Family Support Counselor / Kinship

  • Kids In Distress
  • Aug 01, 2022
Full time Consultant

Job Description

Kids In Distress is looking to hire a full-time Family Support Counselor responsible for providing in-home wrap around services to at-risk families. This is a great opportunity for somebody that has knowledge of Kinship Support Services and enjoys working a flexible schedule. If you are looking for an opportunity to perform in an empowered environment and make a difference in your community, keep reading!

 

As a Family Support Counselor (FSC) you will make the initial family assessment, case plan, and discharge report and all documentation required on your caseload. The FSC also makes referrals to a variety of agencies for the family for follow-up services. The FSC also provides 24-hour on-call assistance for the families served by the Kinship program.

Skills / Requirements

  • Must have a Bachelor's degree in Social Work or related human services field from an accredited college or university with major work in psychology, counseling or social work; and at least one (2) years' of experience working with families and children from a prevention perspective and/or populations with special needs.
  • Must be computer literate in Microsoft Word.
  • Must possess excellent organizational and case management skills and be familiar with services offered to families in Broward County. Must have the ability to intervene in family and crisis situations and be an advocate in dealing with ChildNet and legal systems.
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends, to meet the needs of the families served in the program.
  • Must have transportation and be willing to visit clients in their homes. Valid Florida Driver's License with full access to a reliable vehicle with appropriate insurance coverage (proof of insurance is required).