Children's Home Society of Florida

  • Dependency Case Mgr Trainee/Dependency Case Manager

    Job Locations US-FL-Tallahassee
    Job ID
    2018-3848
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Dependency Case Management
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

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    Do you have what it takes to reshape the future for children?

    Do you believe in empowering children and families to realize their full potential?

    Are you ready for a meaningful career that impact lives for generations?

    Then Children's Home Society of Florida is for you!

     

    As the leading, most reputable organization in Florida serving children and families, Children's Home Society of Florida delivers innovative solutions that transform the lives and futures of children and families.

     

    As a Dependency Case Manager Trainee(DCMT)/Dependency Case Manger (DCM) you will 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. 

     

    WHY JOIN CHS?

    • Mission driven uplifting work culture
    • Great benefits suite
    • Generous paid time off including holidays
    • Growth and professional development opportunities
    • Culture for continuous improvement and only being the best!

     

    This is an excellent opportunity for a focused and dedicated professional looking to start or further their career in social services who thrives in a fast-paced, never-the-same work environment.

     

    Responsibilities

    YOU WILL:

    • Assess child and family needs to create referrals and linkages to services such as subsidy and medical coverage.
    • Facilitate removal and placement of children into safe and stable care while also supporting the families and care givers during the process.
    • Develop and maintain quality case and program written documentation that reflects client progress and also meets CHS, funders, and DCF requirements.
    • Travel to conduct home visits to access children’s living environments and provide recommendations to their families and caregivers in a supportive manner.
    • Testify at court by providing client case status reports and recommendations regarding reunification, termination of parental rights or other permanency plans.
    • Build relationships with CHS team members and community partners in order to help facilitate discussions and meetings regarding case needs and recommendations
    • Provide on call support required as scheduled 
    • DCM Trainee candidates only: Attend a paid classroom training program, Phase I Child Protection Certification, and upon successful completion, enter Phase II, a hands on supervised field practice that leads to full certification. This on the job training opportunity will allow you to strengthen your skills in case management. 

    Qualifications

     YOU HAVE:

    • Strong time management skills and the ability shift priorities to meet outcomes
    • Effective organizational skills and a tireless focus on quality results.
    • Ability to maintain professional boundaries and handle confidential information appropriately.
    • Exceptional 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.

     

    YOU NEED:

    DCMT Candidates:

    • Bachelor's Degree in human services related field
    • Must successfully complete:
      • The prescribed Child Protection Certification training and examination.
      • A considerable period of monitored field practice under close supervision and the associated field case requirement.
      • The CHS Dependency Experience Waiver learning path, unless the employee possesses one of the below preferred qualifications.
      • Florida Driver’s License within 30 days from hire

    DCM Candidates:

    • Bachelor's Degree in a Human Services related field
    • Possess State of Florida Child Protection Certification
    • Florida Driver’s License within 30 days from hire
    • Preferred:
      • Master's degree in Social Work
      • Two years experience working with at risk children and families

     

    When children and families face complex challenges, Children’s Home Society of Florida (CHS) is there - we been delivering the right solutions at the right time since 1902. With our innovative practices and commitment to excellence, we are the only organization with the size, scope and depth of services that can reshape the future for children. With more than 1,800 team members, CHS is the #1 provider of services and solutions to children and families in Florida.

     

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