Residential Case Manager - St. Vincent Catholic Charities

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Lansing, MI

Residential Case Manager

(Full Time / Exempt)


In collaboration with the multidisciplinary team (child/youth, family, DHHS case workers, adoption workers, guardian ad litem, residential supervisors, youth advocates, therapist, nursing coordinator, teachers, and psychiatrist) the Case Manager will generate and implement a strength-based, Initial Service Plan (ISP) that will function as the framework guiding treatment processes while the child/family participates in residential services.


Coordinates internal and external services to assure that child/youth/family is given the best opportunity to accomplish depicted objective/goals. Works cooperatively with foster families, birth families, child/youth, referral agency, school personnel, court and other professional personnel involved in the treatment of the child.  Promptly completes Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) documentation (ISP, USP, DHS-69, court reports, treatment recommendations, etc.) as required by contract. Addresses issues regarding permanency as it relates to familial, living environment/community, and educational/academic domains to ensure lifelong connections in safe and comfortable settings where the child/youth has a sense of belonging and well-being. The Case Manager may be required to participate in court hearings and/or to make professional recommendations in determining the best interests of the child/youth.


The Case Manager serves as a rudder that steers the multidisciplinary team and the child/family to resolve identified needs/behaviors/dysfunctional patterns that brought the child/family into residential care, and supports, coordinates, facilitates, teaches, delegates and models for team members in creating a strong therapeutic environment for the youth.



  • Attends, generates court reports, and testifies in court hearings (Preliminary, Pre-Trial, Dispositional, Review, Permanent Wardship, etc.) to access information, represent STVCC, update the court on progress attained, and/or to make professional recommendations in determining the best interests of the child/youth.
  • Participates in the Intake Referral Reviews in consultation with the multidisciplinary and complete the Updated Service Plan (USP) within 120 days of admission.
  • Serves as the primary and coordinating contact between the child, biological family, foster family, schools, DHHS, and other agencies involved with the child/family. 
  • Maintains regular contact with school personnel to monitor children’s progress, arrange for structured educational and/or vocational activities, and provided advocacy and service planning for youth that are suspended/expelled.
  • Will reflect the provision of aftercare/transitional services to children/families discharged from program.
  • Works to promote an atmosphere of collaboration, openness, honesty and understanding among all staff and administrative personnel.
  • Demonstrates an ability to communicate at a professional level, orally and in written form, to referral agencies and other professional staff.



Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, Counseling, or other related field required, Master’s Degree preferred.  Some clinical and case management experience with children and families preferred.


This is a full-time regular position with the following benefits package:  medical, dental, vision, flexible spending accounts, EAP, a health advocate service, 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. 



St. Vincent Catholic Charities

ATTN:  Shawn Koster




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