Job Details

Requisition Number 18-0691
Post Date 1/11/2019
Title Contracted Adoption Worker
City Holyoke
State MA

Bilingual English/Spanish

Contracted Adoption Worker

Part time Product based work

Western Region opening

Eliot is looking for a master’s level adoption & child welfare professional who is interested in flexible, part-time, product based work conducting child assessments and home-studies.  Experience with child protection and complex trauma is essential and Bilingual, English/Spanish is required.



•Conduct adoption assessments of children in state custody
•Complete adoption home-studies of families interested in adopting through foster care
•Ability to work within complex systems with a high degree of professionalism
•Collaborate with multiple provider agencies to obtain necessary information
•Identify service gaps and breakdowns that impede coordination and communication between agencies
•Develop recommendations for a child’s permanent plan which must consider impact of history and trauma,  mental health needs, special education needs, attachment and possible contact with birth family members
•Provide education and consultation to prospective adoptive families through home-study process regarding short and long term clinical issues facing children placed for adoption.
•Participate in meetings, trainings and evaluations as needed.
•Participate in any mandated vendor or agency quality assurance activities as identified.


Flexible hours, paid upon completion of product.

$850 per home study



Master’s Degree in Social Work or related discipline, clinical license or license eligible, 3-5 years child welfare or related direct service experience, understanding of adoption practice, laws and regulations, excellent communication/organizational/written skills, dependability in completing work within assigned timeframe, ability to travel, demonstrated sensitivity to family cultural, ethnic and religious values and traditions. Reliable transportation.


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