Current Openings

SOCIAL WORKER – Children’s Ability Center

Hours:  Tuesday – Saturday (Full-time)

This person will function as a team member in coordinating services for children and their families under the care and supervision of the Program Director. The social worker will serve as the child and family’s primary advocate facilitating the best possible care and services available.

Role and Responsibilities

This person’s job responsibility includes but is not limited to the following:

  • Conduct initial intakes, assessments, and discharges
  • Provide comprehensive information and referral for services within the South Florida developmental disabilities community
  • Facilitate support groups, parent education, and behavior training
  • Participate in all Respite activities, including scheduling and supervision
  • Provide counseling and case management services both in the office and in home
  • Maintain documentation for client files and program compliance including but not limited to:
    • Intake packets
    • Service plans and updates
    • CFARS
    • JADE Database
    • Monthly progress reports
    • Medication Logs
    • Case notes
  • Advocate for client by coordinating all community and professional services and eliminating barriers to accessing treatment including transportation if needed

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work, Mental Health, Family Therapy or related field, Licensed, and a minimum of 2 years direct experience and commitment to working with children who have a developmental disability and their families
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Competent in Word and Excel
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and a clean driving record
  • Must maintain Bodily Injury Liability insurance of $100,000 per claim, $300,000 per incident on their personal automobile when driving clients or their children.
  • CPR, First Aid, and Water Safety certification
  • Available to work a flexible schedule including nights and weekends as needed
  • Available to be on-call for emergencies

EOE

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RBT (Registered Behavior Technician) Part-Time, Evenings & Weekends

Assist in the development and implementation of the respite services offered by the JAFCO Children’s Ability Center. This person’s job responsibility includes but is not limited to the following:

  • Assist in the implementation of treatment plans created by the supervisor to ensure safety, structure, and enrichment for the children
  • Assist in providing appropriate training to staff, volunteers and parents
  • Physically provide on-site behavioral interventions as needed and model behavioral skills for all staff
  • Assist in the facilitation of groups with caregivers, siblings and family members
  • Develop materials to support behavior training
  • Attend team meetings and parent conferences
  • Be available and flexible to assist with emergency scheduling needs for all respite programs

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Minimum of High School diploma or Bachelor’s Degree or currently working towards higher education in the field of Behavior Analysis
  • Certification as a Registered Behavior Technician
  • Minimum of 1 year of ABA experience with children with developmental disabilities
  • Experience in programming and behavioral intervention with children with developmental disabilities
  • Strong written and verbal skills
  • CPR, First Aid, and Water Safety certification
  • Must be capable of becoming PCM Practitioner Level 2 Certified
  • Available to work a flexible schedule including nights and weekends as needed
  • Valid Driver’s License and clean driving record required
  • High energy, excellent interpersonal skills, ability to problem solve

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Direct Care Staff

This person will provide a safe and structured environment as well as provide for the physical needs of the children receiving services from JAFCO.

Job Responsibilities:

This person’s job responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Provide for the physical needs of the children
  • Prepare, or arrange for, daily meals and snacks
  • Maintain a safe and structured home environment
  • Coordinate children’s activity schedule in the home and at the Respite Center
  • Coordinate children’s transportation to extracurricular activities
  • Accompany children to all activities and assist other staff in engaging children in the activities
  • Supervise proper hygiene routines
  • Supervise medication distribution and document appropriately
  • Attend staff meetings and in-services as required

Physical Job Requirements:  Must be physically capable of driving an automobile in a safe manner.  Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds, stoop, bend, kneel, stand/walk up to 4 hours, and be capable of continuous activity with children; must be able to perform housekeeping duties such as mopping and vacuuming large areas; must be physically able to participate in PCM training (Professional Crisis Management).

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalency and 3 years work-related experience
  • Valid Driver’s License and clean driving record required
  • Available to work a flexible schedule including nights and weekends as needed
  • Strong verbal and written command of the English Language
  • CPR, First Aid, and Water Safety Certification

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