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Position:  Case Manager Trainee-Palatka
Location:  Palatka, FL
Job Id:  157
# of Openings:  1

Case Manager Trainee
Location: Palatka, FL
Exempt/Non-Exempt: Non-Exempt
Employment Type: Full Time
Department: Case Management
Description: To identify and assess child and family needs and evaluate, coordinate and ensure necessary services are provided; provide in-home services to clients; assist and counsel individuals and families by using such activities as delineating alternatives, helping to articulate goals and providing needed information.

  • Provide case management services (information, plan referrals and linkages).
  • Develop and maintain case records and service documentation according to contract and Community Partnership for Children standards (family assessments, case plans, chrons, JRSSR’s, etc.).
  • Consistently document case activities in FSFN within 24 hours of the event.
  • Complete all required court reports and submit within established deadlines.
  • Testify in court as necessary.
  • Monitor quality of care by conducting face-to-face home/residential visits of the child every 30 days.
  • Coordinate services with other professionals and paraprofessionals.
  • Conduct community outreach as needed.
  • Provide and/or arrange for transportation of clients to appointments, community agencies, etc., as needed.
  • Conduct monthly face-to-face visits with parents of children in Out of Home Care (OHC) to discuss case plan progress.
  • Provide and/or refer families to services, understand and use information from service providers, psychological reports and psychosocial evaluations.
  • Conduct child safety assessments.
  • Serve as on-call case manager after hours as assigned and determine and respond to immediate risk and needs of child.
  • Arrange for emergency placement for children at risk.
  • Explain rights and responsibilities to children and family members.
  • Provide/coordinate support to foster homes and relative/non-relative placements.
  • Provide post placement planning and services.
  • Participate in the quality improvement process.
This list of essential functions is not intended to be exhaustive. Community Partnership for Children reserves the right to revise this job description as needed to comply with actual job requirements.

  • Excellent assessment skills and intervention strategies
  • Ability to identify environmental stressors
  • Ability to observe and report accurately on the functioning of individuals and families
  • Ability to handle confidential information appropriately
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Knowledge and respect of socio-cultural characteristics of service population
  • Ability to make home visits and to travel
  • Ability to set appropriate limits and boundaries with clients
  • Knowledge of community resources
  • Ability to work flexible hours as required
  • Knowledge of professional ethics relating to child protection and counseling
  • Skill in employing family-centered practice
  • Ability to use and proficiency in computer software applications
  • Ability to act decisively when necessary to protect clients
  • Complete and submit the Child Welfare Provisional Certification Application Form and documentation of required experience along with payment to the Florida Certification Board.
  • Obtain a passing score on the written competency exam.
  • Complete and submit the Child Welfare Provisional Certification Application Form and documentation of required experience
  • Complete required hours of direct child welfare services and individual and/or group supervision.

  • Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university in human services related field
  • Possess a current Background Clearance Screening Letter as required by DCF; and successfully complete the background screening requirements for Community Partnership for Children.
  • If local travel is required, a Valid Florida driver’s license and documentation of current automobile insurance, with $100,000/$300,000 bodily injury liability limit, is requiredApply for and submit payment of $100.00 to the Florida Certification Board for provisional credentials at the time of the post-test

Employee will work in an office/clerical environment. The employee will work predominantly seated with recurrent need to walk, stand, and bend from the waist. Occasional light lifting, stooping, and climbing may be required. Occasional local travel.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required of personnel so classified. This job description should not be construed to constitute contractual obligations of any kind or a contract of employment between Community Partnership for Children and any employee. Employment at Community Partnership for Children is “at-will” and either party can terminate the employment relationship at any time, with or without just cause. 

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