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  • 23-Jul-2018 to 06-Aug-2018 (EST)
  • Tampa
  • Tampa, FL, USA
  • Full Time

This is a responsible, supervisory position providing direction to case management staff responsible for providing services to children and their families who are referred per the eligibility requirements identified by contract.. Work involves coordination of team members' activities, monitoring of services and assurance of compliance with all rules and regulations regarding the child welfare system and contract compliance.

DUTIES

Ensure that all reporting staff provide initial and ongoing assessment of each child and family that reflects strengths, needs and changing circumstances affecting the case.

Ensure that all reporting staff continue to assess any risk to the child as an ongoing activity.

Ensure that all reporting staff have the required documentation prior to administration of the medication as outlined in s.39.407 for any child prescribed a psychotropic medication for mental health and/or health reasons.

Ensure that all reporting staff have ensured that parents, child (as age appropriate), relative and non-relative caregivers and guardians, and foster parents are part of the team, are involved in service delivery planning and receive a copy of the plan for each child for services/treatment.

Ensure that all reporting staff provide evidence through case record documentation that goals and tasks are individualized, objective, measurable and relate to assessment; and provide evidence through case record documentation of client's progress or lack of progress toward completing service tasks and/or meeting treatment goals.

Ensure that all reporting staff provide timely client referrals to outpatient and supportive services.

QUALIFICATIONS

Must hold at least a Bachelor's Degree or a Master's Degree in Social Work or related area of study from an accredited college or university.

At least four (4) years experience with in human services or child welfare programs with a Bachelor's degree in social work or a related area. Master's degree in social work or a related area with at least (2) years experience in human services or child welfare programs.

Must exhibit knowledge of community resources.

Must possess knowledge of child development, including physical, mental, emotional and cultural issues.

Must be computer literate and be proficient in Outlook, Excel spreadsheets, and Microsoft Word. Must be able to work proficiently in a Windows environment and be able to learn other software applications quickly.

Must be certified as a Child Welfare Professional.

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