Lead Case Manager for Foster Care

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service

About the organization

For 80 years, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) has offered welcome and hope to more than half a million refugees. Since 1939, LIRS has transformed lives, with the support and hard work of people like you, to welcome the most vulnerable to the United States - from sea to shining sea.

LIRS is a national organization with a budget of over $88 million per year, and over 100 staff nationwide. Widely recognized for our expertise in implementing federal programs on behalf of refugees and migrants in the United States, LIRS resettles refugees, reunites children with their families or provides loving homes for them, conducts policy advocacy, and advances the protection and rights of vulnerable migrants.

Headquartered in the beautiful Inner Harbor of downtown Baltimore we provide services nationwide through a network of staff and affiliates. As we continue to grow, we search for the best candidates and offer excellent benefits!

Duties

Ensure that all assigned youth on your caseload and under your supervision receive mandatory services while in care to include but not limited to mental health, medical, recreational, educational, and other supportive services in accordance with the time and documentation expectations of the program; Develop and complete assessments, service and treatment plans, progress notes, incident reports and any other necessary documentation in a timely manner.
Impart adequate and supportive supervision to Case Managers, ensuring that all child welfare and best practice standards are being observed; Provide comprehensive training to new Case Managers.
Maintain accurate and current information on foster children in care, while ensuring contract and the program's internal documentation practices and reporting requirements are met; Actively participate in weekly staff meetings with the clinical team and stakeholders; Attend, facilitate, and assist with providing on-going education and support services to foster parents; Attend weekly meetings with supervisor to consult on cases, to review case plan and direction and to evaluate client participation and progress; Schedule meetings with assigned foster parents and foster children on at least a monthly basis and address any concerns in service delivery; Translate both written and verbal communication for program clientele and staff if they are bi-lingual.

Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Social Services or related field of study from an accredited college and 3 years of experience that demonstrates supervisory and case management experience.

Master's degree in Social Services or related field of study from an accredited college, highly preferred.

At least three (3) years of experience in child welfare/case management required.

Prior experience working with refugee and/or immigrant populations strongly preferred.

Bi-lingual English and Spanish required; additional compensation for bilingual candidates.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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