Performs all required adoption casework services for children in the foster care programs of this agency, for whom adoption is a permanency planning goal. In addition, the caseworker will complete family assessments for those individuals wishing to adopt infants and special needs children. Works collaboratively with pregnancy counselors and provides post-adoption services.
- Respond to initial inquiries of prospective adoptive parents.
- Conduct regular orientation meetings for adoptive applicants.
- Meet with applicants and complete adoption study.
- Complete foster care licensing of home for pre-adoptive use.
- Work cooperatively with pregnancy counseling, adoption recruiter, and foster care staff regarding children available for adoption.
- Work with and arrange placement of infant/child into adoptive homes.
- Complete necessary paperwork for adoption, including filing adoption petition, applying for adoption subsidy, and preparing non-identifying information.
- Coordinate adoptive parent/biological parent information exchange with pregnancy counseling staff.
- Meet at least monthly with adoptive family during the supervision period to assess placement and provide consultative and supportive services.
- Complete supervision reports to the Family Court and/or Michigan Department of Human Services through the period of supervision.
- Finalize adoption in accordance to the requirements of the Family Court.
- Assist adoptees and families in providing or locating supplementary or other post-adoptive services.
- Participate in 24 hour on-call rotation and provide supportive services to foster/adoptive families & children.
- Participate in regular, ongoing weekly supervision and informing the supervisor on work related issues.
- Attend required MiSACWIS trainings provided by the state and become proficient in utilizing MiSACWIS as a day-to-day tool in order to document contacts, trainings, and recruitment activities. Input all reports in MiSACWIS in a timely manner to ensure compliance with the current Modified Settlement Agreement.
- Meet all Child Welfare Training Institute requirements
- On an annual basis, complete 32 hours of ongoing applicable continuing education
Bachelor’s Degree in social work or related human service field. The following degrees are acceptable: social work, sociology, psychology, family ecology, consumer/community services, family studies, family and/or child development, guidance/school counseling, counseling psychology, and criminal justice.
Some clinical and case management experience with children and families preferred.
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St. Vincent Catholic Charities
ATTN: Shawn Koster
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