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Case Manager – Foster Care

Employer
Wellroot
Location
Gainesville, Georgia
Salary
$36,000 - $38,900 plus excellent benefits
Closing date
Aug 28, 2022

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Job Details

Wellroot offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package that includes: 

  • Major medical, dental and vision coverage 
  • STD, LTD, and Basic Life coverage – 100% Employer Paid 
  • 11 Paid company holidays 
  • Generous PTO policy 
  • 401K – 6% Match 

For 150 years Wellroot Family Services has provided meaningful, positive change that dramatically impacts the lives of children and families within the North Georgia community.  Join our dynamic and growing organization!  Our mission at Wellroot is to restore children and families from trauma through Christ; and we envision a world where every child is raised in a loving, compassionate, and nurturing home.   

Job Title: Case Manager – Foster Care  
Reports To: Area Director of Gainesville 

Division: Foster Care  

Location: Gainesville, GA   

FLSA Status: Exempt 

Job Summary:  

The Case Manager – Foster Care, a full-time position, is employed by and is directly accountable to the Foster Care - Area Director of Gainesville.  Position is primarily responsible for the placement of children in foster homes; maintenance of children while in the foster home; dismissal and follow-up of children upon leaving the foster homes; supervision and training of the foster parents; provision of casework services to birth families and/or children in foster homes. In addition, this worker needs: 

Responsibilities: 

  • To be a viable team member by investing in all activities and functions of the agency’s services 
  • To participate in conferences and other training opportunities when requested by the Foster Care Supervisor or Program Manager; and to make use of professional consultation by learning from the experience and knowledge of others 
  • To operate in an organized manner consistent with reasonable economy and to keep the Foster Care Supervisor or Program Manager aware of the full range and expected needs of clients in order that priorities can be considered 
  • To meet deadlines on compliance standards for foster youth as well as foster parents’ records including ORCC, DHS, and COA regulations 
  • To meet monthly deadlines for preparing financial vouchers for the foster parents as well as RBWO per diems for DHS 
  • To actively coordinate and participate in service and permanency planning for each family on his/her caseload 
  • To be involved in the quarterly quality assurance peer monitoring of children’s and foster parents’ records 
  • To make the minimum monthly visits to the regular foster homes and to the available birth parents 
  • To participate in outcome planning for foster care, and the keeping of data to support outcomes 
  • To enter required data in the state’s GA Score systems, meeting the monthly deadlines 
  • To enter and annually gather data used for the agency’s annual report 
  • To understand and practice the use of appropriate confidentiality 
  • To follow agency personnel and program policy 
  • To be a positive factor in public relations by representing the agency well in contact with visitors and people from the community 
  • To be involved in the activities of the agency’s quality assurance program 
  • To perform other duties as delegated by the Foster Care Supervisor or Program Manager 

Preferred Attributes: 

  • Understanding of complex trauma and ability to implement strategies to guide families to help children through trauma 
  • Spirit of collaboration and teamwork that fosters positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders 
  • Positive, uplifting, and inviting demeanor that opens the door for easy rapport building with families and children 
  • Alignment and commitment to the agency’s strategic goals and objectives. Extraordinary attention to case level details that incorporates strong case management skills 

Requirements: 

  • Have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university in a human service or behavioral science field 
  • Have a minimum of two years’ experience of working with children and families 
  • Own, drive, and maintain an automobile in good working condition, receiving a reimbursement for agency business mileage 
  • Understand that this job will require some evening and weekend hours of employment, and some after-hour on call responsibilities 
  • Be computer literate, including word processing and excel spread sheets 
  • Be organized and detailed oriented 
  • Possess good communication and writing skills 

Work Environment:  

This position is located at a Wellroot assigned office, the work is conducted in an office setting and across the campus. Fast-paced, working with vulnerable clients. The ability to maintain a flexible work schedule which will include evenings and weekends is required. Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds. Usually sits in front of a computer 60% of the time. 

Salary Range: $36,000 - $38,900

Wellroot is an EEO employer 

Company

Our mission: We restore children and families from trauma through Jesus Christ.

Our vision: We envision a world where every child is raised in a loving, compassionate, and nurturing home.

 

Foster Care in GeorgiaFor nearly 150 years, Wellroot Family Services has been leading the effort to transform the lives of children and families in Georgia. Through our four programs, Wellroot cares for and encourages the growth and healing of children, young adults and families in and affected by the foster care system of Georgia.

Wellroot first opened its doors in 1871. Its name at the time, though, was The Decatur Orphans’ Home. Its mission was to serve the needs of children who had been orphaned during the Civil War. Over the next several decades, the needs of children and families in Georgia changed, as did the focus and programs of The Decatur Orphans’ Home, whose leadership continued to grow and transform the organization in order to better meet those needs. In 1934, after 63 years as The Decatur Orphans’ Home, The Board of Trustees approved a name change that would better reflect the growth of the organization, along with its potential as an Foster Familiesagency of the Methodist Church. The new name was The Methodist Children’s Home.  Thirty-six years later, in 1970, “United” was added to the name, reflecting the continued growth and transformation of the Methodist denomination.

The needs of children and families in Georgia continue to change and true to our heritage, the programs and focus continue to be transformed in order to better meet those needs.

In December 2018, the Board of The United Methodist Children’s Home approved another name change, one that better reflects the growth of the organization, along with its potential as an agency of The United Methodist Church. After 49 years of operating as The United Methodist Children’s Home, our organization is now called Wellroot Family Services.

Built on industry best practices, our Christian faith and bold, new innovative approaches toward child welfare, Wellroot is the leading faith-centered family services organization in Georgia. As an agency of The United Methodist Church in North Georgia, Wellroot Family Services’ programs were designed to respond to the needs of children and families through faith-centered service. With a focus on supporting youth from infancy through early adulthood, we help people reach their God-given potential through the encouragement and love of a healthy home.

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Telephone
(404) 327-5820
Location
1967 Lakeside Parkway, Suite 400
Tucker
GA
30084
United States
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