Foster Care Licensing Counselor job vacancy in Florida United Methodist Children’s Home (Southwest Ranches, FL 33330)

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Company name : Florida United Methodist Children’s Home
Location : Southwest Ranches, FL 33330
Position : Foster Care Licensing Counselor

Description :
Do you want to help change the outcome for children and youth that have a history of trauma and neglect? We are looking for people with big hearts who want to help a child not worry about what is going to happen tomorrow.
The Foster Care Licensing Counselor will be responsible for recruiting prospective foster parents, licensing foster parent applicants, relicensing current foster parents, and monitoring foster homes for safety and compliance. This position is located in the South Florida office.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in psychology, social work, or related field
Master’s Degree preferred
Minimum of five years of experience in social work or human services field

QUALIFICATIONS

Experience in child welfare preferred
Must have interviewing and assessment skills in order to adequately assess the qualifications of potential foster parents
Must have sensitivity to the service population’s cultural and socioeconomic characteristics
Maintain flexible hours, which will include some evenings and weekends

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

State of Florida Child Welfare certification is required
Valid Florida Driver’s License with acceptable driving record.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Visits Foster Homes assesses the safety of the children in care and completes Home Visit Reports
Documents contacts with foster parents in FSFN
Completes initial and re-licensing home studies
Provides training to Foster Parents in-home/office or at meetings
Conducts Foster Parent evaluations/re-licensures
Assists in coordinating services/events for children & foster parents
Provides supportive services to foster parents and children, as assigned

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES

Assures that Foster Parents are fully trained in the approved Pre-Service Curriculum
Assures that all Foster Homes are meet standardized safety & licensing requirements
Assists in coordinating services to children & foster families
Completes monthly reports on children in care
Assists in placement decisions
Assist placement On-call after hours on a rotating schedule
Attends recruitment orientations and presentations
Facilitate recruitment presentations within faith-based communities and churches

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
This job has no supervisory responsibilities
The Florida United Methodist Children’s Home is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Race, color, religion, age, sex, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation/gender identity, place of national origin, and other categories protected by law are not factors in employment, promotion, compensation or working conditions.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $47,000.00 per year
Benefits:

Dental insurance
Employee assistance program
Employee discount
Flexible schedule
Flexible spending account
Health insurance
Health savings account
Life insurance
Paid time off
Retirement plan
Tuition reimbursement
Vision insurance

Schedule:

8 hour shift
Monday to Friday

Work Location: One location

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