Care Specialist

Anna's House Foundation
Published
January 9, 2019
Location
Edmond, Oklahoma
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Position Description:

Anna's House Foundation is seeking a qualified individual with, a desired, one year of experience in Foster Care Case Management. This individual will be responsible for supporting foster families, attending required DHS meetings, attending court with families and ensuring safety and services of foster children.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

**Case manage approximately 26 children, not to exceed 22 certified resource homes.
**Document in Extended Reach providing supervisor real time access to child cases and families, maintaining compliance in all areas-- Intake documents in file within 48 hours of placement, monthly visits documented within 72 hours of visit.
**Writes Homestudies and Submits to Placement Supervisor for resource home approval within 1 month of receiving completed file from Certification Specialist.
**Completes annual reassessments of homes to include alternate caregivers within required timeframe.
**Work with Placement Supervisor and DHS in placement of children.
**Rotates ON CALL with case management staff.
**Attend family meetings and serve in an interdisciplinary role working with DHS case workers in the development and application of a child’s service plan to include services such as dental, mental health counseling, transportation, medications, health screenings, vision services, hearing services.
**Assist foster parents in writing court reports and attend court hearings to advocate for the child and the foster parents.
**Exercise a strong presence to convene monthly groups, shape dialogues, and develop and manage productive relationships within the AHF community.
**Available to foster families after normal business hours in urgent situations and on rotation basis with other AHF employees for all holidays.
**Returns all family, staff, and inter-agency correspondence with urgency.
**Manage various special projects as designated by Directors for implementation and execution of key team objectives
**Acquire CEUs as required by foster care licensing.

Position Qualifications:

**One year of experience in a position serving the foster care population
**Skilled at working in a team and place organizational success above personal success
**Ability to effectively translate between the operations of AHF and OKDHS
**Proficient at creating and tracking project schedules
**Willingness to communicate by phone or email outside of normal business hours
**Skilled at working well independently and within continuously evolving teams
**Ability to understand and work creatively with other organizations, OK DHS, board members, and staff

Position Requirements:

REQUIRED SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES:

**At minimum, bachelor’s degree in social work or Bachelor’s in a behavioral or social science or a related field with 1 year experience in children’s or family services
**Detail oriented, with strong written and oral communication skills in order to manage a continuous workflow of a high volume, multi-tasking environment
**Energetic, articulate and self-assured, and possess strong interpersonal skills
**Ability to interact with persons of diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds in a manner that demonstrates sensitivity toward difference

Position Reports to: Child Placement Supervisor

To Apply for this Job:

Please email resume and cover letter with desired salary to Katherine Craig, katherine@annashousefoundation.org

Application Deadline: Thursday, February 28, 2019

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