Child Welfare Caseworker Technician
(Regular Full Time / Exempt)
Maintain a positive work environment through accurate providing support to case managers by assisting with transportation, case coverage, completing home visits, completing paperwork and/or entering data into MiSACWIS and Apricot. Attend the Child Welfare Training Institute during the first 6 months of employment in the position. Produce and distribute information generated by program staff. Input reports, medical and dental information, court updates, Family Team Meetings, home studies, and any other required documentation completed by Child Welfare staff into the MiSACWIS system. Assist Child Welfare Support Staff as necessary in tracking other essential program information. Input information into agency’s Apricot system as needed.
- Provide backup to Foster Care Case Managers and carry cases as needed by the program.
- Assist case managers in completing home visits if necessary.
- Process all transportation reimbursements, clothing allowance request and bus passes
- Create all the court hearings and upload the court orders into MiSACWIS.
- Enter report cards and Individualized Education Plans into MiSACWIS
- Ensure all medical passports are updated every quarter and provide the updated passport to the worker to obtain foster parent signatures. Assist with drug screens when primary worker is unavailable. Drop off drug screens to the lab as needed.
- Ensure all medical, medication, and dental documentation is obtained and entered into MiSACWIS. This may include contacting providers to request documentation.
- Input inquiries and upload trainings for the Licensing staff.
- Upload and input other documentation into the MiSACWIS system as guided by the Foster Care, Adoption and Licensing supervisors.
- Assist Child Welfare Support Staff in tracking required information as needed.
- Provide backup for Child Welfare Support Staff as needed, i.e., distributing mail and other daily tasks.
- Assist Child Welfare staff in entering data into Apricot as needed.
- Maintain confidentiality and comply with all Agency and Child Welfare policies and laws.
- Assist with client transportation to visits and appointments as needed and available.
This is a full-time regular position with the following benefits package: medical, dental, vision, flexible spending accounts, EAP, life, disability and retirement. Our retirement includes two plans, a defined benefits plan as well as a 403(b) option. The defined benefit plan has a five year cliff vesting for eligible employees. In addition to the benefits package, there are paid holidays, vacation and sick time.
Bachelor’s Degree in social work or related human service field. The following degrees are acceptable: social work, sociology, psychology, family ecology, consumer/community services, family studies, family and/or child development, guidance/school counseling, counseling psychology, and criminal justice.
Registration, licenses, certifications or special training:
Attend Child Welfare Training Institute within 6 months of entering the position and obtain certification. Enroll and complete MiSACWIS training through State of Michigan. Learn to efficiently navigate the MiSACWIS. Valid Michigan driver’s license, auto insurance, and good driving record.