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Counselor II - Street Outreach Program

Company: Children's Home Society of Florida
Location: Pensacola
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Overview

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Are you passionate about making a positive difference for generations to come?

Are you caring, thoughtful, and innovative?

If you want to join the largest, oldest, and leading premier nonprofit organization within child welfare,

Children's Home Society of Florida is for you!

As a Counselor II for the Street Outreach Program you will support our growing needs for youth case management services. You will be part of a team dedicated to providing supportive services to the runaway and homeless youth and their families in the Escambia and Santa Rosa County areas through Street Outreach. You will primarily be providing intensive case management services to youth ages 14-21 to include required assessments, referrals and coordination with community providers. You will assist youth and their families toward the goal of recognizing their full potential. This is an excellent opportunity for a focused and dedicated social services professional who has a passion for making a positive difference and thrives in a fast-paced, never-the-same work environment.

WHY JOIN CHS?

  • Mission driven uplifting work culture
  • Great benefits suite including generous paid time off and holidays
  • Growth and professional development opportunities
  • Culture for continuous improvement and only being the best!

Responsibilities

YOU WILL:

  • Provide Trauma Informed Care and Positive Youth Development interventions and case management services while upholding the CHS Standard of Care.
  • Engage street youth where they are and interact in a non-threatening manner, providing for immediate needs such as food, clothing and access to shelter.
  • Encourage connection to community resources through gateway services, HMIS screening, assessments and service plan coordination.
  • Provide client education such as basic skills, independent living skills, anger management, behavior management, etc.
  • Provide case management services including information, service referrals and links; coordinate services with other professionals and para-professionals and liaise with outside social service agencies and other organizations, where appropriate.
  • Participate in weekly Street Solutions Team meetings.
  • Develop the aftercare plans with the youth.
  • Coordinate service with the family members through safety planning as necessary.

  • Provide culturally sensitive community based street outreach, prevention and educational services.
  • Develop and maintain records and program documentation, such as assessments, treatment plans, progress notes and after care summaries, according to contract and CHS Standards.
  • Generate and maintain necessary reports and paperwork (i.e., Quality Assurance and program reports, Peer reviews etc)

Qualifications

YOU HAVE:

  • Working knowledge of the social services field, especially youth
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule to include a presence in the community where youth frequent.
  • Strong organizational skills and a tireless focus on quality results
  • Exceptional leadership, interpersonal and communication skills that allow you to work well with diverse teams, clients and families
  • Resiliency, with a propensity to persevere in spite of constant change
  • A sincere passion for helping others in need

YOU NEED:

  • Bachelor's degree in Social Work, Human Services or related field Note: Positions with Social Worker in the title require the Bachelor's degree

Keywords: Children's Home Society of Florida, Pensacola , Counselor II - Street Outreach Program, Other , Pensacola, Florida

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