Caseworker, Adoptions Program–Part Time

Under the supervision of the Co-Director of the Adoptions Program, the Adoptions Caseworker provides clinical outreach services within the Adoptions Program.  The Caseworker understands and assists in meeting budget and services goals, understands the mission and objectives of Jewish Family and Children’s Services and works within the limitations of the Agency’s resources and performs all duties in compliance with agency standards.

Responsibilities

  • Provides homestudy interviews to families seeking to adopt, office visits, and a home visit.
  • Writes an extensive report of each family interviewed for a homestudy.
  • Provides post-placement supervision to families who have adopted, including home and office visits.
  • Educates and prepares clients to finalize their adoptions, including attending the court hearing with them.
  • Takes relinquishments and assists birthparents with placement issues.
  • Maintains case records in compliance with Agency standards.
  • Prepares written reports, and prepares and files documents in compliance with California state law.
  • Works collaboratively with other Agency staff members.
  • Complies with the JFCS Policy and Procedures Manual.
  • Meets Agency standards for performance, including goals set for services delivered and fees collected.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position 50% of the time.
  • The person in this position needs to move occasionally about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.
  • Constantly operate a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as calculator, copy machine, and computer printer.
  • May be required to lift up to 25 pounds.
  • Exposure to low to moderate noise levels characteristic of working in an office environment.

Qualifications

  • MSW, MFCC, or equivalent
  • Demonstrated casework skills in clinical work with families and individuals who are adopting
  • Knowledge of and experience in adoption practices
  • Knowledge of adoption related resources and services within the general community
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Interest in working in a social service setting

Compensation

This is a part-time, non-exempt position without benefits. Competitive compensation will depend on experience and proficiency level.

Application Process

To apply, please send your resume and a cover letter to [email protected]  with “Adoption Caseworker—Peninsula” in your subject line.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, including minorities, women, veterans, and disabled individuals. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status. JFCS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.