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Job Class Description

Class Code:PA029


General Description

Coordinates the daily activities and services of the Child Protective Team (CPT).

Works independently, under limited supervision, reporting major activities through periodic meetings.

Duties and Responsibilities

The functions listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this class. Management may assign additional functions related to the type of work of the job as necessary.

Coordinates the daily activities and services of the CPT, including arranging for medical and non-medical staff availability 24/7.

Oversees and ensures overall operation of the team. Coordinates with other agency staff services, addresses issues, and ensures data input.

Supervises team staff-individual supervision with Behavioral Health Clinician and Human Services Supervisor.

Meets with two intake coordinators regarding intakes and requests for service.

Ensures that child abuse reports made to the Florida Abuse Hotline are received and reports are reviewed within the required contract timeframe.

Coordinates services with the child protection staff from the Department of Children and Families (DCF), law enforcement, other health programs, and local community resources-serve as liaison to Broward Sheriff’s Office (BSO)/Child Protective Investigations Section (CPIS), Childnet, State Attorney’s Office (SAO), Office of the Attorney General (OAG) regarding cases, service issues via calls, emails, and Crimes Against Children Conference (CACC) meetings.

Serves as a liaison with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Program Office to ensure compliance with standards, policies, and performance criteria; completes monthly performance reports, leads team coordinators monthly conference call, and reviews monthly data with staff.

Participates in the development of the team budget.

Provides or arranges for training in the community for professional staff and others.

Completes a minimum of eight (8) hours of training per year in child abuse, abandonment, and neglect.

Ensures that required training hours for staff and subcontractors is documented in the CPTIS (Child Protective Team Information System).

Prepares performance evaluations and reviews performance evaluations completed by supervisors.

Completes travel paperwork for staff and DOH (Department of Health) inventory.

Reads interview reports, final case summaries, and reviews case notes.

Ensures compliance of forensic interview peer review.

Attends County, department, and division meetings.

Ensures representation at death review meetings monthly.

Participates in regular agency meetings, to include monthly and leadership meetings.

Conducts/oversees weekly case staff meetings.

Performs related work as assigned.

Physical Demands

Physical demands refer to the requirements for physical exertion and coordination of limb and body movement.

Performs sedentary work that involves walking or standing some of the time and involves exerting up to 10 pounds of force on a regular and recurring basis or sustained keyboard operations using a computer or laptop.

Unavoidable Hazards (Work Environment)

Unavoidable hazards refer to the job conditions that may lead to injury or health hazards even though precautions have been taken.


Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Master's Degree in clinical psychology, clinical social work, or mental health counseling, or a closely related field.

Requires six (6) years of experience with at least three (3) years of post-bachelor experience in direct service of child abuse and neglect field including: at least two (2) years in program planning, administration, and management and at least one (1) year in Child Protection Services (Child Protective Investigations, Community Based Care Case Management, and Child Protection Teams) includes two (2) years of supervisory experience.

Special Certifications and Licenses

Must possess a valid Florida driver’s license at time of appointment, and must be able to the ability to drive and the ability to obtain and maintain authorization to drive on County business.

Must possess Florida licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist, Clinical Social Worker, or Mental Health Counselor at the time of appointment.

Must successfully complete the Forensic Interview Training course by an approved provider within one (1) years of employment.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance

Broward County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  The ADA requires Broward County to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with management.

Emergency Management Responsibilities

Note: During emergency conditions, all County employees are automatically considered emergency service workers. County employees are subject to being called to work in the event of a disaster, such as a hurricane, or other emergency situation and are expected to perform emergency service duties, as assigned.

County-wide Employee Responsibilities

All Broward County employees must serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County’s Ethics and Conflict of Interest policies. 

All Broward County employees must establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, political affiliation, familial status, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity and expression.