Plans, prepares, and facilitates Family Team Conferences. Assists in ensuring that team and family meet requirements of support plan. Participates in organizations performance and quality improvement efforts.
1. Plans, prepares, and facilitates Family Team Conferences for families of SEEDS. Actively participates in a multidisciplinary team to discuss family progress, identified needs, support plans and methods of increasing effectiveness of the group's teamwork. Completes timely documentation in accordance with program requirements.
2. Ensures family and interdisciplinary team is well informed and included in support planning.
3. Schedules and leads family conferencing team meetings.
4. Collaborates with multidisciplinary team to identify strengths of the team to support the completion of the families goals.
5. Coordinates interdisciplinary/interagency communication and activities. Intra-agency coordination provided as needed.
6. Maintains fidelity to the SEEDS Model.
7. Actively participates in quality improvement measures to ensure that contract outcomes are being met.
8. Acts as resource to Family Support Coordinators, collaborative partners providing services to the family, department and other CHI staff and families.
9. Attends training, participates in internal/external committees, and attends all internal meetings as directed.
10. Works within the philosophy and function of The Childrens Home, Inc.
11. Performs other duties as assigned.
***THESE ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS ARE NOT TO BE CONSTRUED AS A COMPLETE STATEMENT OF ALL DUTIES PERFORMED. EMPLOYEES WILL BE REQUIRED TO PERFORM OTHER JOB RELATED MARGINAL DUTIES AS REQUIRED.***
MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
Education & Experience:
Bachelors Degree in Social Work or equivalent with two years experience within the Early Childhood, Family Systems and/or Educational systems. Experience and training in team conferencing preferred.
Licenses & Certifications:
Must possess and maintain a valid Florida drivers license with no record of criminal driving offense of license suspension.
Must possess means of providing job related transportation and show proof of required insurance. Must be insurable under CHIs current auto insurance policy.
Must be able to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends.
Must successfully complete and maintain FDLE clearance, Federal background and state criminal background check and sexual predator screening.
COMPETENCIES & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:
Annual Training Requirements:
The following training topics are required annually: Sexual Harassment, Blood-born Pathogens, Workplace Accident Prevention and Reporting, Confidentiality and Privacy Practices, Diversity/Cultural Competency, Child Abuse and Neglect Mandated Reporter Statutes and Methods, Prevention of Violence in the Workplace, OSHA-related training, Crisis Prevention, and Program Goals.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Competencies:
Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing. Ability to establish effective working relationships with families, coworkers, supervisors, and other individuals.
Possess effective interpersonal skills and conflict resolution skills.
Knowledge of agencys organizational structure, standard operating procedures, and policies.
Knowledge of child abuse or neglect reporting procedures and methods.
Knowledge of child development inclusive of developmentally appropriate strategies.
Knowledge of intervention and behavior management methods, strategies, and techniques.
Knowledge of quality documentation as required by agency standards, rules, and regulations.
Ability to review family plans, and to provide follow-up services.
Must be able to interact in a professional manner with internal and external customers.
Ability to work as a multi-disciplinary team member in a positive productive manner.
Weekly individual and team supervision during which time training is provided, individual families concerns are addressed, and individual areas of professional growth are reviewed.
ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL SKILLS:
Visual: ability to safely operate a motor vehicle, read printed materials, and make observations of physical facilities.
Hearing: ability to understand and comprehend spoken dialogue in individual and group settings.
Ability to speak clearly and effectively.
Reasonable accommodation will be made for otherwise qualified individuals with a disability.
Works within an office environment or in familys home.
High level of emotional discussions, requiring self-awareness and understanding of professional boundaries.
PRIMARY POPULATION SERVED:
Families identified through application primarily received through developmental screenings, elementary schools, early childhood programs, and child-caring professionals.
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