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Child Welfare Case Manager

Company: Communities Connected for Kids
Location: Fort Pierce
Posted on: September 15, 2023

Job Description:

**Description** _Are you searching for meaningful work that ensures the safety of children and helps to build strong families in the community? Then our Communities Connected for Kids program has an opportunity that will interest you! We are looking for a motivated, dedicated and compassionate individual to be a Child Welfare Case Manager!_ **Being a Child Welfare Case Manager has its Advantages** As a Child Welfare Case Manager, you will work with other dedicated professionals who share your passion for helping individuals in need. We offer: + Salaries starting at $47,000 for new and certified child welfare case managers. + Opportunities to make a positive impact in the lives of children in need of support + Unique rewards that come from seeing families improve and flourish with the services you referred them to + Quality comprehensive Benefits including low-cost, high-coverage health insurance, generous time-off, and competitive 403b retirementplus student loan debt assistance and 30-day benefit eligibility waiting period for new hires! Our Communities Connected for Kids Program provides services for children and families in the child welfare system, to ensure a community without abuse, neglect and abandonment. Based out of Fort Pierce, FL, this position is responsible for providing safety assessment and coordination of services for children and families referred by the Department of Children and Families due to abuse, neglect, or abandonment by caregivers. Additional responsibilites of the position include: + Conduct child safety assessments. + Assess client needs and develop service plans + Coordinate the delivery of services, plan referrals and linkages to clients and families + Monitor service plan progress and evaluate reports from multiple service providers + Develop and maintain case and program documentation according to contract and CCKids standards (assessments, treatment/service plans, progress notes, termination summaries, etc.) + Prepare case/status reports and make recommendations/testify at courts or other prescribed body regarding reunification, termination of parental rights or other permanency plans + Conduct diligent searches as required by Dependency laws + Coordinate services with other professionals and paraprofessionals + Conduct community outreach as needed + Provide specialized services that may include detainment, interstate compact, post placement supervision, relative/non-relative caregiver home studies, court testimony, termination of parental rights and judicial review staffing + Provide support to children, caregivers and family members to assure stable placement and timely achievement of permanency + Assist family/caregivers in accessing subsidy, medical coverage and other needed services for children + Coordinate cases with supervisor, team members, providers, DCF and CLS attorneys as needed + Facilitate placement and independent living + May remove and place children + May facilitate mediation staffing for reunification, TPR and detainment + Arrange or provide transportation of clients when needed + Arrange for drug/alcohol screens as necessary + Testify in dependency court proceedings and provide court work to CLS attorneys + Provide on call support as required or scheduled + Maintain required child welfare certification + Other assigned duties as required _Keywords: child welfare, case management, dependency, human services, social work, social services, social worker, child advocate, family advocate, BSW, MSW, CWCM, CPI_ **Qualifications** **Education:** + Bachelor's degree _required_ from an accredited university in social work or related area of study. Related degrees include: criminology, juvenile justice, psychology, sociology, counseling, special education, education, human development, child development, family development, marriage and family therapy, or nursing. Will also consider human services and criminal justice with DCF authorization. **Other Requirements:** + Upon hire all Case Managers are required to obtain certification as a Child Protection Professional with 12 months. CWCM a plus. + Valid FL State Issued Driver's License + Work schedule hours will be a core Monday - Friday, dayshift; however flexibility to work outside of regular business hours is required including evenings and weekends due to the needs of the clients. Apply for this job ( **Need help finding the right job?** We can recommend jobs specifically for you! **Posted Date** _2 days ago_ _(9/7/2023 9:24 AM)_ **_Requisition ID_** _2023-32621_ **_Category_** _Direct Care_

Keywords: Communities Connected for Kids, Fort Pierce , Child Welfare Case Manager, Executive , Fort Pierce, Florida

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