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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 10/28/2020 Advertisment Closes 1/1/2021
Program Name Healthy Families St. Lucie Location Port Saint Lucie and Fort Pierce
Position Title Family Support Worker
Description This is work providing support and assistance to optimize the home environment for the physical and mental well-being of children who are at risk of being abused or neglected.
Duties Specific_Duties 1. Establish a trusting relationship with at-risk families by initialing and maintaining client contact. 2. Establish an Individual Family Support Plan (IFSP) with goal, action plan, and outcomes with the family within 90 days of signing the Participation Agreement. FSW will receive the ISFP every 90 days to access the family''''s progress towards meeting their goals and discuss intervention methods as needed. 3. Maintains all charts in a safe and confidential manner as prescribed by the program. 4. Promotes positive parent/child interaction through parent education and modeling appropriate behavior during each home visit. 5. Provides in-home parent education to program families utilizing ""Partner for a Healthy Baby"" Curriculum and other curricula approved by Healthy Families Florida (HFF). Will be knowledgeable regarding community resources, and make appropriate referrals to families. Follows-up with families regarding the effectiveness of referrals made. 6. Will be knowledgeable regarding community resources, and make appropriate referrals to families. Follows-up with families regarding the effectiveness of referrals made. 7. Attends weekly supervision with their direct supervisor, and weekly staff meeting as required by HFF. Also attends other meeting as required by their individual agency. 8. Upon employment, employee will participate in pre-service training, to be completed within 6 months of hire, HF Core Training, and required in-service training to equal up to forty hours, in the first year. Forty hours of in-service training is required yearly thereafter per Healthy Families Florida. 9. Maintain an average caseload of 15-25 families, depending on the level of the family in the Healthy Families SLC program. 10. Maintains flexible hours to the extent necessary to accommodate the schedule of families. 11. Maintains and increases knowledge in the areas of child abuse, and reports child abuse to the abuse registry whenever it occurs or is suspected. Primary notification should be made to FSW''''s supervisor. 12. Adheres to all Policies and Procedures of the Healthy Families SLC Program, and their hiring agency. 13. Maintains accurate and up to date client confidentiality at all times. 14. Maintains accurate and up-to-date client information in files at individual agencies and in the computer. 15. Clears secondary employment with the executive director of their agency. 16. Attends their individual agency''''s fundraising functions, if required. 17. Maintains a neat, clean and appropriate appearance at work, training, and mandatory social events. 18. Follows the guidelines of a drug free workplace. 19. Maintains all outcomes and objectives as prescribed by Healthy Families Florida''''s goals.
Qualifications A high school diploma or GED equivalent. One year experience working with diverse families
Compensation $22,880 annually plus health insurance paid for in full.
Contact Robin Fels
E-Mail Address Phone Number (772)467-9505
Mailing Address 2102 Avenue Q, Ft. Pierce, Fl. 34950 Fax Number (772)467-8795

The Ounce of Prevention Fund of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides reasonable ADA accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are invited to discuss accommodations.

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Position Available 11/19/2020 Advertisment Closes 12/1/2020
Program Name HF Seven Rivers Location Greenville, FL
Position Title Family Support Worker - Spanish-speaking
Description Parent Educators are trained paraprofessional family support workers who provide information, guidance, emotional and practical support to families in their homes. Program participants have been identified by the HFFAT (Healthy Families Florida Assessment Tool) as being at-risk of abusing or neglecting their children. Program participants may enroll prenatally and must be enrolled by the time the target child turns three (3) months of age. Program participants may remain enrolled until the target child turns five (5) years old. Healthy Families Florida is a nationally accredited, community- based, voluntary home visiting program proven to prevent child abuse and neglect. This position serves primarily Spanish-speaking families.
Duties Adhere to the HFF Affidavit of Understanding of Confidentiality and the HFF Standards of Confidentiality and Information Sharing. Provide services in a manner sensitive to cultural and ethnic diversity. Conduct home visits for assigned caseload per the requirements of the assigned level of the program participant. Conduct creative, respectful outreach in relation to potential program participants and in efforts to re-engage enrolled program participants. Educate program participants about child health and development. Teach program participants problem- solving skills. Conduct screening for early detection of developmental delays of target children and if deemed necessary, non-target children. Model positive parent-child interaction for program participants. Provide social support for program participants. Connect program participants and children to a medical home. Make referrals for program participants to other family support services as needed. Monitor immunizations and well- child checks of target children. Monitor subsequent pregnancies of program participants. Monitor the progress of program participants and non-primary participants toward self-sufficiency per policy and procedure. Retain program participants in program services for a minimum of 12 months. Administer and document all required tools (ASQ, ASQ-SE, Home Safety Checklist, FSP, HFPI, EPDS and any other tools that become required) per policy and procedure. Complete and submit all required documentation and corresponding data sheets to assigned supervisor per policy and procedure. Maintain and manage assigned caseload per policy and procedure, including case records. Maintain current knowledge of available community resources. Report any knowledge or suspicion of child abuse, abandonment or neglect immediately to the Florida Abuse Hotline at 1.800.96.ABUSE. Attend staff meetings as scheduled. Attend weekly supervision sessions as scheduled. Complete HFF Orientation and HFF FSW Core Training prior to providing services. Complete Ongoing Training per policy and procedure. Travels as required by position. Complete and submit travel reimbursements per policy and procedure. This list of essential functions is not intended to be exhaustive. The agency reserves the right to revise this position description as needed to comply with actual job requirements.
Qualifications Ability to speak Spanish fluently. Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent, college coursework preferred • Experience in working with or providing services to children and families • An ability to establish trusting relationships • Acceptance of individual differences • Experience and willingness to work with the culturally diverse populations present among the site’s target population • Knowledge of infant and child development • Open to reflective practice (i.e. has capacity for introspection, communicates awareness of self in relation to others, recognizes value of supervision, etc.)
Compensation TBD
Contact Donna Hagan
E-Mail Address Phone Number 850-948-2741
Mailing Address P. O. Box 568, Greenville, FL 32331 Fax Number 850-948-3072