America World Adoption Association, an evangelical Christian non-profit international adoption agency based in McLean, Virginia is seeking a full-time Director of Social Services to work in Maryland.
Responsibilities include conducting/supervising home studies and post placements; obtaining and maintaining the agency’s license in accordance with state regulations; conducting home study orientation meetings and training for families; managing a network of as-needed social workers to conduct home studies and post placements with families; conducting initial on-the-job training for home study coordinators; assisting public relations managers with adoption events as needed; meeting with families in the office or at the family’s home during or after business hours. In addition, the worker would expect to have some office work in the McLean, Virginia office to include administrative and case management work with families adopting internationally.
The qualified candidate is a committed believer in Jesus Christ as revealed in the Bible, has dynamic skills to communicate with prospective families the blessing of adoption, is thorough and complete in dealing with all issues and problems, is a self-starter and able to follow through on tasks, has excellent verbal/written communication skills, and has basic computer skills (MS Word, Excel, Outlook).
Master’s degree in Social Work or related human services/child welfare field required with at least four years direct experience in child welfare. Licensure at the Maryland LCSW or LCSW-C required.
Qualified applicants should submit a letter of interest, resume, and statement of faith to Human Resources