Lead Case Manager - Unaccompanied Children (UC), Long Term Foster Care

12 Jan 2024

Position DetailsPosition has a Vaccination requirement Covid, Flu, TDAP, Varicella, MMR . This postion in on site and not remote. Spanish Bilingual Preferred! Do you meet the following requirements?

Master’s degree in Social Work with clinical experience;OR Master’s degree in psychology, sociology, or other relevant behavioral science in which direct clinical experience is a program requirement

Licensure to provide clinical services in Michigan or eligible to obtain professional licensure or registration

Bi-lingual English and Spanishstrongly preferred; additional compensation for bilingual

Must be 21 years old or older at the time of application.

Hybrid Remote Work Environment. Day Shift, Monday -Friday 8:30AM to 5:00PM including rotational weekends, on call. Annual Salary $54,080.00 / Spanish Speaking $57,420.00

About the Team

This position will supervise staff in Lansing, Detroit, Ann Arbor.The long term foster care program is designed to provide safe, loving care for unaccompanied minors who have come to the US in search of safety, arriving from countries all over the world, but the majority are Central American countries. Youth in this program do not usually have a family member living in the US with whom they can reunify.Staff in this program work to ensure youth thrive in their foster homes, providing case management, clinical support, educational and life skills support, and specialized training for foster homes. Youth in this program are typically between 12 and 17 years old.APPLY TODAY! #BeTheRock, creating ripples of positive transformation in the lives of those we are entrusted to serve! Click thisSamaritas Preview (https://vimeo.com/344133081) to learn about our varied & impactful person-centered programs. Here is a link to the latest edition of the Samaritas Electronic Magazine:Our Hands (https://online.flipbuilder.com/vulb/dksy/) . Get to know us! We ask you to become the rock that creates the ripple of transformation. Click this link to learn more on what being the rock meansWhat Does It Mean? (https://youtu.be/Gg4Q7JG2mhY?si=xuDv1LBH7NYMGqgq) What's In It For YouSome of the benefits you may receive are: Full Time/Part Time

Competitive Medical, Dental, & Vision benefits, effective the first of the month following 30 days of employment

Company paid Basic Life Insurance ($10,000 minimum for each full time and part time employee)

Company paid Short Term Disability accrual (Full time employees)

Retirement Plan (403b) - Company matches on first 1.5% of gross income at 133%

Great Personal Time Off (PTO) accruals

Awesome Employee Discounts

UKG Wallet - Pre-Pay Options

Plus, many more benefits

Retirement Plan (403b) – Contributions

Awesome Employee Discounts

UKG Wallet - Pre-Pay Options

Samaritas provides services to youth who have traveled to the US for safety apart from their family or guardians. These youth are given status in the United States as Unaccompanied Children (UC). The children you will be serving will come from diverse and oftentimes traumatic backgrounds, and are placed in both foster home and group home settings where Samaritas provides case management, therapy, and other supportive services. The program also helps these youth adjust to the customs and culture of the United States while pursuing their goals of education, English-language learning, and independence. As an Unaccompanied Children (UC) Foster Care Team Lead Case Manager, you will be responsible for coordinating case management and safe and timely release services,and supervising the work of other case managers. You will also be expected to provide casework and supportive services to a small caseload of approximately four children in foster care, which includes facilitating any family members identified or referred for potential sponsorship and assisting with sponsorship applications as needed. In addition to your programmatic responsibilities, you will also be required to maintain communication with stakeholders in an effective and timely manner to ensure case continuity. This position is expected to function effectively with moderate supervision while following the guidelines given on procedures, along with agency, state, and federal regulatory requirements. Duties and Responsibilities

Ensure that all assigned youth on your caseload and under your supervision receive mandatory services while in care to include but not limited to mental health, medical, recreational, educational, and other supportive services in accordance with the time and documentation expectations of the program

Develop and completes assessments, service and treatment plans, progress notes, incident reports and any other necessary documentation in a timely manner. Impart adequate and supportive supervision to Case Managers, ensuring that all child welfare and best practice standards are being observed

Provide comprehensive training to new Case Managers

Maintain accurate and current information on foster children in care, while ensuring contract and the program’s internal documentation practices and reporting requirements are met.

Actively participate in weekly staff meetings with the clinical team and stakeholders

Attend, facilitate, and assist with providing on-going education and support services to foster parents

Attend weekly meetings with supervisor to consult on cases, to review case plan and direction and to evaluate client participation and progress

Schedule meetings with assigned foster parents and foster children on at least a monthly basis and address any concerns in service delivery

Translate both written and verbal communication for program clientele and staff if they are bi-lingual

Maintain effective communication with community agencies or individuals involved in service provision

Attend internal and external training and apply newly gained knowledge in providing services

Attend and prepare for required court hearings (if applicable)

Transport clients on an as needed basis

Explore and establish collaborative relationships with community resources and refer Case Managers and families for support, as needed

Knowledge of and adherence to federal, state, program and agency regulations

Ability to work flexible hours and work independently within the field

Job Qualifications Education, Training, and Licensure/Certification

Master’s degree in Social Services or related field of study from an accredited college, highly preferred;ORBachelor’s degree in Social Services or related field of study from an accredited college and 2 years of experience that demonstrates supervisory and case management experience


At least two (2) years of experience in child welfare/case management required

Prior experience working with refugee and/or immigrant populations strongly preferred

Bi-lingual English and Spanish strongly preferred; additional compensation for bilingual

Additional Work Requirements

Participate in a system of 24 hour availability to clients, foster and adoptive parents, as required

Unrestricted valid driver’s license with good driving record. Reliable personal transportation suitable for safely transporting persons served; proof of current automobile insurance

Vaccine Requirement




And can prove immunity (either with vaccination record or titers) to



#refugeechildren #socialservices #humanservicesApply for this position online (https://careers-samaritas.icims.com/jobs/10256/lead-case-manager-unaccompanied-children-%28uc%29%2c-long-term-foster-care/job?mode=apply&apply=yes&iniframe=1&hashed=-336059921) Email this position to a friend Need help finding the right job?We can recommend jobs specifically for you!Samaritas is an Equal Opportunity Employer: M/F/Vets/Disabled (https://careers-samaritas.icims.com/connect?back=intro&findajob=1&iniframe=1&hashed=-435624383) Requisition Number2024-10256Employee TypeFull-TimeHours Per Pay Period80ShiftDayWork Hours8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.Weekends and/or Holidays RequiredNoOn Call RequiredYesPosition LocationUS-MI-Grand Rapids

  • ID: #50857251
  • State: Michigan Grand rapids 49501 Grand rapids USA
  • City: Grand rapids
  • Salary: USD TBD TBD
  • Showed: 2024-01-12
  • Deadline: 2024-03-13
  • Category: Et cetera