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Social Worker

Company: ALL GODS CHILDREN INTERNATIONAL
Location: Spokane
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:


Job Type
Part-time

Description

All God's Children International (AGCI) is a non-profit orphan care ministry answering God's call to provide the love and care that every child deserves. We have been committed to giving hope and changing lives around the world since 1991.
AGCI is dedicated to empowering local leaders to intervene for the 8 million children living in institutions and creating more paths to family, faith, and independence. Our AGCI Child Advocacy Model is a holistic approach to:

- Prevent children from entering institutions by strengthening families.
- Provide elevated care by collaborating with institutions and training caregivers in our holistic model.
- Place children with prepared, loving forever families through international and domestic adoption.
- Prepare older orphans to thrive through independence programs.
- Change Policy to improve child welfare systems for children around the world.

We are seeking a part-time as needed Social Worker to join our team. The Social Worker is responsible for completing social service assessments and reports including but not limited to home studies, post placement and post adoption reports. They are also responsible for educating and supporting families about adoption. They will be reporting to the Director of Clinical Services. We are currently seeking social workers in the following geographies:


  • Portland, OR
  • Bend, OR
  • Vancouver, WA
  • Seattle, WA
  • Spokane, WA

    This position requires the successful completion of an extensive criminal background check.
    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Represents self in a manner consistent with the mission, policies and procedures of AGCI.
    • Conducts and completes home studies, updates, and addendums and post placement and post adoption reports as assigned by the State Director.
    • Completes AGCI home studies, updates, addendums and post adoption reports in compliance with home state, Hague, USCIS and AGCI standards
    • Ensures all social service visits and reports, including but not limited to home studies, home study addendums/updates and post placement and post adoption reports are completed in a timely manner.
    • Educates families on topics such as attachment and bonding, child health issues, grief and loss, discipline, multi-cultural adoption, country-specific issues, and other risk factors associated with adoption at all phases in adoption process.
    • Provides support services on topics such as attachment and bonding, child health issues, grief and loss, discipline, multi-cultural adoption, country specific issues and other risk factors associated with adoption.
    • Provides crisis intervention and ongoing support and resource linkage for families seeking disruption/dissolution, when needed, in consultation with State Director as necessary.
    • Respectfully takes direction from the State Director and seeks consultation when appropriate.
    • Engages families and prospective families with AGCI's holistic mission.
    • Displays excellent communication skills including in-person customer service, documentation, detail-orientation, and sensitivity with confidential documents and information; displays exceptional ability to communicate effectively and remain calm and courteous under pressure.
    • Ensures an exceptional experience through unwaveringly high levels of customer service with both internal and external audiences by being honest, warm, responsive, and thorough at all times.
    • Works collaboratively in a team environment with a spirit of cooperation and remains open to all levels of work and support for the organization.
    • Successfully completes fifteen (15) continuing education hours each year as required by Hague (or more as required by employee's professional license).
    • Other duties, as assigned.
    • All candidates who are selected for a job with All God's Children International will be required to sign and abide by the Statement of Faith.


      Requirements

      EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
      Master's degree in Social Work or related filed; one or more years related experience in Child Welfare, including Adoption Services. Advanced training in adoption-related topics preferred.
      LANGUAGE SKILLS
      Ability to read and interpret documents such as business correspondence, reports, inquiries, and sensitive medical and financial documents. Ability to write error-free correspondence and reports. Responds to questions from families, using sensitivity and tact. May participate in training sessions lead by AGCI employees.
      CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
      Maintain any relevant state license.
      PI202034409

Keywords: ALL GODS CHILDREN INTERNATIONAL, Spokane , Social Worker, Other , Spokane, Washington

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