AK/OR/WA Branch Social Worker - this position will serve families in Oregon.
Part time hourly position with a pay range $20.46/hr - $27.62/hr
The Social Services Department is comprised of several teams delivering the highest quality adoption services to adoptees, birth families and adoptive families in the US.
Holt International finds and supports permanent, loving families for children who are orphaned, abandoned or at serious risk of separation from their family. The Masters Level Social Worker represents Holt in his/her community and ensures successful adjustment of child and family by conducting an assessment of the family, and providing appropriate services throughout the adoption process. The Masters Level Social Worker works cooperatively with families, the Branch Office and the Regional and Social Service Teams in Eugene, Oregon. Note: The Branch Social Worker is primarily a home based position. Depending on where the position is located in proximity to the branch location, the position may be required to have branch office hours. The Branch Social Worker position is required to travel (most often by car) to different locations within the assigned area to complete the essential functions of the position.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS (to be completed within time frames outlined by the Branch Director):
1. Contributes to public knowledge about Holt and support Holt programs by recruiting adoptive families, conducting informational meetings and phone calls, holding pre-adoption seminars, participating in activities arranged by Holt including picnics or parent groups, representing Holt at adoption meetings, coalitions and organizations, and performing other outreach activities as appropriate.
2. Determines a familys ability and capacity to parent an adopted child by conducting pre-home study meetings as requested, reviewing and assessing agency-requested information, evaluating the familys knowledge and perceptions of adoption, teaching adoption education courses, and conducting psycho-social assessments of family members.
KNOWLEDGE: Masters Degree in Social Work or related field, five years experience in a social service setting, and state license (where applicable). Requires the application of clinical skills and knowledge to determine the appropriateness of an adoptive placement of a child and whether that placement is in the best interests of the child. Must have proven clinical and assessment skills and experience in adoption services and processes. Ability to conduct a psycho-social assessment. Experience providing counseling to individuals, families and/or groups. Knowledge of family and group dynamics and adoption practices. Excellent writing and computer skills. Cross cultural sensitivity. Note: Required to complete a minimum of 30 hours of training every two years on current and emerging adoption practice issues.
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