Dependency Case Manager - Adoptions

Children’s Home Society of Florida in Lakeland, FL

  • Type: Full Time
position filled

Overview

Get Real: Life As A Case ManagerfromGOLDonVimeo.

Do you have what it takes to reshape the future for children?

Do you believe in empowering children and families to realize their full potential?

Are you ready for a meaningful career that impact lives for generations?

Then Children's Home Society of Florida is for you!

As a  Dependency Case Manger (DCM) with the Adoptions  team you will support our growing needs for child case management services. You’ll become a part of a strategic care team charged with attending to the needs of children placed in care by the Department of Children and Families, with the end goal of finding permanent, stable, safe home environments for children. 

WHY JOIN CHS?

  • Uplifting mission-driven work culture
  • Growth and professional development opportunities
  • Great benefits package, including generous paid time off and holidays
  • Fully paid DCM certification program including exam and fees!
  • Please watch the day in the life "Get Real: Life as a Case Manager" video above in its entirety (required for application purposes) and the My CHS Why video testimonial below to see if this is the best fit for you! 

    Responsibilities

    YOU WILL:

  • Assess child and family needs to create referrals and linkages to services such as subsidy and medical coverage.
  • Facilitate removal and placement of children into safe and stable care while also supporting the families and care givers during the process.
  • Develop and maintain quality case and program written documentation that reflects client progress and also meets CHS, funders, and DCF requirements.
  • Travel to conduct home visits to access children’s living environments and provide recommendations to their families and caregivers in a supportive manner.
  • Testify at court by providing client case status reports and recommendations regarding reunification, termination of parental rights or other permanency plans.
  • Build relationships with CHS team members and community partners in order to help facilitate discussions and meetings regarding case needs and recommendations
  • Provide on call support required as scheduled
  • Qualifications

    YOU HAVE:

  • Strong time management skills and the ability shift priorities to meet outcomes
  • Effective organizational skills and a tireless focus on quality results.
  • Ability to maintain professional boundaries and handle confidential information appropriately.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills that allow you to work well with diverse teams, clients and families.
  • Resiliency, with a propensity to persevere in spite of constant change.
  • A sincere passion for helping others in need.
  • YOU NEED:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a Human Services related field

  • Florida Driver’s License within 30 days from hire
  • Possess the State of Florida Child Welfare Certification
  • Completion of the CHS Dependency Experience Waiver learning path unless the employee possesses one of the below preferred qualifications
  • PREFERRED: Master's degree in Social WorkTwo years experience working with at risk children and families
  • #MyCHSWhy Jennifer SmithfromChildren's Home Society FloridaonVimeo.

    ABOUT CHS

    As the leading, most reputable organization in Florida serving children and families, Children's Home Society of Florida delivers innovative solutions that transform the lives and futures of children and families. When children and families face complex challenges, Children’s Home Society of Florida (CHS) is there - we have been delivering the right solutions at the right time since 1902. With our innovative practices and commitment to excellence, we are the only organization with the size, scope and depth of services that can reshape the future for children. With more than 1,800 team members, CHS is the #1 provider of services and solutions to children and families in Florida.


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