Dependency Case Mgr Trainee/Dependency Case Manager

Children's Home Society of Florida - Lakeland, FL3.4

30+ days agoFull-time
We’re working toward a world where all children realize their full potential…

When children and families face complex challenges, Children’s Home Society of Florida (CHS) is there. Founded in 1902 to provide safe, loving homes for orphans, CHS is now one of the oldest, largest and most respected nonprofit organizations in Florida. Delivering hope to more than 50,000 children and family members across the state, we continue to do more. We are leading the nation in developing and delivering solutions that transform the lives and futures of children and families.

Will you join us? Are you ready to HELP CHILDREN find–and achieve–their full potential? Are you ready to make a POSITIVE DIFFERENCE in the lives of children and their families? If so, we want to talk to YOU.

We’re seeking a Dependency Case Manager Trainee(DCMT)/Dependency Case Manger (DCM) to support our growing needs for child case management services. You’ll become a part of a strategic care team charged with attending to the needs of children placed in care by the Department of Children and Families, with the end goal of finding permanent, stable, safe home environments for children. This is an excellent opportunity for a focused and dedicated professional looking to start or further their career in social services who thrives in a fast-paced, never-the-same work environment.

DCMT candidates only :
Attend a paid classroom training program, Phase I Child Protection Certification, and upon successful completion, enter Phase II, a hands on supervised field practice that leads to full certification. This on the job training opportunity will allow you to strengthen your skills to provide the following support:

All Candidates:
Assess child and family needs to create referrals and linkages to services such as subsidy and medical coverage.
Facilitate removal and placement of children into safe and stable care while also supporting the families and care givers during the process.
Develop and maintain quality case and program written documentation that reflects client progress and also meets CHS, funders, and DCF requirements.
Travel to conduct home visits to access children’s living environments and provide recommendations to their families and caregivers in a supportive manner.
Testify at court by providing client case status reports and recommendations regarding reunification, termination of parental rights or other permanency plans.
Build relationships with CHS team members and community partners in order to help facilitate discussions and meetings regarding case needs and recommendations.
Provide on call support as required or scheduled.

Strong time management skills and the ability shift priorities to meet outcomes
Effective organizational skills and a tireless focus on quality results.
Ability to maintain professional boundaries and handle confidential information appropriately.
Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills that allow you to work well with diverse teams, clients and families.
Resiliency, with a propensity to persevere in spite of constant change.
A sincere passion for helping others in need.

DCMT Candidates will need:
Bachelor's Degree in human services related field

Must successfully complete:
The prescribed Child Protection Certification training and examination.
A considerable period of monitored field practice under close supervision and the associated field case requirement.
The CHS Dependency Experience Waiver learning path, unless the employee possesses one of the below preferred qualifications.
Florida Driver’s License within 30 days from hire

Master's degree in Social Work
Two years experience working with at risk children and families

DCM Candidates will need:
Bachelor's Degree in a Human Services related field
Possess State of Florida Child Protection Certification
Completion of the CHS Dependency Experience Waiver learning path unless the employee possesses one of the below preferred qualifications
Florida Driver’s License within 30 days from hire

Master's degree in Social Work
Two years experience working with at risk children and families

At CHS, we’ve created a workplace that supports what drives you personally and professionally. Competitive salaries … paid holidays … generous paid time off … flexible work schedules … and a sweet benefits suite that doesn’t just say we care about you, but truly demonstrates it!

With more than 1,900 team members, CHS is the #1 provider of children’s services in the state of Florida. We’re an employer and career path of choice for any aspiring professional committed to growth and excellence. At CHS, we do good.