- To conduct assessment including review of referral information, identifying and engaging key participants, identifying systemic risks and protective factors, and working with the prior FFT-CW COS Therapist to continue to address the problem behaviors within the ecological context, model process, and goals outlined by the COS Judge.
- Implement a problem conceptualization during weekly home visits, identify community based resources to provide family specific intervention, create relapse plans, and monitor community based intervention and outcome review and strategy revision procedure using the model's process.
- Maintain clear and concise documentation of intervention efforts that promote peer and supervisory review and feedback, and that demonstrate compliance with model requirements.
- Maintain clear and concise documentation of intervention efforts and Family Assessment and Service Planning according to the State Connection System requirements.
- To carry out ongoing quarterly risk and safety assessments of the family and clearly document these assessments in Connections and in their progress notes. Bring all risk/safety concerns to the immediate attention of their supervisor.
- To request all school and medical reports; make collateral contact with schools, medical providers and any other service provider involved with the family. Document these in Connections utilizing appropriate progress note template and file in case record. Place printed copies of all important document in case files.
- FFT-CW COS Case Manager are required to participate in all family court hearings, provide written court reports, and collaborate with the Family Service Unit (FSU) of the Division of Child Protection (DCP) and Family Court Legal Services (FCLS) in preparation for hearings.
- To assist the families in accessing in-house and community-based services to address issues that place a child at risk of foster care placement and promote maximum safety, supervision and support for children and their families. This includes but is not limited to accompanying parents to programs, other service providers, domestic violence shelters, and any concrete services that may be needed. Complete referral applications and gather all required support documentation.
- Collaborate with all relevant systems and key participants within each system to ensure their buy-in and cooperation throughout treatment.
- To enter their progress notes in CONNX within 5 days of the occurrence utilizing progress note template. Insert copies of all printed progress notes in case file and file in cabinets. Quality of progress notes must be informative, descriptive and purpose driven.
- To enter all casework contacts in PROMIS weekly.
- To make required home visits including collateral caregiver homes where children are cared for during the month and collateral contacts, in order to meet ACS minimum contact mandates, as well as, requirements of the specific model assigned to. Always ensuring the safety of the children and family. Submit weekly calendar of scheduled visits to their supervisor.
- Participate in mandatory once a week individual and unit supervision; attend all mandatory trainings, general staff meetings, as well as serve on committees as assigned.
- Check files for necessary updated documentation and assessments to ensure they are within the ACS, OCFS, and Leake and Watts Standards.
- Other duties as assigned.
HOURS AND REMUNERATIONS:
Scheduled appropriate to the needs of client and families. This position calls for a forty (40) hour work week, but more than 40 hours per week may from time to time be required. When emergency calls occur, it may be necessary for the FFT-CW COS Case Manager to be available either by telephone or in person. Remuneration is based on training, experience and qualifications.
The FFT-CW COS Case Manager is responsible to the FFT-CW COS Therapist CM Supervisor. A minimum of one hour per week individual and group supervision is required.