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Visitation Program Specialist
ChildNet, Inc. is a private, not-for-profit community-based care (CBC) agency servicing Broward and Palm Beach County. We are contracted with the State of Florida, Department of Children and Families, to provide case management support to abused, abandoned, and neglected children. ChildNet is nationally accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA) and employs over 450 staff at its location in Ft Lauderdale and West Palm Beach, Florida. There are current needs for individuals interested in working with the families and children to become Certified Case Managers. ChildNet provides on-site training for qualified individuals to prepare them to obtain their Florida certification as a Child Welfare Case Manager. Becoming a Child Welfare Case Manager is an opportunity for select individuals to help vulnerable children through family reunification, adoption, or independent living. Case Managers work with parents, children, foster parents, group homes, the Broward Sheriff's Office, the County's Juvenile Justice System, and many support services to meet the goals of ChildNet and the Department of Children and Families.
Job Summary: This position actively works to ensure that parents are given the opportunity to visit with their children at a consistent day and time weekly/biweekly/monthly as court ordered
Fulfills established federal and state mandates and Florida Statute, Chapter 39, ChildNets System of Care, policies and procedures by:
· Schedule and supervise weekly family visitations for cases within the visitation program.
· Schedule and supervise 72 hour visits for new cases following initial shelter hearings.
· Complete visitation reports; ensure distribution of visitation reports to case management and the system of record (FSFN).
· Maintain tracking log for the visitation program for assigned cases.
· Supervise interns supporting the visitation program as defined by school internship requirements and program requirements.
· Recognizing, respecting, and responding to the unique, culturally-defined needs of others served.
The items listed above are intended to provide an overview of the essential functions of the job. This is not an exhaustive list of all functions and responsibilities that the position may be required to provide.
Skill / Requirements
*Must have a Master’s Degree in social work or a related field from an accredited college or university required.
* Two years of post graduate experience.
* Must have a Florida Department of Children and Families Child Welfare Certification.
* Must have two (2) years work experience in human services or child welfare programs.
* Strong computer skills to include Microsoft Office 365 Suite and strong data entry skills
* Must possess a valid and clean Florida drivers license without any restrictions and/or citations that would affect job performance.
* Must have own reliable transportation and the ability to obtain and show proof of insurance.
* Must be available to work a flexible schedule to include nights and weekends in order to meet with children and families.
* Able and willing to work with a diverse client population.
Providing Motivational Support: The ability to enhance others' commitment to their work.
Fostering Teamwork: As a team member, the ability and desire to work cooperatively with others on a team; as a team leader, the ability to demonstrate interest, skill, and success in getting groups to learn to work together.
Empowering Others: The ability to convey confidence in employees' ability to be successful, especially at challenging new tasks; delegating significant responsibility and authority; allowing employees freedom to decide how they will accomplish their goals and resolve issues.
Thoroughness: Ensuring that one's own and others' work and information are complete and accurate; carefully preparing for meetings and presentations; following up with others to ensure that agreements and commitments have been fulfilled.
Decisiveness: The ability to make difficult decisions in a timely manner.
ChildNet is committed to equal employment opportunity for all applicants without regard to race, sex, age, religion, color, disability, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, genetic information, marital status, veterans status or military service obligation, medical condition, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression and any other status protected by applicable law. Including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and CFOP 60-10, Chapter 4. ChildNet is also a Drug-Free Workplace (DFWP).