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Case Manager - Bronx RTC in Bronx, New York at The Jewish Board

Date Posted: 4/21/2019

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Job Description

POSITION OVERVIEW:

The Case Manager is responsible for developing permanency and discharge plans for youth and families.  As part of a therapeutic team within the agency, the case manager works closely with the divisions' medical, psychiatric, social worker, psychology, and milieu staff, to help establish youth and family focused treatment goals.   

KEY ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Responsible for maintaining caseload of youth who are in the foster care system and their families with the goal of reunification, independent living, or securing alternative discharge plans.

  • Conducts face to face home visits and home assessments in order to ensure safety.

  • Assists youth or families with housing, benefits, etc.

  • Supervises family/sibling visitation within the agency, in the home, or in a public location.
  • Documents all service contacts on a timely basis including face-to-face meetings, collateral contacts, correspondence and maintains the case records in accordance with agency and regulatory standards and requirements.
  • Completes Family Assessment Plans, Permanency Hearing Reports, and Court Updates
  • Attends family court hearings and criminal court hearings with the youth and family
  • Maintains collaborative relationships with social workers, other case managers, nurses, therapists, and other members of the team and participates in weekly treatment team meetings.

  • Coordinates and provides aftercare services for children and families as needed, consistent with regulations,  to ensure all needs are met prior to a youth’s return to the community.  

  • Attends annual case conferences at schools, safety conferences as necessary, and family team conferences.

  • Participates in training as well as other relevant learning opportunities

  • Provides crisis intervention as needed.

  • Other duties as assigned

EDUCATIONAL / TRAINING REQUIRED:

  • Bachelor’s degree.

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED / LANGUAGE PREFERENCE:

  • Bilingual (Spanish) speaking a plus.

  • Experience in child welfare preferred.

COMPUTER SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • Knowledge of electronic medical systems and or CONNECTIONS preferred.

  • Comfortable using Microsoft Office, Excel, and Word.