Position: Case Managers (2 positions) - Competition 2021-36
Condition: Full-Time Permanent
Department: Community Specialized Homes
Location: Winnipeg, MB
Closing Date: June 7, 2021
OVERVIEW: Reporting to the CSH Supervisor, CSH Case Managers will be responsible for providing quality assurance measures, conducting licensing practices, and support for families, children, and communities under the Community Specialized Homes program.
- Provide regular support and mentorship to the Community Coordinators in the First Nation Communities.
- Collaborate with Community Coordinator and Support Worker Coordinator to develop & maintain consistent schedule of Respite & Support Worker shifts.
- Provide oversight of the CSH homes to ensure compliance with foster care regulations and standards are being met.
- Establish a positive relationship and provide additional support to the CSH Foster Parents through regular communication and meetings. This includes assistance in proper completion of paperwork, as necessary.
- In partnership with the Community Coordinator ensure regular home visits at each CSH Foster Home are being conducted.
- Be informed of Community based events, promote and support community engagement by ensuring children & families attend local community events.
- Assist with coordinating & facilitating recreational opportunities in First Nation Communities.
- Participate crisis intervention / de-escalation services, mediation, and resolution with foster parents.
- Licensing of CSH Homes
- Recruitment, screening, and initial assessments of potential foster parents.
- Ensure proper checks and paperwork is completed for licensing.
- Conduct interviews and orientations for potential/new foster parents.
- Arrange Foster Home Studies.
- Complete Annual reviews for each home.
- Complete addendums for each home, as needed.
- Complete Foster Care Licensing Closures, as needed.
- Manage placement process in partnership with CSH Supervisor.
- Maintain accurate understanding of the services provided in each home and effectively communicate to the CSH Supervisor and SECFS.
- Collaborate with SECFS Workers in delivering care plans for each child and/or family.
- Monitor and follow up with ongoing needs in CSH Homes.
- Compile and submit case notes to CSH Supervisor for review
- Develop, implement, and monitor maintenance of CSH Home Care binders
- Review monthly reports and bi-weekly file records for each home, monitor for concerns or areas of improvement.
- Support House Parents in understanding and complying with program expectations and their roles (in collaboration with CSH Supervisor).
- Review program memos and directives with House Parents/Community Coordinators.
- Attend meetings with SECFS, collaterals, children, and House Parents.
- Travel to the community when necessary.
- Communicate to CSH Supervisor the observed training needs for House Parents, Support & Respite Workers
- Ensure all Foster Home documentation requirements including reporting is completed in a timely and accurate manner.
- Ensure outcomes, assessments, and service plans are current and up to date.
- Review and respond to incident reports (in collaboration with CSH Supervisor).
- Compile statistics monthly for each home.
- Ensure flights are arranged for foster parents.
- Assist with facilitation of training and orientations for Respite & Support Workers and House Parents.
- Bachelor of Social Work (equivalent combination of education/experience may be considered).
- A minimum of two years experience in front line Case Management.
- Knowledge of Community based resources and how to access them.
- Knowledge in the areas of Addictions, Attachment, Mental health and Trauma and how it impacts families.
- Knowledge of the Child and Family Services (CFS) sector and foster care legislation.
- Demonstrate knowledge and/or understanding of Indigenous perspectives, First Nations culture and traditional philosophies.
- Strong assessment skills and experience conducting investigations including gathering an analyzing information to implement appropriate actions.
- Experience developing and supporting a strong, respectful team-based approach to service delivery.
- Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a community-based environment with a high attention to detail.
- Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, Outlook and Internet.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills, problem solving and ability to communicate in Ojibway.
- Must have a valid Manitoba driver’s license and a reliable vehicle.
- Must have a current satisfactory Child Abuse Registry Check, Criminal Record Check (including Vulnerable Sector Search), and Prior Contact Check as a condition of employment.
How to Apply: Send Resume, Cover Letter and Quote Competition # to:
FAX: (204) 949-9413
WE THANK ALL WHO APPLY HOWEVER ONLY THOSE CANDIDATES SELECTED FOR AN INTERVIEW WILL BE CONTACTED. PREFERENCE WILL BE GIVEN TO INTERNAL CANDIDATES, SOUTHEAST COMMUNITY MEMBERS AND SELF-DECLARED CANDIDATES (INDIGENIOUS, INUIT OR METIS).