Relative Care Case Manager

Relative Care Case Manager


Relative Care Case Manager

Details of the offer

Work for Indiana Grow your career with the State of Indiana With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well:being of Indiana's communities every day.

Hire Salary:

The starting salary for the Family Case Manager position is 35,776 annually. Upon successful completion of the cohort training, the salary will be increased to 40,092 annually. Cohort training lasts approximately 12 weeks and is subject to change contingent upon successful completion of classroom andlearning activities

About the Department of Child Services:

DCS protects children who are victims of abuse or neglect and strengthens families through services that focus on family support and preservation. The Department also administers child support, child protection, adoption and foster care throughout the State of Indiana.

Mission:The Indiana Department of Child Services engages with families and collaborates with state, local and community partners to protect children from abuse and neglect and to provide child support services.

Vision:Indiana children will live in safe, healthy and supportive families and communities.

Values:Respect, Prevention, Safety, Stability, Permanency, Responsibility, Accountability, Continuous Improvement

About the Job: 13;

The Regional Relative Care Specialist is responsible for improving the provision of relative services to children by providing targeted and timely services related to relative placement and support. Employee will work to decrease relative disruptions, increase availability of relatives, and educate relatives to the policies and procedures of DCS. The employee will work to enhance the relatives understanding of childrens needs while offering support when dealing with the relatives family. The specialist will offer better customer service and provide greater support to Family Case Managers (FCM). This position is assigned to multiple DCS local offices and/or regions.

A Day in the Life: 13;

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

:Obtain information from relatives and conduct Orientation Meetings (individual, group, by phone) to provide information about licensure and placement of relative children.
:Facilitate relatives completion of pre:service, medical (CPR, First Aid, Universal Precautions), and in:service training, when licensure is appropriate.
:Acts as liaison to Foster Care Specialists to facilitate licensure as appropriate.
:Assist relatives in completing applicable assessments to identify strengths and needs prior to and after placement. Utilize the results to plan training activities relevant to identified needs and further develop relative skills and identify service needs. The Casey Foster Family Assessment may be utilized in this process.
:Enter information into data system.
:Work with local DCS offices to serve as a liaison between families and FCMs.
:Assist FCMs in providing information to and support for relative placements.
:Cultivate and maintain supportive relationships with relatives, including regular phone contact, home visits, timely answers/resolutions, planned networking activities.
:Facilitate relative support meetings that may include training.
:Maintain master list of all relative and respite homes in the region; assist FCMs in matching children and relatives for emergency/non:emergency placements and respite.
:Acts as liaison between relative families and DFR and other agencies to facilitate receipt of any applicable benefits such as TANF, Food Stamps, Medicaid, WIC, School Fees, Head Start, First Steps, and/or CCDF child care.
:Conduct background checks for initial placement of relative children.
:Conducts CFTMs with relative Families to assess conditions in the placement home, identify service needs, facilitate un


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