Children's Home Society of Florida Dependency Family Support Worker in Panama City, Florida
We’re working toward a world where all children realize their full potential…
When children and families face complex challenges, Children’s Home Society of Florida (CHS) is there. Founded in 1902 to provide safe, loving homes for orphans, CHS is now one of the oldest, largest and most respected nonprofit organizations in Florida. Delivering hope to more than 50,000 children and family members across the state, we continue to do more. We are leading the nation in developing and delivering solutions that transform the lives and futures of children and families.
Will you join us? Are you ready to HELP CHILDREN find–and achieve–their full potential? Are you ready to make a POSITIVE DIFFERENCE in the lives of children and their families? If so, we want to talk to YOU.
We’re seeking an experienced Dependency Family Support Worker to support our growing needs for case management services. You’ll be part of a para-professionals team charged with attending to the needs of children placed in care by the Department of Children and Families, with the end goal of finding permanent, stable, safe home environments for children. This is an excellent opportunity for a focused and dedicated social services professional who thrives in a fast-paced, never-the-same work environment.
Assist in developing and maintaining client records and program documentation according to contract and CHS standards (initial assessments, goal planning, progress notes termination summaries, etc.); enter necessary information into required software system(s) in a timely and accurate manner.
Assist Case Manager, Counselor or Social Worker in providing case management support services (information, assessment, referral and linkages).
Directly transport or arrange for transportation of clients to medical appointments, counseling, shopping, etc.
Supervise children during scheduled visits, in-home services, visitation or in other situations as directed.
Participate in weekly client staff meetings, as requested
Participate in the quality management process.
Ability to handle confidential information appropriately
Effective verbal and written communication skills
Ability to make home visits/travel
Ability to learn computer skills sufficient to perform all essential functions
Ability to be sensitive to the service population’s cultural and socioeconomic characteristics
Commitment to effectively and efficiently providing customer service satisfaction with positive service delivery results
Excellent organizational skills
Ability to work in a diverse environment
Excellent interpersonal skills
Strong attention to detail
Ability to act decisively when necessary to protect client
Ability to establish trusting relationships
Ability to handle emergencies and life threatening situations effectively
Ability to handle stressful situations
Ability to observe and accurately report the functioning of individuals and families
Ability to set appropriate limits and boundaries with clients
Ability to work flexible hours
Effective parenting skills
Excellent listening skills
High School diploma or GED equivalent
Two years of experience working with children/families
At CHS, we’ve created a workplace that supports what drives you personally and professionally. Competitive salaries … paid holidays … generous paid time off … flexible work schedules … and a sweet benefits suite that doesn’t just say we care about you, but truly demonstrates it!
With more than 1,900 team members, CHS is the #1 provider of children’s services in the state of Florida. We’re an employer and career path of choice for any aspiring professional committed to growth and excellence. At CHS, we do good.
External Company Name: Childrens Home Society of Florida
External Company URL: www.chsfl.org
Street: 914 Harrison Ave