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Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada is a drug free and equal opportunity employer.  We offer an excellent benefits package including insurance benefits, paid time off and retirement plan. All employees must successfully complete a drug test and background check prior to employment. 


Adoption Services Manager

Department: Adoptions
Location: Las Vegas, NV

About Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada

Since 1941, the mission of Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada (CCSN) has been to serve our community's most vulnerable men, women, and children. This leading community resource offers help and hope with dignity as it strives to meet the diverse needs of men, women and children in Southern Nevada. Through the generosity of foundations, grants, organizations and individual donors, CCSN operates 15 programs providing support to more than 4,200 people daily and encompassing four core areas: Family Services, Food Services, Immigration and Refugee Services and Homeless and Housing Services. CCSN also operates the largest Meals on Wheels program and Emergency Shelter Services in Southern Nevada. For additional information, please visit CatholicCharities.com.

Position Summary

The Manager of Adoption Services is responsible for managing the day to day operations related to Adoption Services and reports to the Vice President of Social Services. †The Manager provides supervision and assistance with casework to the Adoption Social Workers as well as organizational tasks such as adherence to agency budget, licensing compliance and community outreach.†This position requires the applicant be a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) in the state of Nevada.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Manage the day to day operations of the Adoptions Services Department.
  • Ensure adherence to program standards, procedures and department budget.
  • Interview, hire, train, develop and counsel team members.
  • Seek opportunities for professional continuing education for licensed staff.
  • Seek and develop community outreach opportunities, seminars and workshops.
  • Oversee facilitation of monthly support group(s).
  • Provide information regarding the adoption process to prospective adoptive applicants.
  • Collect fees or arrange for fee collection from applicants when due.
  • Represent agency at finalization hearing or other Court matters.
  • Organize and present at the Adoptive Parent Education classes.
  • Conduct initial interview with adoptive families and birthparents and assign to appropriate social work staff.
  • Train, support and assess readiness of prospective adoptive parents and birthparents to ensure that all appropriate legal compliance is met.
  • Provide transportation to clients utilizing agency vehicle.
  • Maintain a master list of active cases and conduct case management meetings.
  • Provide guidance to social work staff in case management decisions.
  • Prepare information and assist with staff training when needed.
  • Represent agency in ethical, professional, and positive manner at all times
  • Protect all confidential information, company property and electronic data.† Comply with safety rules.
  • Other related duties as directed.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Must be computer literate and detail-oriented.
  • Must have a strong sense of focus and must be task-oriented and non-judgmental with a clear sense of personal boundaries.
  • Must have a respect for confidentiality involving both clients and employees.
  • Ability to work in a variety of settings with culturally diverse groups.
  • Strong knowledge of adoption related state laws, child development/behavior, family dynamics and child placement procedures.
  • Experience in client interview and assessment techniques.
  • Must be able to effectively handle the highly charged emotions of clients as well as personal emotions raised by the adoption process, crisis pregnancy, substance abuse and poverty.
  • Working knowledge of community resources.
  • Fluency in Spanish is a plus.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Share responsibility of carrying emergency cell phone and responding as needed including after regular business hours.

Qualifications

  • Masterís Degree in Social Work and State of Nevada Licensed Social Worker (LSW) required.
  • Must have a minimum of five (5) years of experience in child welfare; Adoption experience a plus.
  • Previous management experience required.
  • Must be able to pass criminal and child abuse background clearances.
  • Knowledge and adherence to Social Work Code of Ethics.
  • Flexible schedule to work after hours and weekends, as necessary.
  • Must be 25 years old with a valid Driverís License with current minimum Nevada state required auto insurance.
  • Must have transportation available to fulfill field assignments.

Physical Requirements

  • Time is split between office work and in-home visits. Occasional visits to hospitals, jails, prisons and other off-site locations.
  • Ability to communicate with clients, co-workers and others involved in the adoption process.
  • Ability to carry emergency cell phone and respond as needed after regular business hours.
  • Ability to operate and use office equipment, especially copier, computer, keyboard and mouse.
  • Ability to continuously sit and/or stand. Ability to walk continuously if needed and climb stairs as needed.
  • Ability to operate vehicle including sitting for extended periods, and entering and exiting the vehicle.
  • May occasionally lift up to 25 pounds.

Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada offers an excellent benefits package including insurance benefits, paid time off and retirement plan.

CCSN is a drug free and equal opportunity employer. All employees must successfully complete a drug test and background check prior to employment.

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