Aftercare Case Manager

  • Mainstream Nonprofit Solutions
  • Wichita, KS, USA
  • Oct 08, 2019
Full time Nonprofit-Social Services

Job Description

Job Description Summary:

Promotes the well-being of children in the Permanency Services Program, participates in staff meetings and trainings and coordinates with staff from other agencies involved in providing services.  This position has multiple openings in Wellington and Winfield, KS.

 

In This Opportunity You Will Get To:

  • Promotes the well-being of children in the Permanency Services Program, participates in staff meetings and trainings and coordinates with staff from other agencies involved in providing services.
  • Utilizing best practice standards, manages a caseload of post-permanency placements, with focus on cases at risk of disruption.
  • Coordinates all permanencies including trial home placements, independent living, adoption and guardianship, as defined by contract during the aftercare period.
  • Coordinates with the Case Managers, the Independent Living/Intellectual/Developmentally Delay Specialist and Adoption Case Managers, as required
  • Responsible for providing/coordinating services to children/families, once permanency is achieved in accordance with contract requirements.
  • Assists the child/family with issues to ensure problems don’t escalate which could cause a disruption.           
  • Provides crisis intervention for the child/family when required.  This may also include crisis assessment for any child with an open permanency case. 
  • Provides support to the case management team to achieve permanency with children who re-enter out of home placement
  • Coordinates wrap-around services (mental health counseling, drug and alcohol services, educational tutoring, behavior training, etc.) for the child/family to de-escalate and resolve problems.
  • Coordinates educational requirements for the child.
  • Coordinates supportive services with local community support agencies for the family/child.
  • Meets with the child/family as determined by the aftercare plan to support the reunification process and address and resolve problems and issues.
  • Compiles monthly statistical data prepares reports and forwards to appropriate agencies.
  • Maintains a close working relationship with public and private agencies involved in providing services/support.        
  • Maintains the accuracy, content and completeness of child/family case records.
  • Provides on-call support to the children/families served. 
  • Completes documentation and forwards reports containing descriptive, analytical and evaluative content.
  • Coordinates with interdepartmental staff, and staff from external public and private agencies, on the delivery of services to children and families.
  • The employee is required to be able to safely operate a motor vehicle and possess a valid license therefore.  If using an agency vehicle, the employee must meet agency insurance underwriting standards.
  • Will be required to drive personal or agency vehicle while transporting children or conducting agency business.  Must possess a valid driver's license.  Must meet agency underwriting standards while driving agency vehicles and/or transporting clients.
  • Refrains from assuming any duty that is unrelated to and/or interferes with the responsibilities of the position.
  • Advocates, promotes and practices cultural sensitivity and responsiveness in all day-to-day interactions.
  • Develops, promotes and practices teamwork in all activities
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

You’ll Bring These Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

Bachelor’s degree in human services. 

The employee is required to be able to safely operate a motor vehicle and possess a valid license therefore.  If using an agency vehicle and/or transporting clients, the employee must meet agency insurance underwriting standards.

 

CERTIFICATION, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:

BSRB licensure preferred but not required.

 PRESENTATION SKILLS:

Ability to read, analyze and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports and legal documents.  Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from clients, care providers or regulatory agencies.  Ability to effectively present information to employees, management and public groups.

FINANCIAL/COMPUTATIVE SKILLS:

Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference.  Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations.  Familiarity with computers and their capabilities.

ANALYTICAL ABILITY:

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.  Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with abstract and concrete variables.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, stand, sit and walk.  The employee frequently is required to use hands and fingers; climb or balance; and stoop or kneel.  The employee is required to be able to safely operate a motor vehicle and be able to obtain a license, therefore.

The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate

As a valued employee you will receive:

A competitive compensation and benefit package including:

  • 20 days of Personal leave your first year, 5 additional days the following year
  • 11 paid holidays
  • Annual merit salary increases
  • Annual longevity bonuses
  • 100% retirement match up to 5% of income
  • Education Tuition Assistance
  • Assistance for Clinical Supervision
  • Annual Christmas Bonus
  • Agency Vehicles available and mileage reimbursement (if personal vehicle is used)
  • Agency provide Smart Phone or “Bring Your Own Device” reimbursement policy
  • Microsoft Surface Pro provided for Case Managers, Supervisors, and Directors

TFI Family Services, Inc. is a leading child welfare agency providing experience, compassion, quality services and care. Our strength as an organization lies in the fact that we do what is best for children and families. TFI continues to create new resources and develop innovative solutions as we work to meet the needs of families and children.

We provide various types of services to the community including foster and kinship care, domestic and international adoption, counseling support and education, TIPS-MAPP training and visitation and exchange centers.

TFI Family Services is the parent company providing services in Kansas and Nebraska. We expanded our service area through our affiliates: TFI Family Connections in Oklahoma and Texas Family Initiative in Texas. Pathway Family Services is an affiliate in Kansas offering additional services to youth and families.

TFI Family Services, Inc and affiliates are an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.

We are committed to diversity in its leadership and staff and actively seeks a diverse pool of candidates. We strongly encourage women, people of color, LGBTQI individuals, and people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply.

All inquiries and applications will be kept confidential. Applications will be reviewed and eligible candidates will be contacted about interviews. Resumes will be reviewed on a rolling basis; we expect to receive resumes from many qualified applicants and therefore highly recommend submission as soon as possible.

Based on the hiring criteria involved with this position, background checks will be conducted if selected for employment. This includes but, not limited to: Fingerprinting, MVR, KBI, CANIS and drug screening.

For more information about our company and what we do, please visit us at:

TFI Family Services, Inc.