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CFR Practice Specialist

Company: Embrace Families
Location: Kissimmee
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

POSITION OBJECTIVE Responsible for working closely with system partners and parents on out-of-home cases to promote and administer the Conditions for Return process to ensure that timely and concerted efforts are made toward reunification. System partners includes CLS, GAL, Judiciary, AAL, case management, parent attorneys, CPIs and lead agency staff.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Serves as the practice expert and central link between case management and system partners to facilitate reunification services through the Conditions for Return process.
  • Works collaboratively with case managers and case manager supervisors in the development of processes to appropriately assess and identify cases for Conditions for Return to commence timely safety planning and reunification.
  • Assists with the coordination of safety management services with both formal and informal safety providers to ensure sufficiency and alignment with CFOP 170-7.
  • Assists with effectively communicating Conditions for Return and safety planning during court proceedings to promote consistent messaging and application.
  • Promotes early engagement of all parties in the Conditions for Return process during team meetings, i.e. case transfer staffing and family team conference to promote a cohesive and team approach to reunification.
  • Supports the creation of Conditions for Return statement during case transfer staffing.
  • Cultivates positive working relationships with systems partners to foster support to send children home based on Conditions for Return.
  • Provides support to alleviate barriers and ensures concerted efforts are being made for timely reunification.
  • Increases interventions sustainability through the facilitation of learning circles with case managers and case manager supervisors to increase their knowledge of Conditions for Return to ensure consistent case application.
  • Collect and track data regarding Conditions for Return processes for monitoring and evaluation purposes.
  • Ability to safely and successfully perform essential job functions consistent with the ADA, FMLA, and other federal, state, and local standards, including meeting qualitative and quantitative productivity standards.
  • Ability to maintain reasonably regular, punctual attendance consistent with ADA, FMLA and other federal, state, and local standards.
  • Ability to comply with all personnel policies and procedures.

 

 

NON-ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • N/A

 

This list of functions is not intended to be exhaustive. The agency reserves the right to revise this job description as needed to comply with actual job requirements.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

REQUIRED:

  • Bachelors Degree in Human Services, Social Sciences or Social Work field
  • Two years of experience as child welfare professional.
  • Certified Child Welfare Professional

PREFERRED:

  • Masters Degree
  • Deemed as Proficient or Safety Practice Expert (SPE) in Safety Decision-Making Methodology.
  • Experience training in Child Welfare

SKILLS:

REQUIRED:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Proficient in the use of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Ability to interact with and maintain high morale among employees
  • Demonstrate cultural and linguistic competence and sensitivity to population served
  • Comprehensive understanding of the child welfare system of care, Florida Administrative Code, Florida Statutes, CFOP and the Adoption Safe Family Act.
  • Ability to travel

 

SPECIAL CONDITIONS:

  • Thorough Background Screening upon hire including FBI, FDLE, Local Law check, Employment Reference check, DMV check, Criminal Records check, Social Security Trace and Drug Screening.  FDLE check will be run at least every 5 years.
  • On-call assignments- N/A
  • Travel - local: 35% per week; long-distance: 1.5% per month

 

 

 

PHYSICAL & MENTAL REQUIREMENTS:               

(N=Needed     P=Preferred)

Analyzing (N), Bending-neck (P), Bending-waist (P), Calculations (P),

Carrying/Lifting (P), Climbing (P), Crawling/Crouching (P), Finger Movements (N), Handling Objects (N), Kneeling (P), Pushing/Pulling (P), Reaching (P), Reading & Comprehending (N), Reasoning (N), Sitting (P), Squatting (P), Standing (P), Twisting-neck (P), Twisting-waist (P), Walking (P), Writing (N)                   

POSITION STATUS Exempt

 

Supervision level:

1 = general direction, 2 = direction, 3 = general supervision, 4 = supervision, 5 = close

 

Supervised by:           CFR Specialist Supervisor

Starting salary: $41,600

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