Children's Home Society of Florida

Lead Dependency Case Manager

Job Locations US-FL-Tallahassee
Job ID
# of Openings
Dependency Case Management
Regular Full-Time


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 a Lead Dependency Case Manager to support our growing needs for child case management services. You’ll become a part of a strategic care 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 that has a passion for leadership and thrives in a fast-paced, never-the-same work environment.



  • Conduct child safety assessments.
  • Assess client needs and develop service plans, DCF Case plans.
  • Coordinate the delivery of services, plan referrals and linkages to clients and families.
  • Monitor service plan progress and evaluates reports from multiple service providers. - Develop and maintain case and program documentation according to contract and CHS standards (assessments, treatment/service plans, progress notes, termination summaries, etc.)
  • Review the accuracy and completeness of reports of assigned staff.
  • Prepares case/status reports and makes recommendations/ testifies at courts or other prescribed body regarding reunification, termination of parental rights or other permanency plans.
  • Conducts diligent searches as required by dependency laws.
  • Coordinate services with other professionals and para-professionals.
  • 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, termination of parental rights and judicial review staffing.
  • Provide support to children, caregivers and family members to secure 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 as needed.
  • Facilitate placement and independent living.
  • Provide guidance and informal mentoring/coaching to assigned staff to include: advising staff of statutory mandates; agency policy and procedure; and programmatic requirements; discussing case issues and providing guidance to help staff develop and make sound case decisions; model and teach good case management practices.
  • Schedule and conduct informal supervision sessions with assigned staff.
  • Utilize tracking forms, court dockets, reunification staffing schedules, permanency staffing schedule and other information provided to assist staff proactively complete required case activities.
  • Assist supervisors in providing training and procedural changes to staff. Serve as acting supervisor in the absence of the supervisor.
  • May remove and place children.
  • May facilitate mediation staffing 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.



  • Working knowledge of the dependency case management field
  • Strong organizational skills and a tireless focus on quality results
  • Exceptional leadership, interpersonal and communication skills that allow you to work well with diverse teams, clients and families
  • Resiliency, with a propensity to persevere in spite of constant change
  • A sincere passion for helping others in need


  • Bachelor's degree in a human services related field
  • Minimum of two years of experience in the delivery of services in a dependency environment
  • Child Protection Certification
  • Florida Driver’s License within 30 days from hire

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 1,800 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.


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