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Date: Nov 29, 2019

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Requisition No: 83108 

Agency: Children and Families

Working Title: OPERATIONS REVIEW SPECIALIST OPS - 60932657 1 1

Position Number: 60932657 

Salary:  $53,747 

Posting Closing Date: 03/25/2020 

"This is a reposting of the position.  If you previously applied, there is no need to re-apply at this time."


This is a temporary 6 months position. You will be located in either Pinellas, Pasco, or Hillsborough Counties.
The primary focus of the Permanency Operations Review Specialists (PORS) will be to review the cases of children in care as identified through data analysis, to ensure that critical information is provided to the Case Manager (CM) and Case Management Supervisor (CMS). This information will assist in identifying and facilitating discussions regarding the assessment of parental protective capacities, safety planning, and permanency.  If additional information is identified during the review and/or follow up consultations, the PORS will request and review any records pertinent to the assessment of the family. The PORS will also be responsible for following up on activities that impact the assessment of the family or remove barriers to achieving permanency such as relative and non-relative home studies and/or referrals to service providers.
The PORS will be co-located with case management staff, however, will report directly to Family Safety Program Office in order to ensure the highest level of communication and collaboration between the Department, Eckerd, and the CMOs.
The PORS will coordinate and collaborate with the CMO/Eckerd leadership to ensure the following is being effectively completed in support of case management staff:
• Assists in coordinating referrals, appointments, record retrieval etc.
• Coordinates and supports follow up activities to increase permanency such as home studies, ICPC requests, and family finding results.
• Record Requests including but not limited to: school records, Law Enforcement reports, medical records, prior provider records and/or assessments etc.
• Reviewing of records to assist in assessment and decision making related to permanency
• Completes written referrals for identified services and/or supports requested by the CM or CMS
• Facilitates staffings with Community Partners/Subject Matter Experts as needed to aid in permanency decision making.
The ideal candidate for this position would be knowledgeable in Florida's Child Welfare system, demonstrate the ability to critically think through a variety of situations, and possess the ability to provide feedback to staff in a strength-based manner.  The candidate should be highly organized and possess the ability to multi-task, coordinate and follow up on multiple activities.  The candidate MUST have the ability to create and enhance relationships with partners and stakeholders in order to ensure open communication and collaboration in various settings and situations.  The selected candidate should also be well versed in a variety of programs such as FSFN, Word, Excel and Access to ensure that data is collected and analyzed on a consistent basis.

**The selected candidate must possess a Child Welfare Certification and a minimum of two (2) years' experience in Child Welfare.

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.

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