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Clinical Specialist / Case Manager – Therapeutic Foster Care (TFC)

Posted on: June 8, 2022

Website Capital Area Counseling Service

Clinical Specialist / Case Manager – Therapeutic Foster Care (TFC)

$2,000 Hiring Incentive!

Location: Pierre, SD

Agency: Capital Area Counseling Service

Employment Category: Full-time

Employment Type: Hourly

Wage: $18 – $22.hr., DOE

 Position Description

The Clinical Specialist provides supportive mental health related services to youth and foster parents. 

Responsibilities for this position include:

Provide mental health support services for youth and families in accordance with a System of Care model

Provide case management services and support the treatment (foster) family

Develop with the client and family the client’s case service plans, crisis plans, and other clinical documents necessary to outline services being provided

Regularly review and assess client’s status with their goals and adjust as needed

Utilize evidence-based techniques when working with clients

Complete and maintain documentation required by the State or other funding sources and track all deadlines

Adhere to all agency policies and state and federal laws regarding confidentiality of medical records

Ability to work within a team including other community partner agencies and client’s family and peers 

Work hours will include some evening and weekend hours

Complete appropriate client assessments, evaluation and reports for new and existing clients

Provide assessment, referral and case management services to clients with complex problems and who have been hospitalized for suicidal thinking or attempts

Provide case management and supportive counseling to clients and families

Provide emergency on-call foster parent support

Facilitate various skill-building groups by planning activities for each session, preparing lectures and performing administrative duties

Develop and facilitate involvement of formal and natural supports

Assist in developing Case Service Plans offering clinical and other supports and input

Identify, report on, and document client needs, intervention methods, goals and progress by accurately documenting all progress notes and reviewing charts for compliance

Meets annual TFC training requirements


At a minimum an associate’s degree in the social sciences or human services field and may not have on record a substantiated report of child abuse or neglect 
Knowledge of mental health services
Knowledge of working with special client populations
Knowledge of working with substance abuse
Ability to work as part of a team
Ability to understand and use good community networking skills
Ability to use negotiating skills to resolve problems
Ability to remain calm during a crisis and respond effectively
Ability to provide therapeutic services to clients with complex emotional disturbances and complicating family dynamics
Ability to maintain professional boundaries with clients
Ability to transport self to provide off site services to clients
Ability to maintain information within HIPAA guidelines and organizational policies
Follow agency compliance plan and code of ethics
Management of work processes along with strong computer skills
Ability to be flexible especially with scheduling
Ability to perform and prioritize multiple functions and tasks
Strong communication, organizational, and planning skills
Ability to work under pressure and plan personal workload effectively
Must be able to work independently and embrace challenges
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients
Ability to identify and evaluate solutions
Ability to work as part of a team
Excellent computer skills/proficient in computer applications, specifically MS Office
Ability to meet deadlines
Must possess a valid driver’s license
May need to use personal vehicle for work-related tasks and must provide proof of insurance

To apply go to www.cacsnet.org and complete our application.  Email the completed application and your resume to kellie.shuman@cacsnet.org

For questions contact Kellie Shuman at 605-224-5811. 


To apply for this job please visit www.cacsnet.org.