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Adoption Specialist Social Worker

Company: Safe Children Coalition, Inc.
Location: Sarasota
Posted on: June 20, 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.BenefitsA 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) retirementA detailed position description can be found on our Career site at

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

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