Nonprofit - Social Services
At least 1 year(s)
The Clinical Care Manager provides therapeutic care management and coordination of services for children. The Care Manager helps maintain placement stability and permanency planning for children in the program. The Clinical Care Manager works in collaboration with foster parents, DCF, and other community providers to ensure quality delivery of services.
Wheeler Clinic fosters positive change in the lives of individuals and families, as well as in communities. We provide cutting-edge human services that address a diverse range of needs and backgrounds, enhance strengths and provide the supports that encourage recovery from challenges for a satisfying life in the community.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Conducts program specific screening and evaluation, and formulates diagnosis in accordance with the Diagnostic Statistical Manual (DSM). Develops and documents, clear clinical formulation and treatment plans that are individualized, measurable, developed in collaboration with the client, family, and other collaterals involved with the child.
Demonstrates knowledge of psychopathology and other behavioral health concerns and primary modalities of psychotherapeutic intervention. Triages clinical emergencies and implements program specific safety and consultation protocols. Utilizes best practices and evidenced based practice models where appropriate and adheres to model and program expectations.
Communicates in a positive, effective manner with children, foster families, biological families, and all internal and external providers involved as required.
Attends all necessary internal and external meetings with foster care staff, providers, foster parents, and children associated with the foster care program.
Provides care management services to help foster children stabilize in placement and improve overall functioning.
Provides support/direction to foster families to assist them in caring for the children placed in their homes.
Monitors foster parent compliance with program expectations/policy and assists families in meeting these requirements.
Works with biological families, where appropriate, to help them to support the child while in foster placement and/or to prepare for their return home.
Meets direct service productivity goals as defined by the program. Demonstrates knowledge of program/department/agency goals and target outcomes, and adheres to practice standards and to data collection and reporting protocols.
Attends and is prepared for scheduled supervision. Seeks additional supervision or consultation as needed and follows through with supervisory directives.
Documents all client related information in compliance with agency policy and DCF contractual standards for child and/or families within the foster care program.
Provides service in the office and/or community settings outside the office (e.g., homes, schools, hospitals, institutions, other community locations) as defined by the program.
Provides after hours on call response to foster children and their families on a rotating basis with other foster care program staff.
Promotes and supports the foster care program within the community, and assists with recruitment and training as needed.
Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer
REQUIREMENTS/EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS
Master’s degree in Psychology, Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, or Counseling plus at least 1 year of experience working with behavioral health service delivery to children, adolescents and families is required. Experience working with the foster care population is preferred.
Current program needs require bilingual English/Spanish speaking skills
This position is a full time position, working 40 hours a week. Position requires some flexibility to meet the needs of families.