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Permanency Case Manager

Company: TFI Family Services
Location: Graham
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description Summary:

Promotes the achievement of permanency for children in the Managing Conservatorship of DFPS by providing services to a caseload of children and families by working in partnership with the family.   The focus is  to  assess children and familys needs, safety issues, and services identified mutually with the family to allow the family to safely assume the role of parenting their children.   For those families where that is not possible, the focus is on achieving permanency for the child in the most family like setting.

In This Opportunity You Will Get To:

  • Manages a caseload of Permanency placements including both children and their families.
  • Assess the need for placement, safety, family strengths and needs, and placement resources for the child and care provider/kinship caregivers.
  • Plans for and facilitates permanency and assists care providers and kinship caregivers in providing a safe, nurturing environment for children in their care.
  • Searches for potential Kinship placements throughout the life of a case.
  • Meets at least monthly with children and families on their caseload.   Additional frequency based on the needs of the child and family.
  • Continues to provide support services to the child and family once reunification has occurred until the court dismisses the case.
  • Maintains a close working relationship with public and private agencies involved in providing Permanency services/support.
  • Conducts and coordinates assessments.
  • Completes Court Reports and presents testimony for all court hearings. 
  • Ensures the accuracy, content and completeness of child/family case records.
  • Coordinates Permanency Program and requirements with public and private agencies.
  • Participates in case planning conferences at required intervals.
  • Facilitates family preparation for permanency through training, family to family mentoring, family assessment, consultations, home visits, etc.
  • Works in concert with the Adoption Coordinator to facilitate and prepare children for adoptive placement.
  • Provides 24 hour, on-call support to the children/families served.  Provides crisis intervention, when required.
  • With the assistance of Care Management staff, ensures children are placed in appropriate placements in the timelines required. 
  • With the support of PAL staff, ensures older youth receive Transitional Living services as required.
  • Compiles monthly statistical data and reports and forwards to appropriate agencies.
  • Performs other duties as assigned and required to maintain unit operations.
  • Promotes and demonstrates appropriate respect for cultural diversity among coworkers, clients, and all work-related contacts.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of child development 
  • Knowledge of family dynamics
  • Skill in effective verbal and written communication.
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.
  • Skill in problem solving techniques
  • Ability to operate a personal computer.
  • Ability to travel and attend child and family visits as well as other work-related appointments and meetings after 5pm.
  • Ability to be on call on a rotating basis and work irregular hours.
  • Ability to work in an emotion-filled environment and which may require conducting home visits in isolated or high crime areas and may involve exposure to substandard and unsanitary living conditions.

Youll Bring These Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

An accredited Bachelor's degree required.

Valid Texas Drivers License and proof of insurance.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, stand, sit and walk.  The employee frequently is required to use hands and fingers; climb or balance; and stoop or kneel.  The employee is required to be able to safely operate a motor vehicle and be able to obtain a license, therefore. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and the ability to adjust focus.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

 

 

TFI Family Services, Inc. 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 and children.

We provide various types of services to the community including foster and kinship care, domestic and international adoption, counseling support and education, TIPS-MAPP training and visitation and exchange centers.

TFI Family Services is the parent company providing services in Kansas and Nebraska. We expanded our service area 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.

TFI Family Services, Inc and affiliates are an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.

We are committed to diversity in its leadership and staff and actively seeks a diverse pool of candidates. We strongly encourage women, people of color, LGBTQI individuals, and people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply.

All inquiries and applications will be kept confidential. Applications will be reviewed and eligible candidates will be contacted about interviews. Resumes will be reviewed on a rolling basis; we expect to receive resumes from many qualified applicants and therefore highly recommend submission as soon as possible.

Based on the hiring criteria involved with this position, background checks will be conducted if selected for employment. This includes, but not limited to: Fingerprinting, MVR, KBI, CANIS and drug screening.

For more information about our company and what we do, please visit us at:

TFI Family Services, Inc.

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