Holt International Children’s Services develops and maintains programs overseas that annually serves over 100,000 orphaned, abandoned and vulnerable children in 13 countries. Holt International addresses the root causes of child homelessness by working directly with children and families around the world, focusing on developing and delivering programs based on three pillars of service: family strengthening, world-class orphan care and adoption services.
HOLT’S MISSION STATEMENT:
Holt International is a Christian organization committed to expressing God's compassion for children. While always upholding the highest ethical standards, we:
Find and support permanent, loving families for children who are orphaned, abandoned or at serious risk of separation from their family
Provide services to ensure that children will grow and develop to their fullest potential
Lead the global community in advocating on behalf of the world's most vulnerable children
HOLT’S CORE VALUES -AT HOLT, WE:
Are passionate and committed to our mission
Conduct our work in an ethical manner
Provide the highest quality services
Respect the dignity of all children, families and adults we serve
Value and respect diversity
Serve with prudent stewardship
Value and promote a positive team spirit
The Social Services Department is comprised of several teams delivering the highest quality adoption services to adoptees, birth families and adoptive families in the US. These teams include Administration and Hague Compliance, Branch Offices, Clinical Services, Intake and Family Recruitment, Post Adoption Services and Waiting Child. Holt is licensed in 12 states and our branch offices provide adoption services – both domestic and international - in those states. Adoption is a lifelong journey for all members of the adoption constellation and the strategic direction of the Social Services team is to ensure that adoptees, birth parents and adoptive parents receive the highest quality services throughout their lives.
Holt International finds and supports permanent, loving families for children who are orphaned, abandoned or at serious risk of separation from their family. The Birth Parent and Resource Social Worker (BRSW) ensures appropriate services are provided to women who are experiencing an unplanned pregnancy or challenges parenting their child after birth. Services are provided by assessing and identifying current needs, providing options and grief counseling and linkage to appropriate resources. The BRSW promotes awareness of the Empowering Women and Strengthening Families program through developing and maintaining relationships with community groups/organizations. High quality services to families and children will be provided as outlined in the Empowering Women and Strengthening Families grant. The BRSW is responsible for tracking, collecting and compiling accurate and timely program service data for reporting and evaluating purposes.
KNOWLEDGE (MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS):
Master’s Degree in Social Work (preferred) or related field, a minimum of three years providing case management services, counseling, child welfare and/or adoption experience or a Bachelor’s degree in social work or other human services related field (a minimum of five years of experience required). Illinois Licensure as a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) or related behavioral health care/professional license. Ability to conduct a psycho-social assessment. Experience providing counseling to individuals, families and groups. Flexible work schedule -- some weekend (Saturday/Sunday) and evening hours. Cross cultural sensitivity and sensitivity to the socio-economic needs of any client. Bi-lingual (Spanish/English) speaking preferred. Access to car and maintenance of a valid driver’s license.
To ensure consideration, please submit the following application materials:
Cover letter in which you clearly describe how your knowledge, skills and abilities prepare you for the job responsibilities and requirements outlined in the job posting.
Current resume which includes educational and professional work experience. Educational experience must include type of degree and education experience and where obtained. Work experience must include employer name, dates of employment (month and year), position held/title and a description of duties, if position was full time or part time, and reason for leaving employer(s).
A Holt application, cover letter, and any supplemental materials (if requested in the job posting), will be used to select the top candidate(s). Those selected for further consideration will be invited to an interview. Prior to hiring, candidate(s) will be required to complete a pre-employment criminal history background check, motor vehicle record check, and child abuse clearance check. A credit check may be done if applicable for the position. The candidate(s) must pass the background check process in order to continue in the hiring process.
Holt International Children’s Services finds and supports permanent, loving families for children who are orphaned, abandoned or at serious risk of separation from their family. Holt’s child centered model of care provides services for vulnerable children to ensure they will grow and develop to their fullest potential.