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  • Case Manager, ORR TFC

    Job ID
    2018-3075
    Location
    US-TX-El Paso
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Shift/Hours
    1st Shift, Various
    # of Openings Remaining
    1
  • Overview

    The Case Manager is responsible for managing and monitoring assigned caseload of Unaccompanied Children (UC) by providing case management and program services, act as a resource to the UC, his/her foster parents and families, and act as a liaison between the referring agency, the community, professional services, and the UC, agency standards, licensing and Commission and Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) standards and funding requirements.

    Responsibilities

    Essential Duties  

    • Coordinate with United States Border Patrol agent placement of the Unaccompanied Children (UC's)
    • Interview UC to determine eligibility for program enrollment based on established guidelines and requirements, conduct needs assessment, obtain pertinent information, and establish program goals for UC
    • Provide case management services and support to foster care parents and families and UAC in accordance to licensing standards, contract agreements, agency and CARF standards, and funding requirements
    • Provide direct care services to the UC; interact with UC in the foster care home and outside activities
    • Complete Preliminary Service Plan (PSP) within 72 hours of UC placement
    • Coordinate any identified needs for minor through community based services
    • Complete ORR Initial Service Plan (ISP) and assessment within 7 days of UC placement
    • Work closely with service professionals, court officials, parents and families, clinical staff, and service providers to develop, manage, and evaluate UC needs
    • Review and complete placement packet with foster parents and UC
    • Respond to UC and foster parents and families regarding needs and concerns with compassion and empathy in a timely manner
    • Obtain needed information and complete regular reports regarding resident progress
    • Maintain contact with foster parents and families regarding UC progress and needs; complete monthly documentation on assigned caseload
    • Conduct initial 7 days visit and monthly home visits for assigned caseload to assess UC’s mental, emotional, and social well-being
    • Complete and verify family reunification packets are accurate and current
    • Prepare and maintain data and information for all assigned UC and services provided; complete reports with collected data and information when needed
    • Complete case notes and ensure all case files and documentation are completed accurately and in a timely manner; maintain case logs for all assigned UC
    • Complete discharge or placement plans of the UC; transition case files to non-active (placement) status
    • Complete Changes of Address, Changes of Venue form. Obtain child's signature. Send original to Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR) and forward copy to DHS (Department of Homeland Security).
    • Complete and submit notice to the EOIR form when Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) issues approved release for child.
    • Assist children during departure, as needed
    • Assist as required in transporting minors to any required services
    • Provide on-call services on rotation and during period of high influx with UC admissions and sponsor/foster family needs
    • Other duties and special projects as assigned

     

    Working Relationships

    • Develop and maintain positive working relationships with children, community partners, services providers, professional service providers, management, and staff
    • Work closely with management and the team to ensure case management and program services are effectively and efficiently supporting Agency objectives and program purpose
    • Work as part of the team and show professionalism at all times by modeling and demonstrating positive working relationships and attitude, while maintaining appropriate boundaries at all times

    Qualifications

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Human Services, or closely related field.
    • 3 years’ relevant experience
    • Ability to establish rapport, trust, and boundaries with children, parents, and families
    • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with diverse groups of people
    • The ability to apply compassion and empathy, while dealing with stressful and difficult situations
    • The ability to work independently and collaboratively within a group
    • Strong organizational and time management skills with the ability to manage heavy caseload and meet deadlines
    • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Must be willing to work evenings and Saturdays as required.

     

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Master’s degree in Social Work, Human Services, or closely related field.
    • 5 years’ relevant experience

     

    Physical Demands & Work Conditions

    • This position requires sitting and looking and using a computer for long periods of time
    • Position works child facility and has constant exposure to children
    • Lift, push, pull, move up to 50 lbs.

     

    The physical requirements for this position with or without reasonable accommodation are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. While performing this position the employee with or without reasonable accommodation should have the ability to walk, stand, sit, kneel, speak, and hear with aid, see, read, reach with arms and hands, lift and/or move up to specified weight, and use equipment that is essential to performing the job, such as a computer, copier, fax machine, telephone, and automobile, if applicable. Specific vision requirements of this position may include color vision, seeing things close up, and the ability to adjust focus.

     

    Agreement

    The statements herein indicate the general nature and essential duties and responsibilities of work performed by an employee in this position. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the job. Management may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities of the job and may request the employee to perform other duties and responsibilities not listed at his/her discretion. This job description is not a contract between the employee occupying the position and the employer. Upbring is an at-will employer.

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