Founded in 1902 to care for orphans, CHS is now among the oldest, largest and most respected private nonprofits serving children and families. Expanding from early roots in adoption and foster care, CHS offers an array of specialized services designed to nurture children and grow families. Last year, CHS delivered hope to more than 139,000 children and adults.
The Permanency Specialist provides specialized administrative support and case coordination to assist in achieving permanency. Overall, the Permanency Specialist contributes to the CHS high performance culture by exhibiting our values and providing quality results that keep CHS as the premier provider of child, family and behavioral health support services.
PRIMARY JOB FUNCTIONS:
1. Provide specialized administrative support and case coordination to assist in achieving permanency.
- Prepare and process necessary file documentation in required systems.
- Prepare documentation in preparation for permanency staffings and court proceedings.
- Facilitate the agenda, tracking attendance, documenting the outcome and follow-up from permanency meeting.
- Track judicial requirements and timeframes.
- Verify compliance of permanency staffings and closure recommendations.
- Coordinate transfer of case files for finalizations.
- Coordinate permanency plans and visitation agreements in cases where siblings are separated.
- Coordinate staff and track all cases for permanency.
- Assess the appropriateness of individual case goals.
- Refer cases to and participate in permanency round table staffings.
- Track and coordinate Family Finders referrals.
- Maintain tracking systems.
- Document all staffings in FSFN statewide database.
- Create adoption information page when child is free for adoption.
- Register new adoption clients in the Adoption Exchange System (AES), CHS website, and refer for the Heart Gallery.
- Assist with the completion of adoptions packets in preparation for case transfer from reunification to adoptions unit.
- Contribute to district staffing meetings by participating, coordinating, and documenting staffings as needed.
- Participate in adoption sibling separation staffings.
- Facilitate reunification staffings.
- Coordinate all case plan conferences and document in FSFN the attendance and outcome of the conference.
- Maintain regular communication with case managers, supervisors, and program managers.
2. Contribute to an engaging, positive work environment.
- Participate actively in departmental meetings, training and education, as well as the quality management process.
- Comply with CHS policies, procedures, code of conduct, contracts and other legal obligations.
- Assist with training other employees and providing back up when necessary.
- Pick up projects on the fly; perform other duties as assigned from time to time.
- Demonstrate the CHS Common Bond Values in the performance of all job duties.
This list of essential functions is not intended to be exhaustive. Children's Home Society of Florida reserves the right to revise this job description as needed to comply with actual job requirements.
Education, Licenses and Certifications: All degrees must be from an accredited university.
- Bachelor’s degree in a human services field
- Certified Child Protection (CPP) Certification
- Two years of experience delivering services in a dependency environment