Center for Law and Social Work is looking for a dedicated and organized individual to take on the position of Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Adoption Recruiter in our Adoption Listing Service Program.
The primary responsibilities are to provide child specific recruitment for youth that supports life long connections and potential adoptive families. This means that you will be interacting directly with both children in the foster care system and foster care workers while you work to build up a profile for the minor in an effort to help them find their forever home.
As a member of the professional team you will work cooperatively with the youth, the youth’s worker and other significant people in the youth's life to assist in the facilitation of recruitment activities. This position will require that you stay on top of email correspondence and phone calls. The ideal candidate will be someone who is able to interact well with others, build relationships, and encourage trust.
This position will require occasional travel throughout the state. Only candidates with a vehicle and a valid driver's license will be considered. This is NOT a work-from-home position. Most days you will be at the office located in Chicago, except on days when you are visiting minors and caseworkers.
The successful candidate will have:
An attention to detail
A tried and true ability to stay organized
Work experience in foster care and/or adoption
A personality that encourages confidence and trust
Ability to keep up with a high volume of email and phone correspondence
Case file maintenance and review
Conduct interviews with youth
Monthly contact with assigned youth
Be able to clear a background check.
Be willing to travel both locally and within the state. Anticipate sometimes being away from home overnight.
This job absolutely requires a car, plus a valid driver's license and car insurance.
Have a Masters Degree in social work or a related field with at least two years of child welfare experience.
Additional Salary Information: Medical, Vision, and Dental Insurance Offered; Competitive Paid Time Off
Internal Number: 3123161526
About Center for Law and Social Work
The Center for Law and Social Work's (CLSW) mission is to create, preserve, and protect families. CLSW believes all families, regardless of financial circumstances, should have equal access to legal and social work services in order to remain stable and secure. Lawyers and Social Workers work together to help families in the Chicagoland area with adoption, guardianship, legal back up planning, and clinical services for children and disabled adults.