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Bilingual Case Manager- Connecting NJ

CLASSIFICATION:  Full-Time

LOCATION: Newark, New Jersey

WORK HOURS: 37.5 hours /week

SALARY: $45,000 – $50,000

JOB SUMMARY:   The Connecting NJ (CNJ) Case Manager plays a vital role in delivering extensive support and advocacy to high-risk clients in the community or those involved with the Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCP&P), addressing a range of challenges such as domestic violence, substance use, mental health issues, and chronic health conditions. They also work with underserved immigrants, low-income individuals, and the uninsured, who face multiple social and economic stressors, focusing on pregnant individuals and caregivers, including mothers, fathers, grandparents, kinship, foster parents, legal guardians, and children.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Link families to existing resources in the community and provide personalized care coordination to ensure they are connected to appropriate resources, receive timely information, and are provided continued support, advocacy, and follow-up weekly.
  • Maintain a caseload of 10-15 clients.
  • Community outreach as needed depending on caseloads.
  • Attend community meetings as required.
  • Complete trainings mandated by the Division of Children and Families and other required trainings.
  • Attend monthly Plans of Safe Care meetings and offer families linkages and referrals to appropriate services.
  • Meet with clients and families in person or virtually as required.
  • Support the implementation of the Division of Children and Family Connects NJ expansion as required.
  • Complete required documentation accurately, including necessary forms, and generate statistical reports as needed.
  • Collaborate closely with Early Childhood Systems of Care programs to facilitate connections between families and the most suitable and accessible services.
  • Conduct comprehensive evaluations of clients to assess their ongoing needs and determine the appropriateness of referring them to other Evidence-Based Programs such as Home Visitation or Community Health Worker Programs.
  • Display leadership qualities and a proactive approach, showing readiness to work autonomously and collaboratively within a team.
  • Embrace individual differences, foster trusting relationships, and effectively engage with culturally diverse populations while delivering consumer care.
  • Handle other duties as per grant requirements.

 

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

 

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a social service field (i.e., social work, public health, psychology, etc.) is required.
  • Bi-lingual English/Spanish is required.
  • 3-5 years of case management experience in human services in the public sector.
  • Experience interacting with human service providers, particularly with the Division of Child Protection and Permanency and agency leaders.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and computer literacy are required.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and professionally with a range of community stakeholders.
  • Experience providing outreach to women and familiarity with Bergen County health and social services required.

All PMCH employees must comply with the guidelines of PMCH’s Immunization Policy.

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