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Posted: Wednesday, February 7, 2018 9:24 AM

Job Description
Part:time Adoption, Child and Family Specialist Job Announcement
***Candidate must be located in Texarkana area***
This is a part:time position and it is not anticipated to ever become a full:time position.
It is not a position that is compatible with having other full time employment.

Working with families:
:Schedule and conduct home visits in families homes and other locations, conducting interviews in person and via telephone, email, and texts (part of most assignments)
:Conduct and prepare home study, post:placement and other reports for all types of adoption, surrogacy and custody issues, utilizing formats, guidelines and required forms, writing reports and participating in the report review process, all within designated time frames (most frequent assignment)

Working with pregnant women:
:Provide case management services to women and teens with high risk pregnancies, assessing needs and connecting them to community resources (can only be conducted by licensed social workers with two years experience working with pregnant women or special needs children)
:Provide mentoring and support for women and teens, including those experiencing an unplanned pregnancy, educating on adoption and decision making skills for those considering adoption or selecting prospective adoptive parents (occasional cases assigned, usually for the duration of several months)
:Work with pregnant birth mothers to implement placement plan for their baby or child assisting them in accessing needed resources and obtaining services, such as medical care, housing, transportation, food and other support services, as needed (occasional)
:Develop and implement hospital plan, including contacting collaterals, acting as liaison to hospital staff involved with the baby and birth parents; facilitating and monitoring the contact between the birth and adoptive families during the hospital stay; and coordinating babys release from the hospital (occasional; may require CPR and First Aid if baby is discharged to Specialist rather than adoptive parents)
:Develop and implement plan for relinquishment and placement, including reviewing and executing legal paperwork with the birth and adoptive families; scheduling notary public services and witnesses, coordinating and managing the birth mothers relinquishment and placement with the adoptive parent (occasional, requires working at 48 hours after the babys birth)
:Transport the infant or child from the hospital, home or other location (rare assignments which require CPR and First Aid)
:Provide grief and loss counseling and assist birthparents after placement with setting goals; making referrals to community agencies to help meet unmet needs for housing, transportation, food, education, therapeutic counseling and other support services (occasional)

Working with Family Child Care Homes, Child Care Centers, and/or Respite Care Providers (every few months)
:Conduct visits in family child care homes, child care centers and/or respite care providers to observe meals, and/or activities with children, provide educational information, and complete related paperwork
:Expand participation in the Nutrition Program by enrolling new family child care providers in the program by making phone calls and visiting in their homes to review all the program benefits
:Increase respite care providers by recruiting individuals to provide this service to families with children who have special needs.

Conducting educational and informational seminars:
:Arrange and conduct educational and informational seminars for prospective genetic embryo donors, adoptive parents, parents with parenting challenges, and professionals utilizing curriculum materials provided (occasional)

Working with potential referral sources:
:Make personal contacts with attorneys, clinics, hospitals and other referral sources; making media contacts; distributing posters; setting up exhibits


• Location: Texarkana

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