Case managers for children are social workers who provide counseling at medical institutions or social service agencies to deal with various issues. They might treat children with trauma or mental and behavioral problems, often providing long-term care for patients in need.
A degree in social work or psychology will be necessary if you plan on taking on this role. Usually, a bachelor's degree is enough, but some facilities require higher education.
You will be responsible for assessing the mental and emotional state of the patient, verifying existing diagnoses. You will be in contact with the children's families and identify treatment needs, taking all possible factors into consideration. Empathy, patience, and excellent communications skills are essential here, as your little patients will most probably be hard nuts to crack.