The Lead Case Manager is responsible for coordinating case management and safe and timely release services, training new case managers, and supervising the work of other case managers.
The Lead Case Manager will perform duties including, but not limited to:
Perform all work in a manner consistent with the National Youth Advocate Program’s Mission, Values and Philosophies.
Provide supervision, mentoring, case consultation, and support to program staff on a daily basis.
Coordination of safe and timely release services in collaboration with NYAP team and ORR designated staff and/or contractors.
Travel as needed, to provide and support the provision of services to, and on behalf of, youth and families in compliance with organizational, contract, and regulatory requirements.
Complete all required training and documentation in a timely manner.
Establish and maintain a strong relationship with assigned foster parents.
Support and assist program staff in locating and assessing potential sponsors, gathering their information, and assessing whether the potential sponsor is suitable.
Guide and support program staff safety assessment, crisis response, and behavioral stabilization services as required to assure safety and stability for children served.
Participate in the Continuous Quality Improvement activities on a monthly/quarterly basis.
Actively participate in the regular supervision process.
Master’s degree in social work, or comparable behavioral science field, from an accredited institution or Bachelor’s degree with 3 years of employment experience that demonstrates supervisory and case management experience.
Must demonstrate a sincere commitment to the service and advocacy for youth and families
A valid professional license as required and acceptable by state or contract regulations.
Must have a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, automotive insurance, and a good driving record.
Bilingual English/Spanish fluency
Proficient use of desktop and laptop computers, internet search, people management programs, smart phones and tablets, printers, fax machines and photocopiers as well as software including word processing, spreadsheet and database programs.
Willingness to work flexible and non-traditional hours in the service of foster caregivers, families of origin, and persons served.
Capacity to be flexible and responsive to youth served, foster caregivers, system partners, and internal/external stakeholders.
Capacity to remain objective and professional in all areas of job function.
Demonstrates tolerance and respect for the ideas and actions of others.
Possess a sincere desire and ability to advocate for children facing behavioral health, immigration, educational, legal, development, and socio-economic challenges.
The qualified candidate will follow a team concept and support agency goals, colleagues and ORR liaisons. Candidate must be able to effectively work with and be respectful and sensitive to persons from various cultures, socioeconomic, ethnic, gender, gender identity, sexual identity, disability, religious, and racial backgrounds.
Internal Number: 7736729129
About National Youth Advocate Program
We are National Youth Advocate Program (NYAP). We have a non-negotiable commitment to do what is best for children, youth and their families and have an abiding faith that every person has an innate ability to learn, grow and develop. We provide opportunities and resources to youth and families through our innovative programs and services, and we strongly support and offer guidance to our dedicated foster parents. We work hard to build community support and advocate with public agencies and officials on behalf of youth and families. We are united by our humanity and enriched by our diversity and are committed to supporting and protecting youth and families and to strengthening the communities we are proud to serve. We are NYAP.NYAP has provided cost effective, community based services and support to children, youth and families since 1978. We offer flexible, creative, outcome-based solutions to meet the unique needs of the communities we serve and the individual needs of the youth and families involved in our programs and services. Since our beginnings as a two person office in Van Wert, Ohio, we have watched the child welfare community evolve from being almost singularly focused ...on working with children identified as abused, neglected, dependent or delinquent, to the philosophy we have embraced since 1978; that the primary focus must be holistically placed on preserving and unifying families and strengthening the communities they call home. This strongly validates the core values of NYAP’s founder, Dr. Mubarak Awad, in 1978 and of everyone associated with NYAP today. Thanks to creative and innovative programs and services, we have the flexibility to tailor our services to meet the needs of the agencies we partner with and the children and families we serve.