Good Shepherd Services

Case Coordinator -(Adoption Services)

Location : Name FFC Foster Care Services
Location : Location US-NY-Bronx
Job ID
2022-5615
Base
USD $45,000.00/Yr.
Max
USD $50,000.00/Yr.

About Us

 

 

Good Shepherd Services is a leading multi-service agency with more than 85 programs that serve over 30,000 youth and families each year – and builds on their strengths to help them gain skills for success.  At Good Shepherd we respect the dignity and worth of every person and reject intolerance, inequity and injustice in whatever form it may take. Voted one of the top 100 places to work in NYC by Crain’s New York, Good Shepherd Services offers a fantastic work environment, a collaborative team dedicated to fulfilling our mission, and an amazing array of benefits. Join our team and help make a difference! 

  

NOTE: As a NYC contracted agency all positions at Good Shepherd Services fall under the NYC vaccine mandate. All employees, volunteers and interns must show proof of vaccination upon hire.

 

 

Benefits

Benefits/Perks:

  • Tuition Assistance Program
  • Monthly MetroCards or travel reimbursement for use of personal vehicle will be provided to staff conducting home visits to families
  • Generous paid time off (Including 5 Self-Care Days/Floating Holidays, 12 Sick Days, 15 Vacation Days, and 11 Holidays)
  • Healthcare Plans (Medical, Dental, Vision, and Pet Care)
  • 403(b) Plan (GSS contributes 3% of your salary to your 403(b) plan after 3 years of service, with contributions increasing over time) 

Overview

Ensure that all of the agency’s children with the permanency goal of adoption and kingap achieve this plan as quickly as possible. Ensure that all children with the goal of adoption and kingap achieve the goal while working in conjunction with various departments within Good Shepherd Services, Family Court system, ACS and Attorneys to overcome any barriers.

 

Reports to:               INTAKE SUPERVISOR, FAMILY FOSTER CARE

 

Location:                    7 West Burnside Avenue, 3rd Floor, Bronx, New York 10453

 

Hours:                        35 Hours/Week; Non-Exempt

 

Major Duties:                

 

  • Supervise and assist with the preparation up of legal documents and necessary reports for adoption finalization.
  • Submit all necessary reports and documents to adoptive parent’s lawyer,  family court for adoption and Kingap finalization.
  • Request medical reports, putative father registry, State Central Register clearances. Work with GSS paralegal and medical department to obtain all necessary documents needed to finalize adoptions  and Kingaps. 
  • Attend appropriate meetings with ACS and OFCS and outside organizations.
  • Enter adoption activities in CNNX and EVOLV
  • Enter adoption and kingap activities in Connections 
  • Apply for adoption subsidy and medical eligibility for qualifying children. Maintain tracking and be up to date on all adoption subsidy requests.
  • Work with GSS medical department in an effort to obtain required documentation to finalize adoption subsidy board rates and adoption subsidies are approved on a timely basis.
  • Maintain updated Kingap and Adoption tracking to ensure that progress and barriers for each case is fully documented.
  • + Coordinate the photo listing process to ensure compliance with registration requirements ensuring that all children required to be photolisted in the OCFS Adoption Album are kept up to date.
  • Keep records of all children placed and all children photo listed.
  • Attend Adoption/ KinGap Conferences and Red Flags in order to work on the barriers in order to reach permanency.  
  • Write Affidavits to the courts when requested. 
  • Maintain constant communication with foster parents and case planning team on the status of both adoptions and KinGaps. 
  • Provide orientation of the Adoption Department and conduct lunch and learns/trainings to case planning staff.
  • Conduct field work to meet with foster/adoptive parents in order to obtain documentation needed to completed packages
  • Attend appointments with notary public while exam hasn’t been taken
  • Responsible for the completion of KinGap applications and ensuring that it is submitted to ACS on a timely manner after receiving referral from case planning team.
  • Obtaining all of the documentation required to submit a KinGap application.
  • Prepare and maintain closed adoption files and tracking
  • Address and refer appropriate post adoption referrals as needed
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:   

  • BA or BSW degree required.  
  • Bilingual/Spanish preferred
  • Has a notary license or is willing to become a notary
  • Child Welfare experience preferred.   
  • Must have strong writing and communication skills.  A strong knowledge of 
  • Must have a commitment to work from a strength based and/or youth development perspective.

Additional Information

Good Shepherd Services is an equal opportunity employer that is proudly committed to becoming an anti-racist and multicultural organization that stands up for justice and equity. We welcome prospective employees from diverse backgrounds, for administrative support and direct service and leadership roles, who will join us on that journey, uphold our values and approach, and believe in our mission. Additionally, we aim to have a racially representative leadership and workforce that is reflective of the communities we work in partnership with.

 

Good Shepherd Services is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, participants, volunteers, subcontractors, and vendors. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of our activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and termination of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services.

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