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Date Posted12/16/2021
Job TitleCase Planner
CityNew York
StateNew York
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Case Planner
Regular Full-Time

About Graham Windham:
In full partnership with families & communities, Graham Windham strives to make a life-altering difference to children, youth and families affected by abuse, neglect and delinquency by providing each child we serve with a strong foundation for life: a safe, loving, permanent family and the opportunity and preparation to thrive in school and in the world. With over 400 full-time, part-time and on call employees serving children and families in multiple programs throughout Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn and Harlem, Graham Windham provides an exciting & enriching work experience.

Graham Windham is one of the first organizations in the New York City to implement Solution – Based Casework. Solution – Based casework helps children and families to be the solution to the seemingly insurmountable problems in their lives, from generational cycles of poverty, abuse, and neglect to unemployment, domestic violence, and severe health problems. By recognizing and reinforcing their innate strengths and ability to cope, we at Graham Windham empower them to take the lead in making change in their lives.

About the Program:
At Graham Windham our Family Foster Care programs help children to get back to their families, adopted into a new family or connected to someone who is willing to be an anchor for children, throughout their childhood and into adulthood. To help us do that, we have hundreds of loving & highly qualified foster parents primarily in Brooklyn, Manhattan, the Bronx and Westchester County- who serve as our foster children's substitute family. The Treatment Family Foster Care (TFFC) program extends this support along with additional services to children and youth with specialized emotional, mental health and/or other developmental needs.

About the Position:

To provide permanency planning services to children in care and their families:

By knowledge oversight of child development and appropriate referrals.

By assessing needs of biological parents, making appropriate service referrals and monitoring effectiveness of these services.

By close liaison with ACS and the Courts.

Other Duties & Responsibilities (but not limited to):
Develops and sustains ongoing working relationships with child, foster family and natural family through regularly scheduled home, school, service provider and office visits and interviews to accomplish permanency.
Maintain a complete case record for each client, which documents progress through admission, under care and discharge: prepares and submits dictation, memoranda, referrals and reports on each case on a timely basis.
Ensures full and timely written and verbal communication with ACS on all case aspects and developments.
Represents Graham-Windham and testifies if required, in any court hearing related to caseload, including 358A’s, neglect 392’s, extensions of placement and termination proceedings.
Attends weekly supervision meetings to report on cases and presents for discussion any problems, difficulties or unresolved issues.
Participates in staff meetings, seminar and training: maintains and applies a current knowledge of internal and external regulations and policies to applicable Foster Care.
Respond to client emergencies within or outside work hours.
Other duties as required.

Minimum Requirements:

Requires a Bachelor’s degree in social service or a related field; Bi-lingual Spanish; Detailed-oriented; ability to function as a team player and possesses a demonstrated passion for advancing the work of serving children and families; Must be able to travel within NYC Metropolitan area; have excellent verbal and written communication skills, flexibility, professionalism, time management and organizational skills; Computer literate, MS Office; NYS Connections; Ability to work with diverse populations.

Full-time position; salary commensurate with experience. Graham Windham offers eligible employees a comprehensive benefit package including medical, dental, and vision coverage, paid time off, holiday pay, retirement savings plan, and much more.

Company NameGraham- Windham
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