Encourage Foster Care & Adoption (a ministry of CCHO) is seeking a Case Aide, responsible for therapeutic behavioral services to provide individualized supports or care coordination of healthcare, behavioral healthcare and non-healthcare services, delivered in all settings that meet the needs of the individual. The vast majority of time will be spent driving clients to and from appointments.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: It is the responsibility of each employee to be a consistent witness for Jesus Christ and to adhere to the Standard of Moral Conduct and Statement of Faith. Further, each employee is responsible for dealing with others with a Christ-like attitude while helping them experience their worth in Christ, and for demonstrating behaviors reflecting CCHO's core values of Relentless Commitment, Selflessness, and Kindness.
Job-specific essential functions include the following:
- Makes every effort to maintain a ‘team first’ spirit and atmosphere within the workplace environment – fostering and maintaining appropriate working relationships within the Encourage team, and with other Agency departments, as well.
- Assist foster parents with transportation of foster youth to appointments and visitation as needed.
- Assist Foster Care Coordinators with developing treatment plan.
- Facilitate crisis prevention with youth and foster parents through weekly assessment.
- Facilitate individual treatment plan update meetings with Encourage and Encompass staff, foster parents and agency caseworkers.
- Facilitate social skills and independent living groups according to youth's ITP's
Other duties may be assigned.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: None.
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: High school diploma or equivalent and minimum of three years relevant experience, required. Bachelor's or master's degree in social work, psychology, nursing, or in related human services, preferred.
LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from agencies, families, clients, donors, and the general public.
MATHEMATICAL ABILITY: Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
COMPUTER SKILLS: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office, internet and databases.
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 sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk. The employee must be able to present information and speak clearly. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus; Must be able to drive a vehicle.
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. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Candidates must be 21 or older to apply. References, background checks and drug screenings will be completed on all potential candidates. Must have valid Ohio Driver’s License and maintain a driving record that allows that individual to be insurable. EOE.