Social Worker/Counselor - Pregnancy and Adoption Support (Hybrid Remote)
Job Title: Hiring: Social Worker/Counselor - Pregnancy and Adoption Support (Hybrid Remote)
Company: Morgan Stephens
A. PREGNANCY SUPPORT
Our pregnancy support work is designed to empower woman and families to make well thought out and informed decisions about what is best for them and their child. We do this by assessing and seeking to strengthen factors in the client’s life that will promote healthy outcomes and stability for the family. Clinical staff assist with intakes and with clients who are pursuing adoption.
Intake, assessment and options counseling for all expectant parents in need of services
For parents pursuing making an adoption plan, providing a high level of counseling and case management during pregnancy and following placement. Collaborates with other community agencies to educate them about our agencies' services as well as follow up on clients referred to us.
PAS’ adoption program is structured to find families for children in need of care, not to find children for families who desire children. We do this through internal and external education on ethical adoption practices, trauma informed assessment tools, high quality pre-adoption and ongoing trainings and providing care and support to our clients during the adoption process. PAS recognizes that adoption is a lifelong journey and therefore, we remain a lifelong resource for all birth parents, adoptive families and adoptees.
Completes adoption home studies as assigned, according to Virginia State Standards and requirements. Completes home studies in within time frame designated by Program Director or Supervisor.
Work with families who are adopting domestically, internationally, parental placements and adoption from the foster care system.
Supports families who are approved and waiting.
Rotates carrying emergency on-call phone to be able to respond to any crisis management needs and/or adoption placement needs.
Waiting Child Adoption
Assists with marketing current families so they are able to be considered as placement options for children in need of adoptive families
Facilitates and participates in match meetings and interviews
Acts as an advocate for the adoptive family to assist with obtaining all relevant information so they can make an informed decision and assists with ensuring proper supports are in place to promote a successful transition and placement for the child and family.
C. POST ADOPTION COUNSELING
PAS works with adoptees to access information from their adoption files and/or find and connect with their birth family. This is done in accordance with VA adoption disclosure laws.
Carry a small caseload of Post Adoption Clients as needed
D. ADMINISTRATIVE AND COMMUNITY RESPONSIBILITIES
Acts as liaison in community programs
Educates and promotes work of agency in community. May involve travel and speaking at community meetings. Complete outreach visits.
Education and Experience:
Master's Degree in social work or other related field or Bachelors Degree with 5 years of case management and or counseling experience. Internship time is counted towards years of experience.