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Family Specialist

Southern Christian Services for Children & Youth
Gulfport, MS
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Family Specialist – Gulfport Office

Requirements

  • Required - Bachelor’ degree in Social Work or a related area of study from an accredited college and a minimum of two years’ experience in foster care and adoption.
  • Preferred - Master’s degree in Social Work or a related area of study from an accredited college and a minimum of two years’ experience in foster care and adoption.
  • Social Work License required.

Responsibilities: 

  • Assist with recruiting prospective adoption/foster families who are interested in providing a safe, stable home to children in the foster care system who have special needs.
  • Assist with processing inquiries regarding adoption/foster care and organize materials to present to prospective families.
  • Conduct home-studies of prospective foster families using agency guidelines.
  • Conduct specialized group trainings to prepare families for adoption/foster care of children with special needs.
  • Assess and prepare information on children given by MS CPS worker to present to families.
  • Participate in Admission Committees and Placement Committees of children to be considered for placement in adoption/foster care via phone or in person as needed.
  • Place children from Mississippi foster care system, and from other states’ foster care system with adoption/foster families in consultation with Division Director of Adoption and Foster Care.
  • Provide supportive supervision of the children and family during the post-placement period.
  • Prepare accurate records and reports as deemed necessary by Division Director of Adoption Foster Care.
  • Coordinate individual, group and family therapy in order to provide adequate resources for the child and his/her placement family.
  • Coordinate the development of community resources for the children and his/her placement families.
  • Participate in adoption/foster care support groups.
  • Participate in at least 40 hours of training per year and maintain license.
  • Maintain personal automobile liability insurance ($50 K minimum).
  • All other duties as assigned

Benefits

  • Competitive Pay
  • Employee Health Insurance
  • Employer paid Life, AD&D & LTD
  • Elective Family Health Insurance and Employee/Family Dental, Vision and Life, etc.
  • Pension Plan
  • Paid vacation days
  • Paid sick days
  • Paid holidays
  • Cell Phone Reimbursement
  • Training and CE Credits for Licensure Requirements

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $35,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • On call
  • Weekend availability

License/Certification:

  • LSW or LMSW (Required)

Work Location: One locationI 

Southern Christian Services for Children & Youth

Address

11975 Seaway Rd

Gulfport, MS
USA

Industry

Government

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