Children's Home Society of Florida

  • Visitation Support Worker

    Job Locations US-FL-South Daytona
    Job ID
    2019-4128
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Direct Services
    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 a Visitation Support Worker you'll facilitate, monitor and document family visits and oversee monitored exchanges in a Family Visitation Center. Our end goal? To help create permanent, stable, and safe home environments for all of Florida's kids.

     

    WHY JOIN CHS?

    • Uplifting mission-driven work culture
    • Growth and professional development opportunities
    • Great benefits package, including generous paid time off and holidays
    • Opportunity to make a positive difference in children and families within your own community!

    Responsibilities

    YOU WILL:

    • Impartially observe the contact between the non-residential parent/guardian and the child(ren) and document such observations. Facilitate, intervene and terminate a visit, as necessary.
    • Maintain appropriate and ongoing communication with attorneys, the Guardian Ad Litem, the courts and other concerned parties to oversee effective and efficient service delivery through collaboration.
    • Oversee that the visit rooms are neatly maintained and safe for visits.
    • Facilitate and assist in the orientation of families to the visitation center and the procedures for visits prior to the initial visitation.
    • Set up a visitation plan with each family utilizing the center; Set visitation schedules for families.
    • Assist in program data collection and data entry to maintain the CIS and Clearinghouse data bases; Complete monthly, quarterly and annual reports as required.
    • Attend court hearings and dispositions as requested and serve as record custodian for visits supervised.
    • Assist with initial and ongoing training for staff, utilizing a team approach in skills building for working with at-risk clients.
    • Assist with individual staffings that address case reviews with the supervisor.
    • Report incidents and accidents within required timeframes to keep with organization policy and procedures.
    • Assist with special events/projects that enhance the operations of the visitation center.

    Qualifications

    YOU HAVE:

    • Ability to handle confidential information appropriately
    • Effective verbal, written skills, interpersonal and listening skills
    • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends
    • Ability to set appropriate limits and boundaries with clients
    • Ability to observe and report accurately on the interaction between the child and the non-residential parent/guardian Ability to intervene decisively when necessary to protect clients
    • Ability to handle emergencies and life threatening situations effectively
    • Ability to handle stressful situations
    • Computer skills sufficient to perform all essential functions
    • Awareness of socio-cultural characteristics of service population

    YOU NEED:

    • High school diploma or GED
    • Two years of experience working with children/families
    • Florida Driver's License within 30 days from hire 

    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. 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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