NATURE OF WORK
This is advanced administrative, supervisory, and coordinative work for the Child Protection Team. Work involves responsibility for coordinating daily activities and services of the child protection team program, including arranging for staffing 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Employees in this class exercise thorough knowledge of administrative principles and techniques as well as knowledge of child abuse assessment and the dynamics of child abuse. General supervision is received from an administrative superior who reviews completed work for effectiveness of results.
Ensures that the County's Child Protection Team program meets the Florida Statutory mandates of Chapter 39.
Directs and coordinates the child abuse assessment and intervention services so as to meet the contractual obligations to the State of Florida.
Trains, coordinates, and supervises team staff.
Ensures that child abuse reports made to the Florida Abuse Hotline are received and that reports meeting the mandatory criteria are reviewed by the CPT medical director or designee to determine whether a medical exam is needed.
Coordinates services with the child protection staff from DCF or local sheriff's office and other agencies.
Serves as a liaison with CMS Program Office to ensure compliance with standards, policies, and performance criteria.
Prepares annual team budget and prepares required reports.
Attends multi-agency and full team meetings and seminars related to child abuse to contribute to the professional growth of program personnel; develops and implements in-service training for the Child Protection Team.
Maintains a liaison between related community programs, city, state and national agencies and organizations.
Develops and coordinates record keeping systems and quality assurance systems for effective program evaluation; consults with CPT medical director and unit supervisors to evaluate the Child Protection Team program.
Receives reports and maintains records of the activities of the Child Protection Team as required; compiles narrative and statistical information.
Promotes and organizes community support for child abuse prevention through lectures, meetings, publication of articles, and other means.
Performs related work as required.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS
Thorough knowledge of methods, procedures and practices of mental health assessment facilities and/or Child Protection Team programs.
Thorough knowledge of best practices in child abuse assessments and intervention.
Thorough knowledge of administrative and supervisory principles, practices and techniques.
Considerable knowledge of current laws, developments and literature in child abuse.
Ability to initiate policies and procedures which will improve quality of service for client risk assessments.
Ability to plan, supervise, and coordinate the work of others in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale.
Ability to relate CPT recommendations to community groups and agencies.
Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Ability to 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.
Ability to 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, religion, age, sex, disability, political affiliation or sexual orientation.
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
A Master's Degree in clinical psychology, clinical social work, or mental health counseling; six years experience in the field of child abuse and neglect including direct service, supervision, program planning and administration; or any equivalent combination of relevant training and experience.
Bargaining Unit: Government Supervisors Association -
FLSA Status: Exempt
Code of Ethics No
Work Locations: Children's Service Administration
Class Spec. Estab./Revised: E10/00, R01/02