Full time, Contract | Phoenix, Arizona
SunSoft Online
Status: Active
Posted On: Sep 17 2023
Salary: $37000 - $45000 per year


Requisition #686

2 opening for Phoenix Location and 1 Opening for Tucson Location.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • The Adoption Guardianship Subsidy Specialist provides full case management and crisis intervention services to adoptive families of children with special needs.
  • This position determines if hard to place children in an adoptive home are eligible for adoption assistance and determines if the Adoption Subsidy Program is an option for permanency.
  • Duties: Consults with the child's behavioral health and medical professionals, adoptive parents, school personnel and DCS staff.
  • Determines if hard to place children in adoptive homes are eligible for adoption assistance
  • Completes required documentation on approved cases to comply with state and federal requirements
  • Provides policies/procedures training and technical assistance to adoptive parents and workers
  • Reviews and resolves high profile case-specific issues and concerns
  • Other duties as assigned as related to the position
  • Job Details: Position Summary & What to Expect in the Day to Day: Supporting the work of Adoption and Guardianship Subsidy Specialists by performing a number of data entry tasks and other office focused jobs including but not limited to contact with internal and external customers, participation in unit/program meetings and discussions, and review of documents with knowledge of associated subsidy policies.
  • Driving is not a requirement for the job

Skills Required Knowledge/Skills/Abilities Summary:

  • Knowledge of: Complex federal and state adoption laws, regulations and policies
  • Family dynamics
  • Child development and behavior
  • Sources of family conflict
  • Special services subsidies
  • Skill in: Organization and follow-up
  • Interpretation of rules and regulations
  • Top 3 Required Skills: (Non-Negotiable) (visible on resume): 1. Basic Computer Skills 2. Customer Service skills 3. Ability to learn specialized computer systems

Skills Preferred

Top 3 Preferred Skills: (Preferences) (visible on resume): 1. Knowledge of Arizona Child Safety permanency options 2. Conscientious/Detail Oriented 3. Ability to prioritize tasks of varying size, urgency, and timelines

Experience Preferred - A Bachelor's degree in Social work or other social science program is preferred but not required

Education Preferred - Previous experience in adoptions or child welfare is preferred but not required

Additional Information 

  • Background check is fingerprint clearance. We can get the candidates to start pending fingerprint clearance due to the position being open for 6 months.
  • Location of workplace 1818 E Sky Harbor Cir N Ste.100, Phx 85034  (or) 4201 S. Santa Rita Ave #105 Tucson, AZ 85714 

Team Environment: 

  • An average of 8 people per team. The team is very collaborative and supportive of completing tasks in a timely manner
  • While each Subsidy Specialist is responsible for their own caseload, every individual member of the teams and program helps when needed to assure prompt and quality customer service.
  • Being a social work field, the teams are supportive not only of work, but also work life balance, and personal needs of the individual
  • This role is not remote, but there are weekly unit meetings, monthly meetings with direct supervisors.