Family Resource Manager, Senior Case Manager, Clinical Director

(MERRIMAC, MA)

Unique, innovative human service agency based in Merrimac, MA serving children and youth in intensive foster care is seeking to fill the following positions:

FAMILY RESOURCE MANAGER:
To thoroughly assess prospective foster home and adoptive home for licensing observing compliance with all DCF and DEEC policies and requirements. Maintain the proper compliance after the home is licensed.

Education:
BS/BA in Human Services or a related field. Master’s Degree in Social Work or Mental Health Counseling preferred. Minimum of LSWA obtained after 6 months.

Experience:
Applicants have provided a minimum of three years experience working with children and adolescents, preferably with developmental disabilities and their families, possess solid knowledge of DCF/EEC policies and procedures and have supervisory experience.

Skills/Qualities/Knowledge:

• MAPP Trainer Certification preferred.
• Solid computer literacy, with strong communication skills (both verbal and written).
• Must possess a Valid Driver’s License.
• Licensure preferred, must be license eligible
• Flexibility, patience, high energy, creativity, and a sense of humor;
• Compassion, empathy, and an ability to maintain sound boundaries; and
• Knowledge of effective recruitment and marketing strategies.
• High degree of flexibility, adaptability, organization, and attention to detail.
• Ability to maintain a confidential working relationship
• Ability to prioritize and multi-task.
• Demonstrates solid interpersonal skills and is reliable, consistent and dependable.
• Exhibits good judgment and decision making skills even in challenging situations.
• Demonstrates creative problem-solving skills.
• Works well independently and as part of a team.
• Demonstrates personal awareness/self-reflection related to work issues and performance and is committed to personal and professional growth.
• Demonstrates in depth knowledge of DCF/EEC procedure, regulations, and licensing requirements.
• Ability to work effectively with all collaterals
• Provide oversight related to all record keeping and licensing requirements
• Applicants must also demonstrate a knowledge related to all essential safeguards and procedures such as fire safety, environmental and street safety.
• Have an excellent understanding of therapeutic and developmental needs of youth.
• Demonstrate solid knowledge related to the provision of Trauma Informed Care and Positive Behavior Supports.
• Exhibit excellent cultural competency.
• Current CPR, First Aid (training can be provided)

Job Duties:
• To conduct a thorough home study regarding Foster Parent applicant’s ability to provide for the health, safety, & welfare of children placed in his or her care.
• Conduct annual and limited re-evaluation for Foster Parents.
• To obtain all documentation meeting DCF/DEEC requirements for the licensing and approving of foster homes.
• Visit assigned homes monthly and function as an integral part of the home’s/youths team.
• Maintain ongoing documentation related to home visits
• Work with Case Management and Nurse to ensure that all required general and child specific trainings are completed and current.
• Ensure that homes and safety plans meet the DCF and DEEC requirements.
• Participate in weekly staff meetings and ongoing trainings.
• Provide supports and guidance to Foster Parents.
• Ensure that Foster Parents support needs are met.
• Follow and supervise the implementation of all safety guidelines, procedures and assessment results, fire drills, emergency evacuations, etc.
• Ensure that all health, personal, safety needs of youths supported are met at all times
• Provides guidance and oversight related to the provision of clinical strategies, behavior management, and support services.
• Provide advocacy, supervision, and support to homes assigned.
• Contribute to Foster Parents evaluation.
• Assist the referral, intake and transition process.
• Provide on-call coverage as assigned
• Supervise Family Resource staff/workers

SENIOR CASE MANAGER FOR YOUTH IN FOSTER CARE:
To provide holistic, individualized, and effective Case Management supports to youth residing in the agency’s Comprehensive Foster Care Program

• Assist with the intake and transition process for youth referred to the Program

• Assist in working towards creating permanency for youths supported

• Develop, follow, and implement all safety guidelines, procedures and assessment results to ensure that youth’s health, personal, safety needs are met at all times

• Work collaboratively with the agency’s nurse to ensure that youth’s medical/dental/psychiatric needs are met at all times

• Assist in the development of child specific treatment objectives based on DCF Service Plan goals

• Coordinate and facilitate evidence based therapeutic supports and skill building activities to assist youth in overcoming challenges.

• Assist in trauma screenings, referrals for evaluations and therapy, and in establishing and implementing child specific trauma informed approaches .

• Assist in the development and implementation of Positive Behavior interventions and plans

• Facilitate the implementation of established child specific supports such as sensory diet and activities, speech and language exercises, etc.

• Work collaboratively with the Family Resource Staff in providing guidance, training, and supervision to Foster Parents and support staff

• Visit with youths and Foster Parents at least once a week, assist with appointments as needed, provides therapeutic direct care supports

• Participate in meetings such as Foster Care Reviews and Treatment Plan meetings as needed

• Function as a liaison to DCF/DMH Social Workers and collaterals

• Maintain required documentation/records and ensure compliance with all EEC, DMH, and DCF regulations, policies, contracting and reporting requirements and guidelines.

• Assist youth in the development and implementation of life skills and related tasks and in becoming as self- sufficient as possible ( including vocational training and employment activities) without compromising safety

• Assist youth on the development of personal and social skills.

• Provide crisis intervention when necessary and appropriate.

• Assist in collaborating with Permanent Resources on skill development related to parenting and therapeutic supports

• Work collaboratively with the Educational Advocate and Foster Parents to ensure that youth’s educational needs are met

• Promote a healthy life style and assist with the development and access of meaningful community based recreational and therapeutic activities.

• Assist in planning and facilitating therapeutic agency activities i.e. groups, classes, outings, etc.

• Assist facilitating the application process for youths transitioning to Adult Services

• Promotes and teaches human rights and self- advocacy skills.

• Assist in facilitation of discharge and after care activities

• Participate in on call responsibilities/rotation

• Be available to work afternoons and evenings and one weekend day.

Education:

Minimum requirements Bachelors Degree in Social Work, Psychology or related field. As a condition of employment all applicants must have a valid LCSW or LICSW Social Work License (meeting the DCF contractual requirements) or must obtain said license within the first six months of employment.

Experience:

Applicants must have at least two years experience in Human Services, preferably working with youth with developmental disabilities or multiple challenges in a Case Management Capacity.

Skills/Qualities/Knowledge:

• Demonstrate knowledge of training methods and supervisory skills

• Ability to provide comprehensive and effective case management services

• Effective written and oral communication skills

• High degree of flexibility, adaptability, organization, and attention to detail.

• Ability to maintain a confidential working relationship

• Ability to prioritize and multi-task.

• Effective crisis intervention skills

• Ability to apply a variety of therapeutic approaches and strategies

• Knowledge of Trauma Informed Approaches and Positive Behavior Supports

• Knowledge related to Sensory Integration, therapeutic groups and activities, and the benefits of Eco therapy

• Valid driver’s license

• Demonstrates solid interpersonal skills and is reliable, consistent and dependable.

• Exhibits good judgment and decision making skills even in challenging situations.

• Demonstrates creative problem-solving skills.

• Works well independently and as part of a team.

• Demonstrates initiative, commitment, and positive energy.

• Demonstrates personal awareness/self-reflection related to work issues and performance and is committed to personal and professional growth.

• Understandings of Shared Living Collaborative, and funding agencies policies, procedures, and regulations.

• Understands the dynamics of comprehensive therapeutic foster care.

• Ability to work effectively with all collaterals

• Ability to initiate, coordinate and provide oversight related to all medical and therapeutic supports, safety procedures, skill development, behavior guidelines, assessments, Service/Treatment Plans, Progress Reports, etc.

• Applicants must also demonstrate a knowledge related to all essential safeguards and procedures such as fire safety, environmental and street safety.

• Current CPR, First Aid (training can be provided)

CLINICAL DIRECTOR
To coordinate the planning and development of a variety of services to the Youth we support

• Supervise, and assist in the implementation of these services.

• Provide leadership and supervision to Staff, Case Managers and Foster Parents.

• Ensure compliance with all policies.

• Follow and supervise the implementation of all safety guidelines, procedures and assessment results, fire drills, emergency evacuations, etc.

• Ensure that all health, personal, safety needs of youths supported are met at all times

• Provides guidance and oversight related to the provision of clinical strategies, behavior management, and support services.

• Develops and oversees implementation of behavior guidelines for individuals where appropriate.

• Provide advocacy, direct care, supervision, and support to homes assigned.

• Attend all required meetings.

• Assist oversight of all youth, Foster Parents, and staff records.

• Adhere to all agency reporting requirements.

• Assist the referral, intake and transition process.

• Be available to work a flexible schedule and provide on call support

• Provide guidance and oversight to Foster Parents and staff assisting individuals in the development and implementation of life skills and related tasks (such as cooking, shopping, transportation, housekeeping, personal and health care, etc.),

• Provide guidance and oversight to Foster Parents and staff in the development and access of meaningful community based recreational activities for individuals we support.

• Promotes and teaches human rights and self advocacy skills.

• Assists individuals on the development of personal and social skills and accessing social opportunities.

• Provides crisis intervention when necessary and appropriate.

Education:

Minimum requirements Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology or related field, and be LSWA, LCSW, or LICSW license eligible.

Experience:

Applicants have provided supports to youths, preferably with developmental disabilities and their families, possess solid knowledge of DCF/EEC policies and procedures and have supervisory experience.

Skills/Qualities/Knowledge:

• Ability to provide and supervise comprehensive and effective case management services

• Demonstrate knowledge of supervisory skills

• Effective written and oral communication skills

• High degree of flexibility, adaptability, organization, and attention to detail.

• Ability to maintain a confidential working relationship

• Ability to prioritize and multi-task.

• Crisis intervention skills

• Demonstrates knowledge related to a variety of therapeutic/clinical approaches and strategies

• Valid driver’s license

• Demonstrates solid interpersonal skills and is reliable, consistent and dependable.

• Exhibits good judgment and decision making skills even in challenging situations. Demonstrates creative problem-solving skills.

• Works well independently and as part of a team.

• Demonstrates initiative, commitment, and positive energy.

• Demonstrates personal awareness/self-reflection related to work issues and performance and is committed to personal and professional growth.

• Demonstrates in depth knowledge of DCF/EEC procedure, regulations, and licensing requirements.

• Ability to work effectively with all collaterals

• Ability to initiate, coordinate and provide oversight related to all medical and therapeutic supports, safety procedures, skill development, behavior guidelines, assessments, Service/Treatment Plans, Progress Reports, etc.

• Provide oversight related to all record keeping and licensing requirements

• Applicants must also demonstrate a knowledge related to all essential safeguards and procedures such as fire safety, environmental and street safety.

• Current CPR, First Aid (training can be provided)

Benefits available after ninety days probationary period.

ALL APPLICANTS MUST BE FULLY VACCINATED FOR COVID-19 PRIOR TO FIRST DAY OF EMPLOYMENT AS REQUIRED BY STATE CONTRACTS.

compensation: Depends on experience

employment type: full-time

job title: Family Resource Manager, Senior Case Manager

non-profit organization

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