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CWLA Career Center Job Listing #3204

Position Title:  

Family Services Counselor

Family Support Services of North Florida, Inc.
Job Location:  
Date Posted:  


Job Level:  
Not Specified
Job Category:  
Social Work - Child Welfare
Job Status:  
Not Specified
Salary Range:  

Not Specified

Job Description:  

The Family Services Counselor is responsible for providing case management services for children and families with a focus on Family Centered Practice.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Human Services or related field of study required.
Experience: One to two years experience with child welfare preferred.
Minimum Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The qualifications listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Ability to:
• Read and interpret legal and medical documents.
• Communicate effectively.
• Write reports and correspondence.
• Speak effectively before small and large groups.
• Calculate figures, amounts, and percentages.
• Solve problems and deal with a variety of variables with a minimum of direction.
• Interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written or oral form.
• Perform at a high level of autonomy or with minimal supervision.
• Awareness of cultural diversity.

Knowledge of:
• Florida child welfare statutes.
• Court system and documentation.
• Conflict resolution.
• Community resources.
Licensure, Certification, and/or Registration Child Protection Certification or attendance at the Child Protection Certification Training (8 weeks). Valid Driver’s License.

Other Requirements:

• Clear a Level II background screening.
• Clear a local background check from the County in which you reside
• Clear a substance abuse screen.
• Clear a Motor Vehicle Records check
• Maintain and provide proof of auto insurance coverage of $100,000/$300,000.
• Provide a copy of all degrees prior to your first day of employment
Job Duties
Essential Duties % of Time
1. Supervises children in their current placement by meeting with foster parents, relatives, non-relatives, and birth parents.
• Maintains regular monthly contact with each child, parent and/or foster parent or custodian
• Facilitates family visits for children in out-of-home placement. Provides post-placement supervision after children return home
• Conducts child safety assessments to ensure appropriate child safety measures are being taken
• Places and replaces children in various foster care settings
• Completes pre-adoptive services, including training and family assessments
• Prepares and maintains updated, comprehensive case records on each child.
• Identifies problems and possible solutions within the family system.
• Understands and uses information from service providers such as psychosocial reports and psychosocial evaluations to ensure appropriate care for children.
• Works with birth parents to strengthen their ability to parent and help provide a nurturing environment for children when they return home.
2. Participates in court proceedings, and prepares and submits required court documentation
• Prepares and submits to the Children’s Legal Services attorney for approval and filing with the court: incl. petitions, motions, court orders, Judicial Review Social Study reports and other required legal forms.
• Prepares and completes other court reports such as home studies with relatives. Consults with attorney representing parents to assure parental rights are protected.
• Consults with other involved professionals regarding their recommendations to the court.
• Explains information on court procedures, agency recommendations and possible results of court hearings to families.
• Accompanies Children’s Legal Services attorney to court hearings and presents evidence to support the agency’s recommendations.

3. May provide adoption and independent living services, in addition to carrying a case load and completing other duties as assigned.
• Schedules and tracks adoption MAPP applicants.
• Assures home studies are completed within 30 days of MAPP graduation
• Reviews and distributes completed home studies to all applicable parties
Other Duties
Perform other duties. As needed.

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Contact Name/Address:  

Contact (Phone):  
(904) 421-5800
Contact (Fax):  
(904) 398-0787
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