Kids In Distress
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Social Work Position: Family Support Counselor - Foster Care Program
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KID Foster Care in Broward and Palm Beach Counties provides short- and long-term care to children that have entered the dependency system. As the largest foster care provider in Broward and Palm Beach counties, the KID Foster Care program serves children with love and support while case workers assist the birth family towards their goal of reunification or permanency.
This position is responsible for licensing, supporting, and monitoring foster parents in our Broward County Program. Additional responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, assisting with recruiting and training. This position will act as a KID liaison for community events and volunteers related to the Foster Care Program. Must partner relations with current foster parents, Child Advocates, Guardian Ad Litem’s, and other community partners. Must uphold, improve, and promote the positive image of Kids in Distress. Must possess excellent organizational and time management skills. This position reports to the Regional Director of Foster Care.
Skill / Requirements
- Must have a Bachelor's degree in Social Work or related field with a minimum two (2) years of experience working in a child welfare field.
- Superb written and verbal communication skills are essential.
- Must be knowledgeable of all aspects of Administrative Code 65C-13.
- Must be willing to coordinate special events, scheduling, and budgets. Experience and success working with foster parents.
- Must be child welfare certified or be able to successfully complete the certification process as a condition of continued employment.
Classification: Exempt Salary: $ 35-40K
Full-time employees are eligible to receive a benefits plan including: medical, dental, life, and vision insurance coverage; flexible spending account, long term disability, and a matching 401k plan, among others. Full time employees are also eligible to receive holiday pay, and earn paid vacation after their first year of employment.
It is the policy of Kids In Distress to provide Equal Employment Opportunity for all employees and to applicants for employment in accordance with laws, statutes and regulations concerning equal employment opportunities and affirmative action. We strongly encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply to all of our job openings. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, age, disability status, Genetic Information & Testing, Family & Medical Leave, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Kids In Distress is a Drug Free Workplace and requires drug testing.