Positive Impacts
  • 26-Oct-2017 to 25-Jan-2018 (CST)
  • PI - FRH - Hillsboro
  • Hillsboro, MO, USA
  • Full Time

Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, Company Paid Life Insurance, AD&D and LTD. Generous vacation, sick and holiday policies.


Job Title:                 Case Manager-Foster Care - Hillsboro

Reports To:             Foster Care Supervisor

FLSA Status:           Non-Exempt

Location:                  Hillsboro, MO

 Purpose:  Provide case management services for children who are entering, re-entering or currently are in out-of-home care through the successful placement, stabilization, and utilization of services for these children and their families, with a primary focus on permanency and safety for the child.

This position demonstrates commitment to the mission, vision and values of the agency by engaging in respectful, cooperative relationships with customers (i.e. clients, employees and external stakeholders); being accountable for providing services and ensuring safety to customers while empowering customers in achieving the agency's mission.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities include the following: (Other duties as assigned.)

  • Responsible for making decisions in a timely manner; independently determining next steps related to client services for medical, education, social and emotional supports; monitor and ensure clients receive identified, necessary resources for quality services
  • Ensure that emergency availability is provided to the child, family, and state agency via a pager system and telephone number 24 hours/7days a week
  • Formulate permanency goals and plans for assigned clients
  • Prepare records and documentation of all work with clients, including written assessments, treatment plans, case plans, evaluations, and terminations summaries
  • Facilitate meetings twice monthly with the biological parents, the child and/or the caregiver in accordance with contract licensing, and or accreditation requirements. Visits with the child and caregiver must take place in the home
  • Lead Family Support Team (FST) and Team Decision Making (TDM) meetings as required
  • Coordinate parent/child/sibling visits as required by contract and standard
  • Identify and coordinate linkages with community resources for clients
  • Responsible for client successful achievement of outcomes and documentation of achievement progress to show the effectiveness of provided services; includes data collection and outcome measurement reporting
  • Coordinate with other ESUN 2p-3p/4p-8p/9:00-11:30child service staff, Children's Division, the court system, and the out-of-home care provider
  • Attend all court hearings and prepare documents per policy and procedure
  • Transport clients to and from appointments, FST, court, school and moves as needed
  • Secure legal permanency for each case managed
  • Participate in Peer Record Reviews for the Children's Division
  • Adhere to agency rules, policies and procedures including attendance, program/department specific procedures, workplace safety, code of conduct, social media, training requirements, and confidentiality

Supervisory Responsibilities:  None

Education and/or Experience:  

Bachelor's degree in social work, drug and alcohol education, counseling, psychology, education, sociology, or criminal justice.

Minimum of one year of professional employment in the delivery of protective social services, family preservation services, or targeted case management services in a public or private agency. Demonstrated experience as a positive contributor in a close team and community relationship, and with community resource mobilization.

Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals or government regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, public groups and/or clients.

Reasoning Ability: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. Ability to make independent decisions through application of common sense, data, and knowledge gained through training and education. Ability to solve problems and deal with abstract and concrete variables in situations and to synthesize information consistent with the organizational strategy and mission. Strong ability to lead, organize and plan.

Computer Skills:  Email, Typing, and Microsoft Word

Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate effectively. The physical requirements of this job includes: sitting, standing, walking and climbing stairs on a regular basis; lifting up to 25lbs, pulling and/or pushing on occasion.

Work Environment:  The majority of this job is performed in the community.  Will need to transport clients to activities or appointments

Other:  Must be 21 years of age.  Must possess a valid driver's license, reliable access to an automobile and valid automobile insurance is required. 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily, as well as possess the skills and meet the demands outlined in this job description. Upon an individual's request, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job duties and responsibilities, or related to the skills and demands outlined herein.  Positive Impacts will determine if a reasonable accommodation can be made. 

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