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CWLA Career Center Job Listing #3261

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Licensing Counselor

Family Support Services of North Florida, Inc.
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Job Description:  

The major function of this position includes the initial licensing, re-licensing and support of family foster homes. Responsible for assuring that the licensing of foster homes are in compliance with State standards. Serve as liaison to community Agencies involved in Foster Home Licensing.

Minimum Qualifications:
Education Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
Experience Five to seven years experience working with children and families (preferably foster care). Successful completion of training provided by DCF for Family Service Counselors.
Licensure, Certification, and/or Registration Valid driver’s license. Current certification in First Aid and CPR is recommended. Child Protection Certification.
Minimum Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements 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:
• Understand and commit to the FSS mission.
• Determine work priorities, assign work, and ensure proper completion of work assignments.
• Work effectively with the V.P. of Licensing and the Project Manager to execute programs and services
• Communicate effectively verbally and in writing.

Knowledge of:
• Crisis intervention and problem solving techniques.
• Social, economic, health and/or rehabilitative services objectives.
• Methods of compiling, organizing and analyzing data.
Other Requirements
• Clear a Level II background screening.
• Clear a reference check (professional and personal)
• Clear a local background check from the county in which you reside.
• Clear a substance abuse screen.
• Provide a copy of all degrees prior to your first day of employment.
• Clear a Motor Vehicles Records check.
• Provide proof of, and maintain a minimum personal auto liability insurance level $100,000/$300,000.
Job Duties
Essential Duties % of Time
Responsible for timely submission of re-licensing packets to DCF. 100% of all completed re-licensing packets will meet FSS and DCF timeframe standards. 15%
Responsible for completing and submitting a minimum of 6 comprehensive initial licensing packets within 30 days. 15%
Responsible for providing completed packets to the Licensing Coordinator /Supervisor 45 days prior to license expiration for a comprehensive review prior to DCF submission. 15%
Contact MAPP graduates within two weeks of graduation to begin initial licensing home study and packet. 5%

Notification to placement of client placement activities (runaways, hospitalizations, moves) ASAP to ensure proper payment to foster parents. 5%
Complete a minimum of two home visits to the foster home for information gathering and assessment of the home for licensing home study. Complete and submit initial licensing packet within one month of initial home visit. 5%
Complete follow-up on deficient packets as directed. 10%
Responsible for in-home visit for re-licensing purposes. 5%
Reassures that records are maintained on all licensed homes and that all licensing information is correct. Responsible for insuring that all foster homes are in compliance with State standards. 5%
Provide documentation for evaluation / recommendation of foster home changes or closures. 10%
Attend Foster Home Association meetings on a scheduled rotation basis. 5%
Attend foster home risk committee meetings. 5%
Attend quarterly trainings As needed
To treat foster parents, the public and co-workers with courtesy, respect and dignity and present a positive public image. Always
Other duties As needed

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