Case Manager

 

  • Antioch Adoptions is a faith based non-profit foster to adopt ministry with the mission of placing infants and foster to adopt children into loving Christian adoptive homes.
  • The Case Manager works closely with our program manager to assure a safe home placement for children, write court report documents related to adoption that meet legal and agency standards, as well as assure timely and accurate communication between the families, DSHS and Antioch Adoptions.
  • This position will ensure compliance with Division of Licensed Resources (DLR) requirements, investigate licensing complaints and assist in the recruitment and retention of foster homes.
Foster Care Adoption Case Manager Intern

Part-time, Internship

 

At the unpaid internship’s conclusion, the intern should have gained valuable social work skills while strengthening their resume. This is a great opportunity for students who want to positively impact a nonprofit while exploring a career in social work (adoptions, foster care, etc.) Interns may also receive college credit depending on their school’s requirements and guidelines. (This is a perfect capstone project for a student seeking a Masters or Bachelors in Social Work, Human Development & Family Science, or Psychology.)

Position Responsibilities:

Pre-Placement Services:

  • Counseling families as needed on issues pertinent to becoming inter-cultural or trans-racial families, special needs issues, motivation to adopt, and other pertinent issues as they arise. Topics should include the dynamics of change within the family unit, and other issues that arise when adding new members to existing families.
  • Verifying and certifying that the following material has been discussed with each family. The concept of adoption as a lifelong developmental process and commitment; The potential for the child to have feelings of identity, confusion and loss regarding separation from the birth parents is closure of the adoption to the child The child's possible questions about birth parents and relatives The relevance of the child's racial, ethnic and cultural heritage.
  • Providing Antioch Adoptions with a completed home study containing all relevant information and a recommendation of the family as outlined in the policies and procedures. Format for home study record will be provided.
  • Attending scheduled staffing meetings, at which you must discuss any pre-placement adoption issues that present you with a cause for concern or require consultation.
  • . Foster licensing of families according to the WACS
  • Reports to Program Manager and performs services according to the policies and procedures of Antioch Adoptions.

Post Placements Case Management:

  • Providing post-placement supervision of families as required, monthly health and safety visits until finalization.
  • Visits will continue as needed to support, assist and evaluate child and family integration, and incorporation.
  • Written reports will be produced as needed and visits summarized in case notes.
  • CPS referrals or incident reports will be reported immediately to Children Administration.
  • Adoption support subsidy will be facilitated and application submitted.
  • After the final visit, prepare an appropriate post-placement report.
  • Attending scheduled staffing, at which you must discuss any post-placement pre-adoption issues that present you with a cause for concern or require consultation.
  • Reports to Program Manager and performs services according to the policies and procedures of Antioch Adoptions.
  • Performs all duties and responsibilities as required by Antioch Adoptions policies and procedures. Perform all other duties as needed or requested.

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Minimum Degree Level: Actively pursuing a B.A. or B.S. in Human Services, Social Work, Psychology or other related field from an accredited college or university. Actively pursuing an MSW or MA preferred.
  • Ability to successfully assess a family’s stability and ability to adopt through the use of assessment tools such as the homestudy process, interviews, home visits, etc.
  • Personal knowledge of Jesus Christ
  • Computer literate in Microsoft Office software (MSWord, MS Excel, MS Outlook)

Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum Degree Level:

  • Actively pursuing a B.A. or B.S. in Human Services, Social Work, Psychology or other related field from an accredited college or university. Actively pursuing an MSW or MA preferred.
  • Preferred, but not absolutely necessary: Experience in foster care adoption and social work, family services or related field
  • Preferred: Knowledge and experience with foster care licensing
  • Demonstrate ability to organize, plan and follow through with job responsibilities and assigned task in a professional manner.
  • Drive to homes within assigned geographical area
  • Willing to work evenings and weekends in order to meet the families who are unable to meet during regular working hours or attend recruitment events/presentation
Complexity: of what
  • Working with families in crisis and/or stress due to changes in their family make-up
  • Manage personal safe care while working with families and children in grief and conflict
  • .Physical Guidelines: physical requirements and exertion of job
  • Able to provide own transportation
  • Adequately mobile to enter and depart family homes regardless of accessibility

Required education:

Associate