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State of Montana Permanency Program Manager (00105) in Helena, Montana

The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) has an exciting opportunity for a Permanency Program Manager within the Child and Family Services Division in Helena. Our mission at DPHHS is to improve and protect the health, well-being, and self-reliance of all Montanans throughout every stage of their life. By joining our team, you will have the opportunity to perform meaningful work in public service to our state and its residents. Whether you are joining the workforce or have several years of experience, DPHHS has the opportunity for you! This position ensures programs, policies, and technical assistance lead to positive outcomes of safety, permanency, and well-being for children who have been adopted, are in a legal guardianship or are in the process of finalizing permanency. This position will license the private adoption agencies in Montana, complete grant oversight responsibilities, and review documentation to ensure accuracy for finalization of permanency. This position will work with other program managers who also serve as experts on adoption and guardianship, develop and complete post-permanency services, provide oversight, and complete negotiations for adoption and guardianship assistance agreements. This position may be eligible for partial telework within the state of Montana. Specific conditions will be outlined as part of the job offer and must adhere to state policy. What We Can Offer You The State of Montana's comprehensive benefits package includes healthcare coverage, retirement plans, paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays, work/life balance, and eligibility to participate in the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program. Visit the Health Care and Benefits Division for more information at In addition to employee benefits, there are a wide range of advancement opportunities within the largest state agency in Montana. What You Can Offer Us * Knowledge of program management and social services. * Negotiation and conflict management skills. * Ability to develop and maintain cooperative working relationships. * Ability to solve sensitive issues. * Meet minimum qualifications: o Bachelor’s degree in social work, human services, or public administration. o Three years of program management experience in child protective services, licensing, or related field. o Other combinations of education and experience may be considered on a case-by-case basis. o Preferred Qualifications Include: + Master’s degree in social work, human services, or public administration + Knowledge of child protective services, family-centered practice, and adoption and adoption assistance Federal and State laws, regulations, and policies including Medicaid. For a copy of the full job description or if you need a reasonable accommodation in the application or hiring process, contact Heidi Greenback at How to Apply Submit the following required documents with your application on the State of Montana Careers website. When submitting the required documents, you must check the “relevant document” box to ensure your attachments are uploading correctly to the specific application for this position. * Cover letter * Resume * 3 Professional References * Response to the following Supplemental Question: o How has your education and work experience prepared you for this position To be considered for any DPHHS position, applicants must complete and submit their application online, and upload any required documents. Successful applicants are required to successfully pass all DPHHS specific background check(s) relevant to each position. DPHHS is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. This position will be posted until filled with frequent screening of applications. Title: Permanency Program Manager (00105) Location: Helena Requisition ID: 22142956