RSU Therapeutic Childcare (TCC) Case Manager

Knowledge Of

  • Addiction theory including the disease concept.
  • Substance dependence and mental health disorders.
  • Early childhood issues, addiction, physical, sexual and emotional abuse.
  • Principles of child growth and development.
  • Basic approaches to working with families.
  • Local, state and federal regulatory requirements pertaining to program operation.
  • Available community resources for children, adolescents and teens.
  • Cultural, ethnic and community standards and norms.

Responsibilities  

  • Responsible for meeting with all assigned children/youth within 2 business days of admission to welcome them to the program and explain the children’s/ youth component and to answer any questions.
  • Responsible for facilitating enrollment of all assigned children/youth in off-site daycare or school within 48 hours of admission.
  • Responsible for contacting DFCS and working closely with staff and client to activate and monitor the application process for obtaining a childcare certificate until certificate is received.
  • Responsible for the development of therapeutic and prevention goals for the family treatment plan for all assigned cases.
  • Conduct age-appropriate child/youth therapeutic, prevention, art, and recreational group sessions weekly according to the groups assigned to the position.
  • Prepare for all assigned groups to ensure that the required content is covered and that any handouts or supplemental material are made available to the children.
  • Case recording responsibilities that include: clear, concise, thorough and timely documentation of all individual and group contact, collateral and community contacts, treatment plans and reviews, progress notes, discharge summaries and related documentation.
  • Provide case management services as needed for assigned children/ youth, including meeting with client regularly to monitor progress toward goals and objectives.
  • Research and coordinate with Residential Staff to plan activities for families to participate in on weekends and holidays.
  • Be available to each assigned parent for individual consultation regarding issues with their children that will include but is not limited to discussion of parenting strategies.
  • Facilitate a weekly parenting support group and maintain group notes for each session that include specifics of group as well and parent’s engagement during group.
  • Provide outreach to childcare centers and schools for the children/ youth, as well as monitor care of children in each environment.
  • Preparation for, and presentation of, caseload cases before a multidisciplinary team and on an on-going basis throughout the treatment process.
  • Attendance at weekly treatment team meetings, case reviews, and scheduled in-service training.
  • On-going positive and proactive communication with co-workers as team members to ensure all relevant child/youth, program or related information is passed along.
  • Reporting to the supervisor any abuse or neglect or other incidents that put child/youth, staff or the program in jeopardy.
  • Possible involvement in community planning teams, task forces, etc.
  • Utilization of a positive, caring and supportive therapeutic approach as well as communication style with clients.
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a team.
  • Ability to demonstrate fairness and flexibility as required to accommodate the emerging needs of clients as well as the needs of a developing program.
  • Compliance with policies and procedures.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Education/Experience/Skills 

  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, with the major course work in child/early childhood development, psychology, education, social work, health education, addiction studies, or related human service or behavioral or social services field. Additionally, two years of experience with child, adolescent and teen populations is required.
  • Ability to engage and motivate children, adolescents and teens in a therapeutic process.
  • Ability to work with childcare centers, school faculty, youth development specialists and other professionals that work with youth-serving organizations and systems.
  • Experience and demonstrated competency in formulating children/adolescent/teen participation or treatment plans.
  • Recognizing behavioral cues in individual children/adolescents/teens to promote their self-regulation and ability to manage transitions.
  • Ability to perform the charting duties required by regulations that govern the program in a timely fashion.
  • Ability to develop a good rapport with children, adolescents and teens.
  • A nurturing and non-judgmental attitude.
  • Ability to set and maintain appropriate boundaries with children, adolescents and teens.
  • Cultural understanding, sensitivity and development towards cultural competency.
  • Effective communication skills orally and in writing (e.g. for reports) to a variety of audiences.
  • Develop and participate in collaborative processes.
  • Practice ethical behavior.
  • Review and currency with evidence-based practices.
  • Accurate and timely documentation of program activities and outcomes.
  • Practice of professional development by continually assessing personal performance and practice with the willingness to change behavior and seek assistance, if applicable, in order to model professionalism.
  • Serve as a credible resource and advocate for MARR and the RSU program.
  • Consensus building and conflict management.
  • Time-management.
  • Exercise of competent, professional judgment when dealing with clients, the public and other professionals to maintain the client’s best interests at all times.
  • Maintaining professional standards and upholding the legal and accepted codes that pertain to professional conduct.
  • Performance within the general policies and principles of MARR and RSU.

Interested applicants should submit your resume to [email protected]