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Childrens Square U.S.A. Council Bluffs, IA Salary, Varies

Job Description

This position is specialized to Supportive services to Adoption, Kinship and Sub Guardianship families. Works in a blended role capacity, inception to completion of all kinship referrals and providing permanency supportive services. Starting  from $19/hr


  • Supports pre-adoptive, post-adoptive, kinship and sub guardianship families through to adoption or permanency and thereafter to assure stability and prevent disruption.
  • Attends warm hand off meetings with the RRTS Caseworker when arranged
  • Develop support plans with families to identify needs, supports and crisis planning
  • Provide crisis response in the home when families and children are needing immediate support to ensure disruption or child abuse does not occur
  • Develop and maintain Adoptive Support Groups in collaboration with FOFC staff and other stakeholders
  • Participate in frequent supervision, staff meetings and trainings requested
  • Meets contract requirements for kinship referral processes
  • Provides Adoption related in-service training as requested.
  • Documents contact with families timely using appropriate CareMatch procedures and required forms
  • May be asked to complete initial home studies as requested/needed
  • Demonstrates professional written and verbal communication with HHS/JCS and other stakeholders
  • Travels as necessary to complete functions of job including attending stakeholder meetings, meeting families in their home environment, attending training or support group venues.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.


EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:  BA Degree in Human Services, Social Work, Behavioral Sciences or related field, plus one year of related experience. Knowledge of the foster care and adoption systems is preferred.

PHYSICAL: Work performed typically while walking, sitting or standing. Must have the physical ability to work for extended periods. Must have visual acuity, including close, depth, color and peripheral vision. Must be able to ascend/descend up to 10 steps within a 30-second time frame a minimum of 10 times per shift. Ability to perform general activities which includes considerable use of arms and legs, moving the entire body such as lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials. 

QUALIFICATIONS/LICENSING REQUIREMENTS: Must meet hiring qualifications for the position as set by contractual agreements with HHS, JCS, Managed Care, the Council on the Accreditation of Family & Children's Services, and/or any funder as relates to the position.

POSITION SPECIFIC METRICS AND CORE VALUES: This position is responsible to adhere to assigned position-specific metrics as well as to the identified Core Organizational Principles.

ADHERENCE TO ORGANIZATIONAL PRINCIPLES: Applies to all employees across the Enterprise.

  • Actively support, respect, and further the mission of the Four Oaks Enterprise and its affiliate organization, The Affordable Housing Network, Inc.
  • Respect and follow the agency's vision and values.
  • Respect and follow the agency's commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Respect and follow the agency's commitment to Trauma Informed Care (TIC).



  1. Open Communication: Grasps important information when communicated with and expresses written and/or verbal communications effectively. Keeps co-workers and supervisor adequately informed about important issues.
  2. Shared Governance: Takes steps to make improvement in area of responsibility and commence working on task or project without having to be told to do so.
  3. Non-Violence: Solves interpersonal problems directly and appropriately.
  4. Social Learning: Seeks out new methods and principles and incorporates them into work. Learns from own mistakes and learns from others. Attentive to concerns, ideas, and issues brought up by others.
  5. Social Responsibility: Takes responsibility for achieving consistently excellent outcomes in work area and actively seeks to remove barriers to excellence. Demonstrates the ability to implement and follow a project through to the end.
  6. Emotional Intelligence: While completing work and/or interacting with clients, co-workers, other professionals or the public, adapts to new, unusual, and stressful situations or changes without adversely affecting performance of departmental work or the Four Oaks Brand. Manages upsetting events without becoming overly emotional or deregulated.
  7. Growth and Change: Seeks out new methods and principles and incorporates them into new standards. Shows ambition and interest in pursing development in work and self.
  8. Judgement: Can be trusted to report events accurately and seeks help on issues that are challenging or unclear.
  9. Integrity: Can be trusted to report events accurately and seeks help on issues that are challenging or unclear.
  10. Professionalism: Dresses appropriately for work, maintains appropriate workplace boundaries and a consistently positive tone while at work.
  11. Work Attendance: Attends work regularly, alert and focused on productive work processes.



Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team

Strong communication and writing skills

Detail-oriented, including accuracy and neatness

Good reading and comprehension

Demonstrates competent computer and PC skills

Basic typing skills

Ability to follow written procedures



Network and stand-alone desktop and laptop computers

Zoom virtual platform

Fax machine

Document scanner

Computer software-including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Relias, Concur, Paycom and all other systems required to successfully perform assigned work

Desk phone and cell phone

Company Description

Children’s Square U.S.A. is a private, not-for profit organization. Founded in 1882, Children’s Square U.S.A. has a rich history of caring for children from birth to 23 and their families, instilling hope and helping to restore lives.

Our mission: Building a bright future for children and families.

Our vision: To be a center of excellence empowering over 2,000 children daily to have a bright future through social and emotional wellness by December 31, 2031

Our employees are the heart of who we are. If you have an interest in truly making a difference in the life of a child, Children’s Square U.S.A. may just be what you are looking for. Our mission-focused programming impacts the lives of over 1000 children and their families each and every day. Be a part of team that cares and comes to work each day with the desire to build a better tomorrow for a child.

Children’s Square U.S.A. is always looking for talented, self-motivated individuals to join our team. If you think you are ready to be a part of an exciting team, then we encourage you to continue with this applicant friendly, online job application!

Children’s Square U.S.A. is an Equal Opportunity Employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, or veteran status.


  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Voluntary Term Life Insurance
  • Short-term Disability Insurance
  • Long-term Disability Insurance
  • Cancer and Intensive Care Insurance
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • New Child Leave
  • Unpaid Leave
  • Family and Medical Leave
  • Retirement Program
  • Tax Sheltered Annuity
  • Nursing Services on Campus
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Tuition Assistance (up to $5,250/year)


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Date Posted September 13, 2023
Date Closes October 13, 2023
Start Date September 12, 2023
Located In Council Bluffs, IA
Job Type Full-time Employee
Compensation Salary, Varies
Shift Custom
SOC Category 21-1093.00 Social and Human Service Assistants
Zipcode 51503
Name Majory Jack

This job offers the following benefits

  • 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Pension Plan
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Dental
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Maternity / Paternity / Family Leave
  • Medical
  • Prescription Drug Plan
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Vision
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Casual Dress
  • Free Parking
  • Nursing Facilities
  • On-the-Job Training
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacations
  • Sick Leave
  • Achievement Awards
  • Merit Increases

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