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Home Study Writer

Requisition #: req4294

Location: Riverside, CA    

Hours:  Part-time; 30 weekly scheduled hours


Bethany is changing the world through family. We began our work by serving one child more than 75 years ago. Today, Bethany is an international Christian nonprofit partnering with communities in more than 30 states and in several countries around the world. We strengthen and preserve families, support displaced people fleeing danger, and find safe, loving families for children who need them. Bethany is at the forefront of creating and implementing solutions to meet the growing needs of vulnerable children and families in the U.S. and around the world.

As a Home Study Writer, you will be primarily responsible for conducting quality family assessments, along with placement and post placement supervision in compliance with agency guidelines and state licensing regulations. This individual is also responsible for insuring the best resources are available for children entrusted to adoption placement.

This position is expected to function effectively with high to moderate supervision while following the guidelines given on procedures, along with agency, federal, and state licensing regulatory requirements.


Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Conduct family assessments in accordance with agency expectations and state guidelines;
  • Coordinate and facilitate periodic adoption group meetings for prospective families interested in adoption for orientation and support;
  • Develop home studies for initially approved families in accordance with agency expectations and procedures;
  • Provide post adoptive supervision of children in placement during the supervisory year;
  • Manage all reports and documents in accordance with agency expectations to ensure timely and accurate submission;
  • Stay up-to-date with training requirements and apply knowledge on the job as needed;
  • Regularly meet with supervisor to consult on cases, to review case plan and direction, and to evaluate work progress;
  • Stay abreast of all agency, federal, and state regulatory requirements related to Foster Care, Licensing, and State Adoption;
  • Completed other duties as assigned.


Qualifications:

  • Master’s level degree in Human Services, Social Work, Psychology, or related field of study from an accredited college;
  • Experience with writing home studies for domestic adoptions;
  • Prior experience in a child and family welfare agency;
  • Must have a broad knowledge of basic principles, concepts, and methodology of social work as acquired through a Bachelor’s level degree;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Ability to work independently;
  • Must exhibit an ability to apply the principles of logic and critical thinking with problem solving;
  • Must be reliable with time sensitive deadlines and tasks;
  • Exercise a high level of confidentiality;
  • Work well under pressure and adaptable to change;
  • Master’s level must have experience writing international adoption assessments;
  • Master’s level must have experience writing SAFE assessments;
  • Active motor vehicle license and a reliable automobile with adequate insurance coverage;
  • Pass a criminal history screen, including state and local child protection agency registries;
  • Subscription to and integration of the agency Statement of Faith, Mission Statement, and Cultural Diversity Commitment.

We value and embrace the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion; our culture is strengthened and our workplace is more dynamic. We are a global organization with multicultural staff, clients and stakeholders, so we strive to create a workplace that reflects the communities we serve and where everyone feels empowered to bring their full, authentic selves to work. More work remains, but we are deeply committed to honestly acknowledging and addressing the impacts of race and racism throughout the organization. This work can be uncomfortable and even painful, but we believe that the greatest challenges bear the greatest rewards.

Home Study Writer

Requisition #: req4294

Location: Riverside, CA    

Hours:  Part-time; 30 weekly scheduled hours


Bethany is changing the world through family. We began our work by serving one child more than 75 years ago. Today, Bethany is an…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Part Time Schedule
  • Education
    Master's Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Location

On-site
Riverside, CA

How to Apply

Please apply at the following link: https://bethany.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/4/home/requisition/4294?c=bethany

Please apply at the following link: https://bethany.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/4/home/requisition/4294?c=bethany

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