Job Description

An energetic couple to live in one of our agency foster family homes to care for children/siblings who have been placed in the dependency system (Foster Care). Provide 24-hour supervision and a structured environment to ensure the safety and well-being of each child. One parent must be non-working to ensure the appropriate care of the children in the home. The foster parent(s) must provide for the physical, emotional, educational and social needs of the children until the biological family can be reunited or a permanent placement plan can be implemented. Must be able to parent up to seven (7) children from the child welfare system at one time. 

 

Skills / Requirements

Must have a high school diploma or GED and at least two (2) years of experience working with children and families in child welfare; have excellent communication skills (written/verbal); and a valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record. Must be able to be licensed as foster parents by the Florida Department of Children and Families.

Training Requirements:

  1. Attend a minimum of 12 hours of training each year. Supervisor may recommend additional training to improve skills in employee’s particular field.
  2. Maintain current certification in CPR/First Aid, a valid Florida Driver’s License, and an active foster care license.

Classification: Exempt 

Full-time employees are eligible to receive a benefits plan including: medical, dental, life, and vision insurance coverage; flexible spending account, long term disability, and a matching 401k plan, among others. Full time employees are also eligible to receive holiday pay, and earn paid vacation after their first year of employment.

Important Notes

It is the policy of Kids In Distress to provide Equal Employment Opportunity for all employees and to applicants for employment in accordance with laws, statutes and regulations concerning equal employment opportunities and affirmative action. We strongly encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply to all of our job openings. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, age, disability status, Genetic Information & Testing, Family & Medical Leave, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Kids In Distress is a Drug Free Workplace and requires drug testing. Please submit your resume for consideration.