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Case Manager, Project ELECT

Company: Allegheny Intermediate Unit
Location: Duquesne
Posted on: July 9, 2024

Job Description:

Description Job Title: ELECT Case Manager
Position Summary:

This position works respectfully with a minimum of twenty (20) to twenty-five (25) families who are pregnant and/or parenting teens and their children, in a strengths model approach. The Case Manager will provide case management services, mobilize resources for student needs, advocate for and support pregnant/parenting teens, assist students to graduate or attain a GED, and help students improve their parenting skills. It is also the responsibility of the Case Manager to maintain student files, complete and forward all the necessary forms, attendance, and grades information, as directed by the ELECT guidelines.

Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Provides support and case management for a minimum of twenty (20) to twenty-five (25) pregnant/parenting students
2. Provides resources and makes all necessary referrals to agencies and professionals.
3. Recruits and helps to retain eligible students
4. Collaborates with school nurses, school social workers, teachers, counselors, and administrators, as well as social service providers, in order to provide comprehensive support for enrolled students
5. Provides mandated ELECT services according to the ELECT guidelines including vocational/career planning, student assessment and individualized plans; instruction/information on health care; nutrition; budgeting; family planning; domestic violence and other issues that may affect pregnant and parenting teens
6. Completes home visits with enrolled students
7. Creates and maintains individual case files on all students enrolled in the program, including service plans, motivational interviews, academic records, referral, and other information as mandated by the Pennsylvania Department of Education
8. Submits monthly attendance reports, end of year paperwork, Family Works forms, and other required forms as required by PDE and the PA Department of Human Services and program administrators in a timely manner
9. Exhibits an ability to work with families, teen parents, adults, children, community agencies, and diverse groups.
10. Maintains case files for each student with clear documentation as directed.
11. Nurtures and supporting families and peers.
12. Encourages families to enroll and participate in groups and activities.
13. Helps supervise field trips and summer groups along with the ELECT Coordinator.
14. Implements and participates in weekly teen groups in partnership with the ELECT Coordinator and team
15. Establishes, advocates, and maintains relationships with providers, school districts, social service agencies, CYF, DPW, and other systems.
16. Participates in reciprocal relationships based on respect.
17. Completes paperwork in a timely fashion. Computer knowledge preferred.
18. Assists in clean-up of Center and school areas following groups and other activities
19. Works collaboratively with school district, Family Center, and other community human service providers
20. Helps coordinate information on home study/homebound for eligible pregnant/parenting teens
21. Shows computer proficiency for case notes, email, and resource/referrals
22. Communicates effectively in verbal and written form
23. Participates in weekly staff meeting, required workshops professional development, ELECT conference and any other required in-service or other training Qualifications Bachelor's or Associate Degree in psychology, counseling, child development, social work, family relations, education, human service field, guidance and counseling strongly preferred
Two years working with teens, infants, and/or children strongly preferred
Experience working with parents, children, and school personnel in both home and school environments strongly preferred.
Community services experience preferred.
Works with diverse student populations and community and school providers
Exhibits understanding and experience with the specific needs of pregnant and parenting teens strongly preferred.
Ability to travel to schools for weekly groups, and to student homes for quarterly home visits, and access to an automobile required.
Ability to comply with the AIU Conduct policy.
Working Conditions:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
1. Sitting for extended period of time
2. Lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling 35 pounds
3. Ability to kneel, crouch, bend and reach to retrieve and handle teaching materials and supplies
4. Moving fingers and hands in a repetitive manner
5. Ability to speak clearly and distinctly when communicating with limited English-speaking customers
6. Hearing clearly
7. Adequate vision to perform duties

The information contained in this job description is for compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. The individuals perform additional duties currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.
Disclaimer: The preceding description is not designed to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities required of this position.
Reports To: ELECT Coordinator, Family & Community Education Services
Department: Early Childhood, Family, and Community Services
Position Schedule: Monday - Friday with occasional Saturdays
Salary: $32,000
Benefits: FACES 260 Benefit Guide
To Apply: Create an on-line application and upload a cover letter, resume, PA Certificate (if applicable) and transcripts at the
Please send any questions to:
The Allegheny Intermediate Unit is an equal opportunity education institution and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, handicap, or limited English proficiency in its educational programs, services, facilities, activities or employment practices as required by Title IX of the 1972 Educational Amendments, Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, Section 504 Regulations of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1975, Section 204 Regulations of the 1984 Carl D. Perkins Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, or any other applicable federal or state statute. Primary Location: US-PA-DuquesneWork Locations: Duquesne Family And Education Center 300 Kennedy Avenue - Room 3041 Duquesne 15110Job: FACESOrganization: Allegheny Intermediate UnitSchedule: RegularShift: StandardJob Type: Full-time Day JobJob Posting: Feb 22, 2024, 8:14:20 PM

Keywords: Allegheny Intermediate Unit, Penn Hills , Case Manager, Project ELECT, Executive , Duquesne, Pennsylvania

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