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Foster Care Case Management Specialist I-II


Posted: 5/22/2019
Job Reference #: 8a7883a96a29165e016a30df81ac64c8
Keywords: health

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LOCATION: Hyde Park Campus, Kansas City, MO
RESPONSIBILITIES: The Case Management Specialist reports to the Manager of Case Management, but enjoys a high degree of autonomy in carrying out foster care and adoption case management services as required by contract, licensing, funding body and accreditation requirements. Using advanced knowledge in the area of child welfare, the Case Management Specialist exercises discretion and independent judgment in making decisions on the overall management and delivery of services to children on their caseload, aimed at achieving safety and permanency. This position coordinates and facilitates activities within the Family Support Team context, working towards moving the child to a permanent home. The Case Management Specialist serves as the legal guardian of the children on their caseload, making decisions and recommendations—occasionally on an emergency basis—to ensure the safety and welfare of those children. This position demonstrates creative service delivery, strong time management skills and excellent decision-making abilities. The Foster Care Case Management Specialist provides case management services youth and families to ensure compliance of contracts and licensing regulations. Assists the family in cultivating natural and informal family and community supports which can help the family to achieve safety and permanency for children. Assists older youth in developing independent living skills, including referring youth to Chafee Services. Works with children/families & other FST members to obtain permanency: reunification, adoption, or guardianship. This position is responsible for actively recruiting adoptive homes for children whose goal is adoption. The Foster Care Case Management Specialist continually identifies and assesses risk factors for children and families severed and develop or update written safety plans as necessary and appropriate.
QUALIFICATIONS: This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Criminal Justice, Human Services, Education, Counseling or Psychology. The preferred candidate will have a Master’s degree in Social Work or other Human Services related area. Two (2) years of experience in the Child Welfare area is required. Case Management experience is preferred. Upon offer, candidate must provide a copy of diploma as well as transcripts.  Must pass background check, physical and drug screening. This position also requires a valid driver’s license and proof of current vehicle insurance.
Pay Grade: 4 / 5
Salary: $32,409.34 - $45,614.02 annually / $36,058.47 - $51,087.70 annually
(Starting salary depends on education and experience)
BENEFITS: Cornerstones of Care offers full-time employees a competitive benefits package, including: medical/dental/vision coverage; prescription coverage; accident insurance; short-term disability; health savings account (HSA); flexible spending account (FSA); paid time off;retirement (401K), Public Service Loan Forgiveness and sign-on bonus.  To view a detailed Summary of Benefits please visit our website at and under the heading “About Us” click on “Join Our Team.”
HOW TO APPLY: Please complete an online application at
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Please contact:  Cornerstones of Care, Human Resources Department
300 E. 36th Street, Kansas City, MO 64111
Phone:  (816) 508-1707  
                                        Fax: (816)508-1757                                                   
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Cornerstones of Care is an
Equal Opportunity Employer