Permanency 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, Winfield, El Dorado and Kingman, KS.

 

In This Opportunity You Will Get To:

 

  • Manages a caseload of Permanency placements.
  • Assess the need for placement, safety, family strengths and needs, and placement resources for the child and care provider/kinship caregivers.
  • Plans for and facilitates permanency and assists care providers and kinship caregivers in providing a safe, nurturing environment for children in their care.
  • Maintains a close working relationship with public and private agencies involved in providing Permanency services/support.          
  • Conducts and coordinates assessments.
  • Ensures the accuracy, content and completeness of child/family case records.
  • Coordinates Permanency Program and requirements with public and private agencies.
  • Conducts case planning conferences at required intervals.
  • Facilitates family preparation for permanency through training, family to family mentoring, family assessment, consultations, home visits, etc.
  • Works in concert with the Adoption Coordinator to facilitate requirements for PRT through public/private agencies and the court system and prepares the child for special needs adoption as required.
  • Works in concert with the Independent Living Coordinator to prepare children for independent living and to support those placed in an independent living environment.            
  • Provides 24 hour, on-call support to the children/families served.  Provides crisis intervention, when required.         
  • Meets the individual needs of children in kinship care and assists caregivers to provide a stable and loving home for relative children.
  • With the assistance of Care Management staff, ensures children are placed in appropriate placements in the time lines required. 
  • Supports the After Care Case Manager in ensuring follow-on support services are accomplished after permanency is achieved. 
  • Compiles monthly statistical data and reports and forwards to appropriate agencies.
  • Completes documentation and forwards reports containing descriptive, analytical and evaluative content.
  • Coordinates with Agency staff, and staff from external public and private agencies, on the delivery of services to children and families.
  • Must demonstrate the following:
  • Ability to understand and assist with the role changes that occur in foster and kinship care.
  • Ability to counsel regarding issues of separation and loss for the child, family, and caregiver.
  • A commitment to a child’s right to belong to a family.
  • A commitment to preserving, whenever possible, a child’s connection to the family of origin.
  • A commitment to reunifying a child with his/her biological family.

 

You’ll Bring These Qualifications:

Demonstrate knowledge, skills, and experience to assess the need for placement, assess safety, assess family strengths and needs, assess placement resources for the child and care providers/kinship caregivers, plan for and facilitate permanency, and assist care providers and kinship caregivers in providing a safe, nurturing environment for children in their care.  Demonstrate skills in separation and loss issues for the child in care, family systems, conflict resolution and mediation, understanding loyalty issues a child and kinship caregiver may face and reunifying a child with his/her family.

 

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

Bachelor’s degree in human services. 

 

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.