**Hire Salary: The starting salary for the Family Case Manager position is $33,748 annually. Upon successful completion of the cohort training, the salary will be increased to $35,776 annually. Cohort training lasts approximately 12 weeks and is subject to change contingent upon successful completion of CLASSROOM AND learning activities.** This posting is for an open Family Case Manager position in Benton County. Please apply if you live within a reasonable driving distance from this area.__The purpose of the position is to protect children from abuse and neglect and either maintain or reunify families whenever possible and, when in the best interest of the child, to achieve a permanent home or independent living for children unable to be reunited with their families in a timely manner.Investigates reported incidents of child abuse, neglect or dependency, makes determination of whether or not the incident is substantiated and develops recommendations to a Juvenile Court or County Director for disposition.Assesses safety and level of risk to the child for additional injury or harm, including whether the child is in imminent danger, and may remove the child from the family as the situation warrants; places child in a protected environment.Performs needs assessments to determine treatment options for families and children evaluated to be abused/neglected or referred by law enforcement, other social service agencies or schools as a possible in need of services (CHINS).Testifies in either a Juvenile or Criminal Court of Law concerning the needs of the families and children that are assigned to the incumbent’s caseload, the families’ ability to remedy the abusive/neglectful situation, or concerning alleged criminal activities of a parent or other perpetrator.Preferred Experience: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university required. At least 15 semester hours or 21 quarter hours in child development; criminology; criminal justice; education; healthcare; home economics; psychology; guidance and counseling; social work; or sociology required ( copy of transcript must accompany the application or must be submitted at the time of interview if granted ).Additional Comments :The Indiana Department of Child Services is a drug free workplace. Candidates are subject to pre-employment and random drug/alcohol testing.Working conditions may include exposure to adverse weather conditions and unfavorable health and safety conditions such as pets, rodents, insects, unclean environments, foul smells, animal waste, drug paraphernalia, and hostile and/or threatening individuals. Incumbent must be able to work in a high stress environment, including heavy workloads and time constraints. Incumbent is required to use his or her personal vehicle for work-related travel and transportation of children. Required to work over the “normal” schedule, including being on-call at certain times requiring availability of 24 hours/day. When “on call”, there is a mandatory response time of one hour or less from the time you are notified of a call. The incumbent may be required to work from more than one location during a given work week which may include travel within a specified region. May be required to fly to other states with possible overnight stays.Benefits: The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package which includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, retirement plans and accrued leave.Equal Employment Opportunity: The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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