Job Description

Company Summary: 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. 

Job Summary: This position assists Child Advocates (CA's), e.g., maintenance and filing of case records, establishes unit schedules, writes referrals, follow up with providers to obtain reports.

Responsibilities: This job description is not all-inclusive and employees are expected to perform all other duties as assigned and directed by management. Job descriptions and duties may be modified when deemed appropriate by management. 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.

  • Assists CA and supervisor with case packets, to include obtaining parents or caregivers signature.
  • Processes various correspondence and forms required of assigned unit, e.g., consent forms, HIPAA forms, unit minute meetings, logs, background screening forms, express mail services, etc.
  • Complete meeting minutes for unit and all staff meetings.
  • Tracks and assists with unit assignments, assists with transportation schedules and transportation of child(ren).
  • Develops, maintains and monitors unit-s tracking and reporting system for complaint responses and performs follow up to ensure resolution of same.
  • Assists with and responds to inquiries regarding unit functions; provides resolution or directs to appropriate resources.
  • Screens incoming calls, conducts follow up phone calls and emails.
  • Performs routine to moderately complex clerical tasks requiring use of standard automated office systems, e.g., computers, telephones, facsimile machines, photocopiers, calculators, adding machines.
  • Recognize, respect and respond to the unique, culturally-defined needs of others served.

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.

Skills / Requirements

* Requires an Associates Degree or higher in the human services and/or social work field and/or related filed.

* Two (2) or more years of experience in human services and/or social work field.

* Must be proficient in all Microsoft applications.

* Possess excellent organizational skills, written and verbal communication.

* Possession of a valid Florida driver-s license without any restrictions/citations that would affect job performance and reliable transportation.

* Able and willing to work with a diverse client community.

Competencies:

Thoroughness: Ensuring that one's own and others' work and information are complete and accurate; carefully preparing for meetings and presentations; following up with others to ensure that agreements and commitments have been fulfilled.

Stress Management: The ability to keep functioning effectively when under pressure and maintain self-control in the face of hostility or provocation.

Personal Credibility: Demonstrated concern that one be perceived as responsible, reliable, and trustworthy.

Flexibility: Openness to different and new ways of doing things; willingness to modify one's preferred way of doing things.

Persuasive Communication: The ability to plan and deliver oral and written communications that make an impact and persuade their intended audiences.

Important Notes

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).