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Requisition No: 10674 Agency: Children and FamiliesWorking Title: CRITICAL CHILD SAFETY PRACTICE EXPERT - 60074194Position Number: 60074194 Salary: $55,000.00 - $60,000.00 Posting Closing Date: 05/11/2017 DESCRIPTIONThis advanced professional position is responsible for assessing and developing Child Protective Investigators (CPIs) to ensure fidelity to the Florida's Safety Practice model. The selected candidate must have extensive knowledge of child abuse, neglect and maltreatment and experience in child protection programs and possess analytical skills to address complex investigative activities. The selected candidate must maintain a working knowledge of federal and state laws regarding child abuse investigations, FL administrative codes and Child and Family Operations Procedures (CFOP). Ability to write accurate investigative reports and plans, organize and coordinate work assignments and facilitate trainings.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSA Bachelor's Degree;Bachelors of Master's Degree in Social work from a college or university Social work program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education is preferred.Must maintain Child Welfare Certification from the Florida Certification BoardMust possess a valid Driver's licenseSPECIAL NOTE:The selected candidate will be required to successfully complete two levels of a statewide certification process prior to the probation period. Level 1 Proficient: Individual will achieve an overall passing score on a randomly selected Rapid Safety Feedback reviewLevel 2 Expert: Individual will successfully demonstrate the ability to lead a statewide fidelity call and train the new safety practice.DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:Specific duties and responsibilities of the position include the following: Conduct complex case reviews of investigative activities to promptly identify potential child safety threats for children under the age of 4 who have multiple risk factors.Provide consultation and direction to CPIs and CPI Supervisors by engaging in discussions about patterns, potential danger threats, parental protective capabilities and child vulnerability by addressing child safety threats with a sense of urgency to ensure the sufficiency of such assessments and corresponding safety plans are effective.Provide ongoing training to staff on the safety practice model to ensure the practice model is being applied consistently and appropriately throughout the state.Conduct quarterly fidelity calls that will be open to all staff for the purpose of improving practice related to safety assessments and safety planning.Provide guidance to investigators by coaching, motivating, modeling, and providing other mentoring initiatives to ensure investigative activities are followed through properly, thoroughly, and with a sense of urgency.Conducts other activities as needed.Ensures effective communication with deaf or hard-of hearing customers and employees in accordance with the ADA and Section 504 and shall manage service records and report this data and any other resources and/or training needs to the designated point of contactThe 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.VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code. Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here. All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. .

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