Full Case Management is the coordination and monitoring of services on behalf of a child client and his or her caretakers. These services include abuse prevention/treatment, mental health counseling, psychiatric consultation, case plan management, medical care, dental care and the provision of a nurturing, therapeutic living environment. A key element of case management in child welfare is the ongoing assessment of the client’s needs and progress in services.
Specific case management responsibilities include:
- Monthly home visits to every child and the preparation of reports documenting the welfare of the child
- Ensuring that the client’s needs are being met by ongoing regular discussions with other service providers for the client, e.g., targeted case managers, therapists, school personnel, and communication with Child Welfare Legal Services attorneys, etc.
- Ensuring that all necessary services for the client are in place, e.g., medical screenings, therapeutic services, cursory exams, tutoring etc. and when necessary driving the client to required appointments
- Addresses the client’s needs in a timely manner, e.g., effectuates all changes of placements promptly and efficiently
- Appearing before Circuit Court Judges on a regular basis and making recommendations on case
- Conducting home-studies
- Preparing and submitting adoption packages