Requisition Number: 11957
Job Title: UNIT MANAGER - ADOPTIONS
City: PENSACOLA
State: FL

UNIT MANAGER - ADOPTIONS

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Description/Job Summary

FamiliesFirst Network of Lakeview (FFN) represents a partnership with the Department of Children and Families (DCF) to provide an array of foster care and related services in coordination with network partners. The network includes DCF, Lakeview Center (as the lead agency), judiciary, sub-contracted service providers, foster parents, the Circuit 1 Community Alliance, agency stakeholders, and the community working together to implement the legislative mandate for community-based care. Services include: case management for out-of-home and in-home placements; foster home recruitment, training, recommendation for licensure, and support; adoption support; an independent living program; dependency court resource facilitation; sub-contract management; and other services related to abused and neglected children and their families.

Overview:

This is a highly responsible mid - management position, which manages the work of counselors 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 Operational Procedures. The incumbent will supervise case managers’ work with children and their families; work closely and act as a liaison with, The Department of Children and Families Child Protection Investigations, Children’s Legal Services, courts and community providers. The Team Supervisor 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 the professional development of employees. 

Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree and at least two (2) year’s experience in human services or child welfare programs. A Bachelor’s degree and four (4) years of experience in human services or child welfare programs may be substituted. A doctorate may be substituted for one (1) year of the required experience. 
  • The following related degrees will be accepted: Counseling, Social Work, Human Services, Education, Human Sciences, Law, Behavioral Sciences, Human Development, Psychology, Social Policy, Sociology, Public Administration, Education, Community Development, Health Science, Political Science, and Criminal Justice/Criminology. 
  • Certification as a Child Protection Professional Supervisor. If not certified, must complete certification within one 
  • (1) year of employment. 


Physical Requirements:

  • While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk and effectively communicate with clients and co-workers. Employee may be required to sit for long periods of time. The position will require travel. Vision requirements include close and distance vision. Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. as position requires lifting children in and out of a vehicle. 

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 


To Apply

Interested applicants please visit www.elakeviewcenter.org 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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