Indiana United Methodist Children’s Home, Inc. was organized in 1915 by Miss Angie Godwin, a Methodist Deaconess. With great zeal and ability, she operated a home for orphans in Greencastle, Indiana. In 1922-23, all three conferences of the Methodist Episcopal Church sponsored and endorsed the Home. In 1924 the Home moved from Greencastle to its present location in Lebanon, Indiana. Over the years, many changes have occurred and the program has developed to meet the needs of the children it serves. The philosophy at Indiana United Methodist Children Home, Inc. involves a genuine concern and love for each child. Our multi-faceted treatment program aids youth who cannot cope with the everyday responsibilities of family living.
Today, Indiana United Methodist Children’s Home is an open campus facility with group homes designed to offer services to youth who are in need of a less restrictive setting. Youth who benefit the most from the services offered by the Home include:
- Youth who are experiencing difficulties in the educational setting, both academic and/or behavioral.
- Youth who have a history of alcohol or drug abuse but are not in need of inpatient substance abuse treatment.
- Youth who have completed inpatient psychiatric or drug/abuse treatment and are in need of transitional placement prior to returning home or being placed in a less restrictive placement (i.e. foster home, independent living).
To enrich the quality of life for children and families through Christian values.
To be a place where youth are safe and cared for; where youth are given the opportunity to become healthy and self-sufficient adults; where families are reunited; and where every person is treated with love and respect.
- Compassion: Serving those in need with a caring spirit, regardless of their faith or culture.
- Commitment: Making a lifelong commitment to generosity, integrity, leadership, and social justice.
- Excellence: Striving to continually improve services to children and families vested in our care.
- Connection: Fostering relationships with United Methodist Churches, clergy and our generous donors.
Case Manager/Case Worker
Salary: $43,000 - $54,000 per year depending on experience.
General employee benefits:
- Medical – PPO/HDHP, Dental and Vision Coverage (Employer-paid for employee)
- Employer paid Life insurance & LTD
- 403(b) – Employer Match (up to 8%)
- Generous paid time off plus 7 paid holidays
- Employee Assistance Program
Start date(s): Position open now.
Summary/Objective: The Caseworker/Case Manager provides support to the Agency in the administrative oversight of the treatment environment for the children and youth cared for by the Agency in all of its varied programs. Supervision responsibilities include assurance that assigned staff adhere to: the duties and responsibilities prescribed in the Family Teacher, Assistant Family Teacher, and Overnight Family Teacher job descriptions; policies and procedures of the Indiana United Methodist Children’s Home, Indiana Administrative Code, Teaching Family Association standards, and other applicable laws and regulations. The Caseworker/Case Manager is responsible for insuring that the programs maintain a therapeutic family style treatment environment utilizing the Teaching Family Model. Responsibilities include support and development toward Teaching Family Model certification of assigned Family Teachers and Assistant Family Teachers; and achievement of satisfaction criteria by Overnight Family Teachers.
Essential Functions: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- The Caseworker/Case Manager is expected to know and adhere to the Indiana Administrative Code, Indiana United Methodist Children’s Home policies and procedures, and technically knowledgeable, and competent in the Teaching Family Model training, consultation, and evaluation systems.
- Orientation of new staff and current to all aspects of their job position that relate directly to the supervision, care of the children/youth, and the treatment environment.
- Establishment and maintenance of a consultation service delivery plan for residential program in compliance with the Teaching-Family Association Standards.
- Provide supervision, on-the-job training (including coaching/mentoring) and consultation for Family Teachers, Assistant Family Teachers, and Overnight Family Teachers in the application of the individualized, strength-based behavior support plans, teaching procedures, program components, and motivation systems as trained in the pre-service workshop. This requires a technical and theoretical knowledge of the Teaching Family Model program components, methodology, and motivation systems.
- Schedule, facilitate, and document weekly treatment team meetings reviewing youths’ Individualized treatment plans, individualized behavior support plans, current home, school, family issues and/or progress/information for inclusion in monthly/quarterly progress, and/or discharge plans.
- Meet regularly with the parent agency administrator to provide information to ensure that Individualized treatment plans, monthly, and quarterly progress reports are thorough, complete, and submitted according to licensing timelines.
- Supervise and evaluate staff annually according to their job descriptions.
- Recommend and/or initiate progressive discipline and/or termination of staff, through consultation with the Residential Services Director and parent agency administrator.
- Ensure that assigned programs provide a therapeutic family-style treatment environment for the youth.
- Monitor and hold staff accountable for: the cleanliness, upkeep and maintenance of the group home; adhere to IUMCH food, nutritional, and FSSA food requirements.
- Ensure the program meets or exceeds: the Indiana Administrative Code licensing rules and regulations; IUMCH policies and procedures, and Teaching-Family Association Standards and ethical conduct.
- Review all restraints that occur in assigned homes and participate in post-vention and complete critical incident report(s).
- Assist in interviewing new staff, Teaching Family Model pre-service training, and in-service training when needed.
- Participate as a secondary evaluator in other homes, not assigned, during Family Teacher and Assistant Family Teacher Teaching Family Model preliminary and professional certification evaluations.
- Develop and maintain positive working relationships with internal and external consumers, gaining a working knowledge and sensitivity to their roles to facilitate youth treatment goals and deadlines.
- Be able to assist in the physical intervention of a youth and to assist using CPI when necessary.
Other Duties: Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Additional duties may include the following depending on individual in this position:
- Serve as a court liaison. Take youth to court and be the ambassador and face of IUMCH in courtrooms throughout the State of Indiana.
- Assist in on-call responsibilities and respond to group home emergencies.
- Schedule part-time, overnight, transport and relief Family Teacher staff.
- Assist Admissions Department as needed. This includes reviewing files and interviewing prospective youth.
- Assist the Marketing Department as needed. This includes attending industry/sector functions to increase awareness of IUMCH and the agency’s programs.
Supervisory Responsibility: The Caseworker/Case Manager will assist in supervision of Family Teachers, Assistant Family Teachers, and Overnight Family Teachers of the group homes assigned.
Physical Demands and Work Environment: The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. This job operates in an office environment with usually quiet to moderate noise levels. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; perform repetitive motion data entry; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40-50 pounds and be able to physically restrain a client as necessary. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time.
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work: This is a full time exempt position, working Monday through Friday. The individual in this position must be willing to work a flexible schedule which will require occasionally working evenings and weekends, extended day or overnight travel, and be able to rotate weekends as supervisor on-call. Must be within a 15 mile radius to respond to emergencies or crisis situations.
Travel: Occasional travel is expected for this position. Less than 15%.
Required Education and Experience
- Bachelor's degree in social work or a bachelor's degree in a human service area of study from an accredited school and two (2) years of experience in a professional capacity in a child welfare agency or therapeutic setting that serves children.
- Preferred: Master's degree or higher from an accredited school in social work, counseling, or a related human service area of study.
- The Caseworker/Case Manager shall also meet one (1) of the following requirements: Four (4) years of supervisory and administrative experience in a child welfare agency or therapeutic setting that serves children, one (1) year of supervisory experience in a supervisory capacity and a current license issued by the behavioral health and human services licensing board, as one (1) of the following: A clinical social worker; A marriage and family therapist; A mental health counselor; A social worker with a master's degree.
Skills, Competencies and Qualifications
- Strong oral and written communication skills and the ability to maintain objectivity, fairness, and consistency.
- Assertive, flexible, team-oriented, and able to maintain a high degree of confidentiality, credibility, objectivity, and dependability.
- Requires working evenings and weekends on occasion, weekday evening on-call for assigned programs, and weekend on-call on a rotating basis.
- Have knowledge and operational knowledge of Microsoft Office.
- Adherence to the goals and practices of the Indiana United Methodist Children’s Homes mission to provide spiritual growth opportunities for children.
- Have sensitivity to the cultural and socioeconomic characteristics of Indiana United Methodist Children’s Home youth.
- Following job offer must complete a physical examination and drug screen as well as all other pre-employment requirements.
- Following job offer must complete a physical examination and drug screen as well as all other pre-employment requirements including an extensive criminal background check.
- Must be at least twenty-five (25) years of age.
- Must be able to pass annual background checks.
Must hold a valid Driver’s License and able to be insured by IUMCH’s insurance.