Truancy Prevention Case Manager, Friends Neighborhood Guild

Posted by on May 24, 2010

Truancy Prevention Case Manager, Friends Neighborhood Guild

Truancy case management is provided to youth within an early intervention framework in partnership with DHS to reduce and address truancy, family dysfunction, violent behavior, low academic achievement, peer pressure and other variables that affect school attendance and positive development. An asset-based approach is utilized that brings together families, community resources and other available strategies provided through established venues to benefit the client/family. The case manager works collaboratively with school district staff, community service providers and the EPIC Stakeholders to connect youth and their families to community services and resources. Case managers will follow “Best Practices” for individual/family assessments and the development of family plans, outcomes, goals and follow-up. Support youth and families in manner that fosters independence, growth and development to reach goals. Provide and coordinate linkages to community resources. Assure all youth and family services are delivered in accordance with DHS regulations and guidelines. Accurate and timely record keeping. Record keeping must conform with all regulatory and funding source with regard to home visits, note taking during meetings, client files, data collection for electronic data base and written correspondence and documentations. Attend all required trainings facilitated by DHS, FNG and other entities identified by Director. Conduct research for resources and other information relevant to support Truancy Prevention families. Participate in EPIC Stakeholders’ meetings. Maintain strict confidentiality regarding personal and therapeutic files/information of the clients. Adhere to professional ethical rules as set forth by the Association of Professional Social Workers.

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