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Permanency Case Manager

Company: TFI Family Services, Inc.
Location: Washington
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Permanency Case Manager ***This job has the ability to work remotely***** HP123TFI is a leading child welfare agency providing experience, compassion, quality services and care. Our strength as an organization lies in the fact that we do what is best for children and families. TFI continues to create new resources and develop innovative solutions as we work to meet the needs of families of children.Qualifications:Bachelor's degree in the field of human services, or a related field.Valid driver's license and meet agency underwriting standards.Benefits: - Competitive pay - Flexible Schedule - Health Insurance - Dental Insurance - Vision Insurance - Company paid Life insurance - 401(k) Match - 20 days of personal leave in first year of employment; 25 days after completion of year one - 11 paid holidays - Longevity bonus - Employee Assistance Program - Flexible Spending Program - Referral programThe Family Initiative, Inc. is the parent company providing services in Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas. We provide service to these areas through our affiliates: TFI Family Connections in Oklahoma and Texas Family Initiative in Texas. Pathway Family Services is an affiliate in Kansas offering additional services to youth and families. Mainstream Nonprofit Solutions is an affiliate supporting the TFI Family of Companies and other Nonprofits.As a Permanency Case Manager, you will promotes the well-being of children in the Permanency Program, participates in staff meetings and trainings and coordinates with staff from other agencies involved in the Permanency Program. Manages a caseload of Permanency cases. - Manages a caseload of Permanency placements of children in DCF Custody - Assess the need for placement, safety, family strengths and needs, and placement resources for the child and care provider/kinship/adoption caregivers - Plans for and facilitates permanency and assists care providers and kinship caregivers in providing a safe, nurturing environment for children in their care - Maintains a close working relationship with public and private agencies involved in providing Permanency and Adoption services/support - Conducts and coordinates assessments - Ensures the accuracy, content and completeness of child/family case records - Coordinates Permanency Program and requirements with public and private agencies - Conducts case planning conferences at required intervals - Facilitates family/youth preparation for permanency through training, family to family mentoring, family assessment, consultations, home visits, etc. - Following best practice standards, coordinates with staff on cases where the primary case plan goal is adoption or when PRT has occurred - Facilitates requirements for PRT through public/private agencies and the court system - Coordinates with Care Management and Foster Care and Adoption staff on placement of children in identified adoptive placements - Works in concert with Adoption Accelerator to facilitate requirements for PRT through public/private agencies and the court system and prepares the child for special needs adoption as required - Coordinates with the resource exchange contractor for potential adoptive resources for children when no identified resource is available and sends all information to the appropriate person. Works in concert with the Independent Living Coordinator to prepare children for independent living and to support those placed in an independent living environment - Assess the need for placement, safety, family strengths and needs - Plans for and facilitates permanency and assists adoptive resource in providing a safe, nurturing environment for youth in their care - Maintains a close working relationship with public and private agencies involved in providing adoption services/support - Develops Targeted recruitment plans for children with no adoptive resource - Provides 24 hour, on-call support to the children/families served. Provides crisis intervention, when required. - Meets the individual needs of children in kinship care and assists caregivers to provide a stable and loving home for relative children - With the assistance of Care Management staff, ensures children are placed in appropriate placements in timelines required - Coordinates adoption planning and dissolutions - Supports the After Care Case Manager in ensuring follow-on support services are accomplished after permanency is achieved - Compiles monthly statistical data and reports and forwards to appropriate agencies - Completes documentation and forwards reports containing descriptive, analytical an evaluative content - Coordinates with Agency staff, and staff from external public and private agencies on the delivery of services to children and families - Must demonstrate the following:o Ability to understand and assist with the role changes that occur in foster and kinship careo Ability to counsel regarding issues of separation and loss for the child, family, and caregivero A commitment to a child's right to belong to a familyo A commitment to preserving, whenever possible, a child's connection to the family of origino A commitment to reunifying a child with his/her biological family - Demonstrate knowledge, skills and experience to assess the need for placement, assess safety, assess family strengths and needs, assess placement resources for the child and care providers/kinship caregivers, plan for and facilitate permanency, and assist care providers, kinship, caregivers and adoptive resource families in providing a safe, nurturing environment for children in their care. - Demonstrate skills in separation and loss issues for the child in care, family systems, conflict resolution and mediation, understanding loyalty issues a child and kinship caregiver and youth and adoptive resource families may face and general issues related to reunification of children with their family, as well as those related to adoption - Provide training as required to include process, skills and practice on preparing children and family for adoption - The employee is required to be able to safely operate a motor vehicle and possess a valid license therefore. If using an agency vehicle, the employee must meet agency insurance underwriting standards. - Will be required to drive personal or agency vehicle while transporting children or conducting agency business. - Refrains from assuming any duty that is unrelated to and/or interferes with the responsibilities of the position - Advocates, promotes and practices cultural sensitivity and responsiveness in all day-to-day interactions - Develops, promotes and practices teamwork in all activitiesIf you want to make a difference in a child's life, join our team today!TFI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.To apply, please visit www.Tfifamily.Org/employment

Keywords: TFI Family Services, Inc., Lincoln , Permanency Case Manager, Executive , Washington, Nebraska

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