Children's Home Society of Florida

  • Home Visitor - Healthy Families

    Job Locations US-FL-Sanford
    Job ID
    2018-3757
    # of Openings
    2
    Category
    Case Management
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Founded in 1902 to care for orphans, CHS is now among the oldest, largest and most respected private nonprofits serving children and families. Expanding from early roots in adoption and foster care, CHS offers an array of specialized services designed to nurture children and grow families. Last year, CHS delivered hope to more than 139,000 children and adults.

    Responsibilities

    SUMMARY: 

     

    The Home Visitor provides support and assistance to optimize the home environment for the physical, mental and emotional well being of children who are at risk of being abuse and neglected. Home Visitors will empower families to function successfully by assisting in strengthening the parent – child relationship by improving parenting skills, reducing family stress and meeting needs of parents that promote the healthy grow and development of their children. Overall, the Home Visitor contributes to the CHS high performance culture by exhibiting our values and providing quality results that keep CHS as the premier provider of child, family and behavioral health support services.

     

    PRIMARY JOB FUNCTIONS: 

    1.  Establish a trusting relationship with at risk-families by initiating and maintaining regular client contact.

     

    • Provide one to one support to families through intensive home visitation and group facilitation, enhanced case management services.
    • Conduct home visits upon leveling of the families and maintain a minimum of 80% completed home visits for active clients as required.
    • Transport clients, when necessary, to medical appointments other social service agencies, parent leadership meetings or for emergency services.

    2.  Assist in strengthening parent-child interaction by teaching positive parenting skills and age-appropriate discipline options.

     

    • Administer educational developmentally focused home visit lessons and activities.
    • Facilitate access to community resources.

    3.  Create and maintain client case records and document activities as required by the program requirements.

     

    • Perform data entry into applicable databases in a timely and accurate manner.
    • Develop comprehensive Family Goal Plans for each client that clearly identifies goals, objectives and service needs.
    • Meet with supervisor on a weekly basis to evaluate client status.

    4.  Perform all job functions as set forth by the Healthy Families Florida contractual requirements to ensure the delivery of quality services.

     

    5.  Contribute to an engaging, positive work environment.

     

    • Participate actively in departmental meetings, training and education, as well as the quality management process.
    • Comply with CHS policies, procedures, code of conduct, contracts and other legal obligations.
    • Assist with training other employees and providing back up when necessary.
    • Pick up projects on the fly; perform other duties as assigned from time to time.
    • Demonstrate the CHS Values in the performance of all job duties.

    This list of essential functions is not intended to be exhaustive. Children's Home Society of Florida reserves the right to revise this job description as needed to comply with actual job requirements.

    Qualifications

    Education, Licenses and Certifications:  All degrees must be from an accredited university. 

    • Associate’s degree 

              or

    • Bachelor's degree in Child Development, Education, or Social Sciences

    Experience:

    • With an Associate’s degree, two years experience working with young children and families in a human services or early childhood education setting

              or

    • With a Bachelor’s degree, one year experience working with young children and families in a human services or early childhood education setting

    Equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered

     

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