Adoption Caseworker - St. Vincent Catholic Charities

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Lansing, MI

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Adoption Caseworker

(Full Time/Salary)


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.



St. Vincent Catholic Charities

ATTN:  Shawn Koster

Fax: 517-886-1191

RESPOND BY: Open Until Filled


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