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Foster Care Licensing Specialist (Volusia and Flagler Co.) 

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Days  
Location FL TFC Volusia  
Open Date 10/3/2018  
Req Number CLI-18-00793  

Are you a dedicated child welfare professional who wants to improve the lives of therapeutic children in the foster care system? If so, consider becoming a Licensing Specialist at Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health!

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:

  • Opportunities to make a positive impact on foster children and families
  • Excellent benefits including low-cost, high coverage health insurance, generous time off benefits, and competitive retirement
  • Professional growth and developed opportunities with one of the largest non-for-profit provider of services to children and families in Florida

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Florida provides child and adolescent welfare and safety programs and foster care placement services. Based out of Deland, FL, this position works in our Therapeutic Foster Care program and is responsible for placing foster children in homes, recruiting foster families, and licensing homes across Volusia and Flagler Counties.

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 7,500 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.

Our Culture, Our Expectations

At Devereux, we strive to incorporate servant leadership into our culture and every aspect of our organizational framework; from the delivery of quality services to individuals served, their families, and other stakeholders to the development and empowerment of our employees. We offer challenging and exciting work, and our supportive team environment creates an empowering and positive atmosphere. To be successful in our work environment, you will put the needs of others first, and will feel called to serve, and called to lead.

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 (including medical care via phone, web, app), dental, prescription drug, preventative care, mental health services and an employee assistance / work-life balance program. In addition, we offer tuition assistance, generous time-off and a 403(b) retirement plan with matching benefit, along with voluntary/employee paid vision, supplemental life and accident coverage to full-time employees.

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Keywords: licensing specialist, permanency placement, child welfare, foster care, foster homes, foster parents, foster parent recruiting, foster parent training, therapeutic foster care, child welfare professional, MAPP, PRIDE certification, child welfare licensing certification

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

Other Requirements:

  • Certification as a Child Welfare and/or Protection Professional by the Florida Certification Board required (CWCM, CWLC and/or CPI) required
  • Must be able to complete a three day (Monday - Wednesday) new hire orientation; hours are approximately 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Must have a valid Driver's License

Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Job Summary The Licensing Specialist position is a full-time and is based out of Deland, FL; however driving is required throughout both Volusia and Flagler Counties. This position has a starting rate of $16.72 an hour, however, may be eligible for additional compensation based on education and relevant 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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