Gulf Coast Jewish Family and Community Services

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Family Engagement Specialist

at Gulf Coast Jewish Family and Community Services

Posted: 7/11/2020
Job Reference #: 1316974
Categories: Other/General

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Family Engagement Specialist

Location:Orlando, FL

Are you excited by the prospect of working for an organization that values your professional development, offers promotional opportunities, has flexible hours AND gives you a chance to make a difference in the lives of children and families? If so, read on!


Gulf Coast JFCS is comprised of over 500 dedicated people committed to improving the lives children and families of all religions and nationalities. The only prerequisite is need. Annually, GCJFCS supports more than 30,000 people throughout Florida. Our programs are designed to protect children from abuse and neglect; to help people overcome substance abuse, to manage mental health, or to gain control of debilitating behaviors; to care for and connect seniors to needed services; to provide emergency financial and food assistance to support Holocaust survivors; and to welcome and help resettle refugees from around the world.


  • Competitive pay
  • Excellent Benefits Package
  • Flexible hours
  • Mileage Reimbursement
  • Continuous training and professional development opportunities
  • An opportunity to make the world a better place!


Exempt position responsible for providing intensive home based individual and family counseling sessions with parents, caretakers, at-risk children, their families, and extended support networks, as well as, providing linkage to formal (community providers) and informal (family, friends, neighbors, church, school, etc.) resources to clients involved with the Florida Department of Children and Families to ensure child safety needs are met in conjunction with provision of family strengthening interventions. Assists in the completion of a Comprehensive Family Needs Assessment, Family Preservation Plan and After Care Plan and Closure Summary for each family within the required contractual time frames.


    • Must possess a Masters of Social Work Degree, Masters of Mental Health Counseling and Psychology or Related Masters Degree.
    • Must be a  registered intern with the state of Florida,
    • Must have minimum of 4 years Child Welfare experience.
    • Must successfully complete a minimum of 40 hours of intensive in-service training within ninety calendar days of hiring. 
    • Must currently possess or be willing to obtain a Florida Driver's License and Florida auto insurance