Date:Mar 12, 2018

Location:MIAMI, FL, US, 33128

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Requisition No: 31801

Agency: Children and Families


Position Number: 60073155

Salary: $38,659.92

Posting Closing Date: 03/16/2018

Duties and Responsibilities:

This is a highly professional position supporting the Southern Region Professional Development and Talent Management Director in assessing and promoting a healthy and productive work culture while enhancing the Department’s workforce in carrying out the Department’s mission and the Region’s vision in building and retaining a world class workforce. The employee assigned to this position will have related duties such as providing analysis of employee performance, ensuring work/life balance, ensuring a safe and positive environment, maximizing functionality of systems of care, practice fidelity and work culture, assist in teaching effective communication skills, model positive relationship building, assist in boosting morale, and may assist in teaching child welfare professional pre-service and/or other in-service professional development trianings. This position will report directly to the Regional Professional Development and Talent Management Director.

Building supportive rapport with employees, management and stakeholders involved in serving children and families within the Region. Conducts analysis of individual performance, management’s support, workplace culture, effectiveness of systems of care, and staff internal and external work relationships. Introduces techniques towards the mastery of time management, conflict resolution, life balance (to include the impact of and management of vicarious trauma), effective engagement of management, internal supports, and external resources. Engages in regular consultation with peer specialists to determine baselines, needs and progress met.Provide detailed reports with recommendations regarding additional supports and resources needed to maximize the needs of our workforce towards professional development, proficiency and retention. Communicates regularly with Region Leadership with regards to observations, interventions and recommendations. Clearly articulates observations and feedback to Region Leadership regarding behavioral trends and patterns, internal and external cultures, and barriers to maximizing job satisfaction and retention. Continually assess challenges, barriers and the talent management of our workforce. Be a part of a progressive, motivating and innovative team that will positively influence job satisfaction and retention in the Southern Region.

Teach and/or support Regional Child Welfare Professional Development as applicable.

Assisit in Regional recruiting initiatives as applicable.

Assist in Regional Leadership Academy Program initiatives.

Travel is required

Perform other related duties as necessary.

Knowledge, skills and abilities, including utilization of equipment, required for the position:

  • Understands and demonstrates the importance of building a healthy learning environment.

  • General knowledge of theories and practiced in child protection.

  • Knowledge of professional ethics related to child protective professionals.

  • Knowledge of family-centered interviewing and counseling techniques.

  • Knowledge of interviewing and observation techniques.

  • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments.

  • Possesses a general understanding of relevant DCF policies and procedures to include an understanding of the Regional Program Offices, Family Safety, Adult Protective Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health, Child Care Regulations, and ESS.

  • Ability to actively listen to others.

  • Possesses strong communication skills.

  • Possesses a positive attitude and a desire to promote a positive work environment.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

  • Ability to utilize computer systems.

  • Ability to write and speak at a professional level.

  • Knowledge of conflict resolution strategies.

  • Knowledge of life balance practices and consequences.

  • Knowledge of best practices in time management.

  • Ability to assess employee, systemic and stakeholder strengths and weaknesses.

  • Understands the fundamentals of personality profiling and their implications.

  • Strong attention to detail.

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE. Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply. Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code. Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clickinghere. All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement.

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