Foster Care Case Manager

St. Louis

Essential Job Functions:

  • Maintains a caseload of 12 to 15 children and their families
  • Completes a thorough initial assessment and ensures that the assessment includes family and child strengths.
  • Has face-to-face contact with each referred child and his/her family at least on a bi-weekly basis
  • Orients new youth and families to PCHAS-MO and to the Wraparound Process, and obtains parental signatures on necessary documents.
  • Transports assigned clients to and from home visits and other locations as necessary for treatment purposes.
  • Is available at all times to meet the needs of the family (often outside of normal working hours
  •  Manages the disenrollment process and ensures a smooth transition to follow-up support services and other collateral resources as necessary

Working Conditions:

Works in a typical office setting and in clients’ homes; drives an automobile on a routine basis in both urban and rural areas.

Job Requirements:

Education: FCCM’s shall possess a master’s degree in social work, psychology, or counseling

 Experience:  At least two (2) years prior experience providing Wraparound services, community-based services, and/or case management services

Skills. Must be able to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing with professionals and client families; strong psychosocial assessment skills; possess good understanding of various treatment methodologies utilizing strength-based clinical interventions; minimal supervision regarding decision-making and use of time; able to prioritize work assignments; persuasion and negotiation of conflicts and problems; understanding and following accreditation/licensing/government/contract regulations; willingness to work irregular hours, and under pressure conditions; and maintaining order in an environment of changing priorities

 

 

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