Home Study Contractor for Central Florida (Per Diem)

OVERVIEW

Better Together works to end the root causes of poverty, dependency, divorce and child abuse by leveraging the power of the local church to provide struggling families with supportive relationships and meaningful work. Once properly supported, families can achieve independence, stay together and thrive.

The Better Together team seeks a Home Study Contractor in Central Florida, which consists of Hardee, Osceola, Highlands, Polk, Orange, and Seminole counties to screen prospective volunteer families.

The ideal candidate should be licensed in the state of Florida to conduct home studies or have a Masters in social work. They should have demonstrated communication and organization skills. The Home Study Contractor should be a self-starter who thrives when challenged and is comfortable working remotely and finding creative solutions.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Home Study Contractor will have two primary roles, broken down into key responsibilities. They are:

Screening of Prospective Host Families

  • Identify potential risk factors and strengths of the Host Family
  • Conduct in-depth interviews with all parties
  • Gather necessary information to develop/complete home studies
  • Verify all references provided
  • Review and Assess families based upon Safety Checklist
  • Train and review water safety and SIDS paperwork with host family

Home Study recording and documentation

  • Prepare home studies using Better Together template for new Host Families
  • Review and complete all required paperwork
  • Meet all deadlines consistently
  • Write Home Studies professionally, and check work for spelling and errors prior to submitting for approval
  • Maintain professional relationship with all parties
  • Work closely with the Program Administrator to ensure continuity between the home study specialist and other Better Together team members.
  • Participate via phone or video conference as needed
  • Return all documents utilized to prepare home study to Better Together once completed

REQUIREMENTS

  • Master’s degree in Social Work or certified with the state of Florida in completing home studies.

TIMING, LOCATION AND COMPENSATION

Better Together seeks to fill this position as soon as possible. The organization’s headquarters are in Naples, Florida. Better Together has built a highly successful work culture over the past decade with systems and structures designed for clarity, flexibility, and great communication. This position must be able to serve in these Central Florida Counties: Hardee, Osceola, Highlands, Polk, Orange, and Seminole counties.

Please email a cover letter and resume to hiring@bettertogetherus.org.

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