Dependency Case Manager


This position provides comprehensive case management services to children and families involved in the dependency system. The primary responsibility of the Dependency Case Manager is to promote the safety, permanency and well-being of children and families. Meet all Florida statute requirements for children in the Dependency System.


The items listed below are intended to provide an overview of the essential functions of the job. This is not an exhaustive list of all functions and responsibilities that the position may be required to provide.


  • Manage assigned caseload with children and families in child welfare system.
  • Actively participate in the intake and placement process, providing each client with an orientation on the day of placement.
  • Provide case management services to clients in accordance with established guidelines, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Develop, assess, and maintain up-to-date case plans Judicial Reviews, Progress Updates, FFAs and any other required documentation and reports.
  • Conduct home visits with children, parents and caregivers to assess for child safety, case permanency and well-being.
  • Engage biological parents, caregivers, and children to achieve permanency goals as identified per case.
  • Work in partnership with foster families to help achieve permanency.
  • Complete all required court reports and file timely.
  • Collaborate with team members to identify any medical, dental, educational, and mental health needs for children under case load. Ensure children are referred to all relevant services.
  • Testify in court hearings for children and families on assigned caseload.
  • Ensure court orders and recommendations are followed in all cases.
  • Maintain both electronically and written up-to-date case files.
  • Conduct Home visits required every 25 days.
  • Make contact with all involved parties on case every 30 days.
  • Carry on call phone one week a month based on alternating schedule.
  • Update case notes into the system of record on all contacts, meeting notes, and completed visitations.
  • Utilize available resources to achieve the best possible outcome in the shortest possible time during the intake and placement processes.
  • Meet with Child Protective Investigator, parents, School Board Representative and ChildNet’s contracted providers to coordinate the children’s entrance into ChildNet’s System of Care.
  • Gather case information about the child(ren) and family to support decision making by the court and ChildNet’s System of Care.
  • Respond to client concerns in a timely and thorough manner to resolve outstanding issues.
  • Participate in staffings, multi-disciplinary team staffing, family team meetings and any other staffing required to assist with achieving permanency
  • Maintain case file from inception through closure.
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or related field required
  • Obtain Child Welfare Certification within 1 year and maintain on an ongoing basis required
  • Valid Florida state issued driver’s license and insurance required
  • Operate their own vehicle safely observing all rules of the road to ensure the safety and well-being of individuals in the vehicle required

Abilities Required:

  • Ability to make complex decisions and balance the needs of stakeholders involved
  • Ability to be sensitive to the service population’s cultural and socioeconomic characteristics
  • Ability to manage execution and direct the work of others towards task completion
  • Ability to provide high customer satisfaction with positive service delivery results
  • Must be able to work under tight schedules and possess the ability to handle pressure associated with deadlines.
  • Must have own reliable transportation and the ability to obtain and show proof of insurance.
  • Must have an active and current Child Welfare Case Manager (CWCM) certification.
  • Must have the ability to work under pressure and maintain self-control in the face of hostility or provocation.
  • Must possess verbal and written communication skills.


Spanish or Creole speaking candidate highly preferred.



from $50,000/year
Job Status:
Full Time


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