Adoption Social Worker
Saint Francis Community Services - Wellington, KS

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Bachelor's degree in Social Work

Licensed to practice in the State of Kansas

First Aid/CPR (Preferred)

Assists and/or completes the assessments of children for adoptive placement.

Assists and/or completes the updating of social histories for childresn with a goal of adoption.

Assists and/or completes relative, kin and resource family searches to identify resources for adoptive placement.

Assists adoptive family with adoption Placement Agreement and adoption subsidy, finalization, and post finalization paperwork and processes.

Provides counseling for children and resource families regarding moves, grief, separation and loss issues related to adoption.

Completes necessary documentation and works to identify/select an adoptive family.

Participates in supervisory conferences and team meetings, sharing pertinent information about children/families' progress, collateral contacts and relationships with other agencies/communities.

Develops and implements case plans for children's permanency goals with children for adoption timeliness.

Completes on-going assessment of children.

Determines and recommends which services are needed for the child and family, including mental health, drug and alcohol services, respite care and supervised or unsupervised visitations/interactions.

Completes and maintains written documentation in child/family's case record accurately and within established timeframes.

Assists families to establish a support network of family, kinship, and community.

Provides intervention for clients in crisis situations.

Ability to work with the court system and follow court protocols including appropriate business attire.

Completes reports for court and participlates in court proceedings as needed.

Gives directions to adoption support workers on each assisgned case.

Supervises and transports children and families as needed.

Assists adoptive families through the adoption process.

Supports resource families to maintain placements and help children work toward permanency.

Assists in completing all documentation and paperwork relative to adoption subsidy and finalization.

Reports critical incidents to SRS verbally within 12 hours, written within 24 hours.

Reports unusual incidents through appropriate Risk Management, clinical and safety channels.

Ensures clients' rights are protected.

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