FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
The major function of this position includes the initial licensing, re-licensing and support of family foster homes. Responsible for assuring that the licensing of foster homes are in compliance with State standards and that we maintain and retain our foster homes. Serve as liaison to community Agencies involved in Foster Home Licensing.
Contribution and Impact:
This position is responsible for achieving the defined outcome measures in the licensing program and assuring all policies and procedures are followed.
This position ensures that all program activities operate consistently and ethically within the mission and values of the agency.
Education: Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university.
Experience: Successful completion of training provided by DCF for Licensing and Family Service Counselors. Prior experience with at risk children preferred.
Licensure, Certification, and/or Registration: Valid drivers license. Current certification in First Aid and CPR is recommended. Child Protection Certification preferred .
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements 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.
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.