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Job Title:

Foster Care Case Manager

Job Post ID:



Caritas Family Solutions

Posted Until:



Depends on experience


Mount Vernon


All Shift


Full Time



Job Description:

The Foster Care Case Manager collaborates with DCFS to provide appropriate casework services to individuals and families in the Foster Care program including case management and adherence to licensing requirements across five regional offices in Southern Illinois. Relocation assistance is available.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following, other duties may be assigned.
• Place and supervise children in foster care while remaining in compliance with contract/program plan requirements.
• Maintain and monitor appropriate placements ensuring safety, permanency and well-being objectives are met. Ensure that documentation and required visits are completed within required time frames.
• Complete all referral forms and other documentation necessary for the effective, and efficient achievement of the permanency goal by established time frames.
• Complete all Caritas paperwork and comply with program expectations as related to the position.
• Establish a therapeutic alliance to engage families, caregivers, and other service providers in the treatment process.
• Utilize and coordinate appropriate agency and community resources to meet the needs of those served.
• Correlate service plan outcomes and interventions to the integrated assessment, and safety determinations with specific interventions aimed at meeting needs of those served.
• Utilize court process in accordance with established procedures for the protection of children and permanency planning.
• Identify learning needs to develop and actualize Educational and/or Professional Development goals.
• Teach effective parenting skills/alternatives specific to needs of the family.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. This position requires availability to work nights, weekends and holidays on an “on call” basis.

Job Requirements:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must successfully complete the requirements for Child Welfare Licensure. The individual must also be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

• Bachelors Degree in Social Work or a related human services field. 2 years’ experience needed for Specialized Case Work. Previous Case Manager experience preferred.
• Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common technical journals, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from those served, stakeholders, and regulatory agencies. Ability to effectively present information to management, and public groups.
• Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra.
• Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
• Strong computer proficiencies are essential; must possess strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs.
• The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger,handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and sit. Has access to a reliable automobile,provides proof of auto liability insurance, possesses valid driver’s license and has no restrictions from transporting children.


Benefits For Full-Time Staff Include:
• Medical Insurance, Life Insurance and Cafeteria Plan
• Retirement plan
• Generous benefit time schedule including sick time, vacation time, personal days and holidays
• Tuition reimbursement
• Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Company Information

Caritas Family Solutions is a SCSEP subcontractor with Senior Service America who receives grant funding from the U.S. Department of Labor.

Caritas Family Solutions provides:
• A rich history of serving the people of Southern Illinois since 1947
• Opportunities for personal and professional growth
• A diversity of programs, services and locations for individuals seeking employment
• Accredited agency through the Council on Accreditation
• More than 300 committed and mission-driven employees

Application Instructions: