Children's Home Society of North Carolina
  • Programs (FC/Adoption)
  • Charlotte, NC, USA
  • Full Time


Responsible for delivery of Licensing Services to clients whom adoption and/or foster care services, including therapeutic foster care, have been requested or contracted, and for the associated record keeping and reporting. Responsible for associated program support, public relations, outreach, and recruitment.


Area of Responsibility

Licensing Services

  • Complete foster home licensing and relicensing requirements for adoptive and foster/adoptive families
  • Orient, license and re-license foster families
  • Maintain complete and accurate records on all services provided, and submit accurate and thorough reports on a timely basis
  • Prepare families for placement through MAPPS-TIPS preparation classes

Placement Services

  • Provide comprehensive adoption services, including home assessment services, and pre- and post-placement services to CHS clients, or to clients of other agencies for whom CHS has contracted to provide services
  • Maintain records on all licensed homes in caseload; make quarterly visits, frequent home, office and telephone contacts
  • In absence or at the request of Program Supervisor or Area Director, be prepared to select homes for children as needed, make arrangements for respite care, and coordinate information about children before foster or adoptive placements
  • Provide adoption services for foster parents adopting children who are receiving CHS foster care services in their homes
  • Maintain regular visitation, as stipulated in the service manual, with children in foster homes and provide them with comprehensive foster care services
  • Provide therapeutic foster care placements with weekly clinical supervision, maintain authorizations, participate in treatment teams and other required meetings, and keep current all required Medicaid/MCO case documentation
  • Work to ensure that the medical needs of all children in foster placements are met

Outreach and Recruitment

  • Participate in outreach efforts, including media contacts, speakers' bureaus, working with volunteers and fundraising, advocacy, or public awareness events, and networking with other agencies regarding adoption issues
  • Assist with recruitment activities for resource parents for special needs children, using professional and social contacts in the community, area churches and civic organizations, as well as public relations efforts to identify potential adoptive parents


  • Data entry in to Echo and other required record keeping documentation
  • Preparation for annual visit from representative of State Department of Social Services for agency re-licensing or from MCO agent(s) for therapeutic foster care services
  • Participate in CQI process
  • Participate in monthly and as needed supervision with supervisor
  • Cooperate with other staff in providing support services and planning social events for the foster and adoptive families each year
  • Provide social work assistance to other Permanency programs when deemed necessary by the supervising staff or agency
  • Adhere to Social Work Code of Ethics or to the Code of Ethics appropriate to the applicable licensure/credentialing and comply with professional standards of the Child Welfare League
  • Display sensitivity to the service population's cultural and socioeconomic characteristics
  • Perform other duties related to department goals and projects as needed


  • BSW or related human services degree from an accredited college or university required
  • 3-5 years' child welfare services experience required
  • MAPPS-TIPS training and State Foster Care Licensing training preferred
  • 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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