Wilmington-Clinton County Chamber of Commerce

Child Protection Caseworker Adoption Assessor

Posted: 03/21/2021

Position: Child Protection Caseworker Adoption Assessor 

Department: Clinton County Job and Family Services — Adoption Assessor

Employment Type: Full Time - $17.68/hour

Duties: Maintains a caseload of children in JFS permanent custody and provides ongoing adoptive case planning services. Continuously assesses child safety and well-being while providing information and services to children in placement. Required to meet at least monthly with substitute caregivers and children in the placement setting. Problem solves with foster/adoptive family for creative interventions to facilitate permanency planning. Arranges pre-placement visits between perspective adoptive parents and children. Will proactively seek out and recruit child-specific adoptive homes; may complete child-specific home studies for adoptive parent licensing. At times will transport child to various appointments. Will continuously gather information regarding the child's history for the adoptive family and agency's records. Provides support and education to foster/adoptive families. 
Provides supervision of pre-adoptive and post- adoptive placements. Documents activities for all placement activities within the required time frames as mandated by the Ohio Administrative Code and agency requirements. Must be able to meet deadlines. Attends and participates in necessary family team meetings, reviews, and supervision; schedules, attends and participates in child matching meetings, pre-adoptive staffings and subsidy negotiations. Must be able to prepare court summaries and attend court hearings. Must have excellent communication skills 
Maintains confidentiality of case and agency information. Complies with agency personnel policies and procedures. Demonstrates regular and predictable attendance. 
Please submit resume and letter of interest to: Deputy Director Amanda Barrera at Amanda.Barrera@jfs.ohio.gov no later than Wednesday, April 7, 2021.

Requirements: Bachelor's Degree in a social work or a related field, valid Ohio Driver's License, reliable transportation, excellent communication skills, ability to deal with people in difficult circumstances, competent computer skills. Previous experience in adoptions and current assessor certification is preferred.

Business Name: Clinton County Job and Family Services

Business Address: 1025 South South Street, Wilmington

Contact Name: Amanda Barrera

Contact Email: Amanda.Barrera@jfs.ohio.gov

This job description is not intended to be all inclusive and may be changed at any time with or without notice. It not a contract of employment, express or implied. Job responsibilities may include other responsibilities as assigned by immediate supervisor, Department Head or Elected Official. 

Clinton County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.