Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Family Advocate (St. John's Co.) in Saint Augustine, Florida

Description

This role is a field-based position based out of St. John's Co.

If your looking for a great entry level opportunity to grow into child welfare case management, then Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health has an opportunity that will interest you! We are looking for a motivated, dedicated and compassionate person to be a Family Advocate (Case Management Support).

Being a Family Advocate (Case Management Support) has its Advantages

As a Family Advocate (Case Management Support) at Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health, you will work with other dedicated professionals who share your passion for helping individuals in need. We offer:

  • The rewards of seeing families improve and flourish with the services you referred them to

  • Growth opportunities to progress into Case Management (with Bachelor's Degree) with tuition reimbursement available

  • Excellent benefits including low-cost, high coverage health insurance, generous time-off, and competitive retirement

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health provides Family Preservation and Child Welfare case management services for children and families referred by the Department of Children and Families, to ensure a community without abuse, neglect or abandonment. Based out of St. Augustine, FL and providing coverage throughout St. John's County, this position is responsible for working in conjunction with the Family Specialist to implement the Family Preservation Plan. It will provide direct support to the family in the home and community setting, transports clients safely and timely to and from appointments, observes and documents family progress, and provides ongoing feedback regarding progress to the Family Specialist.

Keywords: transporter, case management support, case management, social work, social services, social worker, human services, child welfare, child protection, child advocate, family advocate, family counselor, family visitation, BSW, non-profit

Qualifications

Education:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent

Experience:

  • 1+ years working with at-risk children and families, child welfare, direct support, or related required

  • Prior experience with car seats, installation and safety, and expiration dates required

Other Requirements:

  • Valid, unrestricted driver's license required

  • Must be available to attend a 3 day new hire orientation, Monday - Wednesday, 9am - 5pm

Company Overview

About Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health is one of the largest and most advanced behavioral healthcare organizations in the country. Informed by the latest advancements in science and medicine, we combine evidence-based interventions with compassionate family engagement to help change lives. We were founded in 1912 by special education pioneer, Helena Devereux. Today, Devereux is a national nonprofit partner for individuals, families, schools and communities, serving many of the most vulnerable members of our society in areas of autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities, specialty mental health, and child welfare.

Our Mission: Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health changes lives – by unlocking and nurturing human potential for people living with emotional, behavioral or cognitive differences.

We employ more than 7,500 staff and operate 15 centers in 13 states. We offer a comprehensive national network of clinical, therapeutic, educational, and employment programs and services that positively impact the lives of tens of thousands of children, adults and their families every year.

Our Culture, Our Expectations

At Devereux, we strive to incorporate servant leadership into our culture and every aspect of our organizational framework; from the delivery of quality services to individuals served, their families, and other stakeholders to the development and empowerment of our employees. We offer challenging and exciting work, and our supportive team environment creates an empowering and positive atmosphere. To be successful in our work environment, you will put the needs of others first, and will feel called to serve, and called to lead.

Competitive Salary and Benefits

In addition to a competitive salary, Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health provides a comprehensive health and welfare program to eligible full-time employees, family members and domestic partners. Our benefit programs include medical (including telemedicine - medical care via phone, web, app), dental, prescription drug, preventative care, mental health services and an employee assistance / work-life balance program. In addition, we offer tuition assistance, generous time-off, a 403(b) retirement plan with matching benefit, and voluntary/employee paid supplemental life and accident coverage.

Visit benefits.devereux.org to see why we are a great place to work!

The employment policies of Devereux are to recruit and hire qualified employees without discrimination because of race, religion, creed, color, age, sex, marital status, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, disability, veteran status, communication ability, gender identity or expression or sexual orientation and to treat them equally with respect to compensation and opportunities for advancement - including upgrading, promotion and transfer - consistent with individual skills and the needs of Devereux.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We will consider applicants for this position without regard to any category protected by applicable federal, state or local law, including but not limited to race, religion, sex, color, age, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, national origin, marital status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status or uniform service member status.

Devereux is a drug-free workplace, drug screening required. EOE

Requisition ID 2019-3921

Category Support

Position Type Full-Time