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Clinical Case Manager, Congregate Care (TLC)

TITLE: Clinical Case Manager
PROGRAM: Congregate Care
REPORTS TO: Program Director
HOURS: Full-time: 37.5 hours per week, including evening hours as needed
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THE AGENCY:
Cambridge Family and Children’s Service (CFCS) is one of the oldest human services agencies in Greater Boston. Founded in 1873 as the Avon Home, an orphanage for local children, CFCS has a long and distinguished history of serving children, adolescents, individuals and families in the Cambridge area, Greater Boston and its suburbs. Today CFCS provides services for foster and group care, adoption, developmental disabilities, and family support, all programs that support individuals and strengthen families in more than 100 cities and towns throughout Massachusetts.
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PURPOSE & SCOPE:
The Clinical Case Manager is a member of the CFCS Congregate Care Team and provides casework and case management services to residents of CFCS’ group homes for transition age youth, 16 to 22 years, referred by the Department of Children and Families or the Department of Mental Health. The Program supports youth to:
• Develop skills and abilities needed to successfully transition to adulthood;
• Develop skills and abilities needed to live independently;
• Establish and promote lifelong connections;
• Establish and achieve educational, vocational and employment goals;
Under the supervision of the Program Director, and the clinical guidance of the Director of Clinical Services, the Clinical Case Manager, in collaboration with each youth, assesses abilities, needs and challenges, identifies goals, and develops an individualized treatment plan to obtain the resources and services needed for each youth to successfully achieve their goals.
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DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Clinical Case Manager:
• Completes initial clinical assessments with each youth, (including CANS, bio-psychosocial and risk assessments)
• In collaboration with each youth and the Team, identifies goals and develops treatment plans;
• Reassesses and reviews treatment plans in accordance with agency policy and procedures;
• Attends all required case review meetings mandated by the funding provider;
• Facilitates resident therapeutic groups as needed;
• Attend weekly staff meetings and monthly trainings;
• Meets individually with each youth to develop and monitor their plans;
• Identifies resources and care needs including physical and mental health, dental care, education, employment preparation; assists youth in obtaining needed care and services and in developing skills to manage these tasks independently;
• Ensures that all staff are aware of any current concerns or plans, in accordance with agency policy and procedures.
• Establishes and maintains productive working relationships with formal and informal community resources which might assist youth.
• Maintains timely, up to date, accurate case documentation.
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REQUIRED EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
• Master’s degree in social work or a related field;
• LCSW or equivalent professional licensure;
• Minimum three years’ experience providing clinical services to high-risk youth, experience in working with youth in a residential setting preferred.
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Other Requirements:
• Valid driver’s license and properly insured vehicle;
• Clearance of background checks as required by state and federal law;
• Current certification in CPR and first aid.
• MAP (MA Medication Administration Program) certified or the ability to obtain it within 3 months of hire