Location: Trenton, FL or Gainesville, FL
Pay Rate: $15.26/hour
The Family Intervention Specialist (FIS) functions as substance abuse treatment system experts and representatives to child welfare. FIS provide adult substance abuse outreach, screening, intervention, and case management. FIS do not function as the primary treatment counselor. Their role is to serve as a consultant to, and coordinator with, child welfare and a motivator/supporter for families. FIS may be co-located with protective investigation workers, and shall maintain close contact with protective investigators and other child welfare workers. FIS maintain caseloads of up to 35 families. This position functions as a consultant and coordinator with protective service providers and the primary therapist. The Family Intervention Specialist provides resources, education, and motivational counseling to the client to promote family safety, prevent consequences of substance abuse on families under protective supervision or at risk of being under protective supervision by reducing drug and alcohol abuse, support parents/caregivers in completing case plans for permanency and reunification and recovery. This position often requires community-based services and a flexible schedule that will allow for work outside of normal business hours.
Bachelor's degree required from an accredited university with major course work in the areas of psychology, sociology, social work, health education, criminal justice or a related human services field.
One year of experience working with substance abuse required. Experience with both substance abuse and child abuse/neglect is preferred.
Must have a current Florida Driver's License with a clean driving record while meeting company insurance requirements.
In order to qualify as a Center Driver, the candidate must at least 21 years of age and have an active Florida Driver's license. Motor Vehicle Record will be reviewed for eligibility. No more than 3 moving violations and/or accidents within the past 3 years and no major violations during the past 5 years. Drivers over 65 years old must provide a current doctor's note stating they have no driving limitations.