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“David” an 8 year old boy with classic Autism, came to us after being removed from his home by DCF. He was non-verbal, using grunting sounds and pointing or acting out to communicate his thoughts and feelings. He had an intense fear of going outside and making transitions to new places was overwhelming for him. His academic skills were extremely low and he was not getting any real educational services due to the upheaval in his life. HCRS staff immediately began to identify the services he would need to progress and grow. A shared living provider was found who has given him a wonderful family environment to live and grow in. David now goes to school for the whole day. He is using his words more than ever and instead of pulling on someone or grunting or pointing, he is prompted to use requests like “ Can I use the computer, please,” without being told.

Case Manager II,IFBS-Spfld

Job Code 5252
Date Posted February 20, 2017
Program Case Manager II,IFBS-Spfld
Hours / Week 37.5

Full time (37.50 hours/week) position available in Springfield.  

Required Skills In collaboration with the Department of Children and Families, will provide family screening and assessment, family support plan, brief and intensive therapeutic and behavioral interventions that are often based in the family home, parenting education and support services and linkages to other services for families at risk, with the goal of building the family’s internal resources to prevent abuse or neglect. Often has a role in helping parent’s access treatment for substance abuse and addiction treatment.
Education Skills and qualifications include a relevant Master’s or Bachelor’s degree, experience working with children and family at risk, and ability to work with parents and families in their home, and in the community.
Location Springfield
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