Family services Counselor

State of Florida Ocala, FL
Requisition No: 41999

Agency: Children and Families

Working Title: FAMILY SERVICES COUNSELOR - 60034862 (Anticipated Vacancy)

Position Number: 60034862

Salary: $28,093.00-$86,952.76

Posting Closing Date: 08/15/2018

Duties and Responsibilities -

% of Time Duties and Responsibilities:

This is a professional counselor position responsible for the licensing, re-licensing, or registration of child care facilities/homes to ensure statutory requirements are met throughout the five-county circuit.

50% Conduct regular field visits and inspection of licensed child care facilities/homes to ensure

continued compliance with state, local, and circuit statute, code and operating procedures.

15% Prepare licensing packets with recommendations for initial, renewal, provisional licenses

utilizing the statewide management system (CARES) on an on-going basis. Continual

updating of the system to reflect the accurate accounts of the individual provides to include

documentation of inspections, re-inspections, corrective actions, administrative intents and


10% Investigate and respond to complaints received on facilities and homes. Collaborate and work

with Child Protective Investigators on abuse and neglect reports that relate to Licensing.

10% Recommend corrective actions in accordance with Florida Statutes 402.301319 and Florida

Administrative Codes 65C-20 and 65C-22.

5% Respond to inquiries and provide technical assistance to prospective and licensed

owner/operators and staff of child care facilities, homes, parent and the community. Advise

current and potential operators of licensing standards, rules, regulations to include any

changes as they occur in legislation.

3% Coordinate and collaborate with other programs and agencies that provide services to childcare

facilities/homes concerning zoning, nutrition, background screening, environmental health,

public health and safety, medical and fire inspections. Serve as liaisons with social and civic

agencies that provide services for/to facilities/homes as needed.

3% Participate in team diagnostic and technical staff conferences; attend training to enhance

legal, programmatic and personal development.

2% Assist in coordinating training for/to providers and their staff when requested and/or required

on such items as first aid, safety, food management, and other technical appropriate training.

2% Perform other related work as required.

Knowledge, skills and abilities, including utilization of equipment, required for the position:

Skill in organizing community resources.

Ability to complete assessments and develop plans with child care providers.

Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments.

Ability to actively listen to others.

Ability to communicate effectively.

Ability to maintain well-executed case files.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with providers and families.

Ability to use computer systems.

Ability to review compliance of child care providers' licensed capacity

Ability to interact appropriately with providers, community resources, service providers and other department professionals.

Ability to track data and manage caseloads.

Licensure/registration/certification requirements (If applicable, list the appropriate Florida Statute or federal regulation citation):

Other job-related requirements for this position:

Driver's license required position. A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.

Working hours: (A) Daily from 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (B) Total hours in workweek 40 hrs. (C) Explain any variation in work (split shift, rotation, etc.).

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE. Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply. Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code. Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here. All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement.

Nearest Major Market: Ocala

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