Requisition Number: 11473A
State: FL


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Description/Job Summary


The Unit Manager-Early Childhood Court is a highly responsible mid - management position, responsible for the oversight and performance of the Early Childhood Court Unit. The Unit Manager manages the work of counselors within the child protection system as it relates to safety, permanency and well-being of children within the dependency system and assigned to the Early Childhood Court program. This position requires a working knowledge of state and federal laws, administrative rules and regulations pertaining to the mission of child protective services, Department of Children and Families Operational Procedures and Lakeview Operational Procedures.  The incumbent will supervise counselors’ work with children and their families; work closely and act as a liaison with, The Department of Children and Families Child Protection Investigations, Children’s Legal Services, courts and community providers.  The Unit Manager will be an expert in the program area assigned, use systematic planning, tracking and problem solving processes, manage conflict resolution, develop community relations and promote the professional development of counselors. Responsible for adhering and supporting the core standards of Early Childhood Court process.  Supports Child Welfare Case Managers in the ECC Unit to ensure understanding of:  ECC) – Importance of counsel with caregivers in each case on ECC process and importance of their involvement in child parent psychotherapy and court team meetings.  (ECC) – Importance of concurrent planning philosophy and process with biological parents and caregivers as it relates to 0 to 3 age group, attachment, and expediting permanency.  (ECC) – Importance of providing additional supports to biological parents including transportation and physical guidance for access to services and appointments.  (ECC) – Importance of providing  additional support to caregivers to preserve the placement and access needed supports and services.  (ECC) – Importance of regular consultation with CPP clinician, ECC team members outside of court team staffings.  (ECC) – Importance of engagement and support team decision making.

  • Master’s Degree in social work or a related area of study from an accredited college or university and at least two (2) years’ experience in human services or child welfare programs.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in social work or a related area of study from an accredited college or university and four (4) years of experience in human services or child welfare programs may be substituted.
  • A doctorate in social work or a related area of study may be substituted for one (1) year of the required experience.  
  • Certification as a Child Protection Professional Supervisor.  If not certified, must complete certification within one (1) year of employment and maintains certification as a child protection professional Supervisor.

These responsibilities do not reflect all duties the incumbent will be required to perform. This description serves as an overview only. Salary is based on experience. Excellent fringe benefits. Days and hours may vary.

Lakeview Center is a Drug Free/Nicotine Free Workplace Employer, DRUG TESTING/NICOTINE TESTING REQUIRED.

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