Join The CHS Team

Senior Foster Care & Adoption Social Worker

CHS has an opening on its team for a Senior Foster Care & Adoption Social Worker. The candidate selected will provide client services to children and families by working with them to create and support adoptive families. The candidate will educate and counsel waiting children and provide them on-going support after their adoptive placement. This will include providing trauma informed and best practice clinical services that promote family success along the adoptive process. They will also collaborate with the local departments of social services to place children in adoptive homes, and work to increase the adoptive families’ sense of support, knowledge while strengthening family dynamics. Duties will include recruiting, assessing and developing adoptive families, conducting adoptive parent training classes, conducting home studies, and coordinating as well as supporting child placements.

Candidates must have a Master’s Degree in Social Work from a college or university accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, a minimum of three years experience providing case work services to children and families as well as an in-depth understanding of trauma-informed care, the adoption process, and child development.  This is a full-time, exempt position. Compensation will include a competitive salary commensurate with experience, paid time off, optional insurance benefits and a 403b plan to which our agency contributes. Please submit a resume and cover letter to officemanager@chsva.org by August 10, 2021. CHS is an EEO employer.

Office Manager

CHS has an immediate opening for an Office Manager. The Office Manager’s primary responsibility is maintenance of the day-to-day operations of the office in addition to providing support to the Leadership Team, Board, Programs teams and others as assigned. Essential duties include responding to agency calls, providing administrative and technological support, overseeing relationships with contractors and vendors and intake and processing of donations, fees and invoices.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Must have a Bachelor’s Degree, two years of office management experience and two years of experience providing staff assistance with technology.
  • Must be skilled using Microsoft Office, have excellent interpersonal skills, attention to detail, time management skills and be able to work successfully independently and as a member of a team.

This is a full time position (40 hours) offering flexible hours, including working remotely commensurate with work flow, and the option to participate in the agency’s 403(3)b Plan and medical benefits including dental. Other benefits including PTO, life insurance and short and long term disability provided. CHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified candidates are encouraged to send their resume with contact information to cassie@chsva.org.  This is a non-exempt, hourly position. Pay commensurate with experience.

 

My Path Forward Overnight Worker (Part-time)

Children’s Home Society of Virginia has an opening on its team for a part-time Overnight Worker for the My Path Forward (MPF) program. Overnight Worker will provide after-hours and weekend supervision, using a trauma-informed approach to support program participants. Participants are young adults (ages 17-25) who have aged out of foster care.

Overnight Worker will collaborate with program staff to ensure participants’ needs are met, case management goals and objectives are actively worked on, and issues are effectively and efficiently dealt with in a timely manner. Support services include bed/curfew checks, crisis management, providing program transportation, and delivering limited services as it relates to each participants’ case management plans (i.e. teaching life skills and management; job coaching; and offering consistent training on being a good roommate, tenant, neighbor, employee, student and community member).

Candidates should have an in-depth understanding of trauma-informed care and of the foster care system, independent living programs in Virginia, and how these operate. Best practices for coaching and teaching young adults and an understanding of their needs, attitudes and beliefs, and role and importance of permanency are required. Must be skilled in problem-solving, negotiating services and identifying resources, and collaborating with participants, team members, and community partners.

Must have 3-5 years’ experience working independently providing coaching, case management or a related field to youth and young adults, or a college degree from an accredited college or university in a related subject. Experience working with young adults in foster care or who have aged out of foster care is preferred. Must pass a background check, have a valid state driver’s license and auto insurance, and be willing to provide transportation to participants.

Position is part-time, overnight (awake shift). Approximately 25-30 hours weekly. Salary commensurate with experience.

Please submit a resume and cover letter to cassie@chsva.org. CHS is an EEO employer.