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Child Welfare Case Manager- Sign On Bonus!

Company: Lutheran Services Florida
Location: Ellenton
Posted on: August 1, 2022

Job Description:

#nowhiringnLutheran Services Florida (LSF) envisions a world where children are safe, families are strong and communities are vibrant.nLSF is looking for a talented Child Welfare Case Manager who wants to make an impact in the lives of children and families.nWe're offering SIGN-ON BONUSES!n* New Case Managers general snnign-on bonus of $1,500n* Provisionally Certified Case Managers (no need for pre-service training able to take cases immediately and work toward full certification) - $2,000.00n* Fully Certified Case Managers (can assume full caseload no need for training) -$3,000.00nPaid in 2 increments at 3 months and 6 months of employment.nnnPurpose &nImpactnThe purpose of the Child Welfare Case Manager, in partnership with various individuals and groups within the child welfare system and community, is to ensure and promote thesocial, physical, psychological and emotional well-beingand safety of the children and families they serve.nnnThe Case Manager maintains case ownership responsibility as the integrator of all services and supports identified for each child, including therapy, mental health services, health and dentistry, developmental services, educational support, permanency and safety.nnnThe Case Manager manages cases toward goals recorded in case plans while adhering to Florida Statutes, Administrative Code, written policies and orders of the Dependency Court. The Case Manager reports to the Case Management Supervisor. nA Day in The Life of a Child Welfare Case Manager.nnnEssential Functionsn* Meet with children and families in their primary residence within 2 working days of case assignmentn* Complete family assessments within specified timeframen* Conduct home visits with children according to the required frequency, but no less than every 25 daysn* Prepare for, attend, and participate in all court activities as necessary.nn* Complete and submit court documentation within in required time framesnn* Arrange for, attend, and participate in individual case staffings as necessary. * Complete all required staffing and application packets.nnnn* Negotiate and develop a case plan in collaboration with the parents, Guardian Ad Litem, foster parents and other pertinent parties with the goal of reunification or other permanency for the childn* Accurately document all case activities in the Florida Safe Families Network database within 48 hours.nnMaintain the physical case file in chronological order, by subject, in accordance with the standardized case file format.n* Develop and maintain knowledge of community resources, program eligibility requirements, key contact persons, emergency procedures, and waiting lists of available resources.nnMaintain regular contact with service providers and document service progress in FSFN.n* Submit timely service requests to the lead agency Utilization Management Departmentn* Provide clients with timely referrals to servicesn* Conduct initial and/or ongoing child safety assessments as required.nnPrepare initial and on-going safety plans as necessary.n* Arrange for emergency placement, emergency medical treatment, and emergency services for children at risk.n* Conduct diligent searches for parents and family members when deemed necessary * thoroughly document that the effort has been made to find the parents and family members.nnnn* Conduct home studies as required for prospective placements.n* Provide relevant medical, psychological, behavioral and educational background information about the child or children to prospective caregivers as needed.n* Plan and facilitate parental and sibling visits as needed and appropriate.nnn* Transport children as needed.n* Ensure that all Independent Living functions are completed as requiredn* Attend all appointments, staff meetings, trainings, seminars, workshops, etc., as necessary and as required by the supervisor.nnn* Function as agency on-call Case Manager as scheduled.n* Organize, prioritize and complete all work assignments by the established deadlines.nWork Environment and Physical DemandsnQualificationsnCompetencies (Skills/Knowledge &nAbilities)n* Strong written and verbal communication skillsn* Technical proficiency (Including Microsoft Office and typing)n* Advanced self-management, planning and organization skillsn* Ability to demonstrate sensitivity to our service populations cultural and socioeconomic characteristics and needsnRequired/Preferred Education and Experiencen* Minimum of 1-year relevant experiencen* Bachelors degree in a Human Services field, degree in Social Work preferred.nnnAdditional eligibility qualificationsn* Valid state drivers license and appropriate auto liability insurance required.nnn* Ability and flexibility to work extended hours, respond to emergencies during off hours, and frequent travel locally and through state as requiredn* Must obtain certification within 1 yearnWhy work for LSF?nnnLSF offers 60 programs across the state of Florida serving a wide range of populations in need.Mission Drivenstaff members become part of the LSF community while transforming the lives ofthose in need.nnOur staff additionally findgrowth opportunitiesas they explore areas of interest within theorganization.nAmazing benefits packageincluding:n* Medical, Dental and Visionn* Teledoc (24/7online access to Doctors)n* Employee Assistance Program (EAP)n* Employer paid life insurance (1X salary)n* 13 paid holidays + 1 floatingholidayn* Generous PTO policy (starting at 16 working days a year)n* 403(b) Retirementplanwith 3% discretionary employer match OR 3% student loan repayment reimbursementn* Tuition reimbursementnLutheran Services Florida embraces diversity,equityand inclusion in all business practices.nnLSF is proud to be an equal Jobble

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