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Permanency Manager 

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Days  
Location FL Polk Case Management  
Open Date 2/12/2018  
Req Number CLI-18-00116  

Are you looking to provide a difference in the lives of foster care children and families while providing guidance to other professionals in the child welfare field? If so, join Devereux as a Permanency Supervisor in Polk County.

Being a Permanency Manager has its Advantages

As a Permanency Manager at Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health, you will work with other dedicated professionals who share your passion for helping individuals in need. We offer:

  • Chances to be a positive change agent in child welfare system
  • Opportunities to provide direction and guidance to other staff who are making a meaningful impact on the lives of children
  • Exceptional benefits including low-cost, high coverage health insurance plans, generaous time off, and free retirement

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health provides services for children and families who are navigating the child welfare and foster care placement system and permanency placement process, ensuring a community without abuse, neglect and abandonment, so all children grow to their full potential. Based out of Winter Haven, FL, this position is responsible for the coordination of the adoption and foster placement processes including reviewing permanency case files to make recommendations, promoting and providing education regarding foster care programs, and providing training and direction to other staff in regards to the program.

About Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health is one of the largest and most advanced behavioral healthcare organizations in the country. Informed by the latest advancements in science and medicine, we combine evidence-based interventions with compassionate family engagement to help change lives. We were founded in 1912 by special education pioneer, Helena Devereux. Today, Devereux is a national nonprofit partner for individuals, families, schools and communities, serving many of the most vulnerable members of our society in areas of autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities, specialty mental health, and child welfare.

Our Mission: Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health changes lives – by unlocking and nurturing human potential for people living with emotional, behavioral or cognitive differences.

We employ more than 7,000 staff and operate 15 centers in 13 states. We offer a comprehensive national network of clinical, therapeutic, educational, and employment programs and services that positively impact the lives of tens of thousands of children, adults and their families every year.

Competitive Salary and Benefits

In addition to a competitive salary, Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health provides a comprehensive health and wellness program to eligible full-time employees, family members and domestic partners. Our health and wellness programs include medical, dental, prescription drug, preventative care, mental health services and an employee assistance / work-life balance program. In addition, we offer generous time-off policies and a 403(b) retirement plan, along with voluntary/employee paid vision, supplemental life and accident coverage to full-time employees.

Click on the following link to see why we are a great place to work:

Keywords: child welfare, social work, social services, social worker, BSW, MSW, CWCM, adoptions, permanency placement, supervisor, leadership

Position Requirements

Education and Certifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Services or related field required
  • Current certification as a Child Protection Professional issued by the Florida Certification Board required


  • 1+ years experience in mental health, substance abuse, solution-focused framework, and/or wraparound planning required
  • Prior experience working with DCF, child welfare systems and data management systems perferred


  • Must be able to complete a three day new hire orientation class (Monday - Wednesday); hours are approximately 9:00am to 5:00pm

Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Job Summary This is a Full-time position located in Winter Haven, FL.  
Contact Information Candy Gabriente  
About the Organization The employment policies of Devereux are to recruit and hire qualified employees without discrimination because of race, religion, creed, color, age, sex, marital status, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, disability, veteran status, communication ability, gender identity or expression or sexual orientation and to treat them equally with respect to compensation and opportunities for advancement - including upgrading, promotion and transfer - consistent with individual skills and the needs of Devereux.
EOE Statement We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We will consider applicants for this position without regard to any category protected by applicable federal, state or local law, including but not limited to race, religion, sex, color, age, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, national origin, marital status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status or uniform service member status.

Devereux is a drug-free workplace, drug testing required. EOE  

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