Specialized Foster Care Case Manager (Ambler)


: $51,830.00 - $72,270.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Social Services/Counseling

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Foster Care Case Worker

Requisition # : req2523

Location: Muskegon, MI

Hours: Full-time

Bethany ChristianServices strengthens and equips families to be the answer for vulnerablechildren, both in local communities and around the globe. We do this byprotecting children, empowering youth, and strengthening families throughquality social services.Thousands of children are in need of the supportand safety that comes from being part of a family. Bethany is on the front lineof providing solutions.

The Foster Care CaseWorkeris responsible for case management and casework services forabused/neglected children and their families in foster care whose placementgoal is Permanency through Reunification with Legal Family, Adoption or LegalCustodianship. The major goal for this position is to effectively work towardsachieving permanency for foster children while actively assessing the needs ofthe child, the birth family and the foster family, and coordinatinginterventions when necessary.

  • Work assertively towards permanency for each child on the caseworkers caseload assessing the specific needs of each child and the social/emotional resources he/she requires to grow and develop
  • Develop a goal oriented, strength-based Individual Service Plan within thirty days after the child is in care, based on a complete child & family assessment, the Family Service Plan and with participation from the various triad members and the Placing Agency
  • Work effectively to engage and contract with the childs family and foster family toward the obtainment of the goals listed in the Family Service Plan & Individual Service Plan.
    Schedule and monitor visitation between child and birth family consistent with placing agency expectations and regulations
  • Monitor the childs placement in the foster home to ensure a safe, nurturing environment through regular contact that complies with the Adoption and Safe Families Act and PA Chapter 3700 regulations
  • Keep accurate and up-to-date client records that comply with Pennsylvania and Placing Agency requirements
  • Fulfill the reporting guidelines regarding timelines and covered information as required by Bethany Christian Services, the Placing Agency and Pennsylvania
  • Meet with Supervisor on a weekly basis to evaluate and gather input and feedback regarding case plans, and to develop clinical interventions
  • Participate in regular training to enhance his /her knowledge, performance and skills and meet the required number of annual training hours (40)
  • Complete annual evaluations of foster parents that gives them useful feedback regarding their performance as foster parents during the preceding year. Assist with either approving foster families or placing them on provisional status when indicated
  • Develop social work value base and cultural competency skills to effectively work with the clientele on his/her caseload
  • Assist in the training and development of foster parents and other teaching responsibilities of foster parents as needed
  • Serve as a liaison between foster parents and Community Umbrella Agency (CUA) social workers in order to help implement goals on the family service plan
  • Provide Adoption finalization services, placement and post placement services for adoptive families using standards required by state licensure, COA and Bethany Christian Services standards
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Qualifications:

  • B.A. in Human Services field. M.S.W. or M.A. desired
  • Demonstrated clinical/assessment, verbal and written communication skills
  • Skills and capacity to provide care and services for families going through the adoption process
  • Demonstrated ability to complete SWAN Finalization Units of Service
  • Subscription to andintegration of the agency Statement of Faith, Mission Statement and CulturalDiversity Commitment.

  • Associated topics: case management, development, development manager, liaison, manage, plan, project, program development, program management, project development * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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