Adoption Social Worker Resume Samples

An Adoption Social Worker is a person who specializes in adoption and works in adoption agencies or government organizations. Major roles and responsibilities listed on the Adoption Social Worker Resume indicate the following duties – facilitating domestic and international adoptions and understanding the legal requirements for each case; working in schools, family service agencies or government organizations; acting as the heart of the adoption process, facilitating the logistical requirements of the adoption process, providing emotional support and counseling; and helping different types of adoptions including international adoptions.

All states need some sort of licensure, even though exact requirements vary from state to state. A Bachelor’s or master’s degree in the field of social work with coursework in related areas such as human behavior, social welfare policy, and family culture. The job requires a lot of patience and a willingness to help others and the ability to maintain good communication with multiple contacts. Formal education is not mandatory for this role.

Adoption Social Worker Resume example

Adoption Social Worker Resume

Objective : As an Adoption Social Worker, responsible for Providing supportive services to birth parents by-Assessing and identifying current needs such as emotional financial stability, use of community support systems and medical needs. Experience in Providing options and griefing counseling and link to appropriate resources, etc,.

Skills : SPSS, Office, Time Management, Project Management, Conflict Resolution, Team Buliding, Oral And Written Communication.

Description :

    1. Provided counseling, crisis intervention, and assessments for children and resource families regarding moves, grief, separation, and loss issues related to adoption.
    2. Assisted multi-cultural, multiracial families to establish and support a network of family, kinship, and community.
    3. Assisted adoptive family with adoption Placement Agreement and adoption subsidy, finalization, and post finalization paperwork and processes.
    4. Participated in supervisory conferences and team meetings, sharing pertinent information about children/families' progress, collateral contacts, and relationships with other agencies/communities.
    5. Developed and implements case plans for children's permanency goals and completed risk incidents reported through appropriate Risk Management, clinical, and safety protocols.
    6. Determined and recommended which services are needed for the child and family, including mental health, drug, and alcohol services, respite care, and supervised or unsupervised visitations/interactions.
    7. Maintained written documentation within established state and federal regulations for child/family's case records and reports to the court.
    8. Attended and testify at court hearings, choosing status, agency staffing, and other meetings as required.
    9. Completed home study and post-placement reports Educate families and link to community services Facilitate group surrounding all adoption.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
GED


Adoption Social Worker Resume

Objective : As an Adoption Social Worker, responsible for Providing supportive services to birth parents by-Assessing and identifying current needs such as emotional & financial stability, use of community support systems and medical needs. Experience in Providing options and griefing counseling and link to appropriate resources, etc,.

Skills : SPSS, Office, Time Management, Project Management, Conflict Resolution, Team Buliding, Oral And Written Communication.

Description :

    1. Provided counseling, crisis intervention, and assessments for children and resource families regarding moves, grief, separation, and loss issues related to adoption.
    2. Assisted multi-cultural, multiracial families to establish and support a network of family, kinship, and community.
    3. Assisted adoptive family with adoption Placement Agreement and adoption subsidy, finalization, and post finalization paperwork and processes.
    4. Participated in supervisory conferences and team meetings, sharing pertinent information about children/families' progress, collateral contacts, and relationships with other agencies/communities.
    5. Developed and implements case plans for children's permanency goals and completed risk incidents reported through appropriate Risk Management, clinical, and safety protocols.
    6. Determined and recommended which services are needed for the child and family, including mental health, drug, and alcohol services, respite care, and supervised or unsupervised visitations/interactions.
    7. Maintained written documentation within established state and federal regulations for child/family's case records and reports to the court.
    8. Attended and testify at court hearings, choosing status, agency staffing, and other meetings as required.
    9. Completed home study and post-placement reports Educate families and link to community services Facilitate group surrounding all adoption.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
GED


Adoption Social Worker Resume

Objective : Adoption Social Worker with 5 years of experience in Monitoring potential family disruption by identifying reasons, informing and coordinating with the Branch Director, the Director of Clinical Services, Adoption Services Directors & recommending removal of child when appropriate, etc,.

Skills : Investigating Skills, Social Worker, Assisting Skills.

Description :

    1. Referred clients to community resources.
    2. Collected supplementary information, such as employment, medical and school records.
    3. Maintained case history records and prepared court reports.
    4. Evaluated personal characteristics of foster home and adoption applicants.
    5. Placed children in foster and adoptive homes.
    6. Reviewed service plans and performed follow-up to determine the quantity and quality of service provided to the client.
    7. Investigated home conditions to determine the suitability of foster and adoptive homes and to protect children from harmful environments.
    8. Interviewed individuals to assess social and passionate capabilities, physical and mental impairments, and financial needs.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
BS In Social Work

Adoption Social Worker Resume

Objective : Dynamic professional with extensive experience, providing management services and direct social services. Skilled in programmatic management, monitoring and evaluation, fiscal management. Expertise includes providing administrative oversight, staff development, strength based counseling and coaching aimed at achieving programmatic outcomes and associated indicators.

Skills : Preparing Skills, Monitoring Skills, Multitasking.

Description :

    1. Provided case management services to 30 cases referred to the Adoption Unit.
    2. Responsible for outreach, recruitment, and training of adoptive parents.
    3. Assessed child's needs, matched prospective adopted parents to children in need of homes.
    4. Placed children in homes and developed a service plan to address each individual's needs.
    5. Provided counseling for children and adoptive parents.
    6. Monitored the adoptive placement through monthly visitation; attended case review meetings to evaluate progress.
    7. Prepared Adoption petitions for finalization.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
BS In Social Work

Adoption Social Worker Resume

Objective : As an Adoption Social Worker experience in Providing supportive services to family by - maintaining contact throughout process, working cooperatively with Eugene office, communicating information to family, & referring to appropriate community support systems when appropriate, etc,.

Skills : MS Office, Coordinating Skills, Counseling Skills.

Description :

    1. Worked independently to complete the following task Assessed housing and safety issues regarding children in the custody of the Department of Human Resource's Family and Children Services.
    2. Arranged and facilitated Home studies for prospective foster parents.
    3. Directed Medical appointments and potential placements for the children in care.
    4. Developed individualized plans of service.
    5. Developed adoption plans for children who did not have a viable relative resource.
    6. Developed court reports, evaluated, and reassessed permanency issues implemented by the Judicial System.
    7. Coordinated potential adoption plans and makes referrals to the appropriate agencies.
    8. Counseled clients with mental health issues and drug and alcohol addictions.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Master Of Social Work

Adoption Social Worker Resume

Objective : Highly professional, enthusiastic, flexible educator, manager and director with a strong track record in government, corporate, non-profit, collegiate, and community sectors. Adept in youth development, teaching and learning, program development, management and administration, student development, and adult learning.

Skills : Academic Advising, Advocacy, Budget Management, Building.

Description :

    1. Engaged birth families, kinship resources, pre-adoptive parents, and community support systems to assess their strengths and appropriateness in being permanent placements for children and youth.
    2. Provided pre-adoptive parents with education and support in understanding and meeting the needs of abused and neglected youth.
    3. Responded to crisis situations and intervened to resolve immediate problems.
    4. Prepared detailed, confidential reports with clinical recommendations regarding cases as mandated by the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.
    5. Managed and monitored service provisions for children and families.
    6. Directed and served on multidisciplinary team meetings pertaining to client-specific outcomes.
    7. Provided and ensured quality family assessment Coordinated services and community networking for adoptive families Provided advocacy and case.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
MSW In Social Work

Adoption Social Worker Resume

Objective : As an Adoption Social Worker, responsible for Ensuring legal adoption process is followed by-Assessing current status of legal or putative father and completes legal search as required by state law. Experience in Completing surrenders of birth parents rights in compliance with state law, etc,.

Skills : Strategic Planning, Community Outreach, Social Networking, Team Management.

Description :

    1. Provided adoption services to potential birth parents and to families interested in adopting children.
    2. Provided services to young mothers choosing to parent their children.
    3. Provided adoption services within the infant selection program including recruitment and education.
    4. Conducted home assessment for the agency and private adoptions.
    5. Spoke publicly on programs for Catholic Social Service and supported community issues of pregnancy and adoption issues.
    6. Supervised children privately placed in foster homes on HCBS waiver including IDD, SED children.
    7. Conducted home studies for prospective adoptive parents Counseled natural parents on adoption issues Initiated legal procedures for the termination.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
GED

Adoption Social Worker Resume

Objective : Adoption Social Worker professional seeks full-time work in an environment that will challenge me further, while allowing me to contribute to the growth and success of an organization. Excellent at working with diverse populations while exhibiting empathy, flexibility, persistence, and respect for different circumstances.

Skills : MS Office, Assisting Skills, Management Skills, Communication Skills.

Description :

    1. Assisted foster parents and relatives in the legal process of adoption.
    2. Completed monthly home visits to monitor the placement of the child, which also included monitoring their developmental needs.
    3. Composed court reports and attended court hearings to make recommendations for the child.
    4. Attended child and family team meetings, medical appointments, school meetings, and any other meeting that pertained to the child.
    5. Assisted in the placement of foster children with an adoptive family.
    6. Completed case notes, reports on the child, and maintained their medical and school records.
    7. Monitored SSI accounts, medical and dental, and child life skills.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
GED

Adoption Social Worker Resume

Objective : Adoption Social Worker with 2 years of experience in Providing intake services to birth parents by- participating in the rotation of the on-call phone, which operates seven days a week, 24 hours a day and on holidays. Responsible for Responded appropriately to calls by assessing level of services needed and/or referral for additional resources. and also responsible for Assessing and referring to EWSF program when deemed appropriate, etc,.

Skills : MS Office, Management Skills, Maintenance Skills, Communication Skills.

Description :

    1. Completed Family Profiles of prospective clients wanting to adopt a child in foster care, as well as completed Child Profiles of children in foster care.
    2. Worked with families and children throughout the adoption process, including finalization in court.
    3. Met with children ten times over six months to complete the Child Preparation unit of service to prepare them for adoption or process their time in foster care and the grief and loss they have experienced.
    4. Maintained monthly contact regarding progress or concerns with all workers involved including therapists, mental health workers, county workers, and foster care workers, as well as attended quarterly court hearings.
    5. Conducted bi-monthly support groups for families and children post-adoption.
    6. Promoted SWAN Adoption Orientation training to prospective adoptive families.
    7. Advocated for children that are seeking a forever family.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
BS In Social Worker

Adoption Social Worker Resume

Objective : Professional Adoption Social Worker with 2 years of experience working with diverse individuals and families. Excellent communication skills as evidenced by continuous contact with client's and case workers. Expertly responsible as proven by consistency in work hours and visits with clients. An honest employee shown by admitting when something is beyond professional ability.

Skills : Microsoft Word, Strong Interpersonal , Works Well Autonomously Or With A Team, Dedicated And Hard Working, Excellent Problem Solving, Works Well With Clients And Collaterals.

Description :

    1. Performed preliminary interviews and safe home studies of prospective foster and adoptive parents.
    2. Collaborated with the interdisciplinary team regarding matching families with children.
    3. Responsible for the recruitment and preparation of adoptive families through psychosocial assessments and home studies.
    4. Developed and facilitated Children's Self-Esteem Support Group.
    5. Provided counseling to birth families who were considering making an adoption plan Interviewed and assessed prospective adoptive families.
    6. Participated in information meetings and preparation classes for families interested in adoption.
    7. Assured all work is completed in a timely manner and is compliant with the applicable agency, state, and federal regulations.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Master's In Social Work