The Foster Care Case Manager collaborates with DCFS to provide appropriate casework services to individuals and families in the Foster Care program including case management and adherence to licensing requirements. Remote work options are available after training.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties as assigned.
Places and supervises children in foster care in compliance with contract/program plan requirements.
Maintains and monitors appropriate placements ensuring safety, permanency and well-being objectives are met. Documentation and required visits are completed within required timeframes
Completes all referral forms and other documentation necessary for the effective, efficient, achievement of the permanency goal by established timeframes
Completes all Caritas paperwork and complies with program expectations as related to the position.
Establish a therapeutic alliance and engage families, caregivers, and other service providers in the treatment process.
Utilize and coordinate appropriate agency and community resources to meet the needs of those served.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must successfully complete the requirements for Child Welfare Licensure. The individual must also be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor's Degree in Social Work or related human services field. 2 years' experience needed for Specialized Case Work. Previous Case Manager Experience preferred.