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Adoption Specialist Social Worker

Company: Safe Children Coalition, Inc.
Location: Sarasota
Posted on: May 11, 2022

Job Description:

Do you want to make a difference in the life of a child? -We are the Sarasota Safe Children Coalition. Guided by a mission "to protect children, strengthen families, and build community," we provide:
- foster parent recruitment, training, and licensure
- adoptions
- foster care
- protective supervision and
- voluntary family services.

Our service area includes DeSoto, Manatee, and Sarasota counties. Annually, we provide services to -6,000 children.
We are recruiting an Adoption Specialist to work directly with children and prospective families. The position is responsible for the full adoption process, including:
- recruiting homes for waiting children
- conducting home and child assessment studies
- matching children with adoptive families
- educating and preparing children and families on the adoption process
- providing support and guidance through the process
- coordinating financial assistance and
- facilitating legal finalization.

Minimum Qualifications
- Bachelor's degree in human services or a related field from an accredited college or university. Typical majors include criminal justice, education, interdisciplinary studies, psychology, social work, and sociology.
- One (1) year related post-degree work experience
- Valid Florida driver's license, acceptable driving history, and car insurance in good standing.
- The successful candidates will receive comprehensive training along with ongoing professional development, support, feedback, and mentoring. They must achieve certification as a Florida Certified Child Welfare Case Manager within one (1) year.
Schedule
- Flexible hours Monday through Friday with occasional on-call duty evenings/weekends to meet client needs.

Benefits
A comprehensive benefits program including:
- 5 weeks of PTO accruals available during the first year of employment
- 10 paid holidays
- Professional development
- Ongoing coaching and feedback
- Employee Assistance Program ("EAP")
Health and Welfare Benefits with shared premium costs, including:
- Medical
- Dental
- Life
- Short-term disability
- Long-term disability
- 401(k) retirement

A detailed position description can be found on our Career site at www.sccfl.org

Keywords: Safe Children Coalition, Inc., Sarasota , Adoption Specialist Social Worker, Healthcare , Sarasota, Florida

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