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Post Date: 3/9/2016
Position: Foster Care Case Manager
Location: Waxahachie Campus
1. Provide foster care services (as assigned) according to the DFPS Foster Care contract
2. Maintain compliance with all DFPS, TBH, and Foster Care program policies, procedures, and regulations related to program
3. Provide direct case management services for TBH licensed foster families and children in care:
• Monitor foster care client records for compliance with internal policy and public regulations
• Provide support and supervision of foster parents
• Provide consultations according to program policy
• Record clinical observations of children in care after face to face contacts
• Develop treatment plans that meet the needs of children in care utilizing the diagnostic assessments provided by clinical professionals
• Maintain a charting or tracking system to monitor for due dates related to foster family licenses
• Maintain communication with foster families concerning the treatment issues of children in care
• Secure the needed resources to meet the needs of children in care
• Provide transportation for family visits, PAL activities and healthcare appointments as needed
• Attend all court hearings, mediations, Circle of Support, Family Group Conferencing meetings, school meetings, legal staffings and plans of Service for TBH & CPS, etc.
• Appear and testify in judicial proceedings, depositions, and administrative hearings relating to a child, at the request of the Department.
4. Advocate for children in care by coordinating and working with TBH treatment team members, DFPS staff, community agencies, service providers, and stakeholders; serve as a liaison with such entities while representing TBH in a professional manner.
5. Complete and submit all necessary documentation accurately, including case files, contacts, and enter information into the computer data system in a timely fashion.
6. Keep Foster Care Program Director informed on the progress, needs, and problems of each case.
1. Requires concentrated understanding of a comprehensive field of knowledge. Knowledge required is normally equivalent to completion of four years of college, preferably with a degree in social work or other human services field. Prefer 2 years of experience providing caseworker/therapeutic services to children (prefer at least 1 year with children in residential setting).
2. Certified, or willing and eligible to achieve appropriate professional certifications(s).
3. Ability to use up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or small amount of force frequently or continuously to left, carry push, pull, or move objects (including children). Work can be done while sitting most of the time. Walking and standing are required only occasionally.
4. Work deals mostly with areas such as preparing and reading data and figures, client record, medical orders, visual inspection involving small details, using measurement devices. Visual work is primarily close to observer. Depth perception and filed of vision (peripheral) are not as critical as the ability to distinguish small details and markings very near to the observer.
5. Ability to recognize differences in sound, such as voice/noises that are
6. Ability to perform tasks with little supervision. Most tasks are governed by standard practices; however, some are not. Innovative thinking is required. Detail oriented with good organizational skills.
7. Ability to be on-call as assigned.
8. Ability to visit homes of clients to provide in-home services (if applicable).
9. Ability to drive with appropriate state license, following all laws applicable.
10. Ability to handle multiple tasks. Self-starter; high level of initiative.
11. Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
12. Ability to motivate people.
13.Personality attuned to the requirements of meeting needs of clients and ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the public.
14. Sufficient good health to properly discharge duties. Employees shall not be permitted to work who have infectious disease or skin lesion, for the duration of the communicability.
15.Willingness to take CPR, first aid, and other training in order to implement the treatment modality.
Post Date: 3/9/2017
Position: Intake Assitant
Location: Waxahachie Campus
Position answers to Director of Intake.
Maintain an ongoing knowledge of the placement openings in the Foster Care Program
Place Children into foster homes and obtain Paperwork at placement from all parties involved
Prepare preliminary service plan for all new placements according to the timeline specified in Minimum Standards and TBH Foster Care Policy.
Complete and submit all necessary documentation accurately, including case files, contacts, data, and statistics in timely fashion
Attend and participate in Foster Care staff meetings and training sessions
Assist in building and nurturing a department atmosphere of teamwork, cooperation, and communication; build and nurture relationships with staff members that are characterized by trust, cooperation, and support
Participate in and contribute to the success of TBH agency-wide events: trainings, fund raising events, special emphasis events, board meetings, outreach events, TBH staff or social events, etc.; participate in contributing to departmental success as determined by Program Administrator.
Participates in PQI activities
Provide direct case management for Independent Living.
Ability to be on-call as assigned.
Ability to visit homes of clients to provide in-home services (if applicable).
Ability to drive with appropriate state license, following all laws applicable. Employee must have dependable transportation to perform necessary work.
Ability to handle multiple tasks. The successful employee is considered a self-starter with a high level of initiative.
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