their homes by the agency. The Case Manager is responsible for assessment and coordination of services to each individual child, support and education for the foster/adoptive parents in their role as caregivers and treatment providers, and availability to coordinate services with the child's biological family if appropriate. The services and service delivery to children and families by the case manager must meet standards set by PCHAS foster care policies and procedures, contract requirements of TDFPS, and the TDFPS Minimum Standards for Child Placing Agencies. The case manager is supervised by the Sr. Case Manager and Case Management Supervisor.ScheduleMonday-Friday, 8am-5pm typically. Needs to be able to work up to two evenings a week to meet the needs of families and children on the case load. Occasional Saturday for extra special events and able to be on a rotating on-call schedule. Essential Job FunctionsProvides case management services for all assigned clients working with all other team members for guidance and assistance. Maintains average caseload of 15-16 clients. This number may vary depending on specific need of foster/adoptive children, foster families, and/or program need.Conducts face to face contact with each foster/adoptive child at least one time per month Maintains a working relationship with the foster/adoptive parents, teachers, therapists, CPS caseworkers, birth family, and significant others in order to implement successful treatment for each client.Maintains accurate documentation of client's records. Audits case records to meet Minimum Standards and PCHAS policies and procedures.Facilitates the development and ensures the implementation of service plans for each child and family on assigned caseload. Supervises foster/adoptive parents and their record keeping and documentation.Provides overall support including consultation, individual training (TBRI-- and other behavior interventions), self-care monitoring, information sharing, and relationship building support for each family on the case manager's caseload.PM20Requirements:A Bachelor's Degree in Social Work or related field required, and a master's degree preferred. Some experience working with children and families is preferred. Other Requirements: Must hold a valid driver's license, have and maintain a risk-free driving record. Must be willing to undergo initial and periodic child abuse/neglect, criminal history, sexual offender, and childcare/elder care disqualification list screenings. As requested, must submit fingerprints for review by the state of your employment and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Must undergo a pre-employment drug screen and a pre-employment physical with the results showing no evidence of communicable disease.Christian Commitment: Presbyterian Children's Homes and Services is a faith-based Christian organization. We provide Christ-centered care and support to children and families in need. We strive to serve like Jesus. We meet our clients where they are and treat them with respect. We focus on our clients' strengths rather than their problems. And we encourage our clients to focus on their future rather than their past. When we do this well, we help our clients find hope and know the love of God.PI201783527

Keywords: Presbyterian Children's Homes and Services, Dallas , Foster Care and Adoption Case Manager, Executive , Itasca, Texas

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