Family Support Specialist

Gulf Coast JFCS

About the organization

Gulf Coast JFCS is comprised of over 550 dedicated people committed to improving the lives children and families of all religions and nationalities. The only prerequisite is need. Annually, GCJFCS supports more than 40,000 people throughout Florida. Our programs are designed to protect children from abuse and neglect; to help people overcome substance abuse, to manage mental health, or to gain control of debilitating behaviors; to care for and connect seniors to needed services; to provide emergency financial and food assistance to support Holocaust survivors; and to welcome and help resettle refugees from around the world.

Duties

Are you excited by the prospect of working for an organization that values your professional development, offers promotional opportunities, has flexible hours AND gives you a chance to make a difference in the lives of children and families? If so, read on!

You will team with a case manager, foster parents, primary care giver, guardian ad litem and other appropriate professionals to provide assistance, intervention and education to resolve issues of abuse and neglect of children. You'll assist with the acquisition of services related to issues such as substance abuse, adjustment and relationship issues, stress, daily living skills, budget training and employment assistance.

Qualifications

High School Diploma or equivalency from an accredited and recognized secondary education system.
Minimum of one-year experience working with children and/or families within a need identified social welfare system.
Child Welfare experience preferred.

WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU?

$12.50 - $12.50 per hour
Flexible hours
15 PTO days per year
11 paid holidays
Medical, Dental, Vision insurance
Immediate eligibility for 403b Savings Plan with 25% match
Supplemental Accident, Hospital Liability & Critical Illness Insurance
Paid Life/AD&D insurance
Pet, Legal and Identity Theft insurance
Continuous training and professional development opportunities
An opportunity to make the world a better place!

Salary

$12.50 - $12.50 per hour

Application instructions

Gulf Coast JFCS is committed to ensuring the health, safety, and well-being of its employees and clients, which include members of vulnerable communities. As part of this commitment, COVID-19 vaccines are required for current and newly-hired employees, unless an employee is entitled to a reasonable accommodation or exemption as permitted pursuant to Gulf Coast JFCS’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.

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