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Case Manager, Family Strengthening

Company: Bethany Christian Services
Location: Mattoon
Posted on: November 24, 2022

Job Description:

Case Manager, Family Strengthening

Requisition #: req8917

Location: Mattoon, IL

Hours: Full-Time (40hours/week)

1,000 incentive bonus upon completion of DCFS Intact Licensure

Bethany is changing the world through family. We began our work by serving one child more than 75 years ago. Today, Bethany is an international Christian nonprofit partnering with communities in more than 30 states and in several countries around the world. We strengthen and preserve families, support displaced people fleeing danger, and find safe, loving families for children who need them. Bethany is at the forefront of creating and implementing solutions to meet the growing needs of vulnerable children and families in the U.S. and around the world.

The Family Strengthening Case Manager is primarily responsible for assisting the program with providing intensive in-home case management. Family Strengthenings purpose is to maintain and strengthen family units, by providing in-home services designed to prevent children from entering the foster care system. This program works with family strengths, monitors the family dynamics, provides linkages to community resources, assists with housing or school issues, and provides information regarding child development and age-appropriate behavior and discipline as well as general case management services. Emphasis is on child safety and keeping the family together. This position is expected to function effectively with moderate supervision while following the guidelines given on procedures, along with agency, federal, and state regulatory requirements.

Essential Job Responsibilities:
Conduct house visits to meet with families at various hours of the day as scheduled in some neighborhoods categorized as potentially high-risk
Serve as a resource of information between all parties involved in the case and identified stakeholders regarding medical, educational and mental health providers
Conduct visits with children, parents and/or caregivers that include the on-going assessment of child safety, permanency and well-being
Conduct case management with Child Welfare Services (CWS) cases, as needed
Develop and implement a plan that meets the needs of the children and the family Perform case management responsibilities in accordance with state and federal laws, Department of Children and Families Administrative Codes and Operating Procedures, funding source policies and internal policies on child abuse, abandonment, and neglect within required timeframes
Attend court hearings, prepare and file all court documents within required timeframes
Travel on a regular basis to external parties
Demonstrate flexibility with working hours outside of the normal business hours to meet the needs of the role to include some evenings and weekends, as needed Complete other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelors degree in Human Services or equivalent field of study from an accredited college with at least three (3) years of subsequent experience in a child and family welfare agency or a Bachelors degree in Social Work from an accredited college with at least two (2) years of subsequent experience in a child and family welfare agency
Masters degree in Social Work or equivalent field of study from an accredited college with at least two (2) years of subsequent experience in a child and family welfare agency, preferred
Must be willing and able to obtain a CWEL and CERAP certification upon hire Must possess the ability to engage, develop, and maintain positive community relationships with a diverse group of individuals
Demonstrates excellent assessment, therapeutic and crisis intervention skills Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Work well under pressure and adaptable to change
Computer and typing skills sufficient to perform essential job functions
Must have an ability to work flexible work hours to include some evenings and weekends
Active motor vehicle license and a reliable automobile with adequate insurance coverage
Pass a criminal history screen, including state and local child protection agency registries
Subscription to and integration of the agency Statement of Faith, Mission Statement, and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Commitment

We value and embrace the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion; our culture is strengthened and our workplace is more dynamic. We are a global organization with multicultural staff, clients and stakeholders, so we strive to create a workplace that reflects the communities we serve and where everyone feels empowered to bring their full, authentic selves to work. More work remains, but we are deeply committed to honestly acknowledging and addressing the impacts of race and racism throughout the organization. This work can be uncomfortable and even painful, but we believe that the greatest challenges bear the greatest rewards.

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Keywords: Bethany Christian Services, Decatur , Case Manager, Family Strengthening, Executive , Mattoon, Illinois

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