Licensed Case Worker
Unity Parenting and Counseling, Inc.
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Post Date: Dec 12, 2022
Job Type: Full Time
Start Date: ASAP
Salary: 48,000
Location: US - Illinois - Chicago
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Description
1. Provide case management services and referrals to children, their parents and foster parents which address all service needs.
2   Prepare written service plans in a timely manner with input from stakeholders in accordance agency procedures, create parent/child and sibling visitation plan within 10 days of case opening and ensure that visits happen according to plan. Ensure visitation plans are updated as they change in SACWIS and maintained in case file. Visitation plans must be provided to participants and juvenile court. Initial service plans should be submitted to court with 45 days of case intake. All plans must be approved by Case Manager Team Supv.
3   Monitor children in placement through face to face interviews in the child's placement on at least a monthly basis for licensed foster home, twice a month for unlicensed homes, more if indicated. Ensure all agency & DCFS deadlines are met at initial placement. Ensure sibling and family visits occur and are adequately monitored.
4   Monitor children in placement to ensure that all medical needs are met and that medically related
documentation is accurate and current in conjunction with the DCFS Health works program.
5   Monitor children in placement to ensure that their basic needs such as: nutrition, nurturing environment, sleeping arrangements, an orderly daily schedule, school activities participation, an age appropriate allowance, clothing, opportunity for participation in culturally appropriate activities are met.
6   Monitor children in placement to ensure that all educational needs are met to include: enrollment
and attendance in school, attending school staffings and arranging for tutoring, if indicated.
7   Assist the child's foster parent through advocacy, support and technical assistance.
8   Engage the child's biological parents through monthly interviews and provide ongoing encouragement through emphasis on: children's need for permanency, the importance of parental and other participation, parents rights, assess and link to all resources available to assist in reunification.
9   Monitor children who remain in the biological parent's home on a monthly basis and assist the parent through advocacy, technical assistance and support services.
10 Monitor and provide services for older adolescents who need to transition to adulthood including return to Life Skills, DCIPP, etc.
11 Ensure that transportation needs of children and their natural parents are met for visitation.
12 Prepare for and attend Supervision, Clinical Staffing, Critical Alerts, Pre-ACR Staffings, Case Management Training, In-Service Training, Monthly Staff Meetings, ACR's and Court.
13 Ensure that all assigned case records are in compliance with DCFS file maintenance standards (AP-5) and accurate and current documentation exists for client contacts, home visits, and all items pertinent to the Service Plan. All documentation should be reviewed, approved and signed by supervisor.
14 Obtain permanent placement outcomes in accordance with DCFS requirements.
15 Assist licensing as needed in order to ensure unlicensed homes are licensed within DCFS guidelines.
16 Works with licensing representatives to arrange pre-placement visits with foster parents as needed.
17 When return home is not viable, case manager works with foster parent to achieve permanency through adoption/guardianship.


Skills
Ability to provide for the individual needs of children
Ability to provide help and support for foster parents of children in placement
Ability to work effectively with parents of children in placement.
Ability to locate and utilize resources for all individuals in the child welfare system



Contact Details
Name: Dilma Moran
Address: 600 W Cermak Rd Ste 300
State/Province: Illinois
Country: United States
Ph: 312-429-4599