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Facility: LEHIGH VALLEY COMMUNITY PROGRAMS
Compensation Base: $14.00 per hour
Compensation Bonus (if applicable):
Equal Opportunity Employer.
Abraxas Youth and Family Services is a national leader in the operation of residential treatment facilities and community-based programs for troubled youth and their families. We offer a wide array of services to include life skills, mental health services, cognitive behavioral therapy, family counseling, drug and alcohol treatment, case management services, recreational activities as well as vocational and educational services. Abraxas is a great place to start your career whether you have a high school diploma or GED, military experience, some college, or a bachelor or advanced degree. If you are interested in counseling, juvenile justice, psychology, social work, teaching or just want to make a difference, we have a career path for you. Help change lives at Abraxas Youth and Family Services.
The Case Manager is responsible for a caseload of adjudicated delinquent clients and their families who are chronic in delinquent behavioral problems and at-risk families involved with children and youth. The position is responsible for assisting the client to transition out of the juvenile justice system.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
- Maintain a client caseload with appropriate treatment plans.
- Enforce program/facility norms, rules, and behavioral standards.
- Coordinate and develop appropriate service plans through the utilization of various identified resources to assist the client in making the transition from a residential placement/institution to the community in lieu of incarceration. Prepare service plans and aftercare plans which may include utilizing services such as AOD, legal, behavioral, medical, educational, vocational, family, and psycho-social for each client and update and monitor such plans in a timely manner.
- Supervise client activities and prepare required reports of the behavior and progress of clients. Daily, weekly, and monthly reports are required as well as month end reports, incident and arrest reports as needed.
- Support client and their families in completing any court ordered conditions (i.e. restitution, community service, and specific counseling needs and assessment).
- Coordinate efforts with the courts, probation department, children and youth, schools, employers, job training, recovery programs, counseling, family, or other social service agencies and community programs to meet the clients’/families’ individualized needs.
- Maintain regular contacts with referral agency staff assigned to each client in order to maintain communication and consistency with client and family treatment to meet contractual/licensing obligations and ensure regulatory compliance with outside referral agencies.
- Develop and maintain resources for clients including a community based resource listing and curriculum's. Performs groups and training on a weekly basis for clients to include a regular schedule of client curriculum's and informative materials.
- Maintain contact with client at institutions/placements prior to release to the community.
- Attend and act as advocate and/or liaison to all client court hearings, school meetings, and reviews.
- Arrange and conduct home visits with the client's family on weekly basis throughout the referral. Meet required guidelines for number of hours spent with each client and family. Facilitate groups for clients and families and assist in facilitating life skills workshops and seminars.
- Provide information, training, or workshops to external agencies and funding personnel regarding the program/facility mission statement and treatment philosophy.
- Provide transportation for clients as needed for program/facility related meetings and activities as needed.
- Develop a weekly work schedule to best service each client. Coordinate with clinical staff regarding optimum client services. Arrange and conduct visits with the client and family at the facility, home, and community based locations before and after release.
- Supports the Abraxas philosophy and mission and promotes the Seven Key Principles of care.
- Demonstrates appropriate use of Safe Crisis Management techniques and skills.
The following education requirements are acceptable for this classification including:
- Bachelor’s degree in related field
- (1) year of related experience in the juvenile field preferred; OR
- Master’s degree in related field and
- Preferred six (6) months related experience in the juvenile field.
- At least twenty-one (21) years of age.
- Criminal clearances (Act 33 and 34, specific State & child clearances and, if necessary, FBI).
- Non-communicable diseases physical exam.
- Valid driver's license from employee’s state of residence.
- Valid registered vehicle insurance.
- Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department.