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Non Judicial Case Manager

Company: Lutheran Services Florida
Location: Bradenton
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Lutheran Services Florida (LSF) envisions a world where children are safe, families are strong and communities are vibrant .
LSF is looking for a talented Non Judicial Case Manager who wants to make an impact in the lives of others.
We're offering SIGN-ON BONUSES!

* New case managers - general sign-on bonus of $1,500
* Provisionally Certified Case Managers (no need for pre-service training - able to take cases immediately and work toward full certification) - $2,000.00
* Fully Certified Case Managers (can assume full caseload - no need for training) - $3,000.00
* Paid in 2 increments at 3 months and 6 months of employment.

Purpose & Impact
The CWCM must successfully complete the Child Protection Professional training and examination, all field-based requirements for certification, and achieve certification within 1 year of hire date or 1 year from completion of Pre-Service Exam.
During the time that the CWCM is attending pre-service training and working to achieve certification as a Child Protection Professional, the CWCM is expected to become proficient in identifying and assessing client and family needs of minors placed in care by DCF due to abuse or neglect by caretakers, with the ultimate goal of permanency. Under the supervision of the CWCM Supervisor, the CWCM evaluates, coordinates and ensures necessary services and/or treatment are provided; completes required assessments; assists individuals and families by using such activities as delineating alternatives, helping to articulate goals and providing needed information.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

* Attend formal instruction (Phase I Child Protection Certification training program).
* Conduct child safety
* Assess client needs and develop Safety Plans, case plans, and visitation plans;
* Coordinate the delivery of services, plan referrals and linkages to clients and
* Monitor case plan task compliance and progress and evaluating reports from multiple service providers.
* Develop and maintain case and program documentation according to contract and agency standards (safety assessments, progress notes, court paperwork, ).
* Prepare case/status reports
* Coordinate services with other professionals and
* Conduct community outreach, as
* Provide support to children, caregivers and family members to assure stable placement and timely achievement of permanency.
* Assist family/caregivers in accessing subsidy, medical coverage and other needed services for children.
* Coordinate cases with supervisor, team members, providers, and other various agency
* Facilitate placement and independent
* Assist in removing and placing children.
* Arrange or provide transportation of clients when
* Arrange for drug/alcohol screens, as
* Provide on call support as required or
* Participate in the Quality Improvement
* Participate in on call
* Appear in

This list of responsibilities is not intended to be exhaustive. Lutheran Family Services reserves the right to revise this position description as needed to comply with actual job requirements.
Education and Experience : Bachelor's Degree in human services or a related field from an accredited college or university with two (2) years of related experience OR an advanced degree in social work or a comparable human service field.
Certificates, Licenses, and Registrations : This position requires the following credentials.

* Valid driver's license and insurance in good standing.

Language Skills : Ability to read, analyze, and interpret regulatory documents, contracts, policies and case records. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from management, staff, clients, and outside agencies. Ability to effectively present information to children and families, management, employees, and outside agencies.
Reasoning Ability : Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to deal with several abstract and concrete variables. Able to anticipate needs and/or problems based on current events and/or situations and to develop solutions.
Education and Training Requirements:

* Bachelor's degree in a human services field from an accredited university or college and one year related post bachelor degree experience or a bachelor's degree from an accredited university in human services and two years post bachelor's degree
* Must obtain Florida Child Welfare Certification within 12 months from date of successful completion of Pre-Service Post Test. Candidates must successfully complete the State Certified training and exam; a structured period of observation in and out of the office, including home and field
* Complete a minimum of 40 hours of in-service training each full year of employment. The in- service training must include but not be limited to, indicators of child abuse, neglect and abandonment; substance abuse; community resources; independent living, and other related topics to child welfare.
* Complete agency based courses as part of agency

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS: This position requires the following additional qualifications.

* Willingness to carry out the mission of Lutheran Services Florida and its programs;
* Ability to work as a team member and leader;
* Possesses a conviction about the capacity of people to grow and change;
* Ability to forge mutually respectful partnerships with the individuals served, other staff members, representatives of other agencies and organizations, and others with whom he or she comes into contact;
* Possesses qualities which enable him or her to work well with others such as sensitivity, flexibility, emotional maturity, ability to work with frustration and conflict, a sense of humor, and the capacity to respect persons with differing lifestyles and philosophies;
* Understanding of the role cultural identity plays in motivating human behavior;
* Ability to work in a culturally competent manner with individuals from a variety of ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
* Professional appearance and behavior including, but not limited to, reporting to work at the scheduled time, working as scheduled, and seldom being absent from
* Exercises effective problem solving techniques, tackles issues directly, and makes timely decisions based on factual information;
* Ability to attend to details;
* Organizational abilities, including ability to prioritize and meet deadlines;
* Ability to research and analyze;
* Written and oral communication skills;
* Computer skills;
* Ability to maintain confidentiality;
* Positive attitude;
* Ability to work flexible hours including evenings and some weekends;
* Self-starter with high energy and a positive attitude;
* Adherence to all agency policies, including but not limited to those related to a drug/alcohol/smoke free

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to:

* Sit: Remain in the seated position
* Talk: Express or exchange ideas by means of the spoken word to impart oral information to clients or to the public and to covey detailed spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly
* Hear: Perceive the nature of sounds by ear
* Read: Requires clarity of vision at 20 inches or less

The employee is occasionally required to:

* Stand: Remain on one's feet in an upright position without moving about
* Walk: Move about on foot
* Handle: Seize, hold, grasp, turn or otherwise work with hand or hands. Fingers are involved only to the extent that they are an extension of the hand, such as to turn a switch or shift automobile
* Finger: Picking, pinching or otherwise working primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand or arm as in handling
* Feel: Perceive attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature, or texture, by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips
* Reach: Extend hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction
* Stoop: Bend body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist, requiring full use of the lower extremities and back muscles
* Kneel: Bend legs at knees to come to rest on knee or knees
* Crouch: Bend body downward and forward by bending legs and spine
* Crawl: Move about on hands and knees or hands and feet
* Lift: Raise or lowering an object weighing up to 10 pounds from one level to another (includes upward pulling)
* Carry: Transport an object, usually holding it in the hands or arms, or on the shoulder

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Why work for LSF?
LSF offers 60 programs across the state of Florida serving a wide range of populations in need. Mission Driven staff members become part of the LSF community while transforming the lives of those in need. Our staff additionally find growth opportunities as they explore areas of interest within the organization.
Amazing benefits package including :

* Medical, Dental and Vision
* Teledoc (24/7 online access to Doctors)
* Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
* Employer paid life insurance (1X salary)
* 13 paid holidays + 1 floating holiday
* Generous PTO policy (starting at 16 working days a year)
* 403(b) Retirement plan with 3% discretionary employer match OR 3% student loan repayment reimbursement
* Tuition reimbursement

Lutheran Services Florida embraces diversity, equity and inclusion in all business practices. LSF is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

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