Case Manager III-Child Protective Services
Tennessee Department of Children's Services
I complete case management services for assigned children and families: gathers information relevant to an assigned child's welfare, or crisis intervention case; conducts interviews with child's family and other individuals involved in a case; works with family to develop a plan that outlines the objectives to be accomplished by the child and family to achieve safety and permanency for the child; communicates regularly with family and/or residential case manager to discuss family/child progress or further actions required to meet plan objectives.
I also investigate cases of suspected child abuse or neglect: conducts intake interviews with individuals reporting suspected child abuse or neglect; gathers information regarding emotional and physical health of the child; determines if abuse or neglect has occurred, who the abuser is, the level of risk or harm to the child.
I supervise multiple persons and units of staff as designated by upper management staff. My supervision duties include staffing, closing and assigning cases for staff. I also have conducted multiple training sessions during my tenure on various topics of importance for policy compliance.