Job Description

Childnet is actively recruiting for a CEN Specialist (Children with Extraordinary Needs).  This position requires dedication and involvement with human trafficking. We are looking to hire a candidate with true passion for working with youth that have been victims of human trafficking/and or those with more challenging behavioral needs ~ (habitual run away, behavioral health challenges).  This position is vital to the welfare of our community, the right candidate will be compassionate and firm working in a niche unit with community partners.  If you want to make a difference and a huge impact on the life of these youth and guide them to positive change and a promising future apply today.


Manages the case of a dependent child ensuring that they receive all the necessary services detailed in the case plan:

  • Weekly Visits (or weekly phone contact if out of county), mandatory attendance in all DJJ court proceedings, BH and multi-disciplinary staffing, school staffing, etc. for the children
  • Move child swiftly to best outcome fulfilling established Federal & State mandates and FL statue
  • Meet with outside providers to coordinate the child(ren) entrance into ChildNet’s system of care
  • Conducting preliminary assessments
  • Contacting the appropriate provider agencies
  • Prepare notes for department staff on events that occurred while on shift
  • Preparing a plan for the child(ren) & family regarding school, assist with court orders, assist with medical coverage, supervised visits, coordinate transportation for child(ren), direct supervision, provide medication as prescribed with consent as needed

Skills / Requirements

  • BA or Masters (social work ~ related area)
  • Active CWCM Certification from FL Dept of Children & Families
  • 2 years’ experience in human services/child welfare program (Required)
  • 1-year prior experience in Dept of Juvenile Justice, Behavioral Health or related (Preferred)
  • Strong Computer Skills
  • Valid Florida Drivers License
  • Reliable transportation and proof of insurance
  • Willing to work a varied work schedule
  • $45K annually plus lucrative benefit package