OUR PATH BISMARCK OFFICE HAS AN EXCITING OPPORTUNITY FOR A FULL-TIME POST ADOPTION COORDINATOR.
Job Closes 12/30/2018
The AASK Post Adopt Coordinator represents PATH North Dakota on the AASK collaborative upholding PATH goals and mission statement. The AASK Post Adopt Coordinator provides special needs post adoption services according to AASK policies in a professional and ethical manner.
PATH is a member of Nexus.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
(The following list is not comprehensive but highlights the major areas of responsibility for the position.)
1.Support the post adoption services that are provided by PATH.
a.Direct service provider to include parenting education, counsel’s family on adoption/post adoption issues, and case management activities pre and post finalization.
b.Maintain child and family case information and document for all pre and post adopt activities in a timely manner.
c.Maintain an awareness of issues related to adoption disruption and dissolution.
d.Monitor research as it relates to best practices in all areas of Post Adoption.
e.Establish data bases related to finalized special needs adoptions and services.
f.Participate regularly in scheduled post adopt meetings (prioritize and discuss with program supervisor).
g.Provide ongoing post adopt needs in North Dakota.
h.Attend regular Staff Training on issues related to special needs post adoption services.
i.Attend agency meetings as required.
j.Other meetings scheduled by the Coordinator: Focus and planning may include Camps, Scholarships, mentoring, web-based information, attendance at Child and Family Team meetings, school meeting, etc. as requested.
2.Promote the needs of youth and families.
a.Make recommendations, offer advocacy, and referral services for the child and family pre and post finalization.
b.Be a resource/referral to children and families receiving adoption, subsidies and assist in making recommendations to adoption subsidy staff of family needs.
c.Assist in ongoing training and development of support services for guardianship, adoptive and birth families, and adoptees.
d.Provide information/referral, advocacy, or “adoption permanency issue” training for any guardianship or adoptive family unit pre and post finalization.
e. Remain culturally knowledgeable to fulfill the needs of the clients.
f. Participate in the AASK and agency continuous quality improvement programs.
3. Utilize and advocate for the use of trauma-sensitive strategies to support the youth and their families.
a. Will conduct job duties from a framework that acknowledges the impact of childhood trauma on children, caregivers, and service providers.
b. Integrate trauma informed care principles into practice.
c. Utilizes and advocates for the use of trauma-sensitive strategies to support the youth and their family.
4. Represent PATH North Dakota professionally at public and community relationship events.
a. Network with collaborative agencies within the state about post adoption needs and provision of services.
b. Collaborate with clients, families, community agencies, organizations and associations.
c. Partner with statewide foster and adopt coalition groups.
5. Other duties as apparent or assigned.
Education, Credentials and Experience
- Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, MSW preferred
- Social Work license in State of North Dakota
- Experience with families in the human service field, child welfare system, and adoption
- Must have a valid Driver's License