$500.00 Signing Bonus for LSW who fills the position!
Founded in 1973, Pathway Caring for Children is a private, non-profit social services agency. Our mission is to empower children and families to realize their potential and achieve the possibilities of their lives through innovative mental health, foster care, and adoption services. Pathway offices are located in Brook Park, Canton, Minerva, and Sebring, OH. To learn more about Pathway please visit www.pathwaycfc.org
The Foster Care Case Manager works full-time as a case manager and is assigned as many as 18 children including youth in foster care or clients from the community with mental health service needs. The outlined responsibilites include:
- The case manager meets often as defined by the level of care (or more often as needed) with each child for casework sessions and documents these meetings in the case manager progress notes.
- The case manager assits the child in working toward the established permanency plan, i.e. reunification, adoption, independing living, etc.
- Assists team and client as appropriate in stabilization of mental health symptoms and placement preservation.
- Coordinates all services provided to the child.
- Ensures that team meetings are held as appropriate.
- Assists clients in learning skills necessary to improve functioning level and reduce symptoms of mental health disorder.
- Completes all required documentation and training in the established time frame.
- Provides Mental Health CPST services to foster children that are open to individual and/or group CPST.
- Provides emotional support, advice and technical assistance to staff/foster care givers including designing and coordination of Behavior Management plans and other treatment/change programs for children. Helps to conduct family problem solving meetings when appropriate. Also provides child specific training to foster care givers through home visits.
- Maintains availability for crisis intervention during times assigned for carrying the pager.
- Participates in various in-service training designed to improve his/her functioning on the job.
The Case Manager shall have a Bachelor's Degree; at least two years experience working with youth with mental health disorders; experience and aptitude in working with children in crisis situations, knowledge of working with youth in foster/adoptive placements, a demonstrated ability to work well with many different types of people; possess a valid driver's license, a good driving record, the ability to drive to foster homes and other community locations, have automotive liability insurance, and a car which is safely maintained. This person must meet the background screening as defined in OAC code 5101:2-5-09 and shall be an assessor and comply with ODJFS 5101:2-48-06 if performing assessor duties. Demonstrates sensitivity and consideration for the cultural differences among the children and families served by Pathway. Demonstrates knowledge of working with birth families. An appropriate State of Ohio license such as LSW, LISW, LPC, LPCC, CCDC, Counselor Trainee, Psychology Assistant or other license specified by all ODJFS rules is required.