Adoption Services and Student Intern Coordinator

JOB TITLE: Adoption Services and Student Intern Coordinator


REPORTS TO: Senior Director for Clinical Services

JOB OBJECTIVE: This position is responsible for the implementation of all adoption services, including those services to birth parents and adoptive parents. As a part of the St. Joseph’s Counseling Center team, this position is responsible for assisting with parish and community counseling and support services as assigned, in the context of Roman Catholic tradition and teachings. Additional duties include responsibility for the recruitment and oversight of student intern placements within the agency.

The essential job duties include but are not limited to:

  • Administrative/Management
  • Enlist and coordinate services to clients who are considering placing their child for adoption.
  • Provide the orientation, application and case management for all adoptive parent applicants.
  • Ensure all licensing requirements for services to birth and adoptive parents are completed.
  • Maintain all adoptive records in accordance with licensing and in preparation for bi-annual audit by the Department of Human Services Child Placing Agency licensure.
  • Facilitate training and support of Project Gabriel parish ministries.
  • Coordinate all applications for student interns including the review of MOU, interviews, orientation, evaluations and support of Program directors.
  • Assist the Director of Counseling Services to coordinate parish outreach for QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) MHFA (Mental Health First Aid) and other counseling topics as needed/requested.
  • Clinical Services
  • Provide assessment for services and resources needed for birth mothers and their families.
  • Provide assessment/homestudy services and resources for adoptive couples who apply for adoption services.
  • Assess the appropriateness and placement of student who apply for internships with the agency.
  • Provide consultation, crisis intervention and support to staff as needed in support of the Counseling program.
  • Provide consultation and intervention response to parish and community partners.

General Responsibilities:

· Participate in program evaluation and development tasks as assigned by Supervisor.

· Perform other duties as required by the Senior Director for Clinical & Legal Services.


This position supervises student interns as well as volunteers that have academic requirements.


· Educational Requirements/Credentials - Requirements for the position are a master’s degree in clinical social work or counseling from an accredited college or university.

· Skills – Training in individual, family and/or group counseling methods. It is preferred that applicants for this position have at least two years of experience in providing psycho-educational presentations.

· Must possess State of Oklahoma certification to conduct home-study assessments for adoption.

· Applicants must be licensed in the appropriate specialty in the State of Oklahoma a minimum of 2 years.

· Knowledge of Catholic tradition and teaching is required.

Knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Strong verbal and written communication, listening, and presentation skills.
  • Strong flexible interpersonal skills required to interact effectively with employees and managers at all levels in the organization.
  • Excellent communication skills for interacting with public, parishes, and clients

· Ability to maintain flexibility in work schedule

· Case management experience and associated skills

  • Excellent organizational skills required to ensure that multiple tasks receive adequate and timely attention.
  • Able to function autonomously and be proactive.
  • PC literate and proficient.
  • Good proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, including Excel.
  • Good organizational and time management skills.
  • Bi-lingual in Spanish is preferred.


This is sedentary work that requires the following physical activities:

  • Sitting for long periods of time, walking, finger dexterity, feeling, repetitive motions, talking, hearing, and visual acuity.
  • Occasional lifting (up to 10 pounds of computer equipment or paper supplies).
  • May be required to travel by car or plane to business events or other company locations. Travel may require prolonged sitting or standing.
  • Accommodation may be made for some of these physical demands for otherwise qualified individuals who require and request such accommodation.


· Normal office environment.

· May be subjected to fast-paced decision making, crisis situations.

NOTE: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by an employee in this position. These statements are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees in this position.

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign job duties as required. This job description is not to be construed as a guaranteed contract of employment for a definite period of time.