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Case Manager II

Location:Austin, TX
Salary Range:Competitive
Benefits:Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Paid Leave - see BENEFITS for more
Employment Type:Full Time
Department:Foster Care Transitional Services
Description:IF YOU HAVE APPLIED IN THE LAST 3 MONTHS YOUR APPLICATION IS ON FILE, DO NOT REAPPLY.

Application Deadline: November 11, 2012

INSTRUCTIONS: Please attach or insert a resume with cover letter indicating salary requirements. Also note: Incomplete applications will not be considered.

ACTS is a case management program designed to assist youth transitioning out of CPS foster care to achieve independent self-sufficiency in the adult community. The services are provided by LifeWorks and Casey Family Programs under contract with DFPS Preperation for Adult Living Program.

We are looking for a Case Manager II with a passion for the client population and seeing clients succeed!

The ideal candidate has demonstrated skill in client services, community resource utilization, and working with multi-cultural populations. They can pay careful attention to detail, works w/ accuracy and maintains neat, well-organized records; works independently, exercises initiative, and accomplishes tasks without continuous supervision.

The ideal candidate is someone who is knowledgeable/experienced in the foster care system, working with the homeless population as well as expertise in mental health issues; disibiltiy issues, resources, systems, has the ability to work with multiple changing priorities and to work with clients in a strengths based manner.

The Case Manager II will be balancing a caseload with several clients in crisis among those not in crisis; balancing direct services with paperwork requirements; utilizing community resources.

Schedule: Includes regular business hours, evenings and Saturdays (not exceeding 40 hours)
Duties:Duties:
•Provides case management services on all cases and coordinates services with other agencies. Duties may include intake, case management, monitoring, resource referral, and group facilitation.
•May conduct education/prevention presentations and facilitate support groups.
•Maintains direct contact with clients through home, school, and/or field visits, providing education and assistance in the area of specialty.
•Provides referrals and assists clients in accessing assistance from community resources.
•Communicates with community agencies regarding services and appointments. Transports clients to agencies and services, as needed.
•Collaborates with community agencies to advocate for client population needs.
•Maintains case records and documentation as appropriate, including service plans, progress notes, intake reports, and incident reports.
•Develops and implements Career Plans for each client assigned.
•Develops and maintains connections with employers and training programs in the community for placement partnerships.
Qualifications:REQUIRES a Bachelor’s degree in behavioral science or a related field; 3+ years of related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Must possess a valid Texas driver's license and insurance and have a driving record that would permit being insured by agency insurance; Must have or be able to obtain within 30 days of hire standard First-Aid & CPR certification; must be able to pass criminal and DFPS background checks.

PREFERRED Experience with foster care system; case management experience, experience w/ foster care youth and young adults; LBSW or higher; Master's degree in Social Work or other related behavioral science

Experience in job development, knowledge of Workforce Solutions and job readiness.


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