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CWLA Career Center Job Listing #3248

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Family Services Counselor

Family Support Services of North Florida, Inc.
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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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