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Estimated Pay $13 per hour
Hours Full-time, Part-time
Location Ocala, Florida

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Job Description

Do you enjoy helping others? Would you like a career that provides you an opportunity to help families and to make a difference in the lives of children? Join us in creating a brighter future for children and their families.


At Kids Central we believe every child deserves to grow up in a safe and loving home that provides a path to a bright future. However sometimes children, and their families, need additional support to ensure their safety and well-being. That is where we step in.


This is highly responsible managerial work providing supervision and direction to a team of Family Care Managers (FCM) and one Family Support Worker (FSW) working with children and their families with severe and persistent mental illnesses and/or substance abuse. This position also provides oversight for quality assurance, risk management, financial management and clinical direction of unit. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty listed below satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

• Oversee and track critical data elements involved with management report/State Scorecard via Kids Central Inc. electronic case management system.

• Oversee provision of case management services, planning and linking, within 5 days of Early Service Intervention staffing, monitoring, and advocacy for assigned children and families from intake through discharge from the system within assigned care team unit.

• Monitor and manage all Family Care Team reports and outcomes, including monthly visitation, judicial progress and case status.

• Ensure FCM is meeting Kids Central Inc. contractual obligations provided to each supervisor annually as it is renewed. Should a FCM fail to meet any contractual obligations, the supervisor will ensure the FCM is compliant with any action needed to bring the FCM into compliance with the contract. • Ensures follow up by FCM on all case reviews and recommendations from Supervisor, Quality and Permanency Reviews.

• Ensure that every child in foster care from their unit is referred for a relative search and if deemed necessary, ensures that Family Finding strategies are integrated into case management functions.

• Monitor FCM during home visits and court hearings at least once every two months. Should the supervisor assess the FCM to need additional training in any area, the field visits will be increased to allow for mentoring by the supervisor or referral to the training unit. • Participate in staff development programs and opportunities. Participate in team meetings, client care and utilization reviews and staff meetings.

• Provide administration and management duties related to staff supervision including interviewing and selection, training and orientation, supervision, performance management and development and scheduling.

• Establish and maintain effective working relationships required for proper functioning within the role of Family Care Manager Supervisor.

• Supervise day to day operations of Family Support Worker

• Mentor and coach to assist and train team members in the timely preparation and completion of work assignments.

• Participate in clinical staffing regarding permanency.

• Conduct supervisory reviews including a regular review of FSFN case documentation.

• Oversee efforts to raise awareness and may recruit adoptive families for children in need of adoption.

• Coordinate team on-call cycle ensuring that clients have access to case management and other staff as appropriate.

• Handle low level crises calls and situations, informing and engaging chain-of-command as necessary and appropriate.

• Maintain professional certification by participating in continuing education process.

• Complete other tasks or special projects as assigned by Program Director or Assistant Program Director.

• Other duties as assigned.


This list of functions is not intended to be exhaustive. Kids Central reserves the right to revise this job description as needed to comply with actual job requirements.


QUALIFICATIONS:


Education/Experience

• Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or related field. If degree is in an unrelated field, must be eligible for a waiver. Master’s degree preferred.

• Bachelor's degree from an accredited college of university in social work, psychology, or other behavioral healthcare discipline and five years of experience working with children and families, one of which is in providing supervision to direct service workers in related field may be considered in lieu of Master’s degree.

• Three years of supervisory experience in current program, DCF or YFA transfer to be considered eligible for FCMS II. Licensure/Certifications

• Child Welfare Certification required. Must maintain certification in good standings.

• Must maintain a clear criminal background and driving record.

• Must maintain and show proof of the appropriate automobile insurance limits ($100,000/$300,000) per Florida Statutes.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES


• Ability to work in a highly visible position and use effective interpersonal communication skills to respond to children and their families, and legal entities (i.e., judges, law enforcement, CLS etc.).

• Ability to read, analyze, and interpret professional journals, procedures, or governmental regulations.

• Ability to document timely in a clear, concise manner.

• Must be able to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

• Ability to interpret an extensive variety of instructions and deal with abstract and concrete variables.

• Ability to safely operate a motor vehicle.


WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

• Indoor, temperature controlled, smoke-free environment. Outdoor exposure.

• Moderate noise level. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

• Good visual acuity and ability to communicate.

• Ability to lift, lower, push, pull and retrieve objects weighing a minimum of 20 pounds. Reasonable assistance may be requested when lifting, pushing and/or pulling which exceeds the minimum requirements.

• Ability to withstand prolong standing and walking. Also, able to sit, use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach, stoop, bend, and/or kneel during an 8 -12-hour day.