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Case Aide, Adoption

Case Aide, Adoption

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Support Workers
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9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Weekends and/or Holidays Required 
On Call Required 
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Samaritas, one of the state's largest faith-based nonprofits, has been sending ripples of positive change into Michigan communities since 1934. Prior to 2016, Samaritas operated as Lutheran Social Services of Michigan.


Samaritas provides a continuum of care to all in need with approximately 70 different programs in 40 different locations in Michigan. We believe in diversity and inclusion, for the people we serve and the people we employ. Employing nearly 2,000 employees in opportunities ranging from direct service to management in Michigan's Lower Peninsula, we hope that you will consider joining the Samaritas team and help work in making a difference in communities across Michigan.


We walk with people in need, offering hope and compassion while upholding their dignity, advocating for equality and justice, and seeking creative solutions with those who place their trust in us.


Job Summary


Assists in providing professional and non-professional auxiliary services for children and families under the direction of the Adoption Supervisor.


Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Ensure adherence to recipient rights policies, procedures and practice.
  2. Provide support and primary services related to center's adoption program in accordance with center, division, organization, and contract requirements.
  3. Provide transportation for foster children to and from adoption related appointments, to aid in the facilitation of the adoption.
  4. Provide adoption case coverage in absence of adoption specialist under the supervision of Adoption Supervisor, ensuring appropriate staff/client boundaries.
  5. Maintain familiarity with organizational services provided and local human service organizations to accurately inform and refer persons requesting service and information.
  6. Obtain documentation (e.g., court reports, school reports, birth records, adoptive parent information, etc.), and resource information from other organizations on behalf of adoption specialist, as assigned by supervisor.
  7. Maintain familiarity with and keep a resource file of procedures and operations for various medical and/or educational facilities in the community which provide services for children and families.
  8. Perform administrative duties including but not limited to filing and data entry.


Job Qualifications


Education, Training, and Licensure/Certification

  • Bachelor's degree in human services or related field required.



  • One year experience working in a child welfare or related service setting preferred.


Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Current knowledge of recruitment, screening preparation and assessment of families for adoption in accordance with all applicable contractual, regulatory requirements, accreditation standards and policies.
  • Ability to work creatively and effectively in team setting as well as independently.
  • Ability and willingness to interact with compassion, sensitivity and empathy to children and families.
  • Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form.
  • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables.
  • Ability to read, speak and write English language. Strong oral and written communication skills with the ability to write using proper format, punctuation, spelling and grammar.
  • Able to use basic computer software applications.


Additional Work Requirements

  • Automobile travel required.
  • Valid unrestricted driver's license with good driving record. Valid proof of automobile insurance.


Physical and Mental Requirements

  • Ability to lift/carry small children, and restrain older children up to 100 pounds.
  • Near visual acuity.
  • Hand-eye coordination.
  • Hand and finger dexterity.