North Carolina Pregnancy Counselor

June 25, 2021 lifeline Blog

Status: Part-time

Location: Charlotte, North Carolina

Position Summary: 

Counsels clients concerning the options they have regarding an unplanned pregnancy, including factual information about each option, helping to develop an adoption plan if desired, preparing for the adoption process, and connecting with resources if no longer desiring to choose adoption and is responsible for networking with area organizations about our birthparent services, which includes providing on going in service training.

Essential Duties: 

  • To be a minister of the gospel of Jesus Christ to co-workers, clients and ministry partners 
  • Serves as initial contact for clients
  • Counsels clients concerning the options they have regarding their unplanned pregnancy, including factual information about each option, helping them develop an adoption plan if they desire, preparing them for the adoption process, and connecting them to resources if they no longer desire to choose adoption
  • 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. 
  • Serves as an advocate for the client’s best interest
  • Explains to the client the legal process of terminating parental rights and respecting her right to withdraw her relinquishment’s 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
  • Maintains detailed records of contacts, including case notes, assessments, court documents, legal papers, time sheets, medical and family history, and other required paperwork 
  • 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
  • Other duties as assigned

Secondary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Serves as an advocate for the child’s best interest
  • Assists in events and other area development as assigned
  • Manages and support interns in local office as needed
  • Maintains good relationships with co-workers, including solving all disputes in a Biblically prescribed fashion
  • Represents the Agency in a professional manner in and away from the office

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s in Social Work or Bachelor’s in Human Services 
  • One year of work experience in related field

Key Competencies:

  • Adheres to the Employee Statement and the Statement of Faith 
  • Maintains regular and consistent attendance 
  • Practices self-discipline 
  • Morally and spiritually mature 
  • Disciples others 
  • Excellent communication skills(verbal & written) 
  • Integrates faith & practice 
  • Makes ethical decisions 
  • Prays and leads others to pray 
  • Accepts and carries out responsibilities in a competent manner 
  • Maintains a personal appearance that is a Christian role model 

Work Environment: 

  • Office environment or remote setting

State Specific Requirements: 

  • Must meet state minimum standards for certifications (if any) and annual continuing educational requirements if applicable 

 

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Updated 6/25/21

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