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Clinical Program Manager
Friendship Circle/JAFCO
Hybrid Work
Miami, FL 33156
Up to $80,000 a year – Full-time

About Friendship Circle/Chabad

The Friendship Circle of Miami provides inclusive social and recreational programs for hundreds of children and adults with special needs and is affiliated with the Chabad of Kendall/Pinecrest. The Friendship Circle currently has more than 150 teenage volunteers and nearly 150 children and adults with special needs benefitting from 21 exciting programs. The organization will be celebrating the opening of a new 20,000-square-foot Friendship Circle Campus in the Fall of 2024.

Position Description

Position: Clinical Program Manager – Project Lifeline

Organization: The Friendship Circle of Miami (Kendall, FL) and JAFCO Children’s Ability Center (Sunrise, FL)

About Us: The Friendship Circle and JAFCO are proud partners committed to supporting and caring for children and families raising children with specialized needs. We are seeking a dedicated and compassionate Licensed Social Worker to join our team to provide services to parents and children, significantly impacting the lives of those we serve.

Position Summary: As a Licensed Social Worker leading the Project Lifeline program, you will play a vital role in advocating for children and families who rely on our services. Your primary responsibility will be providing intensive case management and support to parents. Offering a unique opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of families with developmental disabilities.

Role and Responsibilities: As the Project Lifeline social worker, your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
– Receive and assess all referrals for clinical services within the program.
– Conduct thorough initial intakes to evaluate the strengths and needs of children and families.
– Develop and implement service goals and plans, providing recommendations for the child and family.
– Establish and maintain ongoing professional relationships with families through regular home visits.
– Provide continuous support and information to families, adhering to regulatory and professional standards, aligning with our agency’s mission, vision, and values.
– Advocate for clients by coordinating access to community and professional services, removing barriers, including transportation.
– Stay informed about community resources and assist families in accessing appropriate developmental disability resources through referrals and case management.
– Attend community meetings, court hearings, IEP meetings, and other relevant provider meetings to support the child and family.
– Collaborate and communicate effectively with schools, physicians, therapists, and other professionals involved with the child and family.
– Maintain accurate and timely case notes, file documentation, and required paperwork according to agency policies.
– Attend weekly individual supervision and staff meetings at both program sites.
– Implement a Trauma-Informed Care Model and Person-Centered Approach in all procedures, practices, and daily interactions.
– Provide support for programmatic needs of the Friendship Circle, including evening and weekend activities as needed.
– Support the facilitation of parent programming and support groups.
– Participate in on-call support in rotation with the clinical team.
– Adhere to Florida Child Abuse Reporting Rules.
– Fulfill any other duties as requested or assigned.

– Master’s Degree in Social Work or a related field.
– State licensure or eligibility for licensure as a Social Worker.
– Experience in working with children and families with developmental disabilities in a clinical setting.
– Knowledge of developmental disabilities and community resources.
– Strong communication, organizational, and advocacy skills.
– Commitment to trauma-informed care and person-centered approaches.
– Willingness to support evening and weekend program activities.

The salary for this position is highly competitive and commensurate with experience and expertise. Benefits include time off for national holidays, Jewish holidays, 10 days annual vacation, and health insurance. The salary range is $70,000 to $80,000.

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time position requiring some late afternoon, early evening, and half-day work on every other Sunday during the school year, with compensatory time off provided.

The Friendship Circle prohibits discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations on the basis of race, creed, religion, color, sex, familial status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, status as a victim of domestic violence, dating violence or stalking, pregnancy, age, ancestry, national origin, disability, or source of income.