Placement Specialist

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We are seeking a Placement Specialist to join our team.  As the point of contact with Partnership for Strong Families Inc., the Placement Specialist is responsible for assessment and coordination of placement of children in need of licensed out-of-home care under the supervision of Partnership for Strong Families Inc. and/or Department of Children and Families.  The Placement Specialist will report directly to the Placement Manager.

Location: Gainesville, Florida

This position is remote.

The ideal candidate should demonstrate the ability to read and interpret reports and documents such as abuse report, court reports, home studies, contracts, insurance certificates, and financial reports. In addition, the ideal candidate should possess knowledge in Florida Statute, Florida Administrative Code, and PSF operating procedures relative to child welfare as this position will assist Protective Investigators and Case Managers with the placement of children into foster homes, residential and acute care behavioral settings.

Minimum Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in human services or related field.
  • Two (2) years’ experience in child welfare, behavioral health, or related field.
  • Possess a valid Florida driver’s license; maintain an acceptable driving record, and accessibility of reliable transportation.
  • Certification as a Child Protection Professional or CPP eligible.


  • Master’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Human Services or related field.
  • Parent Resources for Information Development and Education (P.R.I.D.E) certification.
  • Experience or knowledge in Florida Child Welfare programs.

For more information about Partnership for Strong Families, please visit us at

PSF is an EEO/AA/ADA/VP/Drug Free employer. 

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