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PT Family Case Manager

Date Posted:  Nov 13, 2022
Requisition ID:  396983
Location: 

Shelbyville, IN, US, 46176

 

Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.

 

At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of a role.

 

About the Department of Child Services:
Join a team that engages with families and children to improve lives in meaningful and significant ways. DCS engages authentically with children who are victims of abuse or neglect and strengthens families through services that focus on family support and preservation. The Department also administers family preservation and prevention services, foster care, and child support throughout the State of Indiana. You will relentlessly pursue permanency for children and families through reunification, guardianship, adoption or support youth in making a successful transition to adulthood. While this job is difficult and may have long and sometimes unconventional hours, this is more than a job—it is a calling to improve your community and neighbors. Will you join us in supporting our Mission, Vision, and Values?
 
Mission:  The Indiana Department of Child Services leads the state’s response to allegations of child abuse and neglect and facilitates child support payments. We consider the needs and values of all we serve in our efforts to protect children while keeping families together whenever possible.
Vision: Children will live in safe, healthy and supportive families and communities.
Values: We at the Indiana Department of Child Services empower our team, in collaboration with state and local partners, to make decisions in the best interest of every child in our care by embracing:
•    Respect for all
•    Racial justice
•    Diversity and inclusion
•    A culture of safety
•    A commitment to continuous improvement
 
Salary:
This position traditionally starts at an hourly salary of $24.26. Salary for this position may be commensurate with education and job experience.

 

Location:
This position is located in Shelby County.

 

Schedule:

This is a part-time position requiring a minimum of 15 hours per week with a maximum of 29 hours per week. Days and hours will be flexible based on business needs and can be discussed further upon interview.

  

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Role Overview:

As the Family Case Manager, you will be responsible for working as a caseworker specialist in social services within a Local County Office or Central Office of the Department of Children Services. In this position, you will protect families and children from abuse and neglect, 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.

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Investigate reported incidents of child abuse, neglect, or dependency, makes determination of whether the incident is substantiated and develops recommendations to a Juvenile Court or County Director for disposition.
  • Assess 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 reported to be abused/neglected.  
  • Testify and prepare pre-dispositional, and progress reports maintains case files and develops briefing reports for the community child protection team. Develops “informal adjustment” plans with families and children to divert children from the juvenile justice system. 
  • Develop case plans to assist families and children to become more self-sufficient in a safe and nurturing environment and to ensure a permanent home for the child. 
  • Develop discharge/transition programming to assist families and children to attain and maintain self-sufficiency in a safe environment.
  • Monitor and assess the service capability treatment programs and providers to ensure consistency with the case plan.
  • Accept on-call responsibility as needed to receive and investigate allegations of child abuse/neglect.
  • Conduct home studies, family histories and recommends placement for adoption to an adoption team. 
  • 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.

The job profile is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.

What You'll Need for Success:

You must meet the following requirements to be considered for employment: 

  • Fulfill one of the following education/experience requirements:
    • Bachelor’s degree; or 
    • Associate degree with a minimum of two (2) years of human services job experience; or
    • Completion of thirty (30) college credit hours from an accredited institution with a minimum of four (4) years of human services job experience; or
    • A minimum of at least five (5) years of human services job experience
  • Advanced knowledge of principles and practices of social work, casework, sociology and group and individual counseling including new methods and theories of treatment.
  • Thorough knowledge of state and/or federal laws, regulations, guidelines, and standards affecting child protection services, foster care, family preservation and adoption.
  • Thorough knowledge of related social services programs and ability to coordinate work among programs. 
  • Specialized knowledge of the interrelationships of the various behavioral sciences as they affect care and treatment of patients/clients and/or objectives of social work projects.
  • Ability to investigate and interview alleged victims and perpetrators of child abuse or neglect in an appropriate and effective manner.
  • Ability to formulate and monitor project guidelines or treatment plans.
  • Ability to prepare clear, accurate reports.
  • Ability to work with families of diverse cultural/ethnic backgrounds with sensitivity to differences in child rearing practices, relationships and need.
  • Ability to work with children with special needs such as mental or emotional conditions, the foster families, or the home willing to accept those children and the professionals who can appropriately provide services to them.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment while managing crises situations including those involving confrontational, aggressive adults being investigated for child abuse or neglect.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role does not provide direct supervision to direct reports.

 

Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

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

  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off 
  • Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs 
  • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years 
  • New Parent Leave 
  • Free Parking 
  • Free LinkedIn Learning 

 

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

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