Posting: Foster Care Case Manager - Guiding Harbor, Belleville MI

February 16, 2023


Job Title: Foster Care Case Manager

Location: Belleville, MI

Department: Administrative

Reports to: Foster Care Program Manager

FLSA Status: Full Time Non-Exempt

Job purpose

The Foster Care (FC) Case Manager is position is responsible for the provision and/or coordination of all client services indicated to achieve the identified permanency plan.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Collect and obtain client specific information to assist in permanency planning.
  • Reviews all information and meets with child, birth family, significant others to develop treatment plan and other required reports.
  • Maintain hard copy and electronic client files by filing, updating information, uploading documents and contacts into data warehouse in accordance with Licensing & Contract Compliance standards
  • Schedule and facilitate ongoing progress review meetings and case conferences to assist client/family in meeting goals and objectives of the case plan
  • Responsible for assessing Determination Care (DOC) a minimum of at least every 180 days.
  • Responsible for monthly / Bi-monthly foster home visits (minimum) & phone contact monthly to DHHS and foster parents
  • Supervise birth family visits
  • Provides all case management services to client and family
  • Attend school related conferences when needed
  • Transport clients as necessary to link services for client and family
  • Assume court responsibility as assigned per contract and complete court reports, petitions, and dispositions in a timely manner
  • Link clients & parents to services and makes referrals
  • File 3200’s when necessary (mandated reporting)
  • Attend all staff meetings as assigned
  • Responsible for On-Call duties as assigned
  • Inform immediate supervisor verbally and in writing any issues that impact the clients, employees & administration of the agency.
  • Inform administration immediately of any client abuse or neglect.
  • Complete 40 hours of on-going training annually
  • Perform other job related tasks or duties as assigned by the Program Manager 
  • Represent the Guiding Harbor, on internal/external committees or work groups to enhance service delivery or service planning.


Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field of human services such as: Social work, Psychology, Counseling and guidance, Child development, or a similar field of study
  • Knowledge of the child welfare system and juvenile court procedures
  • Reliable transportation and maintain good driving record.
  • Commitment to the goals and philosophy of the organization including cultural competency objectives.
  • Reliable transportation and maintain good driving record.
  • Must be highly motivated and flexible
  • Must display sophisticated writing and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to work independently or with a team.
  • Strong skills in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, Outlook, Project

Working conditions

  • This job operates in a clerical office setting. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.
  • Responsible to work with On-Call when there is an emergency and perform On-Call duties as needed. 
  • Must hold a valid drivers license
  • May be required to work nights and Weekends and have a flexible schedule.
  • This position requires travel; Must have reliable transportation, valid auto insurance and maintain a good driving record.

Physical requirements

  • The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; and extensive reading.
  • Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. 
  • Positions in this class typically require fingering, grasping, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.
  • May be exposed to hazardous materials found in a home or general office environment.
  • Use of household cleaning products and disinfectants may be required.

Direct reports

This role has no supervisory responsibilities 

Salary Description

$37,648 Starting


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