DCS Case Manager 2* - 06162021-18962 - Jasper, TN (Marion County)
Summary: Under general supervision, is responsible for professional case management work of routine difficulty, and performs related work as required.
- Documents Accurate Information From An Interview.
- Prepares Reports For Court.
Communicating with Persons Outside Organization:
- Prepares to participate and testify in court proceedings.
- Recruits adoptive/foster parents.
Resolving Conflicts and Negotiation with Others:
- Addresses inappropriate behaviors and/or actions with clients, service providers, resource parents, etc.
- Conducts intake interviews with individuals reporting suspected child abuse or neglect.
- Conducts interviews with child’s family and collateral contacts (e.g. principals, neighbors, doctors, etc.).
- Gathers demographic information on the child and family (e.g. Genogram, Ecomap, Lexus Nexus, etc.).
- Gathers complete and accurate information (e.g. child’s school records, psychological evaluation report or medical examination results.).
- Locates and identifies natural, formal, and informal supports.
Scheduling Work and Activities:
- Works flexible hours including weekends, holidays, and after hours.
- Conducts regularly conduct home visits to assess the safety of homes.
- Conducts multiple and on-going face-to-face visits with children, resources families, providers, kinship home and other relevant entities.
- Schedules appointments as necessary and needed.
Making Decisions and Solving Problems:
- Determines if abuse or neglect has occurred, who the abuser is, the level of risk or harm to the child, and the need for a safety plan.
- Makes recommendations for reunification or termination of parental rights.
- Monitors adoptive and foster families to check the compatibility of the child with the family.
- Actively listens to concerns to make appropriate referrals.
- Coordinates and observes visitations for children in and out-of-home placements to ensure meaningful visitations.
Distinguishing Features: This is the working level class in the Children's Services Case Manager job series. An employee in this class is responsible for providing case management services to children under the State's supervision, in State custody, or at risk of State custody, and their families.
Education and Experience: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree and experience equivalent to one year of full-time professional work providing child welfare services including, but not limited to, one or a combination of the following: social, psychological, or correctional counseling or case management; volunteer services coordination for a children's service program; and/or juvenile classification coordination.
Necessary Special Qualifications: Applicants for this class must:
- Complete a criminal history disclosure form in a manner approved by the appointing authority;
- Must agree to release all records involving their criminal history to the appointing authority;
- Must supply a fingerprint sample in a manner prescribed by the TBI for a fingerprint based criminal history records check;
- Submit to a review of their status on the Department of Health's vulnerable person’s registry;
- Possess a valid motor vehicle operator's license at the time of appointment in some positions;
- Upon appointment, successfully complete a prescribed course of training offered by the Tennessee Department of Children's Services.
Closing Date: 06/22/2021