Provides services to a caseload of children/youth and family members for at least 5 families, including but not limited to specific services contained in the Performance Standards,
Licensing Requirements and Contacts as outlined below:
Provision of case management services as detailed in Department of Human Services (DHS) Performance Standards.
Assessments of safety, provision of visitation services and maintenance of all oral and written contacts regarding appropriate services on behalf of the legal family, child and foster family.
Provision of services to meet normal developmental needs- to include children resources and life skills education.
Provision of social services (i.e. fact-to-face contact) between case manager and any members of the family.
Provision of reunification services to assess the potential for a minimum standard of parenting, as well as rehabilitating and stabilizing family relationships.
Provision of on-call services through a rotational basis as outlined in IHPS Emergency/On-Call Procedures.
Completion of all required documentation of services provided (i.e. case notes, ISP/Quarterlies, FAF, FRS, BOC) within established time frames.
Meet the standards of 20 mandatory training hours per year, 1 hour supervision per sessions per week and staff meeting as required.
Participate in case conferences, school conferences, and court appearances with the family as requested.
Perform other duties that support the mission of the IHPS program.
Ensures all academic performance goals are achieved.
Develops rapport with students, parents, staff and community.
Creates an inclusive team comprised of students, parents, staff, community members, CISP and PLC Stakeholders.
Ensures data collection requirements are met.
Provides an atmosphere and environment conducive to the intellectual, physical, social and emotional development of students.
Plans and provides for appropriate learning experiences for students.
Supervises staff and students in a variety of school-related settings.
Maintains appropriate records and follows required procedures and practices.
Promotes improved professional competence of all staff.
Monitors appropriate use and care of equipment, materials and facilities.
Implements all policies and/or rules governing student life and conduct; develops reasonable rules of classroom behavior and procedures; maintains order in the classroom and on the campus in a fair and just manner.
Takes necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials and facilities.
Leads faculty meetings.
Maintains accessibility and visibility on school campus.
Assists in the selection of books, equipment and other instructional materials.
Establishes and maintains cooperative relations among staff members.
Pursues his/her own professional growth through an ongoing program of reading, workshops, seminars, conferences and/or advanced course work at institutions of higher learning complying with CIS's professional growth program.
Conducts formal observations at minimum twice a year and informal observations throughout the year.
Conducts performance appraisals and make reappointment recommendations for school personnel.
Establish guidelines for proper student conduct and implement disciplinary procedures and policies that ensure a safe and orderly environment.
Establish procedures to be used in the event of school crisis and/or civil disobedience and provide leadership in the event of such incidents.
Provides and/or assist with conducting researched- based professional development.
Promotes and encourages the professional growth and development of faculty and staff.
Other duties as assigned.
Completes initial and ongoing assessments of children and their families
Completes bio-psychosocial assessment by gathering information from the child, family and collaterals
Responsible for initial placement of children within 4 hours of referral and subsequent placement. Researches and recommends possible relative placements, giving them priority, whenever viable
Facilitates and coordinates family meetings
Develops and implements case plans and permanency goals with children and families, ensuring that goals are reached within established time frames
Determines and recommends which services are needed for the child and family, including mental health, drug and alcohol services, respite care and supervised or unsupervised visitations/interactions
Assists families to establish a support network of family, kinship, and community
Provides counseling to children and families, preparing them for moves, reunification or other appropriate permanency goals
Provides intervention for clients in crisis situations
Ability to work with the court system and follow court protocols including appropriate business attire
Assesses ongoing case plan goals and recommends reunification, termination of parental rights or other permanency options
Ability to work with courts, completes reports for court, participates in court proceedings, including testifying, following court protocol and court orders
Completes and maintains written documentation in child/family's case record accurately and within established time frames
Supports resource families to maintain placements and help children work toward permanency
If child's permanency goal becomes adoption, complete necessary documentation and work to identify and choose family and work with them until adoption is finalized
Participates in supervisory and team meetings, sharing pertinent information about children/families progress, collateral contacts and relationships with other agencies/communities
Gives directions to family support workers on each assigned case
Makes independent decisions utilizing all pertinent policies and procedures (SOPs), accreditation and licensure standards, and federal, state and local rules, statutes, regulations, and contractual terms
Supervises and transports children and families as needed
Reports critical incidents verbally within 12 hours, written within 24 hours
Reports unusual incidents through appropriate Risk Management, clinical and safety channels
Ensures clients rights are protected. Makes sure all clients have received their rights and maintains a signed copy in each file
Is knowledgeable of and follows all safety procedures
Other duties as assigned
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Former Board member, Association of Liberian Journalists in the Americas
Member Union of Liberian Associations in the Americas, Inc
Member; Haywood Mission School Alumni Association in the Americas
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