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Lutheran Social Services of WI & Upper MI is currently seeking an Adoption-Birth Parent Counselor to split their time between the Special Needs Adoption Program and the Domestic/International Adoption Programs.
An Adoption and Birth Parent Worker / Counselor coordinates adoption services to birth parent(s), adoptive parents, and children, in keeping with agency policies, goals, and regulatory requirements. May perform other duties as required.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Recruitment of families
Assessment of families
Coordination and presentation of education groups
Audit case records
Ensure file and actions comply and meet COA and applicable state standards (WI or MI)
Provide counseling / supportive services for birth parents, families and children
Assist birth parent regarding placement of child and termination of parental rights, provide court testimony and reports as required
Supervise placement of child until legal finalization and or re-finalization
Facilitate face to face meetings between birth parent, adoptive family and child
Work with multidisciplinary teams including private and governmental organizations
Have working knowledge of necessary codes for particular state, licensing and statute requirements, such as DCF 50, 56, and Chapter 48, DHS Rules R400.12101 - R400.12713 Social Work Ethics, HIPPA, etc. Requirements depend on state.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or closely related Human Services Field
A Master’s Degree in Social Work or counseling is preferred.
A minimum of two (2) years of related experience is required.
SAFE Certification preferred.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
Must have a valid Driver’s License and car – Motor vehicle check (MVR) will a satisfactory driving record required.
Must be a licensed social worker / counselor or have the ability to become licensed if required by state statute.
TRAVEL: Ability to travel on day trips as required up to 75%. Some overnight travel may be required.
Discover what makes Lutheran Social Services a great place that helps improve the quality of peoples’ lives – one grace-filled life at a time.
Additional Salary Information: • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
• Flex Spending for Dependent & Health Care
• Mileage reimbursement
• Paid Time Off
• 9 Paid Holidays
• Ability to Contribute to 403B
• Employee Assistance Program
• Service Awards and Recognition
For more than 100 years, Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan has supported individuals, families and communities with services and programs designed to change the world - one grace-filled life at a time. We help people all along the lifespan with services as essential as shelter and clothing, and as life-changing as trauma-informed counseling and adoption. Affiliated with the ...Evangelical Lutheran Church in America throughout Wisconsin and Upper Michigan, LSS welcomes and serves people of all faiths and backgrounds.