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Foster Care Case Manager (CONTRACT ROLE)

Location: Philadelphia
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Job DetailsLevelExperiencedJob LocationNCS Philadelphia - Philadelphia, PANorthern Children's Services supports the healthy development of children and youth, while stabilizing their families to build stronger communities. Everything we do at Northern Children's Services is designed to create a better future for our families. We are hiring a Foster Care Case Manager to join our team for a three (3) month contract. This position reports to the Foster Care Supervisor and is responsible for providing case management services to children within Northern Children's' Services (NCS) Foster Care program. The Foster Care Contracting Case Manager provides technical support to Resource Parents through intensive case management services, crisis management, home visits, weekly contact, monitoring of standards compliance, documentation, ongoing training and advocacy. This position requires sensitivity to the services population's cultural and socioeconomic characteristics. Support and Case Management Functions Include:CommunicationCase Manager supports 4 DHS cases.2 face to face Home visits per month (SBH level youth) Support family at court Follow up with DHS workers, child advocates monthly 2 Structured notes for all CM cases Update weekly notes for all children Participates in regular weekly check in updates with the Foster Care Supervisor Advocates for the needs of the consumer to obtain needed resources and supports Clearly and effectively, communicates all pertinent information to involved parties. DocumentationCompletes Individual Service Plans (ISP), Quarterly Progress Reports, and Discharge Summariesdates will be given by the FC Supervisor Maintains a Daily Contact log and reports of weekly in-home visits Documents all contacts involved in the child's placement and maintains the child's confidential case record, consistent with Northern Children's Services and Department of Human Service contract standards. PlanningBased on the Family Service Plan (FSP), works with foster parent to schedule family visits Works collaboratively with other agency staff in facilitating meetings to review agency policies and procedures. Send detailed weekly schedule to FC supervisor each Friday for the following week. Along with a case review capturing everything that was completed the prior week each Monday. MonitoringMonitors the goals and objectives in the Individual Service Plan and Family Service Plan. Ensures that Resource Parents are meeting all the needs of the child as set forth in the ISP and the Chapter 3700 Regulations. Ensures that the child understands the requirements of placement and their ISP and to obtain feedback on the placement. Ensures that all State, County and funding source requirements and standards are efficiently met. Direct Service: DHS cases -NOT CUA Coaches the resource parent on home-based strategies to address specific mental health needs of the child.The RPSW communicates with the CUA as well as supports communication between the Caregiver and the CUA by: -(HOWEVER NOT A CUA WORKER) Contractor will support 8 Resource Homes (Resource Parent Support Worker Role) Attending CUA case manager Quality visits occurring in the Resource Home, as invited by the CUA or as requested by the RPSW. Attending teaming meetings, as invited. Attending Family Court, as invited and not in lieu of the CUA's appearance. Initiating communication with the CUA when the current array of services a child or youth is receiving needs to re-evaluate by the CUA Case Manager based on the child or youth's functioning and status in the placement setting. Obtaining documents from the CUA that may be needed by the Resource Caregiver and providing them to the caregiver, such as consents for medical, dental, or behavioral health care; school documents etc. Obtaining results of medical, dental or treatment appointments the child receives while in the Resource Home and providing them to the CUA. 8 Resource Parent Support Worker Homes Maintain documentation of supports and interventions provided to the resource Caregivers. Adheres to the 3700 Foster family regulations Ensures the home is a safe environment for children placed Within 48 hours of placing a child -RPSW must meet Face to face with the resource parents to review all medical/dental information RPSW-must develop a Transportation Plan Crisis plan and Support plan Within five days the worker must develop and implement an Individual Crisis plan in collaboration with the resource parent and the CUA case manager in order to meet the needs of the child Within 30 days of placement, develop and implement a Resource Parent Support Plan specific to each child placed in the home. Within five days the RSPW must develop and implement Respite Plan Review medication logs with Resource parents Review ANSEL CASEY with Resource parent Maintain case record for the resource parents Complete bi-weekly home visit/home safety documentation , collect allowance documents, clothing inventories, Progress notes, all pertinent information on the youth placed. RPSW is responsible for ensuring respites are planned in advance, RPSW will work with our Admission Coordinator to schedule respites Basic Skill SetsAbility to communicate and interact with staff within and outside the agency.Ability to assess and define needs and problems, collect data, develop factual information and draw valid professional conclusions.Ability to effectively present and respond to questions from various sources. Ability to accurately calculate numbers. Ability to work with a computer in performing duties. Ability to give clear, concise and professional oral and written instructions. Excellent working knowledge of child welfare system and family dynamics/childhood mental health issues and needs as well as the systems that impact on children and youth. Strong knowledge of case management practices and requirements. Ability to assess training needs and develop training programs for resource parents. Ability to assess applicants to determine their capabilities to become resource parents. QualificationsEducation: minimum-Bachelor's Degree in Human Services, Criminal Justice, Sociology, Communication, Social work, Psychology, Education, Child development Experience: 3 years' experience in Child Welfare or Juvenile Justice Fields Proof of Covid-19 vaccination requiredPhysical Capabilities & Work EnvironmentAbility to walk up and down stairs Ability to life 20 lbs Ability to operate a calculator and computer Current valid drivers license and willingness to drive as needed Ability to adjust to flexible work schedule based on the needs of the children foster parents, and biological families

Keywords: NORTHERN CHILDREN'S SERVICES, Philadelphia , Foster Care Case Manager (CONTRACT ROLE), Executive , Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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