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Florida Department of Corrections FAMILY SERVICES SPECIALIST - 60074697 in LARGO, Florida


Date: Jul 21, 2021

Location: LARGO, FL, US, 33778

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Requisition No: 424808

Agency: Children and Families

Working Title: FAMILY SERVICES SPECIALIST - 60074697

Position Number: 60074697

Salary: 36,000.00

Posting Closing Date: 08/24/2021

This position preforms advanced child welfare professional work that facilitates specific multidisciplinary staffings for Community-Based Care Lead Agencies and Case Management organizations.

Coordinates and facilitates multidisciplinary staffings in person or remotely and sends notifications to all participants who are required to attend.

Maintains an organized tracking system to account for multidisciplinary staffings and confirms participation of required attendees.; Documents the outcome of multidisciplinary staffings in the Florida Safe Families Network (FSFN) System.

Ensures that the child and family remain the primary focus of each multidisciplinary staffing and assists participants in using the strengths within the family when determining and establishing goals for the child.; Confirms best interest factors and specific information related to a child 3 years of age or younger and makes sure these are considered during the multidisciplinary staffing pursuant to s. 39.4022. 

Reviews Florida Statutes, DCF Operational Procedures, Administrative Rule and policies., Ensures participants are aware of confidentiality and HIPAA, and identifies potential problems related to case specifics.

Has the ability to mediate discrepancies that transpire during the staffings and ensures effective communication between individuals participating in the multidisciplinary staffings.

Establishes and maintains cooperative working relationships with organizations and other agencies involved with child welfare such as community-based care providers, Children’s Legal Services, Guardian ad Litem, schools, clinical professionals, and other community agency resources.

Provides notification to the courts through Children’s Legal Services and DCF Regional staff within 48 hours after the conclusion of the staffing when a unanimous consensus could not be reached and prepares written reports within 5 business days for the courts outlining the outcome of being unable to reach consensus.

Develops written reports for the courts that outline the overall decisions of the multidisciplinary staffings and the feedback of each individual participant.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge in Florida's Practice Model and Florida’s official electronic system of record, Florida Safe Family Network (FSFN). Experience in Microsoft Office, minimum of three years of Child Welfare experience, excellent written and oral communication skills; strong interpersonal skills relative to diverse populations in academic, public health, and community settings. Excellent skills in public speaking. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with multiple competing deadlines. Analytical, decision making, and organizational skills. Employment is dependent upon passing background screening.

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE. Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply. Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code. Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here (http://www.dms.myflorida.com/content/download/97612/566545) . All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement.