At Lutheran Social Services of WI & Upper MI, we believe every adoption is a small miracle that gives to everybody it touch - a child receives a home and the love of a family, birth parents have the assurance their baby will be cared for, and the adoptive family is blessed with the joy of loving and parenting a child. If you want to be a part of giving a child a forever family, consider joining our team as an Adoption-Birth Parent Counselor.
An Adoption and Birth Parent Worker / Counselor coordinates adoption services to birth parent(s), adoptive parents, and children, in keeping with agency policies, goals, and regulatory requirements. May perform other duties as required.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
A Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, psychology, sociology, criminal justice, or other human service program approved by the Social Worker Section of the DSPS guidelines. Certification/Licensure is required (CSW, APSW, LCSW or ability to become certified). A Master's degree in Social Work or closely related field is preferred as is two years of experience working in Human Services or Social Work field.
In addition, the following are required:
Appropriate sense of humor, empathic, patient and compassionate are important attributes as well as being self-confident and self-motivated at all times.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
Must have a valid Driver's License and car - Motor vehicle check (MVR) will a satisfactory driving record required.
In Michigan, must have completed or be able to complete the CWTI PSI training within 16 weeks of hire.
Ability to travel on day trips as required up to 75%. Some overnight travel may be required.
We want you! Apply today to join our team.
LSS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, disability status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.
Bachelor Degree or better in Social Work or related field.
Certified Social Worker
Advanced Pract Soc Worker
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
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