Case Manager - Adoption Specialist

Do you want to make a positive impact on the lives of children and adolescents? If so, you could become a part of a team creating meaningful, independent and productive lives for those individuals that we serve.

Being an Adoptions Specialist has its Advantages

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

* Opportunities to make a positive impact in the lives of children and families in need of support

* A chance to help children reach their full potential and achieve their goals

* The rewards of seeing families improve and flourish with the services you referred them to

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Florida provides programs and services for children and adolescents who face significant emotional, behavioral and intellectual/developmental challenges. Located in Winter Haven, FL, this position is responsible for:

* Working in partnership with community partners, the primary case manager and families to ensure that all adoptive needs are met as well as submitting Adoptive paperwork timely.

* Scheduling and conducting match meetings with interested families.

* Completing Adoption home studies.

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.

Keywords:

Adoptions, social work, social services, social worker, child advocate, family advocate, counselor, case manager, child welfare, psychology, sociology, counselor

Requirements

* Education:

* Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Sociology, Human Services, Social Work, Criminal Justice, Criminology or related field

required

* Master's Degree in Counseling, Social Work or related field and two years of experience working in child welfare is strongly

preferred

* Must be a Certified Case Manager

Required

* Schedule:

* Must be able to complete a Three-Day new hire orientation clare; hours are approximately 9:00am to 5:00pm each day.

* Other Requirements:

* Valid Florida Driver's License

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