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Family Support Worker

Company: Family Support Services
Location: Largo
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

*Department: *Case Management Services

*FSLA Status: * Non-Exempt

*Job Summary: *

The Family Support Worker (FSW) serves as a paraprofessional employee providing transportation services to children under the care and supervision of the State of Florida, supervises parent-child visitations, and ancillary support services to the Family Care Management program, including submitting referrals, scanning, and any additional tasks as needed.

*Essential Duties: *

* Establishes and maintains an exemplary customer service standard in the delivery of services to children, families, community providers and other Family Care Management staff. 22.5%
* Coordinates and executes necessary transportation for children in an efficient and timely manner. 22.5%
* The Family Support Worker is also responsible for fulfilling the responsibilities of the Visitation Interaction Program, and ensuring all FSW activities are documented in the FSFN database. 22.5%
* Participate in on-call requirements of the Agency and procedure. 10%
* Participates in Family Support Coordinator staff meetings as scheduled by immediate supervisor. 22.5%
* Other Duties As needed

*Supervisory/Decision Making Authority: *

This position does not require the customary supervision and management of 2 or more full-time employees.

Utilizes established corporate policies and procedures in making decisions. Uses sound judgment in meeting the responsibilities and performing the duties of the position.

*Contribution and Impact: *

This position will provide transportation and other support to the case management department.

*Strategic Value: *

This position supports the goal of ensure children and families receive services appropriate to their needs, and continuity of care focused on resolving or preventing the issues of child abuse or neglect.

*Minimum Qualifications: *

_*Education: *_High school diploma or equivalent required.

_*Experience: *_

Prior successful work-related driving experience preferred. Proven safe driving record required. Driving records will be checked using Motor Vehicle Records from the department of Motor Vehicles. Familiarity with community services in the area. Prefer child welfare experience.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The qualifications listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

_Ability to: _

* Represent self and the organization in a professional manner
* Relate to wide diversity of youth and adults.
* Work independently with little direct supervision
* Think and write creatively
* Assess a situation and make appropriate recommendations/ decisions
* Research, organize and analyze data
* Solve problems and to think through critical, time sensitive issues
* Establish and maintain relationships
* Work collaboratively with staff at all levels in the organization
* Follow through on commitments, projects and responsibilities
* Communicate effectively through writing
* Speak effectively before small and large groups
* Calculate figures and amounts
* Drive long distances
* Maintain confidential information
* Work flexible schedules

_Skills: _

* Strong Written and Verbal Communication
* Safe driving skills and practices
* Engagement, assessment, and de-escalating
* Strong follow-up and follow through
* Strong organizational and time management
* Proficiency in Excel and Microsoft Word

_Other Requirements: _

* Clear a Level II background screening.
* Clear a reference check (professional and personal).
* Clear a local background check from the County in which you reside.
* Clear a substance abuse screen.
* Provide a copy of all degrees prior to your first day of employment.
* Clear a Motor Vehicles Records check and must be insurable under the company's automobile policy.
* Provide copy of automobile insurance.
* Provide proof of, and maintain a minimum personal auto liability insurance level $100,000/$300,000 if deemed to be a driving risk.
* Clear an E-Verify check to substantiate that the successful candidate meets the Department of Homeland Security authorization requirements to work in the United States (for more information visit www.dhs.gov/e-verify).

Job Type: Full-time

Benefits:
* 401(k)
* 401(k) matching
* Dental insurance
* Employee assistance program
* Flexible spending account
* Health insurance
* Life insurance
* Paid time off
* Tuition reimbursement
* Vision insurance
Schedule:
* 8 hour shift
* Evening shift
* On call

Application Question(s):
* Do you have a clean driving record?

Experience:
* teenagers and children: 1 year (Preferred)
* Work-related driving: 1 year (Preferred)

License/Certification:
* Florida Driver's License (Required)

Shift availability:
* Night Shift (Preferred)

Willingness to travel:
* 75% (Preferred)

Work Location: On the road%58047475%

Keywords: Family Support Services, Largo , Family Support Worker, Other , Largo, Florida

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