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 CAREGIVER SUPPORT SPECIALIST - Bartow, Florida, United States

   
Job information
Posted by: HEARTLAND FOR CHILDREN 
Hiring entity type: Other 
Work authorization: Existing work authorization required for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Health - Other
 
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
 
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: YJHnuR0s0ATgujsFOA0SLvJbxYwr9v / Latpro-3822191 
Date posted: Sep-09-2021
State, Zip: Florida, 33830

Description

CAREGIVER SUPPORT SPECIALIST

Closing Date: 9/17/2021

Job Summary: This is a professional position responsible for training, level one (1) licensing and support of relatives and non-relatives in Polk, Highlands and Hardee counties.

Essential Functions:

  • Establish and maintain positive working relationship with HFC internal and external customers
  • Carry caseload of caregivers and/or homes that are completing Level One licensing process
  • Provide ongoing support, resources and referral information to caregivers for placement stability
  • Assist and support caregivers in the investigation of allegations of abuse and neglect
  • Complete home visits with caregivers to prepare them for Level One licensing and gather appropriate updates
  • Complete background screening and assure requirements are completed in a timely manner
  • Conduct home studies and secure signatures as required within the specified time frame
  • Prepare licensing packets accuracy and in compliance with Level One licensing regulations
  • Submit licensing packets timely to supervisor and to the Department of Children & Families Central Region office
  • Monitor completion of training requirements for caregivers
  • Participate in meetings/staffings involving caregivers and service providers
  • Attend trainings or retention activities for caregivers
  • Track and monitor caseload activities
  • Work with other departments collaboratively that will also be supporting caregivers regarding benefits
  • Perform special projects as assigned

Qualifications Required:

Bachelors degree in Social Work or related field.

Qualifications Preferred:

Florida Child Welfare Certification highly preferred. Two years of experience working with children, adolescents and families is preferred.

Physical Requirements:

Benefits:

We offer excellent benefits package with tuition assistance, domestic partner coverage, retirement & generous paid time off.

Additional Information:

Drug free workplace. Drug testing req.

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