Charitable Advisors LLC
  • 15-Apr-2019 to 14-May-2019
  • - Children’s Bureau, Inc.
  • Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • Full Time

Career Opportunity Where You Can Make a True Difference
 
Our Case Managers collaborate with our internal treatment team as well as community agencies to provide service directly to adoptive families, providing critical needs assessments, intervention services, and progress monitoring. 

Here's what you can expect in the way of specific job responsibilities as well as time allocation estimates: 

Family Progress - Monitoring and Coaching (50 %)
• Coordinate services to meet needs of youth/family
• Coach collaboratively  – maintaining a balance between teaching and serving
• Visit each youth/family on a routine schedule
• Assist youth/families in achieving their goals
• Provide education and support to youth/families
• Provide transportation to youth/families as needed
• Communicate with schools and various institutions related to youth/family matters
• Respond to crisis calls and manage those situations

Service Plans / Goal Development (20 %)
• Create plans, including goals, for each youth/family
• Review and update plans and goals
• Develop a network of relationships with agencies in the community
• Work collaboratively with other social welfare agencies
• Refer when appropriate to community agencies based on needs

Intake and Needs Assessment (15 %)
• Determine 'crisis' situations
• Visit each youth/family to gather necessary information to complete the assessment
• Adhere to and follow Children's Bureau professional standards

Reporting (15 %)
• Maintain case and agency paperwork according to standards
• Prepare written reports for the Department of Child Services office within identified timeframes

Job requirements
To be successful in this role, you need to have the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities:
• A bachelor's degree in social work or related field is required.
• Must be at least 21 years of age
• Ability to travel between appointments in order to service clients within their community
• A valid driver's license and insurance.
• Knowledgeable regarding social service systems within the state
• Clear, effective communication skills
• Knowledge of  and adherence to current confidentiality practices
• Appreciation for and ability to respond to cultural differences
• Ability to develop and maintain relevant networks of key contacts
• Adept prioritization and time management abilities

In terms of experience, three years of experience in the field of adoption is required. 

Our ideal Case Manager would carry out their responsibilities while displaying the following key behavioral competencies:
• Conviction about the capacity for all people to grow and change for the better.
• Independence and proactivity in taking action and resolving problems.
• Ability to maintain composure in the face of unexpected challenges, surprises and trying circumstances.
• Respect for confidentiality.

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