Foster Care and Adoption Case Manager
Company: Presbyterian Children's Homes and Services
Posted on: January 23, 2023
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 works in provided
office space. Much of the duties is performed in family homes. May
work some remotely. Team coordination is vital. The environment is
high energy level and at times stressful. Travel is necessary
locally and at times overnight out of town. After hours work and
sometimes weekend work is normal. On call hours are routine.Foster
Care/Adoption Case Manager will serve families primarily in Ellis
County and Southern Dallas County area. Office location: 6100
Colwell Blvd., Irving, Texas. Case Manager will report to Irving
office at least one day per week.Position Summary: The Foster
Care/Adoption Case Manager provide guidance, training, and
assistance to foster/adoptive parents and children in care. The
Case Manager is responsible for assessment and coordination of
services to each individual child, support and education for the
foster/adoptive parents, and available to coordinate services with
the child's biological family if appropriate. Must be knowledgeable
of all PCHAS polices, COA policies, TDFPS minimum standards and the
Texas Family Codes; and see that these policies are
followed.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
- Provides case management services for all assigned clients,
working with all other team members for guidance and assistance.
Maintains an average caseload of 15-16 clients.
- Conducts face to face contact with each foster/adoptive child
and foster/adoptive family on a monthly basis (minimally).
- Provides overall support, including consultation, individual
training (TBRI and other behavior interventions, self-care
monitoring, information sharing, and relationship building support
for each family and child on the case manager's caseload.
- Maintains accurate documentation of client's records. Audits
case records to meet Minimum Standards, PCHAS Policies, COA
policies and Texas Family Codes.
- Facilitates the development and ensures the implementation of
service plans for each child and family on assigned caseload.
- Maintains a working relationship with foster/adoptive parents,
teachers, therapists, CPS case managers, SSCC representatives,
birth family (if allowed), and significant others in order to
implement successful treatment for each client.
- Conducts Family Assessments or updates for prospective or
verified families as assigned with written study presented for
review within ten working days of last interview.
- Participates in on call intake rotation and manages placement
requests, as assigned.
A Bachelor's Degree is required, a master's degree in social work
or related field is preferred. Some experience with families and
children 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.PM20PI201781947
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