Hope Rising - Therapeutic Case Manager/Home Developer

Therapeutic Case Manager/Home Developer

Job Description |

SUMMARY

Counsels and aids children in Hope Rising’s care through comprehensive case management services.  Manages and supports foster families. 

 

OBJECTIVES

Manage the children/youth’s placement

  • Maintains compliance via visits, documentations, and other contacts.
  • Facilitates placement, assessment, service delivery, discharge, and aftercare planning
  • Reports any/all suspecting abuse or neglect to the Administrator on duty and the DFPS hotline at www.txabusehotline.org or 1-800-252-5400.
  • Monitors psychological, mental, emotional, physical, and environmental well-being through
  • Provides resource information and referrals to community organizations for therapeutic treatment to assist client.
  • Provides crisis intervention as needed to prevent escalation of high-risk behavior, relapse, hospitalization, placement disruption, and other undesirable outcomes.
  • Consults with medical doctors and other specialists, and/or treatment team members concerning treatment plans and make recommendations as needed.

Develop and maintain foster homes

  • Facilitates recruitment planning including events, vetting, screening and training.
  • Helps families develop a therapeutic milieu conducive to healthy child development.
  • Provides "on call" services including providing awake, continuous coverage throughout the night to meet the particular needs of a child, if needed.
  • Inputs and updates child and family information into the data management system.

Additional therapeutic services

  • Provides direct clinical services to children in care to potentially include but not limited to individual, equine, group, and family therapy.
  • Completes written documentation of ongoing treatment of children.

Required Qualifications & Experience

  • A master’s degree from an accredited college or university; or
  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in social work or other human services field.
  • One year of documented full-time work experience in a residential child-care operation, or as a conservatorship caseworker or foster adoptive home development worker for the department. The experience must be in conducting assessments, service planning, or case management duties. The experience may include a maximum of 350 hours of formal, supervised field placement or practicum in child-placing activities.
  • Licensed as one of the following: LMFT, LPC, LBSW, LCSW, LMSW, or LSOTP.

Please contact Johanna Schroeder at johanna@hoperisingusa.org if you have any questions.