LUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES OF Special Needs Adoption Social Worker in EAU CLAIRE, Wisconsin

JOB REQUIREMENTS: Post Date 4/5/2018 Req # 18-0162 Title Special Needs Adoption Social Worker City Eau Claire State WI Location 3029 - WCR Special Needs Adopt Starting Pay TBD Shift 1st Shift Hours per Week 40 Status Full-time Program Description Behavioral & Mental Health Description At Lutheran Social Services of WI & Upper MI, we believe every adoption is a small miracle that gives to everybody it touch - a child receives a home and the love of a family, birth parents have the assurance their baby will be cared for, and the adoptive family is blessed with the joy of loving and parenting a child. If you want to be a part of giving a child a forever family, consider joining our team as anAdoption-Birth Parent Counselor. An Adoption and Birth Parent Worker / Counselor coordinates adoption services to birth parent(s), adoptive parents, and children, in keeping with agency policies, goals, and regulatory requirements. May perform other duties as required. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Recruitment of families Assessment of families Coordination and presentation of education groups Audit case records Ensure file and actions comply and meet COA and applicable state standards (WI or MI) Provide counseling / supportive services for birth parents, families and children Assist birth parent regarding placement of child and termination of parental rights, provide court testimony and reports as required Supervise placement of child until legal finalization and or re-finalization Facilitate face to face meetings between birth parent, adoptive family and child Work with multidisciplinary teams including private and governmental organizations Have working knowledge of necessary codes for particular state, licensing and statute requirements, such as DCF 50, 56, and Chapter 48, DHS Rules R400.12101 - R400.12713 Social Work Ethics, HIPPA, etc. Requirements depend on state. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. EOE/M/W/VET/DISABILITY ***** OTHER EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS: Critical Thinking - the ability to problem solve, make decisions and transfer learning from one situation to another is essential. Fiscally Responsible - to the agency and individual program budgets is required. An individual should have the ability to see the large picture of the agency as well as program Organization Skills - the ability to plan, follow though, and prioritize and excellent time management are necessary for this position. Collaboration and team work are essential in this position. An individual needs to work well independently and as a part of a team often at the same time. Marketing - promoting the adoption programs in the community is a vital part of this position. Professionalism - at all times and maintaining boundaries, serve as a role model and maintaining confidentiality. Customer Driven Focus, and approachable to all served Flexible, conscientious and possess a good work ethic Appropriate sense of humor, empathic, patient and compassionate are important attributes as well as being self-confident and self-motivated at all times. ***** APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Apply Online: ipc.us/t/1265D9EF44004567