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Level 1 Licensing Specialist (Spanish Speaking)

Company: Citrus Health Network, Inc.
Location: Miami
Posted on: May 6, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description* Responsible for providing excellent quality customer service and ensuring the performance and compliance of families assigned for initial licensure or for yearly re-licensure and to ensure the development and retention of quality foster homes.* Compliance with established procedure to review and evaluate each applicant, in collaboration with the Department of Children and Families (DCF), as required by state and federal guidelines to make recommendations based on assessment to issue or deny a license.* Abide with time sensitive requirements for yearly re-licensure of homes and for the initial submission of prospective foster families' initial licensure file.* Support retention strategies to reduce placement disruptions and to increase foster parent satisfaction.* Actively participate in regular supervision and in the Licensing Department's meetings to support efficient and effective team work, collaboration within a solution-oriented approach to address barriers and challenges.* Responsible for timely submission of data for monthly statistical reports.* Timely communication of concerns or incidents reported or observed related to a foster home or child(ren) in foster placement potentially impacting child well-being and/or child safety to immediate supervisor or designee as per established procedure.* Participates in the Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement Program.* Contributes to multi-cultural sensitivity within the agency and in the community.* Compliance with requirements of child welfare certification to ensure certification remains active.* Maintains database related to target dates to ensure timely submission of assigned foster families licensure file, requests for waivers, foster care referrals and placement HOLDS; details compiled and reviewed during regular supervision with immediate supervisor.* Ensures timely completion of comprehensive foster home studies based on the strengths and needs of the foster families.* Ensures initial and/or re-licensing files are aligned with Citrus Family Care Network policies and procedures and in compliance with the related DCF administrative code and Florida Statutes.* Displays understanding of and sensitivity to service population's cultural and socioeconomic characteristics.Minimum Requirements* Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in Social Work or a related field, combination of child welfare experience and other unrelated degree may be considered. Master's Degree is preferred.* Minimum of one (1) year of experience in licensing activities related to child care, foster care, residential care, child regulatory programs or other child focused programs.* Knowledge and experience with statues for licensing 65C13, 65C14, and 65C15.* Bilingual/Spanish: must be able to communicate effectively with native Spanish speakers. The ability to read and write Spanish is preferred.* Certified Child Welfare Professional for area of work; licensing.* Familiarity with the Florida Child Welfare Practice Model and knowledgeable in Child Welfare electronic system of record (FSFN).* Strong knowledge of HIPAA guidelines, and superior understanding of the importance of confidentiality.* Highly developed Cultural Awareness and Sensitivity is required.* Must have comprehensive knowledge of a variety of computer software applications in word processing, spreadsheets, database, and presentation software, including Word, Excel, and other MS Office products. Proficiency in Microsoft Excel required.

Keywords: Citrus Health Network, Inc., Miami , Level 1 Licensing Specialist (Spanish Speaking), Other , Miami, Florida

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