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Family Case Manager Job Fair

Date Posted:  Aug 13, 2019
Requisition ID:  15497
Location: 

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46204

 

Join us from 9am - 4pm on Monday, September 9 at our Marion County East location for an opportunity to interview with hiring managers for a Family Case Manager position in Marion County. If interested in attending this Career Fair, please apply to this posting to receive communication and reminders, as well as reserve your spot.  Additional information can be found below.

 

About the Department of Child Services:

DCS protects children who are victims of abuse or neglect and strengthens families through services that focus on family support and preservation. The Department also administers child support, child protection, adoption and foster care throughout the State of Indiana. 

Mission:  The Indiana Department of Child Services engages with families and collaborates with state, local and community partners to protect children from abuse and neglect and to provide child support services.

Vision: Indiana children will live in safe, healthy and supportive families and communities.

Values: Respect, Prevention, Safety, Stability, Permanency, Responsibility, Accountability, Continuous Improvement

 

Hire Salary: The starting salary for the Family Case Manager position is $35,776 annually. Upon successful completion of the cohort training, the salary will be increased to $40,092 annually. Cohort training lasts approximately 12 weeks and is subject to change contingent upon successful completion of classroom and learning activities.

WHO:

This event is intended for candidates who are interested in a career as a Family Case Manager with the Indiana Department of Child Services. The minimum qualifications for a Family Case Manager position are as follows:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university is required with at least 15 semester hours or 21 quarter hours in Child Development, Criminology, Criminal Justice, Education, Healthcare, Home Economics, Psychology, Guidance and Counseling, Social Work, or Sociology required.
    • BSW and/or MSW degree preferred
  • Required to possess and maintain a valid drivers’ license, independent reliable automobile and appropriate automobile insurance coverage at all times.   
  • The Indiana Department of Child Services is a drug free workplace.  Candidates are subject to pre-employment and random drug/alcohol testing.

If you meet these qualifications, please reserve your spot today by applying to this posting.

WHEN:

Monday, September 9 from 9am - 4pm 

WHERE:

9105 E. 56th St.
Suite 200
Indianapolis, IN 46216

About the Job:

Family Case Managers work within a Local County Office of the Department of Child Services (DCS).  The purpose of the position is to protect children from abuse and neglect and either maintain or reunify families whenever possible and, when in the best interest of the child, to achieve a permanent home or independent living for children unable to be reunited with their families in a timely manner. Family Case Managers are responsible for the following:

  • Investigate reported incidents of child abuse, neglect or dependency, makes determination of whether or not the incident is substantiated and develops recommendations to a Juvenile Court or County Director for disposition.
  • Assess safety and level of risk to the child for additional injury or harm, including whether the child is in imminent danger, and may remove the child from the family as the situation warrants; places child in a protected environment.
  • Perform needs assessments to determine treatment options for families and children evaluated to be abused/neglected or referred by law enforcement, other social service agencies or schools as a possible in need of services (CHINS).
  • Testify in either a Juvenile or Criminal Court of Law concerning the needs of the families and children that are assigned to the incumbent’s caseload, the families’ ability to remedy the abusive/neglectful situation, or concerning alleged criminal activities of a parent or other perpetrator.
  • Make recommendations to the court for the return of children to their families, following assessment of safety or risk to the child throughout the life of the case.
  • Prepare pre-dispositional, dispositional and progress reports to the courts, maintains case files and develops briefing reports for the community child protection team, in-office case staffings or external provider staffings.
  • Develop “informal adjustment” plans with families and children in their home to divert children from the juvenile justice system and meet the “least intrusive intervention” standard.
  • Develop case plans collaboratively with families to assist them in becoming more self-sufficient in a safe and nurturing environment and to ensure a permanent home for the child. This plan must be developed in a manner that recognizes unique needs and the diverse backgrounds of the children and their families. Revises case plan as needed to meet the dynamic needs of the child and family.
  • Monitor treatment plans of contractual service providers to determine if they are consistent with the case plan.
  • Develop discharge/transition programming to assist families and children to attain and maintain self-sufficiency in a safe environment.
  • Assess the service capability of residential treatment programs and providers to ensure that they meet the needs of children and their families.
  • Accept on-call responsibility periodically to receive and investigate allegations of child abuse/neglect.
  • Coordinate local service delivery for a family or children to assist them towards the establishment of a safe and stable home for children.
  • Counsel families regarding the social needs and skills of families and children.
  • Conduct home studies, family histories and recommends placement for adoption to an adoption team and assumes lead role in decision making regarding the family to be selected to adopt the child.
  • Visit children in out-of-home placements to coordinate family reunification, adoption or independent living efforts.
  • Maintain data which provides management an opportunity to evaluate family and children needs on a trend analysis basis.
Realistic Job Preview:

Please view a Realistic Job Decsription here: https://www.in.gov/dcs/3209.htm

Open Positions:

This fair will hire for positions at all four of our Marion County Offices:

Marion County North and South -- Keystone Ave, just South of Fall Creek

Marion County West -- In Speedway

Marion County East -- In Lawrence

 

Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes:

  • Four (4) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages
  • Wellness program (offers eligibility into a discounted medical plan)
  • Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution)
  • Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • Group life insurance
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off
  • Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs
  • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • New Parent Leave

 

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Nearest Major Market: Indianapolis

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