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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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Ounce of Prevention Fund and Healthy Families Florida Central Office

       
Position Available 6/15/2021 Advertisment Closes 12/31/2021
Program Name Healthy Families Florida Location Tallahassee, FL
Position Title Training Specialist
Description The Ounce of Prevention Fund of Florida is seeking a qualified individual for a full-time Training Specialist position with the Healthy Families Florida Training Institute. Duties include researching and developing training for home visitors, producing training manuals and materials, delivering live training in person and using virtual platforms, creating online self-paced learning modules, collaborating with other units within Healthy Families Florida to prioritize training development based on performance trends and family needs, and utilizing a learning management system. Extensive statewide travel required, up to 35% of work time.
Duties Excellent benefits. EOE. Send cover letter, résumé and ounce application (http://www.healthyfamiliesfla.org/j ob s.asp) to Tina Mitchell.
Qualifications Minimum qualifications: Bachelor's degree and at least 3 years professional experience in developing and conducting training for direct service and supervisory staff. Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills and be proficient in Microsoft Office programs. Knowledge of instructional design, adult learning, trauma-informed care, home visiting and design software preferred.
Compensation TBD
Contact Tina Mitchell
E-Mail Address tmitchell@ounce.org Phone Number 850-488-1752
Mailing Address 111 N. Gadsden Street, Suite 100, Tallahassee, FL 32301 Fax Number 850-488-5562


       
Position Available 6/15/2021 Advertisment Closes 12/31/2021
Program Name Healthy Families Florida Location Tallahassee, FL
Position Title Program Specialist
Description The Ounce of Prevention Fund of Florida is seeking a full-time Program Specialist for Healthy Families Florida. Responsibilities include assisting programs around the state with adherence to program policies, national standards and contract requirements; conducting quality assurance activities and data analysis; report writing and other special projects.
Duties Excellent analytical, computer, verbal & written communication skills required. Extensive statewide travel required, up to 35% of work time. Excellent benefits. EOE. Send cover letter, résumé and ounce application (http://www.healthyfamiliesfla.org/job s.asp) to Tina Mitchell.
Qualifications Minimum qualifications: Bachelor's degree and two years of professional experience providing technical assistance or quality assurance and working with human service programs, preferably programs that serve children birth to five and their families. Four to six years of experience and knowledge of home visiting preferred.
Compensation TBD
Contact Tina Mitchell
E-Mail Address tmitchell@ounce.org Phone Number 850-488-1752
Mailing Address 111 N. Gadsden Street, Suite 100, Tallahassee, FL 32301 Fax Number 850-488-5562


Healthy Families Florida Local Projects

       
Position Available 3/8/2021 Advertisment Closes 9/1/2021
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 "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 rkloser@kcbd.org#mailto:rkloser@kcbd.org Phone Number (772)467-9505
Mailing Address 2102 Avenue Q, Ft. Pierce, Fl. 34950 Fax Number (772)467-8795
       
Position Available 2/3/2021 Advertisment Closes 12/31/2021
Program Name Healthy Families Jacksonville Location Jacksonville
Position Title Licensed Family Specialist
Description The Licensed Family Specialist provides virtual counseling to Healthy Families participants who have mental health, substance abuse and/or domestic violence issues.
Duties Direct Services to Families 1. 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. 2. Conduct psychosocial assessments on referred families to determine strengths, extent of the problems, the families’ readiness to engage in treatment and barriers to intervention. 3. Provide ongoing individual, relationship, and family virtual counseling services to overcome the risk factors and improve evidenced- based protective factors. 4. 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. 5. Follow-up with family and service providers on specialized services. 6. Develop and update treatment plans with input from families, FSWs and supervisors to address concerns identified at the initial assessment or during services. 7. Work with the family in partnership with the FSW and accompany FSW on home visits, as appropriate. 8. Conduct parent support groups, as appropriate. Consultation and Support to Family Support Workers 1. Lead/facilitate staffing’s with all FSWs and supervisors to discuss ongoing challenges and progress of families and to share best practices. 2. Work with FSWs and supervisors to review the Home Visiting Service Plan to identify and/or revise activities to address issues from the assessment. 3. Review home visiting and supervision records prior to any consultation. 4. 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. 5. 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. 6. Participate in service planning (Family Goal Plan, Home Visit Service Plan) with FSWs and families served by the Family Specialist. Documentation and Record-keeping 1. Review the initial assessment narrative to determine whether or not the family may require enhanced services. 2. 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.
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.
Compensation $54,000
Contact Michael Skiathitis
E-Mail Address michael.skiathitis@nefhsc.org Phone Number 904-480-2795
Mailing Address 7023 San Diego Rd 32207 Fax Number 904-348-2818
       
Position Available 4/7/2021 Advertisment Closes 8/1/2021
Program Name Healthy Families Location Tampa, FL
Position Title Family Support Worker
Description JOB SUMMARY: Works under the family support worker supervisor. Provides support and assistance to optimize the home environment for the physical, emotional and social well being of the parent/child family units assigned. Participates in the organization’s performance and quality improvement efforts.
Duties ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 1. Implements effective engagement and retention strategies in order to meet and maintain caseload requirements. 2. Identifies and assists families in accessing needed resources and social services. 3. Works with assigned families to develop Family Goal Plans specific to their unique needs. 4. Promotes effective parent- child interaction through teachings and activities that enhance and strengthen bonding and parenting skills. 5. Provides in-home parent education to families using program approved curricula (i.e., Growing Great Kids, Inc). 6. Establishes an individual record for each family and maintains accurate documentation of any and all activities related to service delivery and submits all corresponding data according to program requirements. 7. Administers assessment tools at established intervals. 8. Manages time and resources effectively through good organization and prioritization of work by utilizing positive problem solving skills. 9. Demonstrates a strong work ethic and contributes to positive working relationships. 10. Attends and travels to home visits, trainings, meetings, staff development activities as required. 11. Attends and is prepared for weekly supervision. 12. Works within the philosophy of function of the Children’s Home Network. 13. 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 MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Education & Experience: ● Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent. ● A minimum of 1 year working with or providing services to children and families. ● The ability to establish trusting relationships. ● Acceptance of individual differences. ● Experience and willingness to work with the culturally diverse populations that are 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.). ● Infant mental health endorsement level I or II preferred. Licenses & Certifications: • 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 be insurable under CHN’s current auto insurance policy. • Must be able to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends. • Must successfully complete and maintain FDLE clearance, Federal background and state criminal background check and sexual predator screening. COMPETENCIES & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Annual Training Requirements: The following training topics are required annually: Sexual Harassment, Blood-born Pathogens, Workplace Accident Prevention and Reporting, Confidentiality and Privacy Practices, Diversity/Cultural Competency, Child Abuse and Neglect Mandated Reporter Statutes and Methods, Prevention of Violence in the Workplace, OSHA–related training, Crisis Prevention, and Program Goals. 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. • Proficiency with technology platforms to include Microsoft Office or at a minimum the ability to learn. 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. ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS: Works indoors in an office environment and travels to home settings for the performance of home-visits. High level of case management, which may include emotional discussions, requiring self-awareness and understanding of boundaries. For remote positions or when working remotely- reliable internet connection, private work space to ensure privacy and free of distractions is required.
Compensation $13.00
Contact https://www.childrenshomenetwork.org/employment
E-Mail Address https://www.childrenshomenetwork.org/employment Phone Number (813) 855-4435
Mailing Address 10909 Memorial Highway Tampa, FL 33615 Fax Number n/a
       
Position Available 4/7/2021 Advertisment Closes 8/1/2021
Program Name Healthy Families Location Brandon, FL
Position Title Family Support Worker
Description JOB SUMMARY: Works under the family support worker supervisor. Provides support and assistance to optimize the home environment for the physical, emotional and social well being of the parent/child family units assigned. Participates in the organization’s performance and quality improvement efforts.
Duties ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 1. Implements effective engagement and retention strategies in order to meet and maintain caseload requirements. 2. Identifies and assists families in accessing needed resources and social services. 3. Works with assigned families to develop Family Goal Plans specific to their unique needs. 4. Promotes effective parent- child interaction through teachings and activities that enhance and strengthen bonding and parenting skills. 5. Provides in-home parent education to families using program approved curricula (i.e., Growing Great Kids, Inc). 6. Establishes an individual record for each family and maintains accurate documentation of any and all activities related to service delivery and submits all corresponding data according to program requirements. 7. Administers assessment tools at established intervals. 8. Manages time and resources effectively through good organization and prioritization of work by utilizing positive problem solving skills. 9. Demonstrates a strong work ethic and contributes to positive working relationships. 10. Attends and travels to home visits, trainings, meetings, staff development activities as required. 11. Attends and is prepared for weekly supervision. 12. Works within the philosophy of function of the Children’s Home Network. 13. 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 MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Education & Experience: ● Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent. ● A minimum of 1 year working with or providing services to children and families. ● The ability to establish trusting relationships. ● Acceptance of individual differences. ● Experience and willingness to work with the culturally diverse populations that are 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.). ● Infant mental health endorsement level I or II preferred. Licenses & Certifications: • 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 be insurable under CHN’s current auto insurance policy. • Must be able to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends. • Must successfully complete and maintain FDLE clearance, Federal background and state criminal background check and sexual predator screening. COMPETENCIES & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Annual Training Requirements: The following training topics are required annually: Sexual Harassment, Blood-born Pathogens, Workplace Accident Prevention and Reporting, Confidentiality and Privacy Practices, Diversity/Cultural Competency, Child Abuse and Neglect Mandated Reporter Statutes and Methods, Prevention of Violence in the Workplace, OSHA–related training, Crisis Prevention, and Program Goals. 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. • Proficiency with technology platforms to include Microsoft Office or at a minimum the ability to learn. ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL SKILLS: Visual: Ability to safely operate a motor vehicle, read printed materials, and to make 0bservations 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. ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS: Works indoors in an office environment and travels to home settings for the performance of home-visits. High level of case management, which may include emotional discussions, requiring self-awareness and understanding of boundaries. For remote positions or when working remotely- reliable internet connection, private work space to ensure privacy and free of distractions is required.
Compensation $13.00
Contact https://www.childrenshomenetwork.org/employment
E-Mail Address https://www.childrenshomenetwork.org/employment Phone Number (813) 855-4435
Mailing Address 10909 Memorial Highway Tampa, FL 33615 Fax Number n/a
       
Position Available 4/20/2021 Advertisment Closes 10/1/2021
Program Name Healthy Families St. Johns Location St. Augustine
Position Title Family Support Worker
Description As a Family Support Worker experienced in working with children and families, you will be providing support to our growing case management services, and be part of a team of para- professionals charged with attending to the needs of children and families. You will provide education and support services with the end goal of aiding in family stability and success, in a fast-paced, never-the-same work environment. 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 holidays
Duties • Assist in developing and maintaining client records and program documentation according to contract and CHS standards (initial assessments, goal planning, progress notes termination summaries, etc.); enter necessary information into required software system(s) in a timely and accurate manner. • Provide appropriate modeling techniques, education and other supportive services as delineated in service plan. • Assist Case Manager, Counselor or Social Worker in providing case management support services (i.e., information, assessments, referral and linkages). • Directly transport or arrange for transportation of clients to visitations, medical appointments, counseling, shopping, etc. • Monitor quality of care by complying with contract requirements for contacting clients by phone, by letter, and/or by conducting home/residential visits. • Facilitate or co-facilitate educational classes such as parenting skills, independent living skills, anger management, household management, behavior management, pregnancy/pre-natal care, etc. • Co-lead parent/child play groups. • Supervise children during scheduled visits, in-home services, visitations or in other situations as directed. • Participate in weekly client staff meetings, as requested. • Participate in the quality management process.
Qualifications • Ability to handle confidential information appropriately • Effective verbal and written communication, interpersonal skills • Ability to make home visits/travel • Ability to learn computer skills sufficient to perform all essential functions • Ability to be sensitive to the service population’s cultural and socioeconomic characteristics • Commitment to effectively and efficiently providing customer service satisfaction with positive service delivery results • Excellent organizational skills • Ability to work in a diverse environment • Strong attention to detail • Ability to act decisively when necessary to protect client •Ability to establish trusting relationships • Ability to handle emergencies and life threatening situations effectively • Ability to handle stressful situations • Ability to observe and accurately report the functioning of individuals and families • Ability to set appropriate limits and boundaries with clients •Ability to work flexible hours • Effective parenting skills • Excellent listening skills YOU NEED: • High School diploma or GED equivalent • Two years of experience working with children and families required
Compensation Hourly
Contact Marisol Lindsay
E-Mail Address marisol.lindsay@chsfl.org Phone Number 904-945-1488
Mailing Address 4475 US 1 South Unit 505 St. Augustine, Fl. 32086 Fax Number 904-794-5798

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