MA/MSW in Human Services (Social Work, Mental Health Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, Psychology, etc.) required. NYS Professional Certification and License in Social Work, Psychology or Guidance is required. Bilingual in Spanish preferred. Work experience in Child Welfare &/or Office of Mental Health System preferred. NYS driver’s license required. Computer literacy required. Must be able to successfully complete the Therapeutic Crisis Intervention Course.
The Case Planning Support Professional position is a blended position within the Horizon of Hope Residential Program and On-Site school setting. The position carries a partial caseload of 6 cases and the Case Planning Support Professional is responsible for the overall management of the provision of services to each child, and biological family on his / her assigned caseload. This includes assessment of needs of each individual and the detailing and implementation of a treatment plan designed to effect the earliest possible discharge of each and every child to a permanent living situation. In addition, the Case planning support professional also supports up to 16 youth in the onsite school setting to provide mandated services and behavioral support for school personnel. *
- Schedule casework contacts in accordance with ACS and DSS requirements.*
- Ensures adherence to CMCS policies and corporate compliance procedures
- Provides comprehensive case management services for assigned clients including but not limited to advocacy, assistance in problem solving, assessment, conflict resolution, entitlements, training on daily living skills, and referrals.
- Provides intensive case work services to children and families in order to implement the goals and tasks of the Family Assessment and Service Plan (FASP).
- Maintaining the relationship between and child and bio parent by sharing with each significant information about the other and facilitating frequent visiting in accordance with the standards set forth in Adm. 100, Utilization Review and ACS guidelines between bio parent and child.*
- Communicate with collateral service providers and obtain information regarding clients progress or barriers in receiving services/supports
- Familiarity with NYS CSE Referral Process: participate in scheduled meetings, provide mandated counseling services and complete written progress reports in accordance to our student’s IEP.
- Complete Diagnostic Assessments to identify strengths and needs and report out as directed. Utilize best practices to implement SEL Curriculum.
- Design appropriate management strategies with instructional staff to maintain/enhance a positive and safe learning environment for students incorporating a Positive Behavioral Intervention Supports and Response to Intervention.
- Responsible for planning with child’s discharge resource including arranging services in the community for the child’s family members & discharge resource.*
- Responsible for court appearances and testifying in court related to assigned cases.*
- Responsible to set up, monitor and help youth maintain family connections through siblings visits and family visits with their biological family or discharge resource.*
- Responsible for the timely completion of all required forms/paperwork: FASP’s, plan amendments, PYA checklists, family portion of the psychosocial summary, court reports including Permanency Hearing Reports, case management tracking, correspondence, progress notes, etc. *
- Document all casework activities in all required records/systems ie: Connections, Evolv.*
- Support coordination of and Participate in Family Team Conferences, Service Plan Reviews, case consultations, and other functions as appropriate.*
- Report any changes in child’s case planning or behavior to the Program leadership.*
- Ensure that each child is participating in recreational activities & receives recommended medical service including when appropriate family planning, bill of rights and human sexuality information *
- Support & assess youth’s progress in the areas of: education, spiritual / religious development & progress toward Independent Living goals.*
- Complete at minimum 2 face-to-face school visits per academic year and ensure a current report card is on file.*
- Collaborate effectively with other service providers within CMCS and in the community.*
- To participate in weekly supervisory conferences with the supervisor and share significant case activity.*
- Performs work accurately and thoroughly on a consistent basis.*
- Participate in In-Service Training.*
- Attend monthly staff meetings.*