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Monroe Harding Inc

Foster Care Case Manager

Monroe Harding Inc

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Job Summary

Monroe Harding’s mission is to change young people’s lives. Our cause is to ensure that foster care youth and other vulnerable young people build a solid foundation of strengths that position them for success in adulthood. Our cause and mission are accomplished through trauma and resiliency informed programs and services in foster care, supportive housing, clinical emotional and mental health support services, and education, career development, and life skills support services.

The Case Manager will provide resources to foster care children, birth families and foster families collaborating with DCS to insure the children’s’ needs are met to permanency (reunification or adoption).

Job Responsibilities

Responsibilities:

Along with other duties, the Case Manager will be responsible for the following:

  • Assess the individual needs of foster children and obtain available social, rehabilitative, and treatment services to meet those needs.
  • Develop, implement, monitor and review individual treatment plans of all youth served.
  • Serve as advocate and liaison between the youth, families and community partners.
  • Participate in all service planning meetings involving the youth and family as well as attending all court hearings and continuous quality improvement meetings.
  • Maintain Quality case records and written reports by completing our necessary state and agency requirements within mandated time frames.
  • Assess and ensure that the educational, mental and physical needs of foster youth are met.
  • Conduct face to face visits and cellphone calls to all youth, birth and foster families as outlined in policies.
  • Assist resource parents in establishing and implementing behavior, self-help, and independent living goals set for each youth.
  • Provide crisis intervention services when needed.
  • Participate in oncall rotation.

Qualifications

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge and skill in working with children and youth with mental health, substance abuse, family violence and poverty issues.
  • A developing knowledge and skill in working with the evolving Child Welfare system and its legal mandates.
  • Knowledge of social work theory and practice methods and their application to children and families.
  • Knowledge of community agencies and services available to the client population.
  • Ability to deal tactfully with the public and co-workers.
  • Ability to demonstrate sensitivity to service recipient cultural and socioeconomic characteristics.
  • Ability to use sound judgment in making decisions.
  • Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to work after hours if needed.

Competencies:

Written and Verbal Communication

Ability to Build Rapport

Time Management

Conflict Management

Advocate

Ability to Discuss Difficult Topics

Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in social work or related field required.  Master’s degree preferred.  Minimum of one-year experience working in foster care.  Applicants for this job must pass thorough background check. Must have valid TN driver’s license.

Additionally, The Diana Screen® is administered to all potential applicants to help ensure that ethical boundaries between children and adults are maintained. At Monroe Harding, the safety and protection of the youth who have been entrusted to us is our #1 priority.

Additional Information

Benefits

Health Insurance

Dental Insurance

Vision Insurance

Life Insurance

Long Term Disability

Option to enroll in Short-term Disability, Accident, and Critical Illness Insurance

401K

Generous Paid Time Off Package

Professional Development Opportunities 

How to Apply

Think you are interested in joining our team?  Please submit a resume and cover letter to Evelyn Tidman at careers@monroeharding.org. Please list the position for which you are applying in the cover letter.

 

Monroe Harding is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Details

  • Date Posted: April 13, 2021
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Programs and Service Delivery
  • Service Area: Social / Human Services