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CRIMINAL CONFLICT AND CIVIL REGIONAL COUNSEL, FIRST REGION- FORENSIC SOCIAL WORKER - 21016179

Date:  Aug 3, 2022
Location: 

PANAMA CITY, FL, US, 32401


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Requisition No: 661408 

Agency: Justice Administrative Commission

Working Title: CRIMINAL CONFLICT AND CIVIL REGIONAL COUNSEL, FIRST REGION- FORENSIC SOCIAL WORKER - 21016179

Position Number: 21016179 

Salary:  $50,000.00 

Posting Closing Date: 12/06/2022 

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

Office of Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional Counsel, 1st DCA Region has an opening for a Full-Time Forensic Social Worker needed to work alongside dependency attorneys to support parents involved in the dependency system.  The position will be tasked with objectives of advocating for parent's rights and enhancing the legal positions asserted on the parent's behalf. The position requires strong communications skills, the ability to work collaboratively in a dynamic team setting, and a shared commitment to a parent-centered, multidisciplinary representation model. The Forensic Social Worker must have experience and working knowledge of common issues experienced by parents in dependency & TPR proceedings, such as substance abuse, mental illness, domestic violence, and trauma.  The Forensic Social Worker must possess the clinical and interpersonal ability and sound judgment to carry out complex assignments in a professional manner which include, but are not limited to, the following:  conduct independent parent intake assessments; meet with parents in the community and/or their residences; interface with the state's Department of Children and Families and their representative to promote plans for services tailored to the parent's needs; monitor and assist parent's progress throughout the case; observe the interactions of clients with their children; and advocate for the parent's interests in a variety of settings and forums. This position requires having or obtaining a working knowledge of the dependency court system and the availability of community resources. Ongoing, yearly training will be required. Related topics include child welfare policy, clinical matters, and other issues related to dependency court law and practice.

 

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

 

(NOTE: These examples are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed in positions allocated in this class. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.)

 

Provide case monitoring services and support to parents.

Complete intakes with parents upon case opening and maintain ongoing bi-weekly contact with parents for the duration of the legal case.

 

Document work done on the parent’s behalf in the case management system.

Link and refer clients to appropriate services and resources.

Communicate with attorneys regarding the parent’s progress towards or barriers to success in completing case plan tasks. Documenting other relevant updates/changes in the client’s status.

Interface with providers offering direct services to clients.

 

Attend dependency court related meetings and in-court proceedings to offer clinical insights to the attorney and act as an advocate for parents.

Attend and observe visitation between parent and child.

Conduct visits with the parent in their home or in the community.

Participate in trainings on topics such as relevant clinical issues and current multidisciplinary best practices.

 

MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

 

This position requires a bachelor’s degree in Social Work or Human Services related field. Related experience with the local dependency court system or in the local child & family welfare field is preferred.

 

The regular work schedule for this position is Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

 

If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS at 1-844-377-1888 on how your current benefits may be affected if you are re-employed with the State of Florida.  Your current retirement benefits may be canceled, suspended, or deemed ineligible depending upon the date of your retirement.

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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