Case Manager, Foster Care and Adoption Program

Location: Graham, Texas

The Foster Care and Adoption Case Manager is responsible to guide, teach, and assist foster / adoptive parents in the delivery of their responsibilities in caring for the children placed in their homes.

Essential Job Functions:

  1. Conduct home studies or home study updates for prospective or verified families, including all interviews, research, and report writing necessary.
  2. Provide case management services for all assigned clients working with the Case Manager Supervisor, Clinical Supervisor and Program Director for guidance and assistance.
  3. Provide leadership to the treatment team working closely with the foster / adoptive parents, teachers, therapists, CPS caseworkers, birth family, and significant others in order to implement successful treatment for each client.
  4. Maintain accurate and professional documentation of child and family records.
  5. Must have valid Texas Driver’s license, proof of insurance for the vehicle used in work related travel, and have a dependable vehicle.
  6. Knowledge of treatment planning and effective treatment interventions for children and foster / adoptive families is required.
  7. Write individualized service plans (ISP), admission assessments, and monthly case notes.
  8. Facilitate the use of Trust Based Relational Intervention with foster / adoptive parents and children to promote healing of children in care.
  9. Utilize therapeutic skill set to include: strength focused language, family-centered interaction, and goal-driven approach.
  10. Facilitate adoptions in foster to adopt homes.
  11. Submit reports in a timely manner. Conscientious of time frames and due dates.
  12. Extensive daytime and some overnight travel may be required for conducting home visits, providing support to children and families and other activities.
  13. Must be able to work extended hours (may include weekends) when necessary such as when a new youth is placed, and when a youth is having difficulty in the foster / adoptive home and parents need added assistance, or when imposed deadlines need to be met.
  14. In emergency situations, the position may require providing overnight supervision of a child or night support for a foster / adoptive family.
  15. Support and promote educational excellence for children in care, in coordination with PCHAS Preparation for Independent Living (PIL) services.
  16. Demonstrate effective collaboration across departmental lines.
  17. Exhibit professionalism in working with staff, foster parents, and other agencies.
  18. Accurately record and submit administrative reports, such as requests for mileage reimbursement, credit card statement and receipts (if applicable), personal expense reports, and maintain an updated calendar.
  19. Must be a team player and promote positive working relationships among staff.
  20. Systematically collects, records, and submits accurate outcome data as required by PCHAS and RCCL Contract.
  21. Other duties as assigned.

Working Conditions:

Each Case Manager will be provided a computer and cell phone or cell phone reimbursement in order to perform their work. Computer stations and office equipment are provided.   Case Managers will need to have the ability to work in a high energy environment both at the office and in the foster care environment and may include weekends and evenings regularly.  On call hours are routine.  There is moderate risk of exposure to infectious disease, and physical or verbal aggression from children or foster / adoptive parents may be occasionally present during the course of work.

Education and Experience:

A Master’s Degree in Social Work from an accredited university is preferred with one year paid experience working with children and families at-risk, or a Master’s or Bachelor’s Degree in a human services profession with three years of working with children or families at risk, or children in out of home care.

Christian Commitment:

Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services is a religious organization affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and prefers to employ individuals who are Christians and who possess a Christian commitment, as well as concern for troubled children and families in need.