Children's Home Society of Florida

  • Family Assessment Worker

    Job Locations US-FL-Ocala
    Job ID
    2018-3842
    # of Openings
    1
    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

    OBJECTIVE:  To screen/assess families referred to the Healthy Families program to determine program eligibility and family needs. 
     
    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS MAY INCLUDE:


    - Establish or coordinate a system to obtain referrals and maintains relations

      with referral sources.
    - Provide screens on all referrals.
    - Provide in-depth assessments for all families scoring positive on screening

      tool.
    - Maintain all documentation and clinical or case records according to the

      contract and CHS standards.
    - Provide referrals to all referred clients as appropriate.
    - Provide referred families with information about the Healthy Families

      program.
    - Participate in clinical or case staffing.
    - Provide education to community referral sources as needed.
    - Provide support to program participants.
    - Promote the program at community resource fairs, meetings and other

      community events.
    - Provides comprehensive data updates to the Program Manager regarding the

      status of screening/assessment activity.
    - Perform data entry.
    - Participate in the quality improvement process.


    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

    REQUIRED: All degrees must be from an accredited university.

     

    - Bachelor's degree plus one year experience working with children and families

      or
    - Two years college or AA degree in counseling, social work or other human

      services related field plus two years experience working with families

      or
    - CDA plus three years experience working with families

      or
    - High School diploma or GED equivalent plus four years experience working in

      a home visiting program
    - Florida Driver’s License within 30 days from hire

    PREFERRED:


    - Bachelor's degree
    - Experience working with children and families

    SKILLS:


    - Ability to act decisively when necessary to protect clients and assist with

      crisis
    - Ability to handle confidential information
    - Ability to learn computer skills sufficient to perform all essential functions
    - Ability to perform at a high level of autonomy or with minimal supervision
    - Ability to recognize importance of social, economic, and environmental factors

      in the development and resolution of family problems
    - Ability to travel
    - Ability to work flexible hours
    - Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
    - Knowledge of community resources
    - Skilled in crisis intervention, teaching, listening and basic problem solving
    - Knowledge of infant and child development
    - Understanding of cultural diversity 
     
    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:


    NEEDED: bending/stooping, carrying, climbing, crawling/crouching, driving, kneeling, lifting, pushing/pulling, reaching, repetitive motion, sitting, standing, walking

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