Foster and Adoption Case Manager
Helping Hand Home for Children

Company Overview

Helping Hand Home provides residential treatment services, therapeutic foster care, adoption services, and an on-site charter school for emotionally disturbed children. We are a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization located in Austin, Texas licensed by the State of Texas, and governed by the membership of the Helping Hand Society.
The Home is the oldest continuously operating residential childcare agency in Travis County, and a priceless resource kept strong and viable through community support

Job Summary

Helping Hand Home for Children is currently hiring a Foster and Adoption Case Manager. A genuine desire to work with children and ability to handle stressful situations are required.

Job Responsibilities

  • Develops and maintains treatment and service plans that address identified needs and ensures the comprehensive implementation of the plan. Ensures that plans are updated as necessary with proper notice to all participants.
  • Meets regularly with children placed in care and foster parents to assess level of progress and satisfaction with the program/placement.
  • Ensures assigned families meet agency policies, LOS standards and TDFPS minimum standards.
  • Transports children to visits and appointments as needed.
  • Assist with scheduled chart reviews to ensure compliance with State licensing, and contract standards of regulating/accrediting bodies.
  • Responsible for timely completion of assignments and ability to adapt to changing workloads to include work in evenings, weekends and holidays as needed.
  • Intervene in crisis situations as needed (assisting with a combative child, potential suicide attempts, runaway, angry family, etc.).
  • Participate in on-call coverage system.

     

Required Skills & Qualifications

- Must have a Bachelor's degree in Social Work or other human services field
- One year of child placing experience under direct supervision of a person fully qualified as a Child Placement Management Staff is preferred
- Experience writing home studies preferred
- Bilingual (English / Spanish) preferred
- Possess a valid driver's license with a good driving record and have own vehicle that is safe to transport children
- Must maintain a working cell phone at all times

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