Social Worker/Case Manager - Cedar Rapids
Authored By: Iowa Legal Aid
Job Title: Part-time Case Manager
Job Location: Iowa Legal Aid, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Position Summary: Part-time case manager responsible for providing comprehensive case management services to parents involved in juvenile court proceedings. The case manager will work with and under the supervision of attorney staff as part of a team assisting families involved in juvenile court and other legal proceedings. As an employee of a law firm, the case manager’s duties will include following the policies and practices of Iowa Legal Aid. Duties include intake, resource and support system assessment, goal setting, case plan development, progress monitoring, advocacy and referrals. Case manager would also attend staffing, family team meetings, and other meetings as needed and assist clients in connecting with appropriate providers and resources to remove any barriers clients have to achieving goals. Work hours will be 5-10 hours per week at beginning of service and increase as clients increase. Position will be reassessed after five months.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in social work, sociology, psychology, family services, or a related field strongly preferred but will consider equivalent relevant work experience and training.
Case manager will be working very closely with an attorney and must have ability to maintain strict client confidentiality. Applicants should also have:
• Extensive knowledge of community resources.
• Experience working with persons in crisis.
• Excellent communication skills and ability to establish rapport.
• Ability to motivate others towards achieving goals.
• Experience or ability to work with a diverse population.
• Ability and experience working independently.
• The ability to operate a motor vehicle and possess a valid Iowa Driver’s license.
Closing Date: Applications accepted until position filled.
Salary: Salary dependent on experience.
Applications: to apply, submit letter of application, resume, and names, addresses and telephone numbers of at least three professional references to:
Jim Kringlen, Managing Attorney
Iowa Legal Aid
317 7th Ave SE #404,
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
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