Basic Information

Job Category: Other

Location: New York, New York, United States

Date published: 21-Jul-2022

Job type: Full Time

Description and Requirements

About the role

Case Planner – Family Treatment / Rehabilitative
Lower East Side Family Union is currently seeking an experienced Case Planner to join our team in New York, NY (10009). (Hybrid Work Model)
Job Summary:
Responsible for providing case management service to a maximum of 10 families to prevent foster care placement or replacement. Ensures that the safety and well-being of children. Assesses the family’s needs and strengths and provides meaningful assistance in accordance with City, State and Federal Regulations. Makes home visits and other required contacts, such as school visits. Makes appropriate service referrals for quality preventive services and accurately documents activities and information in the case record/systems timely. 

Duties and Responsibilities:
Core duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned by management.
  • Provide counseling and case management services for clients, including assessment, service plan development and implementation, and crisis intervention.
  • Maintain frequent and face-to-face contact with clients in the family home. 
  • Make visits as required in the community (school, hospital) to assist and support the family as required. 
  • Maintain timely and accurate progress notes and client records. Document progress/obstacles in meeting service plan goals.
  • Attend agency sponsored meetings, supervisory sessions, trainings/workshops, and family team conferences.
  • Prepare and accurately complete timely reports (FASP, etc.) for submission to ACS. 
  • Assist with statistical data regarding services to clients; provide vignettes, client summaries or other report information as needed.
  • Foster the preservation of family relationships through counseling and engagement of the family members. 
  • Help clients identify resources in their respective neighborhoods; make home/field visits and assess safety.
  • Participate in community sponsored meetings and maintain a collaborative relationship with community service providers and city agencies.
  • Maintain complete and current case records, documenting service to clients.
  • Perform all other duties and responsibilities as assigned by Team Supervisor or member of the Supervisory Council.
  • Participate in biweekly Clinical Diagnostic Team Meeting.
Education and Experience:
  • Minimum of bachelor’s degree is required.
  • Minimum 2 year of experience working in a social setting.
  • High school graduates or College graduates are welcome.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish/Chinese preferred. 
  • BS/BSW, MSW or related degree preferred in Psychology, Human Services and or Social Work.
  • Relevant knowledge of ACS Foster Care Regulations.
  • Relevant knowledge and experience with mental health, substance abuse and domestic violence a plus. 
  • Relevant knowledge of Child Welfare plus. 
  • CASAC, CASAC.T certification a plus. 
Skills and Abilities:
  • Must have a commitment to work from a strength-based perspective.
  • Must be a team player and can work independently and promote a positive and enthusiastic work environment.
  • Possess excellent organizational, verbal, written and communication skills.
  • Possess an ability to use MS Word, spreadsheets, and familiarity with PROMIS and CONNECTIONS is a plus, but not required.
  • Ability to interact, and work with culturally diverse individuals.
  • Ability to establish professional boundaries and engage in professional behaviors that emulate a high level of ethics and objective/non-judgmental approaches.
  • Candidate must possess excellent casework skills.
Compensation and Benefits:
  • Health insurance (medical, dental, vision and life insurance).
  • 403b Plan.
  • Salary commensurate experience.
Please submit your resume via the ‘Apply now’ button!
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer!