Licensing Case Manager - Sign On Bonus! (7130)
Company: Lutheran Services Florida
Posted on: August 2, 2022
Lutheran Services Florida (LSF) envisions a world where children
are safe, families are strong and communities are vibrant.
LSF is looking for a talented Licensing Case Manager who wants to
make an impact in the lives of children and families.
$47,500 starting salary
$49,500 if certified in child welfare case management with 1 year
of child welfare case management experience
$51,500 if certified in child welfare case management with 3 years
of child welfare case management supervisory experience
We're offering SIGN-ON BONUSES!
- New Case Managers - general sign-on bonus of $1,500
- Provisionally Certified Case Managers (no need for pre-service
training - able to take cases immediately and work toward full
certification) - $2,000.00
- Fully Certified Case Managers (can assume full caseload - no
need for training) -$3,000.00 Paid in 2 increments at 3 months and
6 months of employment.
Purpose & Impact:
Employee responsibilities as outlined; performing recruitment,
training, and licensing recommendations of prospective
foster/adoptive homes in Lee Counties, and by assuring compliance
with licensing regulations and inspections of all foster homes in
Lee Counties. These duties are accomplished in accordance with the
Treats customers, the public and staff with courtesy, respect, and
dignity, and presents a positive image. Keeps supervisor fully
informed of activities, pertinent issues, upcoming events and
potential problems. Demonstrates effective oral and written
communication skills in daily work. Supports the program and works
with others in an effort to accomplish the goals of the program.
Employee will make every reasonable effort to adhere to established
safety procedures and practices in the work area. Attends and
successfully completes all mandated training courses. Pre-service
training, pride training and other trainings within the
probationary period and as scheduled thereafter as a requirement
for continued employment as the Recruitment Licensing Counselor.
Adheres to all confidentiality rules and regulations. This position
is primarily responsible for recruiting, training, inspecting,
evaluating, providing consultations and technical assistance and
recommending for or against the licensing of foster homes for the
Family Safety Program. The position may also maintain
responsibility for licensing, inspecting, monitoring, evaluating
and providing consultation and technical assistance to a caseload
of foster homes and to retain quality foster homes. This includes
communication with and coordination of information and inspections
from other agencies, which have a role in the licensure process.
This position must maintain a valid Florida Driver's License.
A Day in the Life of a Licensing Case Manager:
- Conducts and participates in Parent Resource for Information
Development and Education (PRIDE) training including orientation on
a regular basis and assesses foster parent ability to receive a
license to foster children. Carefully reviews and evaluates all
material submitted by prospective applicants. Obtains background
information to determine good character. Evaluates all reference
checks and discusses any negative comments. Thoroughly analyzes all
materials to determine suitability as a foster parent defining the
strengths and weakness of the family. Prepares an accurate home
study to reflect the dynamics of the family and their communication
style, strengths and weaknesses and significant factors of their
background and personalities to assist in a determination of their
appropriateness to foster parent a child. Assist prospects in
completing the licensing process. Has a working knowledge of the
Laws of Florida and the Rules in the Florida Administrative Code
relating to the licensure operation and maintenance of foster homes
and the administrative procedures. Receives applications ensuring
the data received is documented and within 30 days of receipt,
provides to the applicant in writing a list of the things still
needed to complete the licensing process. Provides application
package to supervisor for review within 30 days upon applicant's
completion of PRIDE classes. Employee will perform all tasks in a
professional and courteous manner.
- Conducts or participates in monthly county recruitment meetings
with planned agenda; coordinates activities with district public
information officer for positive coverage of recruitment events;
coordinates and oversees individual county recruitment plans and
activities; tracks county recruitment efforts to locate potential
foster homes as assigned. Collaborate with the Department of
Children and Families on a regular basis to determine the type of
homes needed with documentation provided to the unit.
- Perform case management duties and be accessible to assigned
clients on a 24-hour basis using equipment provided by agency.
- Retention activities to include determination of the needs of
foster families to retain them. Data collection through surveys,
personal visits and staff feedback to address home closings,
positive relationship development, in-service training and the
support services required to maintain foster homes.
- Receives, organizes and prepares all licensing information
packets in the manner consistent with the program requirements..
Submits licensing packets to the supervisor for approval two weeks
in advance of the license expiration, if one exists. Ensures all
documentation is received and/or prepared thoroughly, completely
and accurately. Maintains accurate, up-to-date licensing files on
all facilities and homes, coordinates and exchanges information
with other programs. Carefully reviews all application materials
for appropriateness and accuracy. Advises all applicants within 30
days upon receipt of application if any materials are
- Provide appropriate referrals for clients and assist in linkage
to those referrals as necessary.
- Maintain professional communication and teamwork as a liaison
with referral agency.
- Represent Foster Care Program in court proceedings if
- Attend staff meetings, supervision sessions and inter-agency
staffing as required.
- Compile required reports on families in caseload and submit to
supervisor in a timely manner, including progress notes, reports to
the Department of Children and Families and courts as the needs
- Adhere to professional standards and ethics. Other Functions:
- Responsible to carry and maintain an agency cell phone.
- Responsible to participate in unit after hour on-call placement
- Must be flexible to work some nights and weekends based on need
- Other duties as reasonably assigned by unit Supervisor.
Ability to drive self and clients (if needed), operate a computer,
sit for long periods of time, and develop coherent written
correspondence and progress notes, adapt to irregular hours.
A valid Florida driver s license and auto insurance. Must be able
to use own vehicle to perform job duties. Ability to travel locally
and out of local area in the execution of professional duties and
Bachelor s degree within the Human Services field. Graduation from
accredited four-year college/university in human services providing
direct service to children, youth and their families. Must be able
to obtain Child Welfare Certification.
Two or three year experience in child welfare preferred.
Good written and verbal communication, time management,
organizational and interpersonal leadership skills. Ability to
function in a team setting, and professionally serve a diverse
multi-cultural client population.
Dependability, discretion and good judgment are essential. Must
possess the ability to establish and maintain effective
relationship with co-workers and the general public. Must be able
to function in the community without the presence of direct
supervision. Must be able to maintain high level of professional
responsibility in reporting activities, conduct and schedule to
- Effective environmental support services to client families
assigned by the program.
- Effectively function as a team player with the assigned Case
- Adherence to the Personnel Policies and Procedures of Lutheran
Services Florida and the policies of the Foster Care Program.
- Professional execution of program responsibilities to the
Department of Children and Families as the grantor agency and the
source of program referrals.
- Adherence to the professional standards and ethics of the
social service and counseling profession.
- Accurate, complete and timely documentation of client cases.
Case Managers should fully understand case ownership responsibility
as the integrator of all services and supports identified for each
child, including therapy, other mental health services, health and
dentistry, developmental services, educational support, permanency
and safety; as well as their responsibility to make trauma
sensitive transitions when it is determined that a caretaker lacks
the needed level of responsibility to care for their children. Must
demonstrate sensitivity to our service population s cultural and
socioeconomic characteristics and needs.
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