Peace River Center Bartow , FL 33830
Children's Targeted Case Manager, Bartow, Bilingual (Spanish) required. Full Time M-F 8-5 pm, $14.25 hourly, Bachelor's level position that requires the person have the ability to prioritize workload and work independently.
Assist recipients in gaining access to needed medical, social, educational, and other services. Will primarily cover Clients residing in Hardee and Highlands counties. Must be age 21 to be a qualified driver.
Minimum of 1 year experience working with children with serious emotional disturbances. Experience with DCF, Child Abuse Laws, and basic mental health knowledge. Peace River Center is a Drug Free workplace and requires an approved DCF Level 2 background clearance. Updated 08-29-2018/BR
Targeted Case Manager Resiliency Team
JOB TITLE: Targeted Case Manager - Bilingual
EFFECTIVE DATE: 2018
PROGRAM: Resiliency Team
REPORTS TO: Supervisor of Children's Case Management
FACILITY: Main Street
JOB STATUS: Full Time
FLSA: Non Exempt
This is a Bachelor's level position that requires the person to have the ability to prioritize workload and work independently.
Assist recipients in gaining access to needed medical, social, educational, and other services.
The primary goal is to optimize the functioning of recipients who have complex needs by coordinating the provision of quality treatment and support services in the most efficient and effective manner. A majority of duties will be in the community working with children and families providing services in-home, at daycare, in the school system, and in residential treatment facilities. Bilingual required.
This position will be based in Bartow and will primarily cover services in Polk County. However, services are available in Highlands and Hardee Counties as needs arise.
In the performance of their respective task and duties, all employees are expected to conform to the following:
a. Adhere to all PRC policies and Code of Conduct standards and at all times exhibit all
PRC's Core Values.
b. Perform quality work within deadlines without direct supervision.
c. Interact professionally with other employees, customers, and vendors.
d. Work independently, while understanding the necessity for communicating and coordinating work efforts with other employees and organizations, as required.
e. Work effectively as a team contributor on all assignments.
Ability to arrive/report to work on time ready to work and with clean hygiene.
Ability to abide by principles of EEO compliance and a workplace of dignity and respect.
Ability to work cooperatively in a group/team setting and to show respect to others.
Ability to take guidance and direction from supervisors.
Adhere to company /program dress code standards.
Make appropriate contacts with community providers that may be working with the child.
Maintain accurate records.
Provide on-site services to optimize the functioning of recipients who have complex needs by coordinating the provision of quality treatment and support services, i.e., monitoring, linking, advocating, planning and assessing.
Services will be provided in- home, at daycare, in the school system, and in residential treatment facilities.
Conduct assessments/interventions which include assessment of substance abuse/co-occurring issues, mental health disorders, and family systems issues.
Access appropriate PRC and/or Community Resources for the child and family.
Interact professionally with families, school personnel, inter/intra agency representatives and the general public.
A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university or college
With an in field degree at least one-year experience working with children with serious emotional disturbances.
With an out of field degree at least three years experience working with children with serious emotional disturbances. This may include Internship and Volunteer Services.
Must have knowledge and experience in using local community resources as referrals. Experience in basic child development and family relationships.
Experience with DCF, Child Abuse Laws, and basic mental health knowledge.
Must be Bilingual Spanish.
Must complete the ACHA approved Children's TCM training within 90 days of employment.
Attend all scheduled work hours, meetings, trainings, and other PRC functions in compliance with full time PRC employment.
Knowledge and Skills:
Excellent verbal communication and writing skills in English
Ability to react to change productively
Ability to make dependent decisions relating to recipients' service needs
Ability to prioritize workload and work independently
Ability to deal with stressful situations or difficult people
Ability to act/react quickly and professionally in a variety of relevant crisis situations
Comply with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rules and regulations
Life Safety Equipment (fire extinguisher)
Must have reliable transportation and be of age 21 to pass our DOT requirement
Must have clean driving record DMV check will be performed upon hire
Must provide and maintain proof of personal vehicle coverage of $50,000/$100,000 Bodily Injury
Requires Valid Florida Driver's license
Machines, Tool and Equipment Used:
Computer, telephone, fax, copier, TV/VCR/DVD