Partner Agency Posting: Family Care Counselor

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Position Title: Family Care Counselor (Child Welfare Case Manager)

Location: Lake City, Florida

Reports To: Family Care Supervisor

FLSA Status: Hourly, Non-Exempt

*Sign-on Bonus for Certified child welfare professionals.

SUMMARY

This position will provide oversight and case management to children and their families who are at risk of abuse, abandonment, and neglect.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

  • Attend formal instruction (Phase I Child Protection Certification training program).
  • Upon successful completion of Phase I, enter Phase II which is a monitored field practice under close supervision and may include:
  • Conduct child safety assessments;
  • Assess client needs and developing service plans, DCF case plans;
  • Coordinate the delivery of services, plan referrals and linkages to clients and families;
  • Monitor service plan progress and evaluating reports from multiple service providers;
  • Develop and maintain case and program documentation according to contract and agency standards (assessments, treatment/service plans, progress notes, termination summaries, etc.);
  • Prepare case/status reports and making recommendations/testifying at court or before other prescribed bodies regarding reunification, TPR or other permanency plans; appearing in court when subpoenaed as a witness;
  • Conduct diligent searches as required by Dependency laws;
  • Coordinate services with other professionals and paraprofessionals;
  • Conduct community outreach, as needed;
  • Provide specialized services that may include detainment, interstate compact, post placement supervision, relative/non-relative caregiver home studies, court testimony, TPR, and JR staffings;
  • Provide support to children, caregivers and family members to assure stable placement and timely achievement of permanency;
  • Assist family/caregivers in accessing subsidy, medical coverage and other needed services for children;
  • Coordinate cases with supervisor, team members, providers, DCF and attorneys;
  • Facilitate placement and independent living;
  • Assist in removing and placing children;
  • Assist in the facilitation of mediation staffings for reunification, TPR and detainment;
  • Arrange or provide transportation of clients when needed;
  • Arrange for drug/alcohol screens, as necessary;
  • Provide on call support as required or scheduled;
  • Participate in the Quality Improvement process;
  • Appear in court when subpoenaed as a witness.

This list of responsibilities is not intended to be exhaustive. Camelot Community Care reserves the right to revise this position description as needed to comply with actual job requirements.

PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES

Objective 1: Successfully complete pre-service training and pass final examination.

Indicator: Documentation of successful completion.

Objective 2: Achieve Child Protection Professional Certification within one (1) year of hire date and or one year from test date, per contractual requirements. If employee is unable to become certified, this will lead to immediate termination from said position. Certification is mandatory.

Indicator: Documentation of certification

QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience: Bachelor’s Degree in human services or a related field from an accredited college or university.

Certificates, Licenses, and Registrations:  This position requires the following credentials.

  • Valid driver’s license in good standing.

* Sign-on Bonuses:

  • Provisionally Certified Case Managers: (no need for pre-service training – able to take cases immediately and work toward full certification) – $2,000
  • Fully Certified Case Managers: (can assume full caseload – no need for training) – $2,500

PFSF is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ Drug Free Work Place and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.  Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the Human Resource Department at 1-352-244-1527.  Notification to the Human Resource office must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

Drug Free Workplace: PSF maintains and enforces a Drug-Free Workplace program.  New employees are required to be drug tested prior to employment.  In appropriate circumstances, current employees may also be required to submit to drug and/or alcohol testing.  Information on the Drug-Free Workplace Policy is contained in the Employee Handbook and set forth in the Drug-Free Workplace Policy, both of which are available through the organization’s inter/intranet.

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Contact Wesley White at wesley.white@pfsf.org for any additional questions.

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