Lead Foster Care Case Aide - Samaritas

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Lansing, MI

Lead Foster Care Case Aide, Lansing MI Full Time 

Apply at: www.samaritas.org
The job description is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job.  It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements.
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Job Summary Under the direction of Case Manager Supervisor, provides staff supervision, and coordinates schedules and work activities for Case Aide staff in accordance with applicable contractual and regulatory requirements ad accreditation standards. 
Duties and Responsibilities 1. Provide day-to-day leadership and support to Case Aides. Lead team meetings and provide initial and on-going training to staff.  2. Maintain current knowledge of applicable program requirements to ensure effective coordination of daily work schedule for case aides in assigned program. Monitor and adjust work schedule for case aides to meet client needs and service delivery requirements; facilitate scheduling changes in a timely manner. Track Case Aide hours worked to ensure attainment of budgetary and program delivery requirements. 3. Provide liaison/coordination for foster care Case Managers, supervisor and Case Aides to address daily needs and changes. 4. Coordinate and provide supervision and transportation for foster children to and from medical appointments or family visits.  With assigned case manager assist with transport for client placements and/or replacements to clinics, other agencies, etc.  5. Supervise children during appointments either at home, office, or at other appropriate sites. 6. Observe, document, and report to Case Managers activity related to child, foster, and birth parents in accordance with center and division policy, contract requirements, etc. 
Job Qualifications Education, Training, and Licensure/Certification  High School Diploma required.  Associate’s degree in human services or related field preferred. Experience  Two years’ direct experience in a child welfare or related service setting.  Supervisory experience preferred. Knowledge Skills and Abilities  Excellent organizational skills. Ability to work with minimal direct supervision.  

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