Parenting & Permanency Manager

Organization Name

Families First, Inc.


Atlanta, GA

Opening Date

November 7, 2022

Closing Date

December 31, 2022


Reporting to the Director of Parenting & Permanency, the P&P Manager is responsible for the implementation of adoption as well as access & visitation services within the agency. This position is specifically responsible for the direct day to day supervision of the P&P Staff- including contract staff who conduct home studies, and parenting trainings. This position is also responsible for the overall strategic leadership including policies and procedures, finances, recruitment, reporting, outcomes, etc.
 Supervise full/part time and staff including contract workers.
 Maintain a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner that allows you to get along with customers, clients, co-workers, and management.
 Prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual statistical reports of program services in accordance with state contract requirements, grants, etc.
 Assist in the overall client/family recruitment activities of the unit.
 Ensure Agency policies and procedures are understood and implemented by staff.
 Oversee all operations of the ICPC and Access & Visitation contracts.
 Ensure program is incompliance with COA standards, internal and external compliance standards.
 Ensure that all applicable program staff and contractors obtain required trainings.
 Screen and interview and make recommendation for hire all job applicants.
 Plan and lead staff development and consultation in conjunction with the Director of P&P.
 Oversee the planning and implementation of post placement and supervised monitoring visits.
 Play an active role in Georgia Association of Licensed Adoption Agencies (GALAA).
 Work closely with the Director of P&P in the development and implementation of unit work plans, marketing strategies, and staff productivity standards.
 Serve on the emergency on-call rotation for the program and/or the agency.
 Manage all aspects of the program’s finances including developing and overseeing budgets, processing invoices, etc.
 Carry out other assigned administration tasks.
 Provide overall coverage and supervision of Adoption Unit in the absence of the Adoption Coordinators, Adoption support staff and contractual workers.
 Assist the Director of P&P in responding to applicable grant proposals.
 Responsible for tracking program outcomes, reporting data, etc.
 Responsible for inputting data and overseeing the program data base and/or data bases required by funding sources.
 Develop and supervise out of state purchase of service agreements for families seeking to adopt outside of Georgia from public welfare agencies.
 Attend all Agency, unit, GALAA, and community meetings and events that are related to job responsibilities.
 Requires the ability to work a flexibly schedule including evening, weekends, etc. to represent Families First at events, conduct trainings/meetings. Must be able to provide after hour on-call emergency coverage.
 Provide ongoing supervision/coaching, evaluation, etc. to all program staff.
 Complete all other duties/responsibilities assigned.

Core Competencies:
 Must have strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
 Ability to multi-tasks as well as prioritize task(s) to effectively execute daily workload.
 Ability to create systems that track pertinent program requirements.
 Ability to demonstrate an understanding of ethical conduct practices including confidentiality, authorization for releases, some HIPAA practices, etc.
 Demonstrates ability to respond appropriately to the cultural differences among families/children the program works with.
 Proven problem solver, who can work both in a team-like environment as well as independently.
 Takes the initiative including utilizing a problem solving and a solution focus approach.
 Demonstrates consistent time management skills and the ability to meet multiple deadlines.

 Master’s degree in social work
 Prefer LCSW license by the Georgia Composite Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage /Family Therapist. Associate license with obtainment of full licensure within 1 year of hire.
 A minimum of 5 years’ experience in the adoption field and working with parents.
 3 years’ experience of management/supervisory responsibility
 Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint)

Normal well-lit confidential office environment where there is little to no physical discomfort due to temperature, dust, noise, and the like. May be required to meet with staff throughout the facility and in remote offices.
Where permitted by applicable law, successful applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, or willing to receive full dosage of the COVID- 19 vaccine, prior to date of hire. COVID-19 vaccination is a condition of employment, subject to an approved accommodation, and proof of vaccination will be required on or prior to start date.

EEO Statement: It is the policy of Families First not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability or because he or she is a protected veteran. It is also the policy of Families First to take affirmative action to employ and to advance in employment, all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status, and to base all employment decisions only on valid job requirements. This policy shall apply to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, upgrading, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, recall, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation and selection for training, including apprenticeship, at all levels of employment. Families First is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to Affirmative Action and Workforce Diversity.
Families First participates in E-Verify.