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Placement Coordinator

Hamilton County Jobs & Family Services
222 East Central Parkway
Cincinnati OH 45202

Job Type: ,
Compensation: $20.99 / Hour
Posted Date: 02/02/2024
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Placement Coordinator

Job Description

As Placement Coordinator, you will support children and families by keeping children safe and advocating for families. This is a critical role that directly impacts the outcomes of the children and families whom we serve.

Job Responsibilities

  • Acts as liaison worker between HCJFS casework staff, MHRS, the Mental Health and Recovery Services Board, Juvenile Justice, and service providers; accepts and processes referrals from caseworkers for therapeutic placement services; assesses consumer service needs (LOC, intensity & duration). Conduct utilization management for all traditional foster and therapeutic placement services and any other services associated with that therapeutic case; conduct utilization management for behavior health services; coordinate the development and review of treatment plans; assess any associated consumer for continued need, continued stay, and discharge planning for all therapeutic placements and community-based behavioral health services; document service management activities in the on-line clinical record (MCP); clear foster homes through Clerk of Courts and SACWIS; report any criminal activity or children service involvement to a manager; contain out of home care expenditures below targeted budget.
  • Supports JFS case planning and family goal attainment and communicates and coordinates care management activities with caseworkers, other care management entities, and service providers to ensure consistency with case planning; coordinates transition planning with case workers, MHB, and DD.
  • Convenes targeted clinical case reviews for complex cases based on data management or as requested by JFS Management; conducts reviews of service overutilization; reviews will include case conferences, on-site interviews of staff and consumers in collaboration with JFS casework staff, Behavioral Health staff, and Management Staff to determine existence of service overutilization and facilitate discharge and transitions from services as appropriate; conducts, discharge and retrospective reviews to inform continued process improvement, need for continued stay, quality and outcomes for the child welfare population.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of: public relations; human relations; office practices and procedures; agency policies and procedures; government structure and process*; counseling; interviewing; social sciences (psychology, sociology, social work or related field; case management; child welfare practices and procedures.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions; understand manuals and verbal instructions technical in nature; gather, collate, and classify information about data, people, or things; prepare meaningful, concise, and accurate reports; handle sensitive inquiries from and contacts with officials and the general public; work cooperatively with other staff and supervision.



  • Must undergo a background check via the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (BCI). Must have a car, a valid driver’s license issued by the state of residency, and required auto liability insurance.
    • State Automated Child Welfare Information System (SACWIS)
    • State Child/Abuse Neglect Central Registry Check for any state in which the applicant resided within the last five years
    • Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification Investigation (BCI)
    • FBI
    • National Sex Offender Public Website (WWW.NSOPW.Gov) Code 5101:2-5-09 must be conducted for each prospective employee
  • Bachelor’s degree in human services-related field or
  • Bachelor’s degree in any field and two years of work experience in a human service-related occupation.
    • A bachelor’s or master’s in a human services-related field would be required within five years.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license issued in the state of residency.
  • Must have the use of an insured automobile.
  • A criminal records check conducted by the Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation and the FBI is required.



  • 11 Paid Holidays, Immediately Begin Accruing Paid Vacation and Sick Time, and Paid Parental Leave.
  • Ohio Public Employee Retirement System includes a 14% Employer Contribution AND a defined benefit option.
  • Highly Competitive and Comprehensive Benefits Package: Medical, HRA, Dental, Vision, Employer-Paid Life Insurance, Long-Term Disability, Tuition Reimbursement, Public Service Loan Forgiveness Eligibility, Free On-Site Parking, Wellness Incentives, robust Employee Assistance Program, access to Free Medical and Rx through Marathon Health, plus expansive Behavioral and Mental Health Resources, and More.


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