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The Ounce of Prevention Fund of Florida is a statewide, nonprofit, research and development organization with more than 25 years of experience identifying, funding, and evaluating innovative social services, education and health programs for at-risk children and families. Believing that the best money spent is on prevention, the Ounce of Prevention Fund brings together public and private funding and invests in prevention and early intervention services in communities across Florida, enabling families to achieve positive life outcomes.

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Healthy Families Florida Local Projects

       
Position Available Advertisment Closes 8/28/2020
Program Name Healthy Families DeSoto/Hardee Location Sarasota
Position Title Nurse Specialist Position
Description This is a full-time position in the Healthy Families DeSoto program working with families at risk for child abuse/neglect.
Duties Duties include: Support substance-affected infants and their families through regular home visits; identify needs and assist families accessing resources and services; identify concerns and monitor family progress; participate in weekly-supervision, required training and staff meetings. All services will occur in DeSoto County.
Qualifications Candidates must be a Florida Licensed Registered Nurse and have at least two (2) years of experience in maternal/child health, public health or mental behavioral nursing. Candidates must have excellent documentation and organizational skills, as well as a valid driver’s license, insurance and reliable vehicle. Bilingual candidates preferred. The position requires the willingness and ability to work a flexible schedule, which may include evening and/or weekend home visits. EOE/DFWP Fax resume to (941) 378-4919 or apply at address below.
Compensation $46,000; excellent benefits
Contact Human Resources
E-Mail Address hr@thefloridacenter.org Phone Number
Mailing Address 4620 17th St., Sarasota FL 34235 Fax Number 941-378-4919
       
Position Available 9/1/2020 Advertisment Closes 8/31/2020
Program Name Healthy Families Pasco/Hernando Location Hudson, FL
Position Title Family Specialist
Description Under the direction of the Clinical Supervisor, the Family Specialist provides virtual counseling to Healthy Families Pasco/Hernando participants who have mental health, substance abuse and/or domestic violence issues. The Family Specialist connects families with services beyond the scope of what they can provide.
Duties Direct Services to Families Initiate voluntary virtual, psychosocial assessment and counseling services shortly after enrollment or at the request of an FSW during services. A referral to the Family Specialist could also be initiated by the FSW for on-going cases that are proving very difficult and involve major family crisis, addictions, mental health issues, child abuse/neglect and/or domestic violence. Conduct psychosocial assessments on referred families to determine strengths, extent of the problems, the families’ readiness to engage in treatment and barriers to intervention. Provide ongoing individual, relationship, and family virtual counseling services to overcome the risk factors and improve evidenced-based protective factors. Encourage families to accept services beyond the counseling provided by Family Specialist’s, such as prescription psychotropic medication, detox for substance abuse, etc., if needed. Follow-up with family and service providers on specialized services. Develop and update treatment plans with input from families, FSWs and supervisors to address concerns identified at the initial assessment or during services. Work with the family in partnership with the FSW and accompany FSW on home visits, as appropriate. Conduct parent support groups, as appropriate. Consultation and Support to Family Support Workers Lead/facilitate staffing’s with all FSWs and supervisors to discuss ongoing challenges and progress of families and to share best practices. Work with FSWs and supervisors to review the Home Visiting Service Plan to identify and/or revise activities to address issues from the assessment. Review home visiting and supervision records prior to any consultation. Provide one-on-one consultation to FSWs, as needed, on how to encourage participants and members of their family to accept the services of the Family Specialist and to offer specific strategies for working with families who are not open to Family Specialist’s services. Provide training to FSWs and supervisors on topics such as working with overburdened families, the principles of infant mental health, promoting attachment, recognition of attachment difficulties, child abuse and neglect, domestic violence and substance abuse. Participate in service planning (Family Goal Plan, Home Visit Service Plan) with FSWs and families served by the Family Specialist. Documentation and Record-keeping Review the initial assessment narrative to determine whether or not the family may require enhanced services. Document services provided in the participant’s case file (clinical notes will be maintained in a separate file) using the required forms and submit forms for data entry. Other Activities Participate in supervision meetings between the FSW and the supervisor when discussing families served by both staff. Complete required Healthy Families trainings and attend conferences/workshops, in-house trainings, staff meetings, and other staff development activities. Participate in monthly or quarterly conference calls to discuss challenges and best practices that address these challenges. Attend additional meetings facilitated by the HFF central office, as offered to receive technical assistance and training, and to develop strategies for improving service delivery. Maintain positive relationships and creating new relationships with community-based resources to which families are referred.
Qualifications Knowledge, Skills and Disposition: The Family Specialist must have: • Knowledge of the dynamics of child abuse and neglect • Understanding of substance use disorders and their effects on family dynamics and parenting capacities • Knowledge of child development milestones including, social and emotional development, brain development and infant mental health • Knowledge of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and other parent-child based therapies. • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to relate to HFF participants and their families. • A strong, professional work ethic including timeliness, attendance, initiative, and a positive attitude. • Willingness and ability to work a flexible schedule when necessary. • Culturally sensitive practices with a diverse population. • Willingness to provide counseling services in homes located in high risk areas. • Strong oral and written communication skills. Minimum Qualifications/Requirements: • Master's Degree in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, or similar degree from an accredited college or university. • Licensed in the state of Florida in Social Work (LCSW), Mental Health Counseling (LMHC) or Marriage and Family Therapy (LMFT). • Minimum of two (2) years’ experience providing individual and/or family therapy to those affected by not just mental health issues, but also substance abuse and domestic violence. • Level 2 background screening (required prior to hire and providing services to families). • Valid Florida Driver’s License, reliable automobile and proof of current auto insurance. Additional Qualifications Preferred: • Experience conducting home visits with high-risk families • Fluency in Spanish or Creole
Compensation TBD
Contact Dana Selfridge
E-Mail Address dselfridge@pascokidsfirst.org Phone Number (727) 861-3436
Mailing Address 14120 Old Dixie Highway, Hudson, FL 34667 Fax Number 727-861-3479
       
Position Available 9/1/2020 Advertisment Closes 8/31/2020
Program Name Healthy Families Pasco/Hernando Location Hudson, FL
Position Title Clinical Supervisor
Description Under the direction of the Program Manager, the Clinical Supervisor implements the Healthy Families Pasco / Hernando project by directly supervising a team of up to six staff members including Nurse Home Visitors, Licensed Family Specialist and Family Assessment Workers. The Clinical Supervisor will also follow direction from the Lead Family Support Worker as required by the Program Manager.
Duties Directs staff members within assigned team: schedules and assigns work, orients and trains. Provides clinical and case management supervision in a regularly scheduled one- and one-half hour to two-hour period weekly to Registered Nurse Home Visitors and Licensed Family Specialist reviewing each assigned family, per contract requirements. Provides clinical and case management supervision in a regularly scheduled one- and one-half hour to two-hour period weekly to each Family Assessment Worker reviewing all Healthy Families Florida Assessment Tools, referrals and outreach services. The Healthy Families Florida Assessment Tool (HFFAT) is used to assess families within the target population to determine their need for community services and their eligibility for HFF home visiting services. Facilitates interdisciplinary approach to meet families’ needs. Performs a supervisory assessment of each family at entry and assigns family based on needs of the family and experience of the staff. Participates in weekly team meetings and facilitates team meetings as needed. Participates in and assists with quarterly trainings and supervisory meetings. Maintains work environment that provides maximum safety and health, including emotional health, and encourages ongoing safety and healthy boundaries. Plans workloads, workflow, deadlines, work objectives, and time utilization with staff members. Assures that staff has materials, training, and resources to perform all aspects of their work, particularly parent-child interaction activities. Ensures program objectives are met by conducting biweekly participant file reviews in supervision and maintains required data collection, including information for monitoring reports and project evaluations. Assists in implementing quality assurance program for Healthy Families Pasco / Hernando project. Assures that any situation which may involve imminent or threatened harm is reported to the abuse registry. Establishes relationships with and coordinates with local community health and social services agencies as necessary, to assure maximum utilization of services by families in accordance with project objectives. Establish rapport with families within the first 90 days as part of the home visiting process and serves as an additional contact person when the Family Specialist, Nurse Home Visitor or Family Assessment Worker is not available. Assists with completion of enrollments and assessments when Family Assessment Worker is not available. Assures that all eligibility and services are tracked by the Family Assessment Worker and submitted to the Program Manager by the 5th of each month. Facilitates regularly scheduled and as needed Family Assessment Worker Meetings. Completes required Healthy Families trainings and attends conferences/workshops, in-house trainings, staff meetings, and other staff development activities as required and in a timely manner. Ensures Nurse Home Visitors and Family Specialists are assisting with in-house staff trainings related to mental health and/or medical/developmental topics and consultation when necessary, and as instructed by supervisor or Program Manager. Submits all required data in the specified timeframe as determined by the Program Manager including all monthly reporting statistics. Travels as required within the service area for hospital visits, home visits, educational programs or meetings; mileage will need to be correctly documented, compiled and submitted monthly for reimbursement. Works hours as needed other than 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday to support the work of the team. Is available for consultation by phone. Participates in QA process by conducting Telephone QA Surveys, reporting to Program Manager quarterly on Participant Tracking/HV completion rates, logging supervisions and submitting HFA QA Supervision form quarterly. Performs other related duties as assigned by the Program Manager. ***THESE ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS ARE NOT TO BE CONSTRUED AS A COMPLETE STATEMENT OF ALL DUTIES PERFORMED. EMPLOYEES WILL BE REQUIRED TO PERFORM OTHER JOB-RELATED MARGINAL DUTIES AS REQUIRED***
Qualifications Education & Experience: • Masters degree from a regionally accredited college/university in a health or human services field. Bilingual preferred. • Three years’ experience in providing maternal/child health or public health. • Licensed with experience can be substituted for a Master’s degree. • Must be able to work flexible hours to meet the clients’ needs • Experience with home visiting preferred • Experience in working with or providing services to children and families; knowledge of infant child development preferred • Acceptance of individual differences and experience and willingness to work with the culturally diverse populations that are present among the program's target population • Open to reflective practice (i.e. has capacity for introspection, communicates awareness of self in relation to others, recognizes value of supervision, etc.) COMPETENCIES & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Annual Training Requirements: The following training topics are required annually: Diversity/Cultural Competency, Child Abuse and Neglect Mandated Reporter Statutes and Methods, Department of Children and Families HIPAA and Security Awareness, and ADA compliance. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: • Knowledge and understanding of basic childcare practices. • Knowledge of community-based resources. • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions. • Ability to develop problem-solving skills. • Ability to establish and maintain effective working and verbal relationships with others. • Ability to develop good listening skills. • Ability to establish a trusting relationship with families. • Ability to be non-judgmental. • Ability to foster self-sufficiency and independence in families. • Ability to provide quality documentation as required by agency standards, rules and regulations. ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL SKILLS: Visual: Ability to safely operate a motor vehicle, read printed materials, and to make observations of physical facilities as regards to safety. Hearing: ability to understand and comprehend spoken dialogue in individual and group settings (with or without hearing device) Ability to communicate clearly and effectively. Reasonable accommodation will be made for otherwise qualified individuals with a disability.
Compensation TBD
Contact Dana Selfridge
E-Mail Address dselfridge@pascokidsfirst.org Phone Number (727) 861-3436
Mailing Address 14120 Old Dixie Highway, Hudson, FL 34667 Fax Number 727-861-3479
       
Position Available 9/1/2020 Advertisment Closes 8/31/2020
Program Name Healthy Families Pasco/Hernando Location Hudson, FL
Position Title Nurse Home Visitor
Description The Nurse Home Visitor will provide virtual home visitation to substance-affected infants and their families who need medical/developmental consultation and treatment by a Registered Nurse. He/she works under the guidance and direct supervision of the Healthy Families Supervisor.
Duties Performs regular home visits with families as determined by model guidelines and contract requirements, maintains caseload limits, and meets the expected home visit completion rate each month. Establishes a trusting relationship with families assigned to caseload by initiating and maintaining regular client contact and strives to keep families engaged in the program. Visits should focus on linking pregnant women with prenatal care, promoting strong parent-child attachment and coaching parents on learning activities that improve their Substance-affected Infant’s development. Create or modify a Plan of Safe Care (PSC) for all Substance-affected Infants and their families who consent to a (PSC). Participates in staffing’s with partner agencies as necessary. Seeks cooperation of all household members and identifies and addresses any needs of individuals living in the same home as the substance-affected infant. Identifies and assists families in accessing needed resources and services. Ensures that family is linked to a medical provider; provides information on the importance of timely immunization and well-childcare; and document dates of immunizations and well-child check-ups. Along with the Program Manager, collaborates with community partners including hospitals, MAT clinics and other treatment providers, OB/GYNs, midwives, pediatricians, child protective investigators, county health departments, or any community or state entity providing referral services. Collaborates with other medical professionals in the community through Pasco Kids First partner agreements. Discusses these collaborations during supervision. Asks for assistance and/or guidance whenever necessary and as needed. Helps families establish a Family Goal Plan with goals, objectives, and activities and follows through with implementation. Provides follow up to identified concerns and monitor family progress. Administers developmental assessment tools at established intervals, and other established assessments according to policy (including but not limited to: ASQ-3, ASQ-SE, Healthy Families Parenting Inventory, Home Safety checklist, Edinburgh). Promotes and models effective parent-child interaction through teachings and activities that enhance and strengthen bonding and parenting skills. Utilizes trauma-informed approaches and motivational interviewing techniques with families. Prepares home visit notes and other documentation in a timely manner and comply with agency and program requirements, policies and procedures relative to the proper establishment, handling and storing of client records. Maintains confidentiality of participant information and respect diverse cultural differences of families within communities. Receives supervision related to the families on their caseload at least weekly, with an emphasis on review of case management and other relevant activities of all families on caseload as well as ensuring collaboration with FSWs on addressing needs and concerns, whenever appropriate. Receives Clinical and Reflective Supervision - Open to reflective practice (i.e. has capacity for introspection, communicates awareness of self in relation to others, recognizes value of supervision, etc.) Participates in case planning and supervision, along with the FSWs, for families on their joint caseload, whenever appropriate. Manages time and resources effectively through organization, prioritization of work, and positive problem-solving skills. Demonstrates a strong work ethic and participates in the organization’s performance and quality improvement efforts. Travels as required within the service area for hospital visits, home visits, educational programs or meetings; mileage will need to be correctly documented, compiled and submitted monthly for reimbursement. Provides support to all Family Support Workers when working with families where substance abuse has been identified as an area of concern and conducts joint visits with FSWs throughout a family’s participation in the program, whenever appropriate for the family. Completes required Healthy Families trainings and attends conferences/workshops, in-house trainings, staff meetings, and other staff development activities as required and in a timely manner. Assists with in-house staff trainings related to medical/developmental consultation when necessary, and as instructed by supervisor or Program Manager. Submits all required data in the specified timeframe as determined by the program supervisor. Participation in the Pasco and Hernando County Substance Exposed Newborn Taskforce meetings and the Pasco County Alliance for Substance Addiction Prevention (ASAP) meetings are required. Performs other related duties as assigned. ***THESE ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS ARE NOT TO BE CONSTRUED AS A COMPLETE STATEMENT OF ALL DUTIES PERFORMED. EMPLOYEES WILL BE REQUIRED TO PERFORM OTHER JOB-RELATED MARGINAL DUTIES AS REQUIRED***
Qualifications Education & Experience: • Must be a Florida Licensed Registered Nurse in good standing; bilingual preferred • Must have at least 2-years of experience in maternal/child health, public health, or mental behavioral nursing • Must be able to work flexible hours to meet the clients’ needs • Experience with home visiting preferred • Experience in working with or providing services to children and families; knowledge of infant child development preferred • Acceptance of individual differences and experience and willingness to work with the culturally diverse populations that are present among the program's target population • Open to reflective practice (i.e. has capacity for introspection, communicates awareness of self in relation to others, recognizes value of supervision, etc.) Licenses & Certifications: • Current State License as RN • Must possess and maintain a valid Florida driver’s license with no record of criminal driving offense of license suspension. • Must possess means of providing job related transportation and show proof of required insurance. • Must successfully complete and maintain FDLE clearance, Federal background and state criminal background check. . COMPETENCIES & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Annual Training Requirements: The following training topics are required annually: Diversity/Cultural Competency, Child Abuse and Neglect Mandated Reporter Statutes and Methods, Department of Children and Families HIPAA and Security Awareness, and ADA compliance. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: • Knowledge and understanding of basic childcare practices. • Knowledge of community-based resources. • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions. • Ability to develop problem-solving skills. • Ability to establish and maintain effective working and verbal relationships with others. • Ability to develop good listening skills. • Ability to establish a trusting relationship with families. • Ability to be non-judgmental. • Ability to foster self-sufficiency and independence in families. • Ability to provide quality documentation as required by agency standards, rules and regulations. ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL SKILLS: Visual: Ability to safely operate a motor vehicle, read printed materials, and to make observations of physical facilities as regards to safety. Hearing: ability to understand and comprehend spoken dialogue in individual and group settings (with or without hearing device) Ability to communicate clearly and effectively. Reasonable accommodation will be made for otherwise qualified individuals with a disability.
Compensation TBD
Contact Dana Selfridge
E-Mail Address dselfridge@pascokidsfirst.org Phone Number (727) 861-3436
Mailing Address 14120 Old Dixie Highway, Hudson, FL 34667 Fax Number 727-861-3479

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