The Independent Living Case Manager is responsible for providing case management services for young adults age 18 to 23 who are in one of the Road to Independence (RTI) programs. Programs include Extended Foster Care (EFC), Postsecondary Education Services and Support (PESS) and Aftercare (AFC). Hours may be untypical of the traditional 8:00-5:00 standard business hours depending on the needs of the young adult and the issue that may need to be handled after hours. This position is designed to assist young adults in reaching principal outcome areas as they move toward self-sufficiency. The Case Manager is responsible for the examination of the programs while maintaining focus on the following federal outcome areas: increasing financial self-sufficiency/employment opportunities, educational attainment, increasing connections to caring adults, reducing homelessness, reducing high-risk behavior, and improving access to health insurance. The IL Case Manager will also be responsible for ensuring a proper transition for children turning 18 to ensure they are prepared to qualify one of the RTI programs.
Bachelors degree in Human Services or related field of study required.
One to two years experience with child welfare preferred.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The qualifications listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Licensure, Certification, and/or Registration: Child Protection Certification or attendance at the Child Protection Certification Training (8 weeks). Valid Drivers License.
1) Supervises young adults in EFC, PESS and AFC
2) Participates in court proceedings, and prepares and submits required court documentation
For Jacksonville to be an economically, culturally, and socially vibrant city for everyone, we must do all that we can to ensure that our children are able to reach their full potential. We have a shared responsibility to build the health and well-being of our next generation and secure a better future for our city. Healthy, nurturing, and supportive environments and experiences in childhood lay a stable foundation for lifelong health and development.
Our mission is to be the leader in providing safety, stability, and quality of life for all children by working with the community to strengthen the family unit.
Our vision is that children grow up connected to their own families, supported by families and embraced by the community; that children have the opportunity to achieve in school and to learn to be productive citizens; and that citizens of Duval and Nassau counties, organizations and agencies recognize that child protection is a community responsibility and represents the best interests of all county residents.
As the lead agency in Northeast Florida, FSS is responsible for administering, outsourcing and managing its services to the community, both directly and indirectly, in partnership with other local case management organizations (CMOs).
We collaborate with Daniel Kids, Jewish Family & Community Services and the National Youth Advocate Program to provide services that impact hundreds of at-risk children and their families every day. Our Nassau service center provides direct services to children and families in Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, Hilliard, Callahan, Yulee, Bryceville and surrounding areas.
Together, we provide a comprehensive system of care to keep children safely in their homes. We mobilize to stabilize families without the need of intrusive and costly interventions.