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OPS SOCIAL SERVICES COUNSELOR - 64958410

Date:  Jun 21, 2022
Location: 

SARASOTA, FL, US, 34237


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Requisition No: 646825 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: OPS SOCIAL SERVICES COUNSELOR - 64958410

Position Number: 64958410 

Salary:  $16.68 - $19.00 / hour 

Posting Closing Date: 07/15/2022 

Thank you for your interest in career opportunities with the Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County.  If you are looking to establish a successful career in Public Health, you have come to the right place.  Many of our innovative and successful health programs are recognized throughout Florida.  We hope you decide to join our team!  Applicants will be contacted directly if selected for an interview.

 

Your Specific Responsibilities:

This position function as home visitor that delivers education, care coordination, screening and interventions/referrals, follow-up in accessing prenatal care and other needed services, anticipatory guidance and ongoing support to participants who have risk factors associated with an increase in preterm delivery, low birth weight delivery and/or infant mortality.  Services are provided in an effort to mitigate or eliminate these risk factors and address social determinants of health that contribute to adverse birth outcomes and developmental delay. Responsibilities include case management of a large Healthy Start maternal and infant caseload and the assurance of continuity of care for clients.  Many are high-risk Healthy Start families and may include family violence, substance abuse, marital conflict, mental health, family dynamic issues and lack of health promotion orientation. This position reports to the Program Administrator-SES.

 

  1. Completes Initial Intakes on phone, planning and case management within the scope of (social work/nursing) practice utilizing state protocols, Healthy Start Program Standards and Guidelines and supervisor’s instructions.
    1. Performs initial intakes on the phone or in-person with participants in the Healthy Start Program that are at risk for poor outcomes.
      1.  Provides an assessment of environmental; behavioral and social factors that impact on the pregnant woman and/or family’s health and ability to function.
      2. Provides education to Healthy Start clients and family members on various health issues related to pregnancy and parenting.
      3. Provides clients clarification of and assistance with access to the health care delivery system, WIC, and other resources.
      4. Refers clients to services based on needs identified during assessment and mutually established goals.
      5. Maintains necessary computer and time management to provide accurate, timely electronic record documentation of all Healthy Start activities in accordance with timelines necessary to meet Healthy Start Contract requirements. 
    2. Provides community-based case management/care coordination services for Healthy Start clients.
      1. Provides direction/assistance/referrals for Medicaid and Florida KidCare Insurance for uninsured women, children and families.
      2. Counsels the individual and family to support the process of overcoming environmental, emotional, or social problems that are affecting the health and wellbeing of the pregnant woman/mother/family.
  2. Performs high-risk home evaluations on infants born to chemically dependent parents, following the Healthy Start Standards and Guidelines, Chapter 12 and the Florida Administrative Code 10D-115 Department Rules for the treatment of these families.
  3. Promotes awareness of the Healthy Start program to clients, colleagues and community groups according to State guidelines and supervisor’s instructions
  4. Performs other related duties as necessary with adjustable scheduling.
    1. Adheres to the rules and regulations of Healthy Start as outlined in the 64F-3, Florida Administrative Code, and the Healthy Start Standards and Guidelines. 
    2. Follows Department of Health rules and regulations and departmental policies and procedures.
    3.  Maintains client confidentiality in a manner consistent with Florida Statutes and SCHD and Department of Health (DOH) policy.
    4. Updates all electronic databases.
    5. Conducts follow up services on clients referred from SCHD clinics.
    6. Maintains accurate/timely documentation of services and daily activity.

 

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Experience or knowledge of maternal/child health, breastfeeding, childbirth, infant care and addiction issues
  • Computer skills using a PC
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, Outlook and the Florida Department of Health – Health Management System (HMS) computer applications

 

Qualifications:

Minimum –

  • Associate Degree in Nursing, Social Work, Guidance and Counseling, or a related field of study

Preferred –

  • Experience in Motivational Interviewing 
  • Experience with the Healthy Start program

 

Florida Department of Health Mission, Vision, and Values:

Mission:

To protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county & community efforts.

Vision:

To be the Healthiest State in the Nation.

Values:

nnovation: We search for creative solutions and manage resources wisely.

C ollaboration: We use teamwork to achieve common goals & solve problems.

A ccountability: We perform with integrity & respect.

R esponsiveness: We achieve our mission by serving our customers & engaging our partners.

E xcellence: We promote quality outcomes through learning & continuous performance improvement.

 

Where You Will Work:

William L. Little Health & Human Services Center

2200 Ringling Boulevard       

Sarasota, FL34237

 

The Benefits of Working for the State of Florida:

WHAT BENEFITS ARE APPLICABLE TO OPS EMPLOYEES?

State of Florida 401(a) FICA Alternative Plan* - mandatory

Workers’ Compensation – mandatory

Reemployment Assistance (Unemployment Compensation) – mandatory

Deferred Compensation – voluntary

Employee Assistance Program – voluntary

 

WHAT BENEFITS ARE NOT APPLICABLE TO OPS EMPLOYEES?

Any form of paid leave

Paid holidays

Participation in the Florida Retirement System

Reinstatement rights or retention rights

 

APPLICABLE LAWS/RULES:

Sections 110.131, 110.1315 and 216.011(1)(dd), Florida Statutes

Rules 60L-33.005 and 60L-34.001, Florida Administrative Code

 

Please be advised:

 

Your responses to qualifying questions for this position must be verifiable by documentation provided through the electronic application process.  

 

This position requires a security background check and/or drug screening and participation in direct deposit. Note: You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) in order to conduct this background check. 

 

Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962, will not be eligible for hire or promotion unless they are registered with the Selective Services System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS. For more information, please visit the SSS website: http://www.sss.gov 

 

If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS on how your current benefits will 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 successful candidate will be required to complete the Form I-9 and that information will be verified using the E-Verify system.  E-Verify is operated by the Department of Homeland Security in partnership with the Social Security Administration to verify employment eligibility.   

 

Incumbents may be required to perform emergency duty before, during, and/or beyond normal work hours or days.

 

 

If there are any problems applying online, please call People First Staffing Administration: (877) 562-7287.

Service Center hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., ET. TTY users, call (866) 221-0268.

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.


Nearest Major Market: Sarasota
Nearest Secondary Market: Tampa