Children's Home Society of North Carolina
  • Programs (IPS)
  • Clinton, NC, USA
  • Full Time

Purpose

Responsible for outreach, education, and recruitment efforts regarding a specific, identified caseload of children awaiting permanency and potential adoptive families.

Area of Responsibility

  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of the local child welfare system including adoptions
  • Maintain collaborative relationships with social workers, case managers, therapists, CHS Permanency staff and other members of case management teams
  • Conduct various methods of research including interviews with DSS staff and children, case record reviews, and internet-based searches to identify resources
  • Contact identified resources in an effort to gather information and engage them in planning for the child's future
  • Complete a comprehensive report of activities and findings for each client served
  • Communicate the impact of trauma on youth and development
  • Incorporate child friendly language that is developmentally and age appropriate
  • Establish personal relationships with referred children and assist them in honoring the past, present and future through child readiness activities
  • Provide recommendations for contacts, relationships, recruitment efforts, etc. related to findings
  • Network with other Intensive Permanency staff to share methods, techniques, etc.
  • Follow all necessary program requirements in terms of case management, data collection, and reporting
  • Coordinate with supervisor on the completion of any other assigned tasks

General

  • Display sensitivity to the service population's cultural and socioeconomic characteristics
  • Perform other duties related to department or division goals and projects as needed

Qualifications

  • BSW or equivalent degree in human services area
  • Minimum of 2 years' experience in human services field; preferably adoption or foster care
  • Maintain a valid North Carolina driver's license, adequate auto insurance, and have access to an operating vehicle in order to attend to CHS business
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