Alabama Social Worker

April 16, 2018 lifeline Blog

Birmingham, AL

Position Status:

  • Full-Time

Position Summary:

Works out of our Birmingham, AL office to establish initial contact with prospective adoptive families for both Domestic and International programs. Works with prospective adoptive families in processing the homestudy needed for a domestic or international adoption.

Essential Duties:

  • To be a minister of the gospel of Jesus Christ to co-workers, clients and ministry partners
  • Helps recruit, enroll, maintain, and work with prospective adoptive parents in processing a domestic or international adoption
  • Conduct both domestic and international home studies.
  • Assures all paperwork and documentation complies with either the appropriate state or international country’s standards
  • Ensures that all information needed to complete the adoption record is completed and on file
  • Schedules/completes post-adoption/placement visits after placement of child
  • Working with families through process until they travel, including fielding questions, following up with phone call, and completing all applicable paperwork and communication necessary
  • Counseling clients/families on the nature of domestic or international adoption.
  • Assisting the appropriate directors, supervisors, managers and coordinators with various tasks assigned in process of domestic or international adoption.
  • Helping with domestic and international informational meetings.
  • Completing home assessments for contract couples as assigned and needed.

Secondary Duties: 

  • Serves as an advocate for the child’s best interest.
  • 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.
  • Maintaining social work license.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Social Work
  • Bachelor, graduate or clinical social work license from applicable state licensing Board

State Specific Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Social Work
  • Social Work license from applicable state licensing Board
  • Complete annual training/CEU’s as determined by State regulations and Hague requirements, whichever is greater.



Posted 3/26/2021

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