Behavioral Health Services Specialist - Palm Beach
ChildNet, Inc. is a private, not-for-profit community-based care (CBC) agency servicing Broward and Palm Beach County. We are contracted with the State of Florida, Department of Children and Families, to provide case management support to abused, abandoned, and neglected children. ChildNet is nationally accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA) and employs over 450 staff at its location in Ft Lauderdale and West Palm Beach, Florida.
The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein.
This position is responsible for supporting case managers, caregivers, and other staff so that dependent children's social and emotional well-being is met.
The items listed above are intended to provide an overview of the essential functions of the job. This is not an exhaustive list of all functions and responsibilities that the position may be required to provide.
- Consults with and provides Dependency Case Managers, young adults and adoptive families with recommendations for appropriate services.
- Follow up on Children/Young Adults based upon CBCIH variables and ensure services are in place for Palm Beach and Broward County.
- Update and verify accuracy of the Behavioral Health Services database of ChildNet’s Resource Directory.
- Attend and participate in meetings as assigned.
- Maintain current knowledge of issues, trends, and developments relevant to their area of expertise in child welfare practices to ensure compliance.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Skills / Requirements
Years of Experience:
- Three (3) years of experience working with Severely Emotionally Disturbed (SED) children
- Master’s Degree in Mental Health field
- Ability to make complex decisions and balance the needs of stakeholders involved
- Knowledge of Microsoft suite
- Ability to be sensitive to the service population’s cultural and socioeconomic characteristics
- Knowledge of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders – (DSM-V)
ChildNet is committed to equal employment opportunity for all applicants without regard to race, sex, age, religion, color, disability, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, genetic information, marital status, veterans status or military service obligation, medical condition, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression and any other status protected by applicable law. Including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and CFOP 60-10, Chapter 4. ChildNet is also a Drug-Free Workplace (DFWP).
Job Status: Full Time