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Licensing Specialist 

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Days  
Location FL DD Lee  
Open Date 4/12/2018  
Req Number CLI-18-00303  

Are you a dedicated social services professional who wants to improve the lives of children in the foster care system? If so, consider choosing Devereux Advanced Behavioral health as a Licensing Specialist.

Being a Licensing Specialist has its Advantages

As a Licensing Specialist at Devereux, you will work with other dedicated professionals who share your passion for helping individuals in need. We offer:

  • A chance to to make a positive impact on foster children and promote the importance and rewards of being a foster family
  • Professional growth and developed at the largest non-for-profit provider of services to children and families in Florida
  • Exceptional benefits including low-cost, high coverage health benefits, generous time-off, and free retirement contribution

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Florida provides programs and services for children and adolescents in the child welfare and foster care system. Based out of Fort Myers, FL, this position is responsible for recruitment and initial licensure and re-licensure of foster homes, visiting foster homes, and providing training and support to foster parents.

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.

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Position Requirements


  • Bachelor's degree in Social Services or related field required


  • Two years experience working with foster families preferred.
  • Prior child welfare experience preferred
  • Prior foster home licensing experience a plus

Other Requirements:

  • Certification as a Child Welfare Licensing Counselor by the Florida Certification Board OR must be provisionally certified with completion of PRIDE training required
  • Valid FL driver's license required
  • Must be able to attend a 3-day, new hire orientation class from 9:00am - 5:00pm ET

Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Job Summary The Licensing Specialist position is a Full-Time position located in Ft. Myers, FL. This position has a starting rate of $16.72 an hour. Additional compensation available with higher education and related experience.  
Contact Information Maria York  
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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