The Program Manager, Infant Adoption, manages all services to couples that seek to adopt through Catholic Charities. This includes handling requests for infant adoption, maintaining transitional foster care homes, and providing an array of post-adoption services.
DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:
- Oversees orientation and training of all prospective adoptive couples
- Provides trans-cultural education and training for prospective adoptive families
- Coordinates assignment and completion of homestudies for infant adoption and foster care families
- Provides ongoing support and education for waiting couples
- Provides ongoing hospital support to couples before and after placement
- Provides post placement supervision of the adoption cases
- Completes all legal paperwork from placement to adoptive placement to finalization
- Facilitates the triad relationship during and after the adoption process
- Provides post-adoption support services to families after finalization
- Maintains accurate, complete and confidential files for adoption and foster care cases
- Coordinates identified, intrastate and interstate adoptions with attorneys and appropriate adoption agencies with contract services to birthparents and adoptive couples
- Processes legal paperwork regarding contract cases including Interstate Compact Placement paperwork
- Completes and submits statistical reports and adoption and foster care tracking reports for the Catholic Charities Board of Directors and the Department of Social Services
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Master’s degree, (MSW), in Social Work; plus 1-3 years of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Professional or personal experience with adoption and/or foster care. Desired: Individual comfortable with speaking to individuals, as well as groups with confidence and professionalism
Ability to read and interpret documents such as general business periodicals, professional journals safety rules, government regulations and procedure manuals. Ability to write reports and business correspondence. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of clients, staff members and the general public.
Desired: Bilingual English/Spanish.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
Valid California Drivers License and current automobile insurance in compliance with Agency requirements.
WORK SCHEDULE: 40+ hours per week, flexible schedule to meet the demands of the program, periodic evenings and occasional weekends.