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Top 50 Foster Care Case Manager Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Foster Care Case Manager. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Foster Care Case Manager resumes they appeared on. For example, 15.1% of Foster Care Case Manager resumes contained Child Abuse as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Foster Care Case Manager actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

These are the most important skills for a Foster Care Case Manager:

1. Child Abuse

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  • Protect and Placement Specialist appointed to investigate child abuse and identify appropriate foster homes for abused and neglected children.
  • Interviewed children and oversaw supervised visits with parents/guardians to decrease possibility of child abuse and neglect.
  • Investigated reported/suspected accounts of child abuse and neglect.
  • Address legal issues, such as child abuse and discipline, assisting with hearings and providing testimony to inform custody arrangements.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in knowledge of CPR/First Aid, Emergency Behavior Intervention, and child abuse reporting policies and procedures.
  • Worked with children who have an array of health and/or developmental problems *Managed cases of child abuse and/or neglect
  • Testified and make recommendations during court hearings and trials on issues of child abuse and neglect.
  • Direct work with families regarding reunification after removal for child abuse /neglect.
  • Investigate allegations of child abuse, neglect, and/or abandonment.
  • Provided continuous efforts to assist with permanent placement of foster children and prevent child abuse and neglect..
  • Produce presentencing report recommendations for Juvenile/Child Abuse & Neglect wards of the court.
  • Assess the risk of child abuser/neglect and on-going safety of children.

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2. Court Hearings

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Here's how Court Hearings is used in Foster Care Case Manager jobs:
  • Collected and organized information in preparation for Administrative Case Reviews and court hearings.
  • Visit supervision, home visits/assessments, court report/treatment plan writing, participation in court hearings; trauma informed advocacy and engagement.
  • Attended Juvenile Court Hearings for families, as well as Criminal Court Hearings for Natural Parents who were incarcerated.
  • Produced court reports and attended court hearings to provide testimony on behalf of the family and child.
  • Maintained records and prepared appropriate reports for court hearings, clinical and family meetings.
  • Attend court hearings to give testimony and make recommendations for the child's welfare.
  • Attended court hearings and provided physical, legal, and expert testimony as needed.
  • Completed home visits, case plans, attended court hearings, facilitated adoptions.
  • Report progress at quarterly court hearings by testifying in front of the judge.
  • Attended and contested in legal court hearings pertaining to children and families.
  • Attended all court hearings and testified on behalf of the child.
  • Prepared for and attended court hearings, testifying when necessary.
  • Prepare and attend all scheduled court hearings on assigned caseload.
  • Attended case reviews, court hearings and staffing meetings.
  • Completed court reports; attended court hearings.
  • Represented clients and agency at court hearings.
  • Attend administrative case reviews and court hearings.
  • Testify at court hearings and proceedings.
  • Attended all court hearings, school staffings, and ACR meetings on behalf of the child or family.
  • Represent agency at conferences, training, client court hearings and interagency meetings.

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3. Treatment Plans

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Here's how Treatment Plans is used in Foster Care Case Manager jobs:
  • Developed and implemented treatment plans for academic and behavior targets.
  • Developed and managed treatment plans for at risk youth for the Virginia Beach Department of Human Services.
  • Implemented treatment plans, referrals, needs assessments, home visits, monitored Foster home placements.
  • Conducted needs assessments, developed treatment plans and managed complex treatment interventions for children and families.
  • Coordinated and facilitated the completion of the treatment plans by keeping in contact with all providers.
  • Prepared written and oral court reports, parent/agency treatment plans, and updated service plans.
  • Document and testify in courts regarding family's progress and adherence to treatment plans.
  • Assisted the child and developed a quarterly updated treatment plans to enhance their well-being.
  • Developed and implemented treatment plans for children, parents, and foster families.
  • Conducted assessments, and developed treatment plans for children and their families.
  • Devised treatment plans and provided diagnoses under the supervision of a LCSW.
  • Completed lengthy assessments and treatment plans for all individuals on caseload.
  • Assist youth in developing treatment plans to enhance youth's well-being.
  • Develop and implement treatment plans for services of children and families.
  • Create service and treatment plans and conduct home assessments.
  • Assisted birth families in completing court ordered treatment plans.
  • Monitored client and agency compliance with treatment plans.
  • Developed treatment plans for biological and foster families.
  • Write adoptions, service plans and Treatment plans.
  • Participated in weekly staffings and generated individual treatment plans for each child on caseload.

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4. Permanency

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Here's how Permanency is used in Foster Care Case Manager jobs:
  • Provided case management services, coordinated family assessments and case planning to achieve permanency.
  • Maintained caseload of children in foster care and participated in permanency planning.
  • Facilitate permanency and family connections.
  • Focused on permanency planning, community referrals (counseling, drug treatment, employment, psychological exams, etc).
  • Managed a case load of 18-22 families with a primary focus of permanency (adoption, reunification or independence).
  • Developed and implemented permanency plans for children who are in the custody of the Department of Family and Children Services.
  • Completed adoption subsidy paperwork per DCFS policy, resulting in permanency through adoption for the children on my caseload.
  • Deliver the tasks of providing support to family in permanency planning for children in legal custody through community resources.
  • Attended senior court staffing and made recommendations for permanency, well beings and safety of children in care.
  • Conduct case planning reports, complete service plan report, and accompanied child to court for permanency hearing.
  • Developed and implement needs assessments and service plans designed to aid in permanency planning for DCFS families.
  • Completed Safety Assessments, Family Functional Assessments, Permanency Plans, and Case Recordings for children & families
  • Worked closely with DSS and Wayne County Juvenile Court to develop permanency planning goals.
  • Complete permanency hearing reports and participated in Service Plan Review (SPR.).
  • Ensured the safety, well-being, and permanency of abused or neglected children.
  • Coordinate services to support the children and family towards identified permanency plan.
  • Conducted weekly home and school visits assessing safety, permanency and well-being.
  • Establish permanency goals for children who are in foster care.
  • Assist with finding permanency for children in foster care.
  • Establish permanency goals and achieve them.

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5. Crisis Intervention

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Here's how Crisis Intervention is used in Foster Care Case Manager jobs:
  • Coordinate case management activities including planning, placement monitoring, crisis intervention and discharge planning.
  • Provided 24 hour crisis intervention and assisted with emergency hospitalizations.
  • Demonstrated excellent clinical, therapeutic and crisis intervention skills.
  • Provided crisis intervention and replacement services as necessary.
  • Utilized crisis intervention strategies with suicidal and/or homicidal clients; most often symptomatic due to their histories of trauma and/or loss.
  • Provided ongoing risk assessment, crisis intervention, interviews and home visits with children and foster families to monitor state compliance.
  • Provided in-home and intensive services to foster children, foster parents and biological parents, including on-call and crisis intervention.
  • Supervised foster and adoptive placements, monthly home visits, responsible for on-call 24/7 phone for crisis intervention services.
  • Provided reliable attendance, on-call services, and 24/7 crisis intervention to foster families and clients.
  • Planned, arrange, and/or provide crisis intervention as needed for the children in care.
  • Provided parenting and adult life skills, child oriented actives, supervision and crisis interventions.
  • Provided crisis intervention services to the youth in foster care along with the foster family.
  • Provide emergency support, safety plans and crisis intervention to foster families and youth.
  • Provided case management, treatment planning and crisis intervention for up to 18 clients.
  • Provided crisis intervention to adolescents, families, and foster parents.
  • Provided outreach and preventive skills in crisis intervention.
  • Planned and provided crisis intervention services as needed.
  • Provided crisis intervention for clients.
  • Case managed emotionally disturbed children in foster care settings; provided crisis intervention counseling to parents
  • Case Management, crisis intervention and stabilization of therapeutic foster youth Service planning and community linkage Support Group facilitation Maintained Client records

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6. Management Services

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Here's how Management Services is used in Foster Care Case Manager jobs:
  • Provided case management services for families for reunification.
  • Provided case-management services to approximately 30 children.
  • Provided intense case management services.
  • Provided residential case management services.
  • Provided various case management services to both children and adults involved with the Child Protective agency in St Clair County.
  • Provided case management services to the children, parents, foster parents as well as schools and other relevant contacts.
  • Provide case management services to the Department's foster care youth between the ages of fourteen and twenty years old.
  • Provided therapeutic approaches within case management services to youth and families of the child welfare system.
  • Coordinate case management services for UAC children and conducts intake interviews and assess unaccompanied minors.
  • Provided case management services to children and their families in a foster care setting.
  • Case management/after care providing case management services in support of the DCYF service plan.
  • Planned and monitored case management services on behalf of therapeutic foster care children.
  • Provided case management services to families involved in the Illinois Foster Care System.
  • Testified at court hearings and provided case management services to birth parents.
  • Provide case management services to Impact Plus and State committed foster children.
  • Provide case management services to parents, children and foster parents.
  • Provided case management services for youth in foster homes.
  • Provided case management services to children in foster care.
  • Offered intensive in-home treatment for foster families dealing with issues of mental illness, pre-adoption, and other case management services.
  • Provided case management services for youth who are apart of the foster care system.

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7. Community Resources

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Here's how Community Resources is used in Foster Care Case Manager jobs:
  • Maintain professional communication and case coordination with all involved social service agencies and community resources.
  • Provided supportive casework services through therapy referrals and referral to appropriate community resources.
  • Collected information from clinical histories, interviews, and additional community resources.
  • Connected families with community resources.
  • Served as a liaison to the courts, and identified/obtained community resources and programs available to families based on their needs.
  • Administer quarterly reviews with foster families to monitor appropriate level of care and to refer and/or link to community resources.
  • Educate members on their mental health diagnoses, treatment options, levels of care and related community resources.
  • Provide advocacy, work with schools, courts, community resources, and social service agencies.
  • Connected clients to referral agencies or community resources for additional support services in the home.
  • Coordinated various community resources to aid clients with educational, financial and medical needs.
  • Advocated for children and parents, helping locate community resources and economic assistance.
  • Identified needs of foster children and foster families and referred to community resources.
  • Keep abreast of community resources and services and refer for support as needed.
  • Work with county Children and Youth, school and community resources.
  • Provided referrals to outside community resources for children and families.
  • Linked clients to appropriate community resources.
  • Referred clients to community resources.
  • Be knowledgeable of community resources and treatment modalities.
  • Refer family to community resources Prepare court reports and adoption profiles Communicate with other agencies to assure families receive the appropriate resources
  • Licensed, Recruited and Trained Foster Parents Collaborated with Community Resources Developed Business Through Marketing Supervised Direct Staff Advocated for Foster Youth

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8. Mental Health Services

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Here's how Mental Health Services is used in Foster Care Case Manager jobs:
  • Recommended and referred children for mental health services and psychiatric hospitalizations.
  • Make referrals for community resources or mental health services and collaborate with mental health providers.
  • Advocated for school and mental health services for children in the program.
  • Monitor foster children s medical and mental health services i.e.
  • Coordinate behavioral health and mental health services for all clients.

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9. Birth Parents

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Here's how Birth Parents is used in Foster Care Case Manager jobs:
  • Engaged birth parents/foster parents in therapy to meet their emotional and psychological needs
  • Coordinated efforts of therapists, attorneys, teachers, foster parents, and birth parents through case conferences and written communications.
  • Abated individual and family crises, reunified children and birth parents, and maintained structure and safety within foster home families.
  • Provide regular face-to-face contact with birth families and provide in-home visits with birth parents per current agency policy and procedure.
  • Develop, coordinate and implement treatment plans with youth, their birth parents, and foster parents.
  • Worked with the state to coordinate needed services for children, foster parents, and birth parents.
  • Assist birth parents that have lost custody of their children, to complete their court order programs.
  • Assist in support groups for foster parents, birth parents and kinship or sibling groups.
  • Collaborated with foster parents, birth parents, and identified supports to assist youth.
  • Coordinated and monitored weekly visits between birth parents and their children in care.
  • Interacted with foster parents, birth parents and children on a daily basis.
  • Devise treatment plans for foster children, foster parents, and birth parents.
  • Assisted and coordinated birth parents in attending educational courses to assist with treatment.
  • Provide seminars and training for foster parents, birth parents and staff.
  • Conducted home visits to the homes of foster parents and birth parents.
  • Provided foster families, birth parents and children with support and resources.
  • Supervised foster parents and birth parents and testified in court regularly.
  • Advised birth parents on financial and personal matters.
  • Reunited over 15 children with their birth parents.
  • Interview children, birth parents and foster parents.

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10. Biological Parents

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Here's how Biological Parents is used in Foster Care Case Manager jobs:
  • Supervised visitations between children and their biological parents as ordered by the courts to ensure safety and promote positive interaction.
  • Coordinated and monitored educational, medical psychological and financial needs for foster child, foster parents and biological parents.
  • Maintained relationships with stakeholders such as foster parents, biological parents and external agencies
  • Work collaboratively with each individual s team including biological parents and foster parents.
  • Communicated with other agencies to provide foster/biological parents with necessary resources.
  • Monitored biological parents to determine ability to meet minimum parenting standards.
  • Worked with the biological parents toward reunification when appropriate.
  • Provided services for foster children/families and biological parents.
  • Scheduled parenting time between children and biological parents.
  • Assist biological parents in completing court-ordered tasks.
  • Provided agency referral; serviced as advocate for the return of the children to their biological parents.
  • Help biological parents set up visits, drug evaluations, counseling appointments and parenting classes.
  • Provided supervision to Foster Care Parents and Biological Parents of children in Foster Care Homes.
  • Conducted monthly and bi-monthly home visits to foster parents, children and biological parents.
  • Provide case management to foster children and biological parents with the goal of reunification.
  • Supported and counseled foster and biological parents efforts to care for children and youth.
  • Complete home visits twice monthly with biological parents and children.
  • Served as liaison between DCS and biological parents.
  • Case Manager- Provided indiviaul counseling to biological parents.
  • Coordinate classes and trainings for biological parents to help with parenting skills.

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11. Biological Families

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Here's how Biological Families is used in Foster Care Case Manager jobs:
  • Provided biological families with services to assist them in working toward reunification and developing and implementing treatment plans.
  • Communicated with Department and Children and Families, biological families and other providers when necessary.
  • Coordinate visits between children and biological families and facilitate transportation of child to family visits.
  • Developed and implemented individualized treatment services with youth, biological families, and foster families.
  • Prepared youth for reunification with biological families or for adoption by creating individualized treatment plans.
  • Case management included regular home visitation with both foster and biological families.
  • Facilitated visits between foster children and their biological families.
  • Provided supervised visitations between foster children and biological families.
  • Supervised visits between children and their biological families.
  • Conducted needs assessment & plan development & implementation for foster children, foster families & biological families in English & Spanish.
  • Assisted foster and biological families in forging working, positive alliances to best address the needs of the child.
  • Collaborated with various resources to assure coordination of services for the child and/or adolescent and their biological families.
  • Provide case management and supportive services to children in foster care, foster families, and biological families.
  • Provided therapeutic foster care services to children and youth, their biological families and their foster/adoptive families.
  • Worked with foster and biological families to determine what was in the best interest for the child.
  • Assisted biological families, foster parents, and children in locating adequate therapeutic and community resources.
  • Monitored, supported, and encouraged biological families as they made progress towards permanency goals.
  • Provided services for foster and biological families.
  • Oversee and coordinate with home-based workers/visitation supervisors and set up visitations between clients/biological families.
  • Provided after care services for six months to children who returned back to biological families

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13. Dcfs

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Here's how Dcfs is used in Foster Care Case Manager jobs:
  • Supervised visitation between DCFS wards and their parents and siblings in order to observe parent-child interaction and ensure safety.
  • Prepared reports to the Court and DCFS regarding the progress or lack of progress by parents and provided recommendations.
  • Attend all court hearings, administrative court reviews; prepare the DCFS service plan at the required time.
  • Maintained open lines of communication with contracted service providers, court personnel, local law enforcement and DCFS.
  • Managed DCFS foster care cases and worked with the all service providers to achieve permanency for children.
  • Collaborated with DCFS to provide appropriate casework services to individuals and families in Foster Care program.
  • Collaborated with DCFS in ensuring children remain safe while involved in the foster care system.
  • Provided Case Management to DCFS adolescents in foster care ages 12-21 years of age.
  • Direct service monitoring of DCFS wards that had been stepped down from group-home placements.
  • Worked as a team with DCFS when children are placed in foster care.
  • Provided case management services to DCFS involved families with an open placement case.
  • Maintained a caseload of DCFS clients with specialized and medically complex needs.
  • Transported clients to services and maintained clients files according to DCFS requirements.
  • Prepare and submit legal documents for the adoption/subsidized guardianship of DCFS wards.
  • Managed open IDCFS cases with goals ranging from return home to adoption.
  • Reported in juvenile court progress made in DCFS cases.
  • Obtained intake information and completed DCFS case opening materials.
  • Completed all certifications and exams required by DCFS.
  • Licensed Child Welfare Specialist through DCFS.
  • Attended all school IEP meetings for each child with an IEP, as per DCFS guidelines.

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14. Substance Abuse

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Here's how Substance Abuse is used in Foster Care Case Manager jobs:
  • Coordinate outreach and referral services for inpatient/outpatient substance abuse treatment, parenting classes and psychological evaluations.
  • Refer and collaborate with substance abuse and therapeutic agencies in order to ensure that my clients' needs were being met.
  • Provide mental health, substance abuse, housing, parenting and money management resources and referrals for clients and children.
  • Provided referrals in mental health, substance abuse, education, social enrichment, employment, in-home services etc.
  • Arranged for medical, mental health, or substance abuse treatment services according to individual needs or court orders.
  • Provided information and referral services to assist with mental health, psychological, substance abuse issues.
  • Group Facilitation, individual Counseling, knowledge of mental health diagnosis and Substance abuse.
  • Specialized in substance abuse cases.
  • Assure the safety of children while assisting parents in getting help treating mental health and/or substance abuse issues.

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Here's how DHS is used in Foster Care Case Manager jobs:
  • Provide services to and on behalf of the consumers, natural families and foster families referred to the agency from DHS.
  • Prepared court reports, petitions and provided testimony to support case management as required by DHS contract and court mandates.
  • Developed and implemented individual service plans aimed toward permanency planning, in coordination with the assigned DHS worker.
  • Interacted with DHS social workers to prepare for adoption process; provided intensive counseling to foster children.
  • Coordinate youth's placement plan within foster care, school and community, DHS and juvenile court.
  • Visited with clients per (Department of Human Services) DHS policies and per court order.
  • Maintain correspondence with DHS workers, child advocates, biological parents and/or other family members.
  • Experience in DHS, Medicare, ERISA guidelines for processing of appeals and grievances.
  • Provide case management services to at risk dependent & adjudicated children under Philadelphia DHS CYS
  • Collaborated with biological families, DHS, Child Advocates, and Philadelphia Family Court.
  • Completed initial and quarterly reports and service plans as indicated by DHS policies.
  • Completed required reports for DHS and Court, on a timely basis.
  • Act as a liaison to DHS and Healthy Families Program.
  • Documented and reported activities of each case to the Courts/DHS.
  • Coordinated all DHS and Juvenile court contact.
  • Employed at DHS, State of Michigan, from 1/1989 through 12/2011.
  • Maintained thorough documentation for case records and completed all DHS and FSCA required documentation and reports in a timely manner.
  • Develop and implement comprehensive service plans with the family in accordance with DHS/OYA and Medicaid guidelines.
  • Fulfilled the reporting guidelines established by Childhelp, DHS and the Courts.
  • Provide a safe home to the consumer(s) who has been placed in the custody of DHS .

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  • Provided managerial skills to four semi-independent living homes with 2-3 residents in each home with developmental and physical disabilities.
  • Assisted adolescents and children in successfully transiting from foster care to adoption, Independent living or family reunification.
  • Provide various services and assistance including teenage pregnancy prevention, abstinence, independent living skills and behavior management.
  • Worked closely with adolescent foster care recipients to help them achieve independent living skills and self-sufficiency.
  • Provided court testimony and followed children through independent living or reunification.
  • Facilitated an independent living program for teens.
  • Implemented independent living program that assist foster care children to create goals for after care and provided training to achieve goals.
  • Provided case management to 15 adolescents in the Independent Living foster care program in coordination with county and private agencies.
  • Case managed young adults with developmental disabilities by advocating on their behalf through social resources to promote independent living skills.
  • Provide case management services to refugee foster parents as well as unaccompanied minor youth placed in independent living.
  • Educated families with relevance to parenting skills, child behavior, independent living skills, and community resources.
  • Assist Independent Living Case Managers by helping to establish permanency plan for youth who are emancipating.
  • Coordinate services such as Education, Therapy, Psychiatric, Drug testing, and Independent living.
  • Assessed residential, foster care, and supervised independent living youth and their families.
  • Coordinate and monitor all Independent Living groups with all clinical case managers.
  • Led independent living/life skills groups required for graduation from the program.
  • Assisted adolescents ages 16-18 with independent living skills and transitional plans.
  • Provided targeted case management for unaccompanied refugee minors who enter who enter long-term foster care and/or independent living.
  • Developed safety, educational, independent living and service plans Detailed case documentation.
  • supervised Foster Homes Trained Foster Parents Provided Case Management services to clients License renewal of Foster care license Independent Living Trainer

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Here's how Support Services is used in Foster Care Case Manager jobs:
  • Continued to monitor families once the children have returned home to ensure stability and aid in families receiving support services.
  • Provide linkages and established referral systems with community services and resources Offer appropriate support services as the need arises.
  • Evaluated children's adjustment in foster homes and monitored their education, support services and behavioral performance.
  • Arrange community support services as well as mental health services to children and families.
  • Provided direct counseling and support services to children, foster families and natural families.
  • Provide numerous support services and innovative programs to help and strengthen troubled families.
  • Provided on-call support services for children and foster families.
  • Refer for support services based on integrated assessments.
  • Provide support services to foster family.
  • Offer follow-up support services in order to help participants retain employment or educational goals to insure that performance measures are met.

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Here's how Family Services is used in Foster Care Case Manager jobs:
  • Coordinated services, supervised family caseloads, and administered operations mandated by Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.
  • Utilized clinical skills in individual and family services.
  • Schedule and arrange treatment team meetings with foster family, client, DSS Worker/Family Services Specialist, and biological family.
  • Monitored and presented treatment plans for review to the Department of Children and Family services during Administrative Case Reviews.
  • Provide case management services to children and families involved with the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.
  • Provide direct care services to children and families involved with the Department of Children and Family Services.
  • Provide case management services in accordance with the Department of Children and Family Services.
  • Provide family services to foster children, foster parents and legal parents.
  • Linked to community resources and family services.
  • Attend team meetings / staff meetings at least once a week..* Provide In-Home Family Services.

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19. Appropriate Referrals

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  • Coordinated all case activity with relevant agency departments including appropriate referrals to liaison agencies and community resources.
  • Make appropriate referrals to other service providers, i.e., psychological, domestic violence, substance abuse services.
  • Make appropriate referrals to LCCY or other local agencies to provide support as needed.
  • Provide appropriate referrals as deemed important for the family.
  • Make appropriate referrals and report to other agencies.
  • Make Appropriate referrals for the children and families in Foster Care Monitor children and manage their cases.
  • Completed psychosocial assessments and appropriate referrals for collateral services such as psychotherapy.

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Here's how Adoptive Families is used in Foster Care Case Manager jobs:
  • Developed collaborative relationships with foster and adoptive families and conducted joint planning and delivery of services for children in care.
  • Facilitate placement and delivery of services in collaboration with biological, foster and adoptive families.
  • Provide trauma-informed and culturally appropriate clinical intervention to support foster and adoptive families.
  • Conducted Structured Analysis Family Evaluation reports for prospective foster and adoptive families.
  • Conducted home investigations & reports for potential adoptive families.
  • Conducted interviews and determined appropriateness of adoptive families.
  • Recruited new foster/adoptive families that reflect the racial and ethnic diversity of children for whom the foster/adoptive homes are needed.
  • Facilitated annual training, wrote and created curriculum for foster and adoptive families.
  • Served as case manager for the foster care families and adoptive families.
  • Determined & implemented plans to address needs of adoptive families.
  • Find adoptive families for children who do not go home.
  • Helped place special needs kids with perspective adoptive families.
  • Facilitated Adoption Staffings and recruitment for adoptive families in the community.
  • Developed and prepared studies for adoptive families Coordinated with children and families and ensured proper communication at all times.
  • Help complete home studies and child profiles for pre-adoptive families.
  • Provided pre-service and in-service trainings for foster and/or adoptive families.

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  • Collaborated closely with law enforcement and court officials regarding children with juvenile delinquent charges.
  • Worked with law enforcement to assist stabilization of family circumstances during altercations.
  • Coordinated immediate legal action with law enforcement and judicial system.
  • Conducted interview and risk assessments of family systems to determine the need to involve law enforcement.
  • Worked with law enforcement, community, vendors, medical personnel, and attorneys.
  • Managed and investigated complaints on foster homes and work cooperatively with law enforcement and child protective services as needed.
  • Coordinated with healthcare, mental health and law enforcement personnel to maximize child safety.

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Here's how Court Testimony is used in Foster Care Case Manager jobs:
  • Prepared and presented case information through written reports and in-court testimony at scheduled hearings.
  • Provided court testimony & facilitated mediation regarding Adoption goals.
  • Provided court testimony to relay the case status, extend custody and make recommendations for termination of parental rights or adoption.
  • Readied written and verbal court testimony for child welfare recommendations aimed at providing effective support in all child welfare cases.
  • Provided court testimony and also completed petitions or assisted in the drafting of petitions depending on the County.
  • Prepare for and provide verbal court testimony on child and family status as required by court personnel.
  • Provided in court testimony regarding the progress of the family toward reunification with their child or children.
  • Provided court testimony and recommendations either in written or oral form for all cases.
  • Provided court testimony in court proceedings regarding the youth in foster care.
  • Attended all court hearings, prepared court testimony and court reports.
  • Provided court testimony and recommendations in written/oral form for all cases.
  • Prepared, attended and presented court testimony as expert witness.
  • Provided court testimony at various court hearings.
  • Provide court testimony throughout the ChildWelfare case.
  • Court testimony about the progress in these areas of need and about the written assessments were also position requirements.

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23. Domestic Violence

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  • Assisted with creating a handbook for the Federal Government regarding dating and domestic violence among Runaway and Homeless Youth.
  • Worked with victims of domestic violence living in House of Hope Women's Shelter.

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24. Family Reunification

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Here's how Family Reunification is used in Foster Care Case Manager jobs:
  • Developed treatment plans, monitored progress with service providers and facilitated family reunification or permanency through adoption.
  • Directed protective placement, case management, parent education and family reunification activities.
  • Complete and submit all required documentation with the family reunification packet.
  • Collect and review information required for the family reunification packet.
  • Assess needs of biological parents to facilitate family reunification.
  • Develop individualized treatment plans with youth and their families for the goal of family reunification.
  • Performed in-home visits, and assisted clients in working toward family reunification.
  • Guided in attaining child safety within the goal of family reunification.
  • Foster Care Case Manager: Pinpointed needs of families in the foster care system as to provide family reunification services.
  • Provided a network of support for DCFS wards that included: childcare providers, intervention services and family reunification services.

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25. IEP

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  • Monitored ongoing educational plans and attended IEP meetings
  • Attended all treatment reviews, IEP meetings, judicial hearings, and referring agency planning meetings.
  • Developed service plans, IEP's, ISP's with clients/care givers; performing follow-up assessment.
  • Performed assessments and assisted in developing IEP's for specials needs children.
  • Attended IEP meetings with the child's educational system.
  • Participate in VEMAT and IEP meetings.
  • Attend court dates, IEP meetings, and school board meetings for clients.
  • Advocated for assistive tools in IEP's and requested the completion of child studies to help clients adapt to school environments.
  • Attended all program staff meetings, treatment reviews, IEPs and other agency meetings as necessary.
  • Provided crisis intervention, attended IEPs, advised with school social workers/ADMIN.
  • Assisted on the development of IEPs.
  • Attend treatment team meetings, staffings, and m-team (IEP) meetings for clients.
  • Observed sibling visits Attended Clinical Staffing's, CAYITs/CIEPPS, and school meetings for adolescents.

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26. Crisis Management

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Here's how Crisis Management is used in Foster Care Case Manager jobs:
  • Provided case management for severely emotionally disturbed youth placed in therapeutic foster care and provided on call crisis management.
  • Provided structured daily living and constant supervision to minimize the occurrence of negative behaviors and crisis management situations.
  • Provide clinical interventions or crisis management, court advocate, weekly in-home consultation.
  • Provided comprehensive training for crisis management, stress management and conflict resolution.
  • Skilled in crisis management and intervention.
  • Maintained yearly CPR, Safe Crisis Management, and First Aide certifications.
  • Provided crisis management as needed and on call services for emergencies.
  • Provided crisis management during work hours and on-call as necessary.

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27. Parental Rights

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Here's how Parental Rights is used in Foster Care Case Manager jobs:
  • Provided reunification services and pursued termination of parental rights through Wayne County Juvenile Court as required.
  • Facilitated over 10 adoptions after parental rights were terminated.
  • Prepared court documents relating to the case regarding the reunification of children with their parents or the termination of parental rights.
  • Present testimony in Family Court during Protective Custody, Adjudication, Review, Permanency, and Termination of Parental Rights Hearings.
  • Developed initial & updated service plans, court reports, parent/agency agreements, & petitions for termination of parental rights.
  • Submitted petitions and provided testimony requesting the termination of parental rights when in the best interest of child safety.
  • Attended trials and provided testimony and requested termination of parental rights in order to reach permanency for the children.
  • Addressed legal issues, providing testimony to determine custody, kinship care or termination of parental rights.
  • Assisted in the goal of adoption after parental rights were terminated in trial.
  • Provided testimony in court leading to the parental rights to be terminated.
  • File supplemental petitions seeking termination of parental rights when appropriate Maintain consistent and progressive contact with all service providers on caseload.

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28. Social Workers

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Here's how Social Workers is used in Foster Care Case Manager jobs:
  • Assisted social workers with supervised parental visits.
  • Attend weekly supervision, staff meetings and clinical rounds with clinical social workers, case managers and attending psychiatrist.
  • Train foster parents and social workers in working with drug babies and infants and children with HIV/AIDS.
  • Facilitate and participate in home visits, quarterly staffings, FAPT meetings, meetings with social workers and therapists, etc.

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29. Monthly Reports

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Here's how Monthly Reports is used in Foster Care Case Manager jobs:
  • Documented weekly progress, prepared monthly reports, and maintained medical passports on each child, per state law.
  • Maintained legal documentation and wrote bi-monthly reports on all children to be used as updates in court hearings.
  • Completed monthly reports as well as kept an accurate record of monthly statistics in various databases.
  • Assured DJJ workers of child progress through monthly reports and quarterly meetings.
  • Documented the children's and adolescents' progress in bi-monthly reports.
  • Completed monthly reports on each case and met all deadlines.
  • Write quarterly treatment plans/monthly reports and child social histories.
  • Complete contact logs and monthly reports for DCF.
  • Prepared Individual Service Plans and monthly reports.
  • Prepare monthly reports as required by DCBS (State) caseworker, CRP, and administrative staff in a timely fashion.
  • Implemented tracking system for weekly respite and provided monthly reports to program manager for children who participated in respite.
  • Authored daily census reports, monthly reports, and scorecard data to ensure census and budgetary goals were met.
  • Managed a case load, supervised visits, completed monthly reports, and other paperwork relevant to fostercare.
  • Submit monthly reports, case planner summaries, UCRs, and Plan Amendments.

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30. Ensure Safety

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Here's how Ensure Safety is used in Foster Care Case Manager jobs:
  • Conduct monthly home visits with youth, parents, providers, and foster parents to ensure safety within the home.
  • Conduct a minimum twice monthly in-person visits with each child on caseload to ensure safety and needs are being met.
  • Meet weekly (or more) with the youth to ensure safety of youth and progress towards goals.
  • Completed weekly unannounced and scheduled visits to ensure safety and monitor the progress of the foster children.
  • Conducted home visits on each child in the foster care system to ensure safety is assured.
  • Monitor children that are DCFS wards to ensure safety and well-being.
  • Visit children weekly in foster homes to ensure safety.
  • Monitor and assess children in foster care placements on an ongoing basis to ensure safety and wellbeing.
  • Complete monthly visits in the home/communinity to ensure safety and make sure all their needs are being met .

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31. Regular Basis

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  • Evaluated all individual foster child requirements and circumstances on a regular basis.
  • Monitored foster homes on a regular basis - one to four times a month, to ensure proper care of children.
  • Observed court proceedings with clients on a regular basis and made update reports based on court findings concerning client.
  • Drafted assessments, court and progress reports and treatment plans on a regular basis.
  • Facilitated foster parent and family support team meetings on a regular basis.
  • Maintained and updated all child protection case reports on a regular basis.
  • Plan and conduct home and school visitations on a regular basis.
  • Attended court hearings and testified on a regular basis each month.
  • Monitored birth family visits on a regular basis.
  • Ensured that Medical and Home Licensing standards were met on a regular basis and that files were maintained correctly.

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32. Special Needs

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Here's how Special Needs is used in Foster Care Case Manager jobs:
  • Assisted foster families and group homes with outside resources for special needs children placed in their care.
  • Assisted treatment foster parents in meeting the needs of exceptional children with special needs.
  • Led the department in special needs, sibling group and at risk adoptions.
  • Assessed families who were interested in adopting special needs kids.
  • Provided respite care for families with children with special needs.
  • Supervised special needs foster caseload of up to 12 children.
  • Supervised a case load of 25-28 special needs foster/adoptive children.
  • Worked with Special Needs children.
  • Plan for families (including special needs families) 5.

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33. Client Files

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Here's how Client Files is used in Foster Care Case Manager jobs:
  • Maintain client files and submit treatment and service documentation to the Missouri Children's Division and Greene County Juvenile Court.
  • Prepared and maintained all reports and documentation as they pertained to client files.
  • Maintain all client files and documentation according to DFPS Minimum Standards.
  • Complete client files including written records of collateral contracts.
  • Process new referrals and initiate and maintain client files.
  • Conducted reviews/audits of client files.
  • Organized and audited client files.
  • Update and accurately maintain client files and take responsibility for documenting important information in atimely manner.
  • Implemented innovative computer based documentation to increase licensure compliance of client files.

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34. Medical Appointments

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Here's how Medical Appointments is used in Foster Care Case Manager jobs:
  • Attended court and medical appointments as needed.

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35. Regular Contact

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Here's how Regular Contact is used in Foster Care Case Manager jobs:
  • Facilitated meetings, performed case coordination by linking youth and families with referring agencies and maintain regular contact with treatment team.
  • Maintained regular contact with attorneys, therapists and CASA workers and other providers to accomplish federal goals of reunification.
  • Remain in regular contact with 15-20 foster children placed in foster homes.
  • Maintain regular contact with attorneys, therapists and other providers.
  • Refer the child(ren) and family to community programs and resources and maintain regular contact with services providers.

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36. Data Entry

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Here's how Data Entry is used in Foster Care Case Manager jobs:
  • Preform regular data entry within a statewide electronic system.
  • Worked daily in Microsoft Word, data entry into DHS documents, and occasionally worked in Microsoft Excel.
  • Provided data entry court reporting and home visits.

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37. Permanent Placement

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Here's how Permanent Placement is used in Foster Care Case Manager jobs:
  • Provide Therapeutic Foster Care services for children needing temporary or permanent placement.
  • Prepared and presented court documentation to facilitate permanent placement for children.
  • Submit monthly billing and statistics to the State of CT. for Therapeutic Foster Care and Permanent Placement Programs.
  • Initiated appropriate legal action and testified in court to gain protection and permanent placement plans for children.
  • Develop a permanent placement plan for children who cannot return home.
  • Managed 10 to 15 Foster Care cases to find permanent placement.
  • Assisted with permanent placement of foster children as necessary.
  • Assessed youth for appropriate permanent placements within foster care.
  • Work toward placing foster children in permanent placements.
  • Worked closely with at-risk populations in a broad range of crisis situations, working towards permanent placements for children.

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38. Phone Calls

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Here's how Phone Calls is used in Foster Care Case Manager jobs:
  • Maintain a caseload, complete individual service plans, and maintain contact with clients through phone calls and home visits.
  • Documented client data into MISACWIS and conducted contact logs of client phone calls.
  • Maintained appropriate documentation of all phone calls, e-mails, and personal interactions.
  • Maintain regular communication through phone calls and home visits with foster youth.

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39. Safety Plans

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Here's how Safety Plans is used in Foster Care Case Manager jobs:
  • Create case plans, post placement notes, progress notes, and safety plans for agency children and maintain case files.
  • Composed and implemented family service plans, risk assessments, treatment plans, and safety plans.
  • Created and monitored in home safety plans for at risk children and families.
  • Complete Incidents Reports and Safety Plans.
  • Created Safety Plans for families.
  • Create and maintain service plans, intergraded assessments, visitation plans, and safety plans for all families.

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40. CPS

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Here's how CPS is used in Foster Care Case Manager jobs:
  • Coordinate services with CPS, OCOK, behavioral health, schools, psychiatrists, therapists, or any other services needed.
  • Worked as a CPS Investigator as well as a Foster Care Case Manager.
  • Coordinated with CPS, court system, and other community services.
  • Typed reports for each child upon removal by CPS.
  • Provide CPST services to S.E.D.

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41. Weekly Contact

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Here's how Weekly Contact is used in Foster Care Case Manager jobs:
  • Maintained weekly contact with foster children and documentation.
  • Provide crisis management, home visits, weekly contact, monitoring of standards compliance, documentation, ongoing training and advocacy.
  • Maintain bi weekly contact with children and foster parents to accurately assess the needs of the child while in foster care.
  • Maintain required weekly contact with foster children, birth families and foster parents per agency policy.
  • Maintained weekly contact with foster parents and visited with youth every other week.
  • Created and imported weekly contact notes and monthly summary reports.

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42. Dfcs

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Here's how Dfcs is used in Foster Care Case Manager jobs:
  • Introduce families to temporary services offered by DFCS that will promote dependence and will assist with returning children home.
  • Served as a liaison with DFCS case managers and service providers assigned to the children.
  • Received and evaluated applications from DFCS for children referred to LSG's special needs program.
  • Attend court hearings, collaborate with attorneys, and testify on behalf of DFCS.
  • Work as liaison between DFCS and foster/adoptive families to complete case plan goals.
  • Attend court hearings and testified on behalf of recommendations of DFCS.
  • Advocated within others DFCS systems in the State of Georgia.

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43. Service Delivery

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Here's how Service Delivery is used in Foster Care Case Manager jobs:
  • Comply with all mandates for service delivery including, administrative requirements and record completion.
  • Developed a Care Plan and Service Delivery Plan with client/family and other service providers based on identified needs.
  • Assist social worker with daily case management and service delivery.
  • Developed client-centered service plans for diverse children and adults Collaborated with community service providers to ensure proper service delivery to clientele.
  • Participate in staff meetings and trainings and provide input on the development of policies and procedures for service delivery.

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44. Monthly Basis

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Here's how Monthly Basis is used in Foster Care Case Manager jobs:
  • Provide post placement supervision, guidance and intervention services to children, birth families and foster parents on a monthly basis.
  • Travel to foster homes to visit children in home on a monthly basis and as needed.
  • Scheduled visitation on a monthly basis to each child's foster care placement.
  • Coordinate and facilitate Family Support Team meetings on a monthly basis.
  • Supervised parent/child visits on a monthly basis if appropriate.
  • Monitor foster children treatment plans on a monthly basis.

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45. Child Custody

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46. Monthly Visits

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Here's how Monthly Visits is used in Foster Care Case Manager jobs:
  • Document all contact with child including professional meetings, monthly visits and health contacts.
  • Conducted bi-monthly visits with children in placement and the parents in their household.
  • Enter monthly documentations of monthly visits.

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47. Necessary Services

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Here's how Necessary Services is used in Foster Care Case Manager jobs:
  • Determine and locate necessary services for each case, and complete necessary referrals.
  • Referred client and family to necessary services.
  • Obtain all necessary services for individuals in the foster care system Advocate for individuals in the foster care system.

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48. State Regulations

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Here's how State Regulations is used in Foster Care Case Manager jobs:
  • Monitored resource parent placements for compliance of state regulations.
  • Evaluate and assess progress of private agency foster parents for annual recertification in accordance with state regulations.
  • Directed the recruitment of foster families according to state regulations and agency policies and procedures.

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49. DSS

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Here's how DSS is used in Foster Care Case Manager jobs:
  • Plan and execute case work activities to facilitate safety, permanence and well-being of children in the custody of the DSS.
  • Collaborate with community partners- DSS Workers, Schools, Attorneys, Treatment providers, Foster Parents, and Biological family.
  • Work with various DSS Agencies throughout Virginia assisting with placing Foster Children in Therapeutic Foster Homes.
  • Promote services to area DSS's and other professionals in the field.
  • Worked with Low Income families, linked families to local ECDSS and other healthcare providers, promoted disease prevention.
  • Provide supervision for visits between birth parents and children in custody for Forsyth County DSS.

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50. Educational Needs

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Here's how Educational Needs is used in Foster Care Case Manager jobs:
  • Developed clients' case plans specifying permanency goals, while ensuring client safety and well-being and educational needs for clients.
  • Completed home visits to determine safety of the child and environment, involved with all educational needs and legal obligations.
  • Ensured that the children's educational needs were met by coordinating with the school to address any educational needs.
  • Assessed behavioral, medical & educational needs of each child by collaborating with teachers, psychiatrists & doctors.
  • Participated in Board of Education IEP meetings to advocate for the children's individual educational needs.
  • Attend IEP meetings for youth and advocate for youth to ensure educational needs are met.
  • Coordinated school meetings to advocate for the educational needs of children.
  • Assessed emotional, social, developmental, and educational needs.
  • Acted as legal guardian for children in custody in regards to physical health, mental health, and educational needs.

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20 Most Common Skills For A Foster Care Case Manager

Child Abuse

17.7%

Court Hearings

17.5%

Treatment Plans

16.1%

Permanency

6.5%

Crisis Intervention

5.8%

Management Services

5.3%

Community Resources

5.0%

Mental Health Services

3.8%

Birth Parents

3.8%

Biological Parents

2.7%

Biological Families

2.1%

Juvenile Offenders

2.0%

Dcfs

1.7%

Substance Abuse

1.6%

DHS

1.6%

Independent Living

1.6%

Support Services

1.4%

Family Services

1.2%

Appropriate Referrals

1.2%

Adoptive Families

1.1%
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Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Foster Care Case Manager

Rank Skill
1 Child Abuse 15.1%
2 Court Hearings 14.9%
3 Treatment Plans 13.7%
4 Permanency 5.6%
5 Crisis Intervention 4.9%
6 Management Services 4.5%
7 Community Resources 4.3%
8 Mental Health Services 3.3%
9 Birth Parents 3.2%
10 Biological Parents 2.3%
11 Biological Families 1.8%
12 Juvenile Offenders 1.7%
13 Dcfs 1.5%
14 Substance Abuse 1.4%
15 DHS 1.4%
16 Independent Living 1.4%
17 Support Services 1.2%
18 Family Services 1.0%
19 Appropriate Referrals 1.0%
20 Adoptive Families 1.0%
21 Law Enforcement 0.7%
22 Court Testimony 0.7%
23 Domestic Violence 0.7%
24 Family Reunification 0.7%
25 IEP 0.6%
26 Crisis Management 0.6%
27 Parental Rights 0.6%
28 Social Workers 0.6%
29 Monthly Reports 0.6%
30 Ensure Safety 0.6%
31 Regular Basis 0.6%
32 Special Needs 0.5%
33 Client Files 0.5%
34 Medical Appointments 0.5%
35 Regular Contact 0.5%
36 Data Entry 0.5%
37 Permanent Placement 0.5%
38 Phone Calls 0.5%
39 Safety Plans 0.4%
40 CPS 0.4%
41 Weekly Contact 0.4%
42 Dfcs 0.4%
43 Service Delivery 0.4%
44 Monthly Basis 0.4%
45 Child Custody 0.4%
46 Monthly Visits 0.4%
47 Necessary Services 0.4%
48 State Regulations 0.4%
49 DSS 0.4%
50 Educational Needs 0.4%
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