Adoption Worker (22188)

Overview

City:
Saint Paul
State:
MN
Country:
United States of America
Category:
Adoption
Employment Status:
Full Time

Description

 

Lutheran Social Service MN is a dynamic social service organization serving children, youth and families, people with disabilities, older adults and military veterans.  Trustworthiness is a value and strength shared by our employees and recognized by the communities we serve.  We offer an ALIVE Workplace (Supportive, Positive and Fun) and careers that challenge, energize and rewards employees.  Consider joining us!

As an Adoption Worker you will assess families for adoption readiness and provide family preparation and education. You will develop relationships with youth and work directly with them to prepare them for adoption. You will review adoption applications for eligibility, arrange/conduct adoption study interviews, prepare written study reports and consult and collaborate with program staff, therapists, social workers, guardians, foster parents and/or other significant adults. You will assist families with the program-specific adoption process, network and facilitate a match between the family and the program-specific staff responsible for the placement of children and provide post-placement supervision and evaluation. You will manage client files to ensure confidentially, completeness, accuracy, prepare in-house reports, including tracking statistics and billing, and manage an adoption caseload to ensure quality standards are met.

The Adoption Worker will be responsible for a caseload of approximately 14-20 clients in active status. The incumbent will provide direct counseling and case management services to birth parent clients. The incumbent will also engage in program development tasks as assigned.

 

 

Minimum Requirements

 
  • Master’s Degree in Social Work (preferred) – OR – Bachelor’s Degree related field plus 3-5 years of related experience;
  • Sensitivity to adoption community is required;
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft™ Office Suite;
  • The ability to work independently, be organized and multi-task;
  • Must have a valid drivers’ license, insurance, and a reliable vehicle and be insurable under agency policy;
  • Ability to work with and advocate for all clients served, regardless of race, religion, disability, sexual orientation or family type.
  • The ability to apply critical and strategic thinking to case management responsibilities;
  • The ability to communicate well using verbal and written methods;
  • The ability to travel to family homes;

Lutheran Social Service of MN is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer of all people regardless of gender, race, culture, religion, ethnicity, protected veteran status and/or disability.   We actively foster an environment that is free of racism, discrimination, bias, and harassment where all individuals are treated with dignity, safety and respect.


LSS employees have deeply meaningful work that changes lives, the opportunity for their unique gifts to shine and grow, and abundant and balanced lives.