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Do you have what it takes to reshape the future for children?
Do you believe in empowering children and families to realize their full potential?
Are you ready for a meaningful career that impact lives for generations?
Then Children's Home Society of Florida is for you!
As the leading, most reputable organization in Florida serving children and families, Children's Home Society of Florida delivers innovative solutions that transform the lives and futures of children and families.
As a Family Support Worker for Healthy Families experienced in working with children and families, you will be providing support to optimize the home environment for the physical, mental and emotional well-being of newborns up to the age of five and any siblings who are at risk of being abused and neglected. You will empower families to function successfully by assisting in strengthening the parent by traveling locally to homes at least 80% of your time.
WHY JOIN CHS?
Uplifting mission-driven work culture Year-long training program opportunity! Great benefits package, including generous paid time off and holidays Opportunity to make a positive difference in children and families within your own community! To learn more about the Healthy Families program, please click here!
YOU WILL: Establish a trusting relationship with at-risk families by initiating and maintaining regular client contact through intensive home visitation and group facilitation, enhanced case management services. Monitor quality of care by complying with contract requirements for contacting clients by phone, by letter, and/or by conducting home visits at least 80% of your time Facilitate or co-facilitate educational classes such as parenting skills, independent living skills, anger management, household management, behavior management, pregnancy/pre-natal care etc. Develop comprehensive Family Goal Plans for each client that clearly identifies goals and service needs. Assist in developing and maintaining client records and program documentation according to contract and CHS standards (initial assessments, goal planning, progress notes termination summaries, etc.); enter necessary information into required software system(s) in a timely and accurate manner. Provide appropriate modeling techniques, education and other supportive services as delineated in service plan. Qualifications
YOU HAVE: Ability to have reliable transportation to conduct local home visits Ability to commit to travel throughout Florida to attend trainings ranging from one week or less per training, mostly over the first six months Ability to handle confidential information appropriately Effective verbal and written communication, interpersonal skills Ability to learn computer skills sufficient to perform all essential functions Ability to be sensitive to the service population’s cultural and socioeconomic characteristics Commitment to effectively and efficiently providing customer service satisfaction with positive service delivery results Excellent parenting, organizational and listening skills Ability to establish trusting relationships Ability to handle emergencies and life threatening situations effectively Ability to handle stressful situations Ability to work flexible hours
YOU NEED: High School diploma or GED equivalent Associates degree preferred Two years of experience working with children and families required
As the leading, most reputable organization in Florida serving children and families, Children's Home Society of Florida delivers innovative solutions that transform the lives and futures of children and families. When children and families face complex challenges, Children’s Home Society of Florida (CHS) is there - we been delivering the right solutions at the right time since 1902. With our innovative practices and commitment to excellence, we are the only organization with the size, scope and depth of services that can reshape the future for children. With more than 1,800 team members, CHS is the #1 provider of services and solutions to children and families in Florida.