Case Planner - Utica Foster Care

Posted: 1/15/18

Type: Full-Time

Description:
-Ensure the development and implementation of an individualized and holistic treatment plan for all children on assigned caseload, maximizing participation of the child and key family members. Provide individualized clinical and case management services specific to the therapist role.

Qualifications:
-Bachelor's Degree in Human Services of a related field.
-Minimim of one year successful human services experience in a behavioral health setting required, preferable working with children.

Responsibilities:
-Complete initial and ongoing assessments of children and their families receiving services from assigned programs as deemed apropriate by supervisor.
-Participate as a lead member of the inter-disciplinary treatment team specific to each child on assigned caseload. Ensure the development and implementation of a comprehensive, individualized and discharged focused treatment plan,utilizing a strength-based approach. Monitor implementation of treatment plans and revise as necessary.
-Provide inidvidual casework for children as prescribed on individualized treatment plans; provide family and goup counseling, as deemed appropriate by supervisor.
-ensure the frequency, nature and location of case management/clinical contacts are in compliance with agency policy and regulatory requirements.
-Provide case management for assigned caseload through activites that ensure the full integration of all services provided to each child.
-Maintain required documentation associated with the provision of services in a timely, accurate and legible manner.
-Partner with lifespace, education and/or medical programs as relevant to assist in the following: (a)Ongoing program evaluation and development;(b)Staff training in treatment-related skill areas.
-Provide crisis management and problem-solving support services for caseload within the context of the child's home, school and/or agency program as deemed necessary.
-Participate in program-specific on-call procedures as it related to child-specific clinical issues (e.g psychiatric emergencies, AWOLs, etc.).
-Successful completion of all training as defined by program and/or agency policy. Provision of training as requested by supervisor and the agency Training Department.
-Maintain and improve clinical skills and competency.
-Active participation in program and agency-wide performance improvement activities.
-Other associated tasks as assigned by supervisor.

Notes:
-Working knowledge of generally accepted ethics and standard of social work practice;
-Demonstrated knowledge of developmental issues and demonstrated proficiency in the use of assessment procedures and effective clinical interventions with children and their families;
-Demonstrated ability to form significant clinical relationships with children and their families;
-Demonstrated proficiency in the provision of individual therapy;
-Strong verbal and written communicaiton skills;
-Demonstrated proficiency in goal and objetive writing;
-Familiarity with regulations relevant to clinical services, clinical documentation and confidentiality;
-Sensitivity and awareness of issues related to cultural diversity;
-Leadership and team building skills;

Location:
Utica

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