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Children's Home Society of Florida
Orlando, Florida, United States (on-site)
5 days ago

Description

***HOURLY RATE OF $25***

This is a temporary contract position from December 2022 to August 2023.

Since opening our doors in 1902, CHS became a part of Florida's history. 

CHS has been committed to growing and evolving to provide the right services and solutions to address the needs of children and families throughout the changing times.  Every day, our team works with parents and kids to empower them and encourage them. With innovative technology solutions and a dedicated, experienced team throughout the state, we’re changing the face of foster care and positively impacting children and families’ lives for generations to come.

Join our team to continue to do good and create history serving Florida's children and families!

The Crisis Counselor II  identifies and assesses client and family needs to coordinate or provide needed services related to health, human services, education, disaster relief or other services. Striving to make a meaningful difference in the lives of families, the incumbent provides specific interventions to help clients and families with the goal of improving and enhancing their overall health, safety and wellbeing. Overall, the Crisis Counselor II contributes to the CHS high performance culture by exhibiting our values and providing quality results that position CHS as the leader in delivering proactive behavioral health, case management, community and early childhood solutions for children and families.

WHY JOIN CHS?

  • Uplifting mission-driven work culture
  • Make an impact in your community and become a part of Florida's history!
  • Growth and professional development opportunities
  • Great benefits package, including generous paid time off and holiday!

Primary Job Functions

1. Identify and assess client and family needs to coordinate or provide needed services with the goal of improving client and family overall health, safety and wellbeing.

Program Services

  • Identify and assess client and family needs; conduct intake screening and assessments to determine appropriate services.
  • Research specific information on local resources and provide this information to clients and families.
  • Provide direct referrals and assure linkages for clients to services based upon eligibility; facilitate access.
  • Facilitate the client’s ability to navigate services and support systems adequately.
  • Collaborate with other team members and providers to ensure clients/families are accessing the services needed, addressing the barriers that keep clients from receiving the ongoing resources and treatment they need.
  • Serve as a cultural liaison between a service and a cultural group, when needed.
  • Re-evaluate client needs on a regular basis; implement strategies to motivate participation in the services provided.
  • Advocate when there are service provider issues; coach clients in interpersonal skill development, when needed.
  • Transport clients in personal/company vehicle or arrange transportation for clients, when needed.
  • Coordinate networking opportunities for clients/families; make home visits or supervise family visitation, when needed.
  • Provide in-home supportive counseling services; assist in helping to articulate goals.
  • Coordinate and/or provide services with other professionals and para-professionals, including vocational skills assistance, community resources and concrete supports, transportation, money management, housing, or disaster relief.
  • Coordinate and/or provide services that may include support and training in daily living skills, home safety and maintenance, child development, basic parenting and nutrition.
  • Monitor quality of care by conducting home/residential/school visits.
  • Coordinate multi-disciplinary staffings to develop or revise service plans and attend community multi-disciplinary meetings.
  • Refer families who are deemed “high risk” at service closure to appropriate services.
  • Provide training to other service providers regarding referral resources and mechanisms.
  • Provide training to counselors and other service providers regarding referral resources and mechanisms.
  • Develop and maintain client records and program documentation, including assessments, service and treatment plans, activity logs, and service documentation according to contract and CHS standards.

Community Outreach

  • Conduct outreach to community service providers; make presentations at events/activities to disseminate information about available programs and services.
  • Network with community resources to identify referral mechanisms.
  • Support and maintain collaborative relationships with key community service providers and stay abreast of information pertinent to a successful referral and linkage.

2. Contribute to a positive, engaging work environment.

  • Develop a strong knowledge base and stay current on job-related issues and trends.
  • Participate actively in departmental meetings, training and education, as well as the quality process.
  • Comply with CHS’s code of conduct, policies, procedures and other obligations.
  • Assist with training other team members and providing back up when necessary.
  • Pick up projects on the fly; perform other duties as assigned from time to time.
  • Demonstrate the CHS Common Bond values in the performance of all job duties.

Job Qualifications

Education, Licenses & Certifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Human Services or related field from an accredited university, required.
  • Florida Driver’s License within 30 days from hire is required, along with daily access to a reliable and insured vehicle.

Experience:

  • One year of experience working in case management with children and families, required.
  • Experience working in a social services organization, preferred.
  • Bilingual in Creole, required.

Competencies 

Knowledge of:

  • COMMUNITY RESOURCES | SOCIOCULTURAL CHARACTERISTICS OF SERVICE POPULATION

Skills & proficiency in:

  • Planning, project management, organization and time management,
  • Oral and written communication, listening and observation
  • Interpersonal relationship building, collaboration and teaming
  • Ability to:
  • Perform at a high level of autonomy, with general supervision.
  • Perform under strong demands in fast-paced, diverse, sometimes ambiguous environment
  • Meet critical deadlines, while maintaining attention to detail, accuracy and quality.
  • Solve practical problems and document results using sound judgment.
  • Handle stressful, sensitive situations; preserve confidentiality and professional boundaries.
  • Interact effectively with individuals and families from diverse backgrounds; build trusting relationships.
  • Be sensitive to service population’s cultural/socioeconomic characteristics.
  • Identify and understand environmental stressors.
  • Recognize importance of social, economic, environmental factors in the development/resolution of personal/family problems.
  • Act decisively to protect clients, when necessary.
  • Commit to providing high customer satisfaction with positive service delivery results.
  • Demonstrate the behaviors of our CHS Common Bond Values.
  • Be energetic, passionate and adaptable with a deep commitment to social service, empathy for children and families and a positive approach to embracing and managing change.

Together, good can be done.



Job Information

  • Job ID: 66970813
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida, United States
  • Company Name For Job: Children's Home Society of Florida
  • Position Title: Crisis Counselor II - Bilingual (Creole)
  • Practice Area: Human/Social Services
  • Job Function: Other

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