Bachelor’s Degree in a social work or related field, valid Ohio Driver’s License, reliable transportation, excellent communication skills, ability to deal with people in difficult circumstances, competent computer skills. At least one year relevant experience. Current assessor certifications is preferred but candidate must be able to receive certifications within the first year in this position.
- Assists applicants applying for foster care and adoption and also provides assistance to kinship caregivers.
- Completes foster/adoptive and kinship home studies, kinship assessments, and step-parent adoption studies.
- Consults with casework staff in order to meet placement needs for children in agency care. consults with casework staff on appropriate matches for children needing an out of home placement.
- Maintains caseload of adoptive and foster families and provides supportive services.
- Provides ongoing support to kinship families when requested.
- Provides supervision of pre-adoptive and post -adoptive placements.
- Maintains a caseload of children in JFS permanent custody and provides ongoing adoptive case planning services.
- Recruits foster/adoptive homes as prescribed by the agency recruitment plan.
- Actively recruits families for children in agency permanent custody.
- Plans and promotes training for foster, adoptive and kinship families.
- Documents and reports ongoing training for agency foster parents.
- Documents activities for all placement activities within the required time frames as mandated by the OAC and agency requirements.
- Maintains confidentiality of case and agency information.
- Complies with agency personnel policies and procedures.
- Demonstrates regular and predictable attendance.
Interested applicants may submit their resumes to Gina.Speaks-Eshler@jfs.ohio.gov