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Lutheran Famiy and Children's Services of Missouri
9666 Olive Boulevard
St. Louis, Missouri (United States)

Phone: 3147875100
Web: http://lfcsmo.org

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Home Study Specialist

Job ID: 49276
Job Views: 231334
Location: Union, Missouri, United States
Zip Code:
Job Category: Nonprofit-Social Services
Employment Type: Part time
Posted: 12/14/2018

Job Description

Job Title: Home Study Specialist (Per Fee Basis) Lutheran Family & Children's Services of Missouri is seeking a compassionate, professional Home Study Specialist for our office in Union, Missouri. They will conduct home studies for prospective foster and adoptive applicants. They will also provide post placement supervision for adoptive families. Duties: Provide quality direct services to clients; including education, evaluation and writing the home study in a timely manner. Remain up-to date on all associated policies and guidelines of the agency. Remain up-to-date on all associated State of Missouri licensing guidelines, policies, and practices for applicants wishing to adopt/foster through the State of Missouri. Seek supervision as needed throughout the home study process Provide resources and referrals to home study applicants as needed. Attend training and meetings at the direction of the supervisor.

Job Requirements

Qualifications: Education & Experience: Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling, Human Services, Sociology or other related field. Five years of experience in child welfare and adoption fields. Knowledge and Skills: Extensive experience and current working knowledge of the state licensing process for foster and adoptive parents, and adoption preferred. Accomplished social work practices, child welfare and parenting skills related to fostering and adopting. Knowledge of therapeutic foster parenting. Knowledge of Children’s Division policies. Knowledge of grief, loss issues, trauma and child development. Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; climb up to 5 feet; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift up to 34 pounds and carry up to 34 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The employee is required to access, enter, modify, and retrieve data on a personal computer. The employee is also required to read, write, and speak the English language. . The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essentials functions. We are an equal opportunity employer. All Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, pregnancy, creed, genetic information, gender identity, status as protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with disability or any other characteristic protected by law. In addition to federal law requirements, LFCS complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE.

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