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Family Services Counselor
Programs/Child Welfare Unit
Family Services Supervisor
Status: FT, Non-exempt | Fluctuating Work Week
To identify and assess child and family needs and evaluate, coordinate and ensure necessary services are provided; provide in-home services to clients; assist and counsel individuals and families by using such activities as delineating alternatives, helping to articulate goals and providing needed information.
Education Bachelor degree from an accredited college or university in human services related field
Experience & Skills:
One to two years post-Bachelors degree experience working with children and families in social services
- Excellent assessment skills and intervention strategies
- Ability to identify environmental stressors
- Ability to observe and report accurately on the functioning of individuals and families
- Ability to handle confidential information appropriately
- Strong verbal and written communication skills
- Knowledge and respect of socio-cultural characteristics of service population
- Ability to make home visits and to travel
- Ability to set appropriate limits and boundaries with clients
- Knowledge of community resources
- Ability to work flexible hours as required
- Knowledge of professional ethics relating to child protection and counseling
- Skill in employing family-centered practice
- Ability to use and proficiency in computer software applications
- Ability to act decisively when necessary to protect clients
Specialized Training, Licensure, Certification
Child Protection Certification preferred; attainment of a passing score on the Introduction to Child Protection Written Assessment required within 3 months of hire; active Florida ; Driver’s License, responsible driving record; proof of insurance.
Primary Job Functions
- Provide counseling services to individuals, families and/or groups.
- Provide case management services (information, plan referrals and linkages).
- Develop and maintain clinical records and service documentation according to contract and KFF standards (assessments, case treatment plans, progress notes, termination and discharge summaries, etc.).
- Completion of judicial review paperwork.
- Testify in court as necessary.
- Monitor quality of care by conducting home/residential visits.
- Coordinate services with other professionals and paraprofessionals.
- Conduct community outreach as needed.
- Arrange for transportation of clients to appointments, community agencies, etc., as needed.
- Provide and/or refer families to services, understand and use information from service providers, psychological reports and psychosocial evaluations.
- Conduct child safety assessments.
- Respond to Hotline pager during business hours and determine immediate risk and needs of child.
- Arrange for emergency placement for children at risk.
- Explain rights and responsibilities to children and family members.
- Provide support to foster homes and relative placements.
- Provide post placement planning and services.
Periodic Job Functions
- Participates in Quality Improvement activities, Peer Review, Unit meetings and other committees as requested
- Performs travel in relation to the above activities
- Completes required reports such as leave attendance, travel, etc.
- Completes other reports as assigned
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: (R=Required P=Preferred)
Sitting _R__ Standing _R__ Walking _R__ Lifting _P_ Carrying __R_
Kneeling _R___ Pushing/Pulling __R__ Bending/Stooping __R__ Climbing ____ Reaching _R__ Crawling/Crouching ____ Grasping ____ Turning ____ Repetitive Motions ____ Color Recognition ____ Depth Perception ____ Reading __R__ Hearing __R__ Other (describe) _Driving__
HAZARDS: (X=Potential Exposure)
Proximity to moving mechanical parts ____ Electrical current ____
Toxic or caustic chemicals ____ Radiation ____ Biohazards (airborne or contact) ____ Housekeeping and/or cleaning agents ____ Flammable, explosive gases ____ Human-borne pathogens ____ Other:
SKILL REQUIREMENTS: (R=Required P=Preferred)
Drive motor vehicle _R__ Prepare food ____ Lift _R__ (State weight __50 lbs.) Typing/Keyboard ____ Word processing software _R_ Data base software ____ Spreadsheet software ____ Other software _R_ Calculator ____ Operate office machines ____ (Fax, Copier) Verbal communication (including telephone) _R___ Written communication (including composition) __R__ Public speaking/group presentations ____ Team-oriented and collaborative interpersonal relationships _R_ Respectful/confidential client relationships ____ Client assessment and evaluation ___ Retrieve and compile information _R___ Verify data ____ Maintain records ____ Organize and prioritize information ____ Analyze and interpret information _R Investigate, evaluate and recommend action _R_ Basic mathematical concepts (add, subtract, multiply, divide) _R___ Advanced mathematical concepts (fractions, decimals, ratios, percentages, graphs) ____ Abstract mathematical concepts (interpolation, inference, frequency, reliability, formulas, equations, statistics) ___ Reasoning and logic _R_ Sensitivity to service population’s cultural and socioeconomic characteristics Leadership/Supervisory ____ Other (Strong decision making) _R_
Child Safety Management Coordinator
Programs - Support
Child Safety Practice Supervisor
|Date: 3/13, October 2018|
|Assist in day-to-day management of safety plans designed by the family with the primary worker (CPI or FSC) to ensure child safety. The safety plan is ever evolving, and the Safety Coordinator will assist in determining when a plan should be more or less intrusive to ensure child safety. Identify danger threats that make children unsafe.|
|Education||Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in human services related field. Master’s degree preferred|
|Experience/Skills||Three to five years post-bachelor’s degree experience working with children and families in social services
· Excellent assessment skills
· Ability to identify environmental stressors
· Ability to observe and report accurately on the functioning of individuals and families across the six domains of FSDMM
· Ability to handle confidential information appropriately
· Strong verbal and written communication skills
· Strong interviewing skills
· Strong conflict resolution skills
· Knowledge and respect of socio-cultural characteristics of population
· Ability to make frequent home visits and to travel
· Ability to set appropriate limits and boundaries with clients
· Knowledge of community resources
· Ability to work flexible hours
· Knowledge of professional ethics relating to child protection and counseling
· Skill in employing family-centered practice and informal resources
· Ability to use and proficiency in computer software applications
· Ability to act decisively when necessary to protect children
|Specialized Training, Licensure, Certification||Child Protection Certification preferred; attainment of a passing score on the Introduction to Child Protection Written Assessment required within 3 months of hire; active Florida Driver’s License, responsible driving record; proof of insurance
Primary Job Functions
· Manage danger threats as identified by the Primary worker (CPI or FSC)
· Provide case management services
· Develop and maintain records and documentation according to contract and KFF standards (assessments, progress notes, termination and discharge summaries, etc.)
· Testify in court as necessary
· Monitor quality of care by conducting frequent home/residential visits
· Coordinate services with other professionals and paraprofessionals or informal resources
· Conduct community outreach as needed
· Arrange for transportation of clients to appointments, community agencies, etc., as needed
· Conduct child safety assessments
· Assist in arranging for emergency placement for children who are unsafe
· Explain rights and responsibilities to children and family members
· Assist in the oversight of safety plans once a case has been transferred from CPI to KFF to assure the plan is working
|Periodic Job Functions|
· Participates in Quality Improvement activities, Peer Review, unit meetings and other committees as requested
· Performs travel in relation to the above activities
· Completes required reports such as leave attendance, travel, etc.
· Completes other reports as assigned
No person shall, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, or disability be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to unlawful discrimination under any program or activity receiving or benefiting from federal financial assistance administered by the department and its providers. Any applicant or participant who believes he or she has been denied services may file a complaint with the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Civil Rights or the Department of Children and Families, Office of Civil Rights within 180 days of the alleged violation.