Home Study Writer
Requisition #: req4294
Location: Riverside, CA
Hours: Part-time; 30 weekly scheduled hours
Bethany is changing the world through family. We began our work by serving one child more than 75 years ago. Today, Bethany is an international Christian nonprofit partnering with communities in more than 30 states and in several countries around the world. We strengthen and preserve families, support displaced people fleeing danger, and find safe, loving families for children who need them. Bethany is at the forefront of creating and implementing solutions to meet the growing needs of vulnerable children and families in the U.S. and around the world.
As a Home Study Writer, you will be primarily responsible for conducting quality family assessments, along with placement and post placement supervision in compliance with agency guidelines and state licensing regulations. This individual is also responsible for insuring the best resources are available for children entrusted to adoption placement.
This position is expected to function effectively with high to moderate supervision while following the guidelines given on procedures, along with agency, federal, and state licensing regulatory requirements.
Essential Job Responsibilities:
Conduct family assessments in accordance with agency expectations and state guidelines;
Coordinate and facilitate periodic adoption group meetings for prospective families interested in adoption for orientation and support;
Develop home studies for initially approved families in accordance with agency expectations and procedures;
Provide post adoptive supervision of children in placement during the supervisory year;
Manage all reports and documents in accordance with agency expectations to ensure timely and accurate submission;
Stay up-to-date with training requirements and apply knowledge on the job as needed;
Regularly meet with supervisor to consult on cases, to review case plan and direction, and to evaluate work progress;
Stay abreast of all agency, federal, and state regulatory requirements related to Foster Care, Licensing, and State Adoption;
Complete other duties as assigned.