HUMAN SERVICES COUNSELOR I - 64002853 Job The State of Florida Largo

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The State of Florida Job Vacancies 2020

Description :

Requisition No: 239581

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: HUMAN SERVICES COUNSELOR I64002853

Position Number: 64002853

Salary: $26,405.34 annually

Posting Closing Date: 11/30/2020

Thank you for your interest in career opportunities with the Florida Department of Health. If you're looking to build a great career in public healthyou've come to the right place. Many of our innovative and successful home-visiting programs are recognized throughout Florida. We hope you decide to join this team and make the Florida Department of Health your employer of choice.


The Department of Health’s mission is to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, and community efforts.


Human Services Counselor I


This is a direct service, home visiting position with the Healthy Families Pinellas Program that serves pregnant women and families with children ages 0-5 in Pinellas County. The position is providing services to fathers in the program by parenting education through specific curriculum, parenting support through referrals and goal planning, and child development education through age appropriate activities and developmental screenings. The field work is accompanied with rigorous documentation requirements. Healthy Families Pinellas is a child abuse and neglect prevention program that focuses on building positive interaction and attachment between the child and the caregivers. This is a home visiting, parenting education, parent support, and child development direct service position. Daily travel is a requirement of this position. Daily access to reliable transportation is required. There are vacancies in our North County and Mid-County offices. A minimum of one year experience working with at risk families and/or children is required.


EXAMPLES OF WORK:

  • Establishes a trusting relationship with culturally and socioeconomically diverse families by initiating and maintaining client contact and case management/care coordination with families of infants by visiting their families in their homes for a maximum of five years as prescribed by the program's leveling system .
  • Maintains a case weight of up to 30 points and a case load of a maximum of 25 families, according to program requirements of Healthy Families Pinellas guidelines for home visiting.
  • Links families and infants to supplies and services available in the community.
  • Assures continued participation in prenatal and infant health care.
  • Communicates and refers to other providers especially the health care provider.
  • Tracks prenatal care, immunizations and well-baby care.
  • Addresses risk factors identified at intake and on-going during the families' participation with curriculum and referrals.
  • Assists families overcome barriers to accessing services.
  • Promotes self-advocacy skills.
  • Ensures services are provided for the need of the consumer.
  • Collaborates with program team members including: father’s services workers, family advocate counselors, resource specialists, and the program nurses to ensure continuity of care.
  • Meets grant goals, performance measures and objectives, programmatic and funded requirements and licensure as applicable, and meets state applicable regulations for personnel, medical records management and programmatic/funded records and objectives.
  • Meets weekly with their supervisor for a minimum of 1.5 hours weekly to participate in reflective, clinical and administrative supervision.
  • Supports the team to ensure the flow of work activities.
  • Participates in regular staff meetings and group case consults with a team of multi-disciplined providers (program nurse, program family advocate, program resource specialist, etc.).
  • Participates in the planning and implementation of parent support groups and events.
  • Attends training to promote professional and personal growth.
  • Promotes the PinCHD and Agency Mission by participating in agency activities.

While in the home:

  • Determines the participant's needs through assessments, including the initial assessment, utilizing observation of the parent child interaction, and use of developmental screening tool to aid family in developing a Family Goal Plan.
  • Provides in-home parent education utilizing recommended curriculums.
  • Provides parents with family planning education and education on planning future healthy deliveries with emphasis on women's health.
  • Utilizes Healthy Families Pinellas forms to document case management/home visiting activities and to maintain an electronic case record of each client served.
  • Completes encounters and EARS to document direct services, risk factors, service checks and all other activities.
  • Teaches healthy life style choices.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities necessary for this position:

  • Demonstrates motivation to learn & apply knowledge of child development, family development and family planning.
  • Effectively applies basic counseling skills with families such as developing rapport, establishing & maintaining effective supportive professional boundaries, using active listening & reflection & empowerment to support families in reaching their goals.
  • Maintains case work standards as developed by program. Documentation will be completed electronically in HMS within 2-working days of date of service.
  • Maintains dependable, punctual work schedule appropriate to the needs of the program.
  • Willing to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of families, which can include evenings and weekends.
  • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Knowledge of basic computer software and ability to complete documentation on the computer is essential.
  • Applicants must possess excellent organizational skills, and be able to prioritize tasks to support the families, team and program.
  • Candidates must possess at least one year of experience working with children at risk of child abuse/neglect.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • At least one year of experience working with at risk children.
  • Daily access to reliable transportation.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Knowledge of basic computer software and ability to complete documentation on the computer.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Written and verbal fluency in English and Spanish.

  • Note: Your responses to qualifying questions for this position must be verifiable by documentation provided through the electronic application process.

Incumbents may be required to perform emergency duty before, during, and/or beyond normal work hours or days

Current State EmployeesSalary for current employees is based on employee’s current payband/ paygrade.

Only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers will be hired.

Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962 will not be eligible for hire or promotion unless they are registered with the Selective Services System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS. For more information, visit http://www.sss.gov.

The successful candidate will be required to complete the Form I-9 and that information will be verified using the E-Verify system. E-Verify is operated by the Department of Homeland Security in partnership with the Social Security Administration to verify employment eligibility.

This position requires a security background check and/or drug screening and participation in direct deposit. Any misrepresentations or omissions will disqualify you from employment consideration. Note: You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) to conduct this background check.

If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS on how your current benefits will be affected if you are re-employed with the State of Florida. Your current retirement benefits may be canceled, suspended, or deemed ineligible depending on the date of your retirement.

is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE. Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply. Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code. Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here. All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement.
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