Foster Care Case Planner


Since 1832, Pressley Ridge has done whatever it takes to create success for children, adults and families. Pressley Ridge's innovative programming helps to rebuild communities and families who are facing difficult challenges and complex situations. From mental health and foster care services to residential treatment facilities and education for children with special needs, including autism and deafness, Pressley Ridge empowers nearly 8,000 kids and families each year with the ability and confidence to succeed.

Foster Care Case Planner needed for our NEWLY expanded program! Provide leadership in partnering with families and appropriate others in the community to assure that the needs of a designated caseload of children and youth in foster care are adequately addressed. In each case the Foster Care Case Planner will assure that the services delivered both to the target child/adolescent and to the family are individualized, appropriate to need, child centered, family focused, culturally competent, strengths based, and goal driven.

Essential Roles and Responsibilities

Supervision, Training and Support

  • assist and support in training activities for resource parents
  • complete a formal Parent Evaluation
  • provide 24-hour emergency "on-call" service to resource families according to designated schedule
  • assist in the arrangement of respite services

Documentation and Compliance

  • maintain documentation of in-home and other ongoing training activities
  • prepare written summaries, Individual Service Plans, and quarterly updates, discharge summaries, and program
    contract regarding youth and families
  • ensure completion of and collect resource parent documentation

Treatment Planning and Service Delivery

  • assess each child's needs and develop measurable and objective treatment plan goals
  • provide ongoing advocacy and support for the child's educational needs
  • Initiate and coordinate psychiatric, psychological, and other supportive therapeutic services
  • monitor the progress of the child's goals and modify the treatment plan as needed
  • provide overall leadership and coordination of the treatment team

Permanency Planning

  • confirm youth have completed & submitted an independent living assessment for life skills
  • supervise any program aides that are assigned to the youth to assist in the implementation of the treatment and service plan
  • coordinate all community resources pertaining to discharge placement
  • arrange aftercare follow up if indicated

Safety & Well Being

  • assure that all policies, procedures and standards relating to child safety and well-being are followed
  • assure that resource parents follow procedures for child illness and provision of routine healthcare
  • develop an individual safety plan for each child and assist other staff in crisis intervention
  • adhere to mandated child abuse reporting laws

Working with Biological Family

  • assess and identify the needs of the birth family to achieve their family service plan goals
  • empower birth families through systems education and advocacy training
  • coordinate regular contact between the child and his/her biological family as appropriate

Professional Development

  • actively participate in individual and/or group supervision and staff meetings
  • attend and participate in all required and other professional trainings
  • independently seek out resources and learning opportunities to foster ongoing professional growth

Communication & Community Resources

  • develop each youth's treatment team including formal and informal supports
  • maintain regular contact and open lines of communication with youth's treatment team
  • represent agency regarding court involvement of the youth
  • link youth and family to appropriate pro-social activities that foster success and healthy development

Working Conditions

1) Physical Demands. Requires vision, speech, and hearing (exceptions are made for deaf or hearing impaired staff that can communicate effectively with hearing staff and families)

2) Environmental Factors. Community, home, school, office.

3) Working Hours. Flexible non-traditional hours, evenings, weekends, and some holidays. A non-traditional work schedule as defined by service needs and crisis "on-call". Full-time positions are based on a 40-hour work week.

Clearances. State Police, FBI, and Child Abuse Clearances; CPSL Mandated Reporter-Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse training per state regulation.

Valid driver's license and current insurance

EducationBachelors of Human Services (required)
Experience1 years: supervised experience with children and/or families (required)

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
Lancaster, PA, 17622, US