Position:                                    Contract Adoption Worker – CHOICES Program

Basic Function:                       Working with expectant parents, completing domestic infant adoptions                                                                                         

Line of Authority:                  CHOICES Manager

Position Requirements:     Master’s Degree in Social Work or related area of study from a school accredited by the Association of Colleges and Schools; or a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work (or equivalent) and two years’ experience working directly with vulnerable populations. Candidates with related Bachelor’s Degrees will be considered on a case-by-case basis along with commensurate experience. Expertise in domestic infant adoptions and the legal process strongly preferred. Must be willing to make home visits, travel on a limited basis, and work some evenings and Saturdays.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Work with expectant mothers to develop a plan to support them through their pregnancy and set them up for independence after birth.
  • Work with expectant mothers to find local resources to meet all their needs, such as, but not limited to, housing, transportation, education, employment.
  • Offer education and counseling services to expectant mothers regarding adoption related issues.
  • Discuss all options for pregnancy with expectant mothers, including adoption, parenting and abortion.
  • Follow up on all medical appointments of expectant mother.
  • Check in at least weekly with expectant mothers throughout their pregnancy and for 6 weeks after birth.
  • Assist in the completion of domestic infant adoptions.
  • Make Connections with local pregnancy centers and hospitals to reach out to prospective birth mothers.
  • Meet the requirements of the agency’s Policies and Procedures for Home study workers
  • Submit documentation and accurate and complete financial transaction forms on a timely basis
  • Maintain case records in accordance with state and agency standards.
  • Participate in periodic Informational Meetings for persons interested in learning more about adoption, if applicable.
  • Work with the CHOICES Expectant Parent Manager to meet all standards and requirements under CAS policies and procedures.
  • Complete annual continuing education requirements (15 hours minimum – per Hague regulations; 24 hours for workers in NC) and submit annual training log each year.
  • Other tasks as needed
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