Career Opportunities With Caring For Kids

Current Openings:

Foster Care Clinical Case Manager (Akron)

SUMMARY

Caring for Kids’ Clinical Case Managers provide case management, parent coaching, and behavioral health services to foster, foster to adopt, and public adoption placements.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBLITIES

  • Provide CPST and counseling services to foster children identified as a “specialized” or “treatment” level on the referral and ICCA as well as those in pre- and post- adoptive placements.
  • Completion of Diagnostic Assessments, Individualized Service/Treatment Plans and corresponding documentation as applicable and appropriate.
  • Work in conjunction with a multidisciplinary team. Advocate on behalf of clients, including assessing needs and linking to services using contacts with community agencies, monitoring access to those services, and maintaining confidentiality.
  • Coordinate services for clients in accordance with service description, contract requirements of the custodial county, and accreditation standards.
  • Face-to-face contact with clients, including required home visits with clients to assure child safety.
  • Assist foster families in the adjustment of a new foster child placement in their home and with ongoing support services throughout placement.
  • Provide consultation and collaboration with foster and adoptive parents on identifying problem areas, developing plans for addressing those problems in order to minimize the risk of placement disruption.
  • Utilize and educate connected parenting approaches with families. Provide ongoing training in order to continue to develop the skill level of foster and adoptive parents.
  • Provide on call support and crisis intervention to foster families as required.
  • Participation in team decision-making meetings regarding the child’s development, progress, and permanency planning.
  • Complete reports and documentation within the time frames specified according to foster care contract requirements and the agency’s accreditation standards.
  • Report to supervisor and county any incidents that jeopardize the health and safety of children.
  • Weekly group supervision and bi-weekly individual supervision, with additional support as needed.
  • Follow guidelines of social work or counselor code of ethics.
  • Follow all policies and procedures established by Caring for Kids, Inc. Perform other case management duties that support the mission of the agency.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree in social work or counseling preferred. (Will consider bachelor’s degree in social work with related experience).
  • Licensed by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board.
  • Valid Driver’s license and car insurance as well as a reliable vehicle with valid registration.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED

  • A commitment to high quality permanency and clinical services to children and their families.
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to client’s cultural and socioeconomic characteristics.
  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills.
  • Effective time management.

BENEFITS

401K after 90 days
Travel cost reimbursement
Paid time off and flexible schedule
Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
Positive family like environment

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

None

SALARY

Commensurate with highest degree achieved and experience.

Foster Care Clinical Case Manager (Columbus)

SUMMARY

Caring for Kids’ Clinical Case Managers provide case management, parent coaching, and behavioral health services to foster, foster to adopt, and public adoption placements.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBLITIES

  • Provide CPST and counseling services to foster children identified as a “specialized” or “treatment” level on the referral and ICCA as well as those in pre- and post- adoptive placements.
  • Completion of Diagnostic Assessments, Individualized Service/Treatment Plans and corresponding documentation as applicable and appropriate.
  • Work in conjunction with a multidisciplinary team. Advocate on behalf of clients, including assessing needs and linking to services using contacts with community agencies, monitoring access to those services, and maintaining confidentiality.
  • Coordinate services for clients in accordance with service description, contract requirements of the custodial county, and accreditation standards.
  • Face-to-face contact with clients, including required home visits with clients to assure child safety.
  • Assist foster families in the adjustment of a new foster child placement in their home and with ongoing support services throughout placement.
  • Provide consultation and collaboration with foster and adoptive parents on identifying problem areas, developing plans for addressing those problems in order to minimize the risk of placement disruption.
  • Utilize and educate connected parenting approaches with families. Provide ongoing training in order to continue to develop the skill level of foster and adoptive parents.
  • Provide on call support and crisis intervention to foster families as required.
  • Participation in team decision-making meetings regarding the child’s development, progress, and permanency planning.
  • Complete reports and documentation within the time frames specified according to foster care contract requirements and the agency’s accreditation standards.
  • Report to supervisor and county any incidents that jeopardize the health and safety of children.
  • Weekly group supervision and bi-weekly individual supervision, with additional support as needed.
  • Follow guidelines of social work or counselor code of ethics.
  • Follow all policies and procedures established by Caring for Kids, Inc. Perform other case management duties that support the mission of the agency.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree in social work or counseling preferred. (Will consider bachelor’s degree in social work with related experience).
  • Licensed by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board.
  • Valid Driver’s license and car insurance as well as a reliable vehicle with valid registration.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED

  • A commitment to high quality permanency and clinical services to children and their families.
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to client’s cultural and socioeconomic characteristics.
  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills.
  • Effective time management.

BENEFITS

401K after 90 days
Travel cost reimbursement
Paid time off and flexible schedule
Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
Positive family like environment

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

None

SALARY

Commensurate with highest degree achieved and experience.

Adoption Assessor (Akron)

SUMMARY AND PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

An Adoption Assessor writes home study assessments and completes post placement supervision for families adopting newborn infants (through our domestic infant adoption program), as well as potentially for families adopting children through the foster care system as a part of our public adoption program. Contracted assessors will also complete homestudy updates, amendments, and attend finalization hearings for adoptions per Ohio Rule. The Assessor writes a home study based on family paperwork and personal home visits and interviews. After a placement occurs, this same social worker would be asked to complete post placement supervision with the family; this typically includes 6-8 home visits and reports.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Licensed by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board.
  • Completion of State of Ohio Tier 1 and Tier 2 Adoption Assessor Training (if not current, must obtain within 6 months of hire)
  • Valid driver’s license and car insurance as well as a reliable vehicle with valid registration
  • SACWIS experience is preferred

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS

  • Knowledge of community services
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work with clients of various demographic, socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds with sensitivity and understanding
  • Sensitivity to adoption and birth mother specific issues

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

None

SALARY

Contractual rate per service provided

Adoption Assessor (Columbus)

SUMMARY AND PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

An Adoption Assessor writes home study assessments and completes post placement supervision for families adopting newborn infants (through our domestic infant adoption program), as well as potentially for families adopting children through the foster care system as a part of our public adoption program. Contracted assessors will also complete homestudy updates, amendments, and attend finalization hearings for adoptions per Ohio Rule. The Assessor writes a home study based on family paperwork and personal home visits and interviews. After a placement occurs, this same social worker would be asked to complete post placement supervision with the family; this typically includes 6-8 home visits and reports.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Licensed by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board.
  • Completion of State of Ohio Tier 1 and Tier 2 Adoption Assessor Training (if not current, must obtain within 6 months of hire)
  • Valid driver’s license and car insurance as well as a reliable vehicle with valid registration
  • SACWIS experience is preferred

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS

  • Knowledge of community services
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work with clients of various demographic, socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds with sensitivity and understanding
  • Sensitivity to adoption and birth mother specific issues

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

None

SALARY

Contractual rate per service provided

Apply For Position:

To apply for one of our currently open positions, please send a resume and any other pertinent information to info@cfkadopt.org.

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