The Juvenile Justice Center of Philadelphia (JJC) is a non-profit, multi-service organization that serves the needs of disadvantaged children, youth and families. Our mission is to maintain families through supportive services, to prevent children and youth from being placed in care, and also to ready families for reunification with their children. JJC has a Case Manager opening in our Coulter Street office.
The Resource Home Case Manager is an integral team member in the Foster Care Services department. The Case Manager works within the Foster Care Services team to provide resource home management, and provide case management to CUA placed children and social work services to non-CUA children placed in foster homes, ensures documentation is consistently updated, and makes certain resource parents are providing adequate care to the children placed in their home.
The primary role is to ensure the resource family maintains compliance with state and local foster care regulations, as well as ensuring the needs of the children in placement are met. The position entails advocacy, collaboration with CUAs, Child Advocate, and other professional team members, case management, and social work services. He/she will also work with CUA case managers/DHS social workers as needed regarding any issues in the resource homes, and provide guidance to our foster/resource parents.
• Bachelor’s degree in social work or related degree accepted by the Philadelphia Department of Human Services (DHS) required
• Two years of experience working with children and families
• Experience working with diverse populations
• The ability and willingness to adjust work hours in accordance with the needs of the Foster Care department and resource parents schedules.
• Knowledge of computer systems and common applications – MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook, etc.
• Ability to effectively communicate via email, telephone and in-person dialogue.
• Dependability and flexibility, as well as good organizational and problem solving skills are essential.
• Valid Child Abuse (Act 33), Criminal History, and FBI clearances
Overview of Essential Duties and Responsibilities
• The Case Manager must track and record the placements, transfers and discharges of children within each assigned resource home.
• The Case Manager is responsible for documenting all client and family contacts.
• The Case Manager is responsible for communicating with all CUA workers on a monthly basis concerning the progress of the children in care
• The Case Manager must attend court with their clients for all DHS Direct cases.
• The Case Manager is responsible for preparing ISP’s, Quarterly reports and all other documentation that aligns with 3700 state regulations and DHS standards.
• The Case Manager is responsible for ensuring each home continues to be in compliance with State and City regulations and JJC policies via monthly home visits.
• The Case Manager is responsible for the maintenance of resource parent files, which must be kept in an orderly and organized fashion at all times.
• The Case Manager must ensure that each foster parent attends a minimum of 6 hours of training per year.
JJC offers salary compensable with experience. Competitive benefits and comprehensive benefits: Medical/Prescription Insurance/Dental Insurance/Vision Insurance/Life Insurance/Short and Long Term Disability/Vacation/Paid Sick Time/Holidays/ 401(k) Retirement Plan
Please send resume, cover letter and salary requirement to firstname.lastname@example.org
JJC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, embracing diversity and inclusion in all of its services.