Quality Care Coordinator

Website Partnership for Strong Families

Partnership for Strong Families is the lead agency for a community-based network in 13 counties in North Central Florida, providing services to ensure the safety, well-being and security of its children and families through foster care and related services. We are seeking a Quality Care Coordinator to join our team in Lake City, Florida. The Quality Care Coordinator will serve as the agency champion for non-licensed placement. The position is responsible for the coordinating with case management and investigations to ensure non-licensed searches are thoroughly completed for children either placed in licensed care or are at risk of being so. Children should be placed with family or nonrelative caregivers when that is the least restrictive placement level able to meet the child’s needs for placement and ultimately permanency if reunification does not occur. The Quality Care Coordinator reports to the Director of Quality Operations.

Salary: $36,000 – $46,462

Mission: To enhance the community’s ability to protect and nurture children by building, maintaining and constantly improving a network of family support services.

Vision: To be a recognized leader in protecting children and strengthening families through innovative evidenced-based practices and highly effective, engaged employees and community partners.

Responsibilities include:

  • Coordinate and assist with Non-Licensed Search for children in care.
  • Collaborate with case management and placement staff to resolve challenges with a focus on suitability for long-term placement stability including for purposes of adoption if termination of parental rights occurs.
  • Evaluate and advocate for least restrictive placement setting which can meet the needs of the child safely and which will promote long-term placement stability for the child if the child cannot be reunified.
  • Partner with school districts across the state of Florida whenever a child enters out of home care and/or any subsequent placement changes which impact a child’s educational placement.
  • Coordinate staffing’s when necessary to discuss the child’s educational needs.
  • Communicate with case management, investigators, and any other pertinent parties to gather information which assists in the child’s educational needs being met.

The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in a related social service field, one year experience in child welfare or related social service field, access to reliable transportation for travel within PSF’s service area for meetings and training, knowledge of innovative strategies for permanency planning with youth, and strong clinical and problem solving skills. Three years of experience in the child welfare field and certification as a Child Welfare Case Manager or Supervisor is preferred.

For more information about Partnership for Strong Families, please visit us at www.pfsf.org

PFSF is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ Drug Free Work Place and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.  Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the Human Resource Department at 1-352-244-1527.  Notification to the Human Resource office must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

Drug-Free Workplace: PSF maintains and enforces a Drug-Free Workplace program.

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