Licensing Specialist

    • Job Tracking ID: 512690-787407
    • Job Location: Port St. Lucie, FL
    • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: August 26, 2021
    • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

The licensing specialist will recruit, train and facilitate initial and ongoing certification of foster parents and ensure a strong working relationship with parents by providing a valuable resource to families.


  • Regular hours entail 9:00am - 5:00pm, Monday - Friday
  • Must be flexible to meet program needs.


  • Complete licensing packets including home study and necessary components
  • Assist program management team with foster parent support
  • Work with TFFC treatment teams and director to anticipate foster parent recruitment needs
  • Select method of advertising, prepares and places recruitment advertisements in conjunction with agency Corporate Communications team
  • Recruit, train, and facilitate certification of foster parents. Training may include: CARE training
  • Conduct initial and follow-up training of foster parents
  • Serve as a resource and trouble-shooter to foster families; maintains motivation and treatment participation of foster parents, ensures a good working relationship with foster parents
  • Documents and tracks all certification of homes in state system


Experience and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field required; Master’s degree strongly preferred
  • Florida State Certification Board preferred
  • Flexibility to work when the families are available to meet
  • Flexibility to work in multiple counties
  • Experience working in a busy human services office - strongly preferred
  • Strong skills in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook applications
  • Knowledge of clerical and office procedures
  • Demonstrate ability to perform duties with minimal supervision and to exercise greater judgment
  • Florida Driver’s License required
  • Ability to travel to other agency locations as required


  • Word processing: Including responding to e-mails, composing letters, completing computerized documentation, transcribing minutes for meetings, etc.: This involves sitting at a computer for several hours a day
  • Completing paperwork -Such as copying, stapling
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Sit/ride in vehicles, busses, subways, trains, plains - public transportation for lengthy periods of time
  • Walk up/down stairs
  • Walk to enter/exit subway and other public transportation
  • Walk several blocks to get to required location


As a full time benefits position, staff is eligible to enroll in medical, dental, vision, FSA, supplemental life insurance, critical illness, enhanced short-term disability, and 401(k) benefits.

We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment drug testing.