Posted: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 6:22 AM
Agency: Department of Health
Working Title: SOCIAL SERVICES COUNSELOR :
Salary: 28, : 32,
Posting Closing Date: 09/20/2017
Must be comfortable counseling clients about sexual and drug risk reduction strategies. Must use plan of care that focus on the clients strengths. Must be comfortable assisting clients in a social crisis situation. Must be comfortable providing outreach activities as a means of providing care and education to the public. Must have knowledge of community resources available in Marion County.
Bachelors degree as a generalist social worker preferred. Experience with computer programs such as: Microsoft Office, Outlook, Excel and Word preferred.
All applications must be completed online through People First. No faxed or mailed applications will be accepted by the agency.
**NOTE: Your responses to qualifying questions for this position must be verifiable by documentation provided through the electronic application process. **
This position requires a security background check and participation in direct deposit.
Note: You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) in order to conduct this background check.
Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962, will not be eligible for hire or promotion unless they are registered with the Selective Services System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS. For more information, the SSS website: sss.gov
If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS on how your current benefits will be affected if you are re:employed with the State of Florida. Your current retirement benefits may be canceled, suspended or deemed ineligible depending upon the date of your retirement.
The successful candidate will be required to complete the Form I:9 and that information will be verified using the E:Verify system. E:Verify is operated by the Department of Homeland Security in partnership with the Social Security Administration to verify employment eligibility.
Incumbents may be required to perform emergency duty before, during, and/or beyond normal work hours or days.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES
Ability to communicate with emphasis on listening effectively in English, written and verbal
Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work activities
Ability to identify community resources
Ability to maintain strict confidentiality
Ability to maintain effective working relationships with others
Must successfully take 500/501 HIV testing and counseling class
Must be able to lift up to 10 lbs., push, pull, and maintain a drivers license
Duties and Responsibilities
This is professional position to provide case management to clients receiving clinical care within the Florida Department of Health Marion County. This position allows access to clients medical records and HMS.
Provides ongoing risk assessments to high risk clients receiving clinical care within the Florida Department of Health Marion County HIV Clinic to encourage risk reduction strategies. Clients will be assisted in developing an individualized plan of care by developing their strengths and utilizing their support system to reach optimal mental and physical health.
Assesses clients for economic, social, and physical needs and provides necessary referrals.
Provides direct care coordination services to enhance the participants ability to access care and maintain continuity of care including follow up of referrals and missed appointments. Assesses clients in crisis and provides referral if necessary to higher level of psychiatric care. Manages schedule of assigned clients.
Maintains an up to date listing and connection wit
• Location: Ocala
• Post ID: 18484137 ocala