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Adoption Social Worker (FT)

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Seeking full-time Adoption Social Worker for small Connecticut Office of a non-profit adoption agency. Salary based on degree and length of employment. Possibility of hybrid after 3 months.


  • Bachelors required, BSW and MSW Preferred
  • Min. 2 years child welfare experience
  • Spanish Speaking is a strong plus
  • Ability to work on weekends and at night, as required for on-call needs
  • Ability and experience running groups
  • Valid driver's license and availability of automobile
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word
  • Experience with databases, electronic files, and entering case notes
  • Police, Child Abuse & FBI clearances required

Responsibilities include working with and counseling pregnant women, expecting fathers and prospective adoptive parents along with conducting home studies, post-placement visits, and outreach.

Social Work Duties for Pregnant Women and Expecting Fathers:

  • Provide counseling and support for expecting mothers & fathers considering adoption
  • Give pregnant people their options including adoption
  • Share the responsibility of being available on weekends or evenings for an emergency adoption placement
  • Accompany clients to appointments and counsel with their family, if required
  • Assist expecting parents in making an adoption plan and select a family
  • Work with social worker whose family is selected
  • Arrange meetings between the two parties
  • Obtain all medical records and background information on pregnant person and their partner
  • Help both parties formulate an open adoption plan
  • Complete legal paperwork with attorney
  • Accompany clients to Court if applicable

Duties with Adoptive Parents:

  • Educating and evaluating prospective adoptive parents
  • Conduct and write home study reports
  • Conduct group educational classes for prospective adoptive parents
  • Cooperatively conduct pre-placement meetings between birth and adoptive parents
  • Coordinate placement and discharge of baby from the hospital
  • Prepare legal documents for placement
  • Follow up with supervisory visits with family after placement and prepare a report of the visits
  • Assist with agreement with birth parents post-adoption finalization
  • Attend Court hearing to finalize adoption
  • Handle any requests for private adoption assistance from families seeking identified/intermediary adoptions.

Additional Duties:

  • Attend all required meetings
  • Represent Agency at conferences and any public event
  • Running groups such as agency courses and support groups
  • Review and approve reports of adoption social work independent contractors
  • Complete monthly outreach

Only candidates who provide a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements will be considered.


  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental Insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Pay: $40,000.00 - $45,000.00 per year


  • Dental insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • On call


  • Bachelor's (Required)


  • Child Welfare: 2 years (Required)


  • Driver's License (Required)

Work Location: Hybrid remote in Bloomfield, CT 06002

  • Health insurance

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