Family Support Worker
Children's Home Society of Florida 45 reviews - Tavares, FL

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Job Description

OBJECTIVE: To aid in the prevention of child abuse and neglect in at-risk families by providing appropriate modeling techniques, education and other supportive services

-Assist in developing and maintaining client records and program documentation according to contract and CHS standards (initial assessments, goal planning, progress notes termination summaries, etc.)
-Provide appropriate modeling techniques, education and other supportive services as delineated in service plan.
-Assist Case Manager, Counselor or Social Worker in family assessment and in providing case management services (information, referral and linkages).
-Arrange for transportation of clients to medical appointments, counseling, shopping, etc.
-Monitor quality of care by complying with contract requirements for contacting clients by phone, by letter, and/or by conducting home/residential visits.
-Facilitate or co-facilitate educational classes such as parenting skills, independent living skills, anger management, household management, behavior management, pregnancy/pre-natal care etc.
-Co-lead parent/child play groups.
-Supervise children in absence of parents.
-Participate in weekly client staff meetings.
-Provide on call support as required or scheduled.
-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.

Required Qualifications:
- High School Diploma or GED equivalent
- Two years of experience working with children/families
- Florida Driver's License within 30 days from hire
Preferred Qualifications:
- Previous experience in a social services organization

- Ability to establish trusting relationships
- Awareness of sociocultural characteristics of service population
- Ability to observe and accurately report the functioning of individuals and families
- Effective parenting skills
- Ability to handle stressful situations
- Excellent listening skills
- Ability to make home visits as required
- Ability to work flexible hours
- Ability to set appropriate limits and boundaries with clients
- Ability to handle emergencies and life threatening situations effectively
- Ability to act decisively when necessary to protect client
- Ability to learn computer skills sufficient to perform all essential functions

Needed Physical Requirements: Sitting, Standing, Walking, Lifting, Carrying,P ushing/Pulling, Bending/Stooping, Reaching, Driving

Preferreded Physical Requirements: Repetitive standing, Kneeling, Climbing, Crawling/Crouching

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