Family Support Worker

Website Kids Central, Inc

This position is responsible for transporting and serving as a paraprofessional to children and families in the child welfare department. This position also assists Family Care Managers and Family Care Manager Supervisors in supervising visitations, make reports, and performs routine clerical duties for at risk families. 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

Coordinate and provide transportation in various modes (i.e. car, plane, train, etc.) for children under Child Protective Services including relocation/placement in foster homes, physician visits, and supervised parental visits; supervises children in the play area while parents meet with Family Care Managers.
Supervises parental and/or family visitations as directed by Family Care Managers (FCM) or Family Care Manager Supervisor (FCMS); monitors visitation time and makes decisions to terminate visit if necessary; makes immediate oral reports of visitation and follows up with written reports.
Establish positive relationships with children, natural parents, foster and adoptive parents and extended family.
Demonstrates commitment to providing superior customer service experiences to all staff and clients with a service-oriented attitude in accordance with principles of professionalism and respect.
Demonstrates commitment to improve quality and safety through training, education, communication, collaboration, innovation and execution
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

High school diploma or equivalent preferred.
Two years of experience in providing social service, child development, family services or working in a childcare setting, or an Associates or Bachelor’s degree in social services or related field may substitute for required experience.
Licensure/Certifications

Current CPR/First Aid Certification or obtain within first 14 days of hire.
Must complete full TACT Training upon hire and maintain certification.
Valid Florida Driver’s License with acceptable driving record, as required to drive for business purposes.
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 write concise reports within 24 hours of event or as required by program.
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.

ORGANIZATIONAL PROFILE

Kids Central, Inc. is the lead Community Based Care agency for child welfare in Circuit 5, which encompasses Marion, Lake, Hernando, Sumter and Citrus counties.  Kids Central, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, creed, disability or veteran status as those terms are defined under applicable law.  Kids Central is a Drug-Free Workplace and an Equal Employment Opportunity and E-Verify Employer.

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS

Kids Central, Inc. provides a comprehensive compensation package including company-paid medical plan, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) with company match, and a generous paid time off allotment.

 

APPLY online at www.kidscentralinc.org/jobs/job-listings

Salary Range: To be discussed with Employer.

Employer is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

To apply for this job please visit www.kidscentralinc.org.