Little Rock, AR
Position Type: Full-time, Salaried
Establishes initial contact with prospective adoptive families. Works with prospective adoptive families in the process of international and domestic adoption.
- Helps recruit, enroll, maintain, and work with prospective adoptive parents in processing an international adoption
- May conduct home studies, if permitted by state regulation.
- Assures all paperwork and documentation complies with international country’s standards
- Ensures that all information needed to complete the adoption record is completed and on file prior to the date of submission of dossier
- Schedules/completes post-adoption/placement visits after placement of child
- Working with families through process until they travel to the international country, including fielding questions, following up with phone call, and completing all applicable paperwork and communication necessary to prepare family to travel overseas.
- Counseling clients/families on the nature of international adoption.
- Assisting the international director, supervisor, manager, and coordinators with various tasks assigned in process of international adoption.
- Helping International staff with international informational meetings.
- Completing home assessments for contract couples as assigned and needed.
- Initial contact and interview with prospective adoptive families through the domestic program.
- Assisting in the recruitment of prospective adoptive families.
- Working with prospective adoptive families throughout the adoption process and conducting home assessments which includes: 4 to 5 interview sessions with the couple, including individual interviews; conducting a home tour; ensuring all paperwork is up to date and in compliance with regulations and agency standards; educating and preparing the family for domestic adoption, birth mother ministry, and trans-racial adoption (if applicable); maintaining communication with the family throughout the process; and conducting post-placement/supervisory visits after placement of a child with a family.
- Helping conduct informational meetings for couples interested in adoption.
- Assisting in agency-related events, including the annual staff retreat, the annual banquet and anniversary celebrations both international and domestic.
- Maintaining good relationships with co-workers, including solving all disputes in a Biblically prescribed fashion.
- Representing the Agency in a professional manner in and away from the office.
- Other duties as assigned
- Bachelor’s degree in Social Work (strongly preferred) or other human services field (child development, psychology, sociology, counseling and guidance, divinity, education)
- Two years of work experience in a human services field (child development, psychology, sociology, social work (strongly preferred), counseling and guidance, divinity, education)
- Office Environment
- Travel would include family visits and home assessments in order to complete the Home Study
State Specific Requirements:
- Must meet all Qualifications listed above
- Complete annual training/CEU’s as determined by State regulations and Hague requirements, whichever is greater