Adoption Specialist Resume Samples

The job description of an Adoption Specialist is to provide social service and assistance to children and their families as a means to improve their social and psychological well-being. Some of the common tasks found on the Adoption Specialist Resume include – assisting parents in adoption, finding foster homes for children, addressing specific problems of teenagers like misbehavior, pregnancy, and truancy; and advising teachers. Other primary accountabilities include – assisting in the recruitment process, providing post-placement services, completing necessary paperwork, providing legal advocacy for abused kids and undertaking international adoption cases.

Portraying these core skills in the portfolio will be well-appreciated – a thorough adoption process knowledge and experience, outstanding verbal and written communication skills, proficiency in MS Office Suite, and frequent traveling potential. A Bachelor’s degree or a Master’s degree in Social Work is the common requirement for this role.

Adoption Specialist Resume example

Adoption Specialist Resume

Objective : Experiences includes an internship and working as medical case manager, both opportunities have afforded a valuable opportunity to build career around helping people.

Skills : Animal care, Technical Skills.

Description :

    1. Coordinated services to adoptive children under the supervision of the Program Director or designated treatment staff.
    2. Developed by ISP Build families while assessing the adoptive child and biological families.
    3. Ensured the compliance of all legal proceedings of the adoption process.
    4. Prepared all state-required applications, documents, court and legal summaries for the State of West Virginia as well as Circuit Court Judge.
    5. Attended all MDT's, hearings and legal proceedings pertaining to each case.
    6. Provided information pertaining to adoptive homes, including home study, background checks, income verification, and foster home certification.
    7. Assisted the Program and Treatment Director in the ongoing review of cases to ensure that the files meet quality standards.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
BSEd


Adoption Specialist/Representative Resume

Summary : Interested in Home Health Care and Hospice work. Recently was the recipient of these services when both of parents became ill. Highly compassionate, knowledgeable and motivated to work.

Skills : Marketing, Budgeting, Customer.

Description :

    1. Recruited of adoptive parents, and registration of youth on MARE before the required deadline.
    2. Communicated with the Department of Health and Human Services to ensure proper paperwork is received to proceed with the adoption process.
    3. Ensured, accurate, professional, and timely completion of all Agency required reports, paperwork, and filings.
    4. Worked in coordination with the requirements as dictated per court and the supervising county.
    5. Attended, conducts, or participates in all case conferences, hearings (court and adoption), assessments, home visits, etc, as required.
    6. Represented the agency at community meetings; interfaces with the community and other social service agencies as required.
    7. Facilitated training for adoptive families and foster families such as orientation and or PRIDE training.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
Social Work


Adoption Specialist II Resume

Headline : Seeking a position which will utilize knowledge and experience. May assist parents, arrange adoptions, and find foster homes for abandoned or abused children.

Skills : Technical Skills, MS-Excel.

Description :

    1. Facilitated the complete adoption process according to Best Friends Standard Operating Procedures.
    2. Prepared end-of-day deposits and reconciliations. Report any medical or behavior information.
    3. Facilitated the daily feeding, cleaning, medicating and enrichment of animals at the PAC in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures.
    4. Adoption processed and merchandised sales, track and store monetary transactions, 
    5. Recorded medical and behavior observations, log vaccines, and current medications enter new animal intake and returns.
    6. Worked and interacted with volunteers and visitors to include, but not limited to: training, conducting tours, answering a question.
    7. Promoted the Best Friends' mission and assisting with their general needs.
    8. Responded to visitor inquiries and provide quality customer service.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Graphic Design

Adoption Specialist/Analyst Resume

Headline : To acquire a challenging position that utilizes communication, inter-personal and organization skills.

Skills : Communication, Multitask, Problem Solving Abilities.

Description :

    1. Recruited and provided social services for over children in need of placement with resource families.
    2. Developed clinical assessment and adoption plans in a timely manner.
    3. Conducted interviews and gather historical, medical and legal data in order to determine the best home for a child.
    4. Attended weekly and monthly adoption status meetings with the family protection caseworker to review the progress of the adoption plan.
    5. Consulted with other professionals and specialists in identifying and ensuring the provision of targeted services necessary for the children to be adopted.
    6. Conducted adoption home studies and facilitated the actual placement of the child with an adoptive family.
    7. Answered the phones, used 10-key adding machines, copier, printers, faxed, scanned and data entry.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Bachelor Of Science

Adoption Specialist/Technician Resume

Headline : To obtain a position in which education and work experience may be utilized to provide employer with the assets needed to run a professional and systematic business.

Skills : Outlook, Data entry, CWTI Trained, Adoption Trained.

Description :

    1. Conducted child and potential adoption of family assessments, preparing children for adoption, process adoption placement.
    2. Actively recruited for children who are considered special needs under Florida law.
    3. Worked collaboratively with other agencies within the service realm as it relates to the adoption process.
    4. Completed all necessary legal requirements for the finalization of adoptive placements.
    5. Provided post-placement services to adoption families, attend court hearings and participate in permanency staffings.
    6. Attended adoption-related conferences on both a state and national level.
    7. Required to assist potential Adopters in the adoption process.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Psychology

Adoption Specialist I Resume

Objective : Seeking new career that allows work with animals as well as the public. A job as an Adoption Specialist falls under the broader career category of Child, Family, and School Social Workers.

Skills : Microsoft Outlook, Effective problem solving skills, Time Management.

Description :

    1. Managed a caseload of about children, and their parents, involved in the foster care system.
    2. Attended court hearings, case reviews, family meetings, home visits, and IFSP/IEP meetings to ensure that all needs in the family were met.
    3. Referred parents for services to ensure their children could be safely returned to their care.
    4. Referred children for necessary services including mental health services, developmental services, and educational services.
    5. Wrote detailed service plans for parents and children to ensure all needs were met.
    6. Worked with foster parents and attorneys to complete adoptions from foster care.
    7. Ensured that notes regarding home visits, phone calls, and meetings were properly documented on a monthly basis.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
B.A

Adoption Specialist/Co-ordinator Resume

Headline : To obtain a position with a progressive organization where skill sets in computers and customer service may be fully utilized.

Skills : Technical Skills, MS-Excel.

Description :

    1. Provided Case Management for Foster Children available for adoption in the Special Needs Adoption partnership with DHHS.
    2. Contacted each youth age, building rapport, providing guidance, teaching, and resources as well as documenting each visit.
    3. Updated goal setting and evaluation based on continuous assessment of strengths and needs.
    4. Collaborated with many community agencies such as Lutheran Family Services, Adoption Links Worldwide.
    5. Advocated for a client in court, school, medical & therapeutic settings.
    6. Prepared and presented of court reports for Juvenile Judge. 
    7.  Assisted with preparing the family for the adoption process.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Social Work

Lead Adoption Specialist Resume

Summary : Highly qualified Adoption Specialist with experience in the industry. Enjoy creative problem solving and getting exposure on multiple projects, and would excel in the collaborative environment.

Skills : Technical Skills, Hard Working.

Description :

    1. Completed recruitment activities to identify appropriate and willing families to adopt children.
    2. Assessed home studies to determine the most appropriate family for each child.
    3. Interviewed children to create a child study for each child to determine their strengths and needs.
    4. Completed matching and disclosure of records to the adoptive family.
    5. Monitored supervised visits with adoptive families and children.
    6. Counseled children on the adoptive process and monitor behaviors and reactions throughout the transition process.
    7. Post-placement to ensured the attachment process is positive.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
Health Counseling

Asst. Adoption Specialist Resume

Objective : To further career in the Social Services field and use education and experience to their fullest potential.

Skills : Communication Skills, MS-Office.

Description :

    1. Conducted ongoing assessments of children in foster care to evaluate their emotional, physical, and educational needs.
    2. Assisted adoptive parents in identifying and connecting with community resources to continue to assist the family after the adoption is finalized.
    3. Provided crisis intervention counseling of foster youth and their caretakers as issues arise.
    4. Participated in community outreach and general recruitment activities.
    5. Prepared background summaries and adoptive home study updates.
    6. Prepared reports and testify in family court proceedings.
    7. Obtained and analyzed medical, psychological, and criminal records of the child and birth family.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
Abuse Counseling

Associate Adoption Specialist Resume

Objective : Experienced and highly trained as a veterinary technician in both wellness and surgery position with nearly five years in animal welfare. Skilled at working in a high-paced spay/neuter.

Skills : Hard Working, Technical Skills.

Description :

    1. Participated in court hearings and handled court proceedings including written court reports and preparation of legal adoption documents.
    2. Completed written Adoption Family Assessments, Child Adoption Assessments, and Quarterly Reports according to BCAL standards.
    3. Evaluated the personal characteristics and home conditions of adoption applicants.
    4. Coordinated with child welfare legal staff. Match children with appropriate adoptive families.
    5. Filed Subsidy requests for approved adoptive families matched with children.
    6. Registered waiting children with MARE as part of the matching process.
    7. Participated in various outreach events and adoption opportunities off-site.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
BA

Adoption Specialist Resume

Headline : Extensive experience in several areas. Perform office duties using hardware such as PC,s, copiers, faxes, scanners, printers, 10-key and multi-line phones in addition to trouble shooting the hardware.

Skills : Microsoft Outlook, Spanish, Training, Data Entry, Type 45 Wpm.

Description :

    1. Conducted intakes for prospective adoptive parents. Attention to high levels of customer service.
    2. Completed individual services plans for adoptive children.
    3. Monitored the home environment of adoptive parents.
    4. Conducted background checks and family interviews of all adoptive household members.
    5. Adhered to Texas Minimum Standards for Foster Care and Adoptions as well as Council on Accreditation standards.
    6. Recruited foster and adoptive parents for The Children's Shelter.
    7. Conducted background checks, home inspections, and interviews to verify foster and adoptive parents.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Bachelor Of Arts