The ACM will be responsible for assuring compliance with Adoption State and County regulations for children, youth and families for whom APM has received a Statewide Adoption and Permanency Network (SWAN) referral. The ACM will provide case management pertaining to adoption services to the children/youth, adoptive resource parent(s) and foster parent(s) in accordance with service description and Philadelphia Department of Human Services (DHS) contract requirements.
Duties and responsibilities
· ACM must participate in bi-weekly one-hour supervision
· ACM maintains a maximum case load of 30 families/services
· ACM must complete 40 hours of training in the first year and 20 annually thereafter
· ACM must assess the physical condition of the adoptive resource home
· ACM must visit Adoption Finalization families, children and youth, once per month until finalization occurs to ensure that the needs of the pre-adoptive parents and child/youth are met.
· ACM must complete child safety assessments for finalization referrals
· ACM must complete Individual Permanency Plan (IPSP) for finalization referrals
· ACM Must complete Supervisory Reports for finalization referrals
· ACM must complete family interviews for information to submit in the family’s home study application
· ACM must send corrections to adoption contractors once they receive a draft of their completed service
· ACM must collect and compile child/youth information from various source, including biological families and various locations to provide to contractors for Child and Family Profiles, Child Preparations, Child Specific Recruitment and Finalizations
· ACM must monitor bi-weekly contractor progress on assigned services to ensure timeliness and escalate any concerns to supervisor
· ACM must maintain up-to-date files, according to state and county requirements, and provide status updates on families/services to supervisor, director and RTA.
· ACM must immediately advise the chain of command of any barriers that may prevent services from being completed on time
· ACM must maintain accurate benchmark data to ensure success of the Adoption program
· ACM must complete, in real time, the SWAN time cost log to validate time spent on each service
· ACM must work in conjunction with a multidisciplinary team to provide SWAN services
· ACM must complete mandated reports, documentation and benchmarks in the time frames specified within both the Adoption and Foster Care contract requirements
· ACM must maintain documentation of supports, counseling and interventions provided to child/youth and adoption resource parent
· ACM will maintain compliance with sharing information with DHS and CUA for incorporation into Single Case Plan (SCP), Individual Service Plan (ISP) and Family Service Plan (FSP)
· ACM must assist with adoption training and social work services to adoptive families
· ACM must prepare for and attend permanency conferences, child prep plan meetings, court, etc. as required
· ACM must always use the approach “See Something- Say Something- Do Something”
· ACM must notify management, DHS and/or CUA if child or youth experiences circumstances or exhibits behaviors that require CM response or any safety concerns/incidents, taking immediate action to maintain the child or youth’s safety and well-being
· ACM must effectively manage time to meet the agency and contract expectations
· ACM must maintain the confidentiality of clients
· Other duties as assigned to support the mission of APM
· Minimum one year of experience working with adoption or other program with direct social service delivery.
· Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology or related field
· Strong research and writing skills
· Strong time management skills.
· Flexible with the ability to emphasize and be an authoritative figure
· Pennsylvania Child Abuse Clearances, Pennsylvania Criminal Record Clearance, Federal Bureau Investigation (FBI), Medical Examination
· Computer savvy, familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite
· Field/ Community
· Court, visitation, Teamings and mandatory meetings