Location: Greenville, SC
Provides ongoing education and advocacy for families seeking international or domestic adoption. Establishes initial contact with prospective adoptive families and assists in helping families through the adoption process.
- 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 an international or domestic adoption
- Conduct home studies
- Assures all paperwork and documentation complies with applicable state or 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 adoption
- Assists with Information Meetings
- Initial contact and interview with client.
- Obtains information regarding the client to be able to counsel her concerning the options she has in an adoption plan, including information on the father of the child.
- Assists the expectant parent in arranging for prenatal care and hospital admission for delivery, and connecting her to insurance resources.
- Maintains regular contacts with client to provide counseling during and after delivery, including facilitating a good working relationship with the client.
- Serves as the expectant parent’s support system in the hospital if desired.
- Maintains availability with client as necessary.
- Provides the client the means for spiritual growth, including the ministry of evangelism and discipleship, in a non-threatening way.
- Explains to the client the legal process of terminating parental rights and respecting her right to withdraw her relinquishments if within the legal period allowed.
- Creates legal and other necessary paperwork for discharge and relinquishment of baby.
- Maintains availability for post-adoption counseling of the birth parents.
- Serves as a liaison with interim care parents and the casework supervisor pertaining to the progress of each child under the worker’s care, including the child’s progress, medical information, doctor’s visits, and other relevant information.
- Networks in the community with potential referral sources by building relationships and conducting trainings.
- 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.
- Bachelor’s Degree Required
- Bachelor’s of Social Work strongly preferred
- Adheres to the Employee Statement and the Statement of Faith.
- Moral Integrity
- Spiritual Maturity
- Desire to serve God
- Treats everyone with dignity, respect, and consideration
- Makes competent, professional decisions
- Maintains regular and consistent attendance
- Practices discipleship in daily activities
- Upholds the mission, vision, and values of Lifeline
- Excellent communicator
- Office environment with some work from home flexibility
- Travel in upstate South Carolina. Includes family visits and home assessments in order to complete the Home Study process
State Specific Requirements:
- Social Work license from applicable state licensing Board, if required.
- Complete annual training/CEU’s as determined by State regulations and Hague requirements, whichever is greater.