Administrative Assistant II (Part-Time)

Website Kids Central, Inc

The part-time Out of Home Care Administrative Assistant is responsible for answering inquiries of potential foster parents and following up with initial foster parent applications.  Direct callers to appropriate department or agency as needed.  Assist with PRIDE orientation and training plans.   Provide general clerical support as requested.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Receive all inquiries about fostering or adopting children from all sources (i.e. website, e-mails, calls, walk-ins, referrals from case management agencies or other agencies).
Make contact by phone with potential foster parents and utilize checklist to screen candidates generally within 48 hours.
Mail or e-mail application package within 48 hours of contact.
Record screening data in the Florida Intelligent Recruitment Project (FIRP) spreadsheet.
Assist with follow up on returned and outstanding applications tracking.
Assist with general clerical support as needed.
Provide relief coverage for reception desk as scheduled.
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 General Education Degree (GED) with 6 months to one-year experience required.  Associates degree and one-year experience in the human services field preferred.

Licensure/Certifications

Ability to clear Level II Background Screen required by Florida Statute and DCF.

Possess a valid Florida driver’s license and insurable by agency’s current insurance carrier.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

Ability to meet Organizational Required Competency standards
Excellent customer service skills
Strong time management, organizational and planning skills
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word and Outlook)
Strong communication skills both verbally and in writing
Knowledge and use of various office equipment (copier, fax, switchboard)
Excellent telephone etiquette
Work Environment/ Physical Demands

This job regularly operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

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.

This is largely a sedentary role; however, some filing is required.  This would require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand as necessary.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must frequently lift and/or move objects up to 5 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move objects up to 10 pounds.

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.