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Description/Job Summary

This is a highly responsible position, which supervises and manages the work of Circuit 1 Placement Staff within the child protection system. This position requires a working knowledge of state and federal laws, administrative rules and regulations pertaining to the mission of child protective services, Department of Children and Families 

Operational Procedures and Lakeview/FFN Operational Procedures. The incumbent will work directly for the Director of Resource Management and will be responsible to motivate, communicate, evaluate, plan and direct the work of the FFN Placement Team. This position will be responsible for supervision of all placement units across Circuit 1. The Placement Team Manager will supervise placement staffs work with children and foster parents, the Department of Children and Families child protection investigators, FamiliesFirst Network Family Services Counselors, Licensing Counselors, community providers and residential treatment providers; assuring appropriate alternatives have been identified and utilized properly. The Team Manager will be an expert in the program area assigned, use systematic planning, tracking and problem solving processes, manage conflict resolution, develop community relations and promote professional development of staff, and manage placement utilization. They will also represent FFN at all Circuit Child of Concern staffings and coordinate referrals and placement of children into specialized treatment alternatives. 

  • Must have Bachelor's degree in social services, economic, health, rehabilitative, or medical related field. 
  • One (2) years experience in child welfare work and two (2) years leadership experience. 
  • A Master's degree from an accredited college or university in social service may substitute for 1 year of the required experience. 
  • Must have strong written and verbal communication skills. 

To Apply

Interested applicants please visit and complete the on-line application.  If you require additional assistance, please call Human Resources at 850-469-3729.

Lakeview Center is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Drug Free/Nicotine Free Workplace Employer, DRUG TESTING/NICOTINE TESTING REQUIRED

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