Adoption Social Worker

Who are we?

Since 1920, our culture at Catholic Charities has been defined by our mission to “provide service to those in need, to advocate for justice and to call upon others to do the same.” We provide several social services that focus on serving the poor, vulnerable, and marginalized in communities across the 10 counties of Southeastern Wisconsin.

A career at Catholic Charities blends social service with professional advancement. Our staff is made up of a diverse group of individuals who are committed to serving clients of all faiths and backgrounds.

We are a proud recipient of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Top Workplaces award, for 2016, 2017 and 2018.

What is the purpose of our Child Welfare Program?

The Child Welfare Program is focused on providing education and support to clients for successful and safe parenting as well as clients choosing to adopt.  We encourage open adoption and believe that adoption is a lifelong process that involves the needs and interests of the child, the birth parents, and the adoptive parents.

Catholic Charities is a fully licensed Child Placing Agency, and can help with clients with domestic, independent, interstate, stepparent, and relative adoptions.

What will I do as an Adoption Social Worker?

As an Adoption Social Worker you will work with both the birth parents and the adoptive family to assure a successful future for the baby. You will establish a positive working relationship with prospective adoptive parents, and educate, evaluate, and advise them through the home study process. You will also coordinate placement of the child(ren) and ensure the adoption is legally finalized through preparation of legal documents and court testimony. Within this role you will support the family’s journey every step of the way and provide post placement support.

Why should I apply?

This is the perfect opportunity for a dedicated, empathetic individual with a passion for developing and maintaining strong relationships with clients to help them reach their goals and provide healthy and successful outcomes.

Benefits within this position include ongoing training, and accreditation, competitive Health, Dental, and Vision insurance, Paid Time Off, Holidays, and 403(b) with company matching and contribution.

What are the requirements?

Candidates are required to have a bachelor’s degree in Social Work, MSW is preferred. 1 to 3 years of previous experience Social Work, Adoption, and/or Licensing experience strongly preferred.  State of Wisconsin Social Work Certification must be obtained within the first six months of employment.

As an Adoption Social Worker, you will travel to client’s residence (approximately 50% of the time), which requires a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, and vehicle insurance (liability coverage: $100,000/person and $300,000/accident).

Catholic Charities is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer regardless of race, color, religion, creed, sex, marital status, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, on-the-job injury, sexual orientation, political affiliation or belief. Employment decisions are made without consideration of these or any other factors that employers are prohibited by law from considering.

Catholic Charities also prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities and will reasonably accommodate applicants with a disability, upon request, and will also ensure reasonable accommodation for employees with a disability.

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