Children's Aid Society, a non-profit organization established in 1912, recruits for administrative/management, clerical, clinical, social service, and paraprofessional positions. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. CAS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a drug-free workplace.
Instructions to apply:
- Review current openings listed.
- Download and fill out each of the following documents.
- Upload documents in specified locations on CAS Application for Employment or email to email@example.com.
This position is responsible for providing job and life skills education to program participants. This is a full-time position based in Birmingham, AL. Travel required, some overnight. Ability to work flexible hours; provide 24/7 on-call response. Able to lift/push up to 30 lbs. Able to bend and stand without support. Able to walk up/down stairs without support.
Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or related field, with a minimum of two years experience in child, youth and family services, professional licensure in field as applicable. Excellent leadership and organizational skills. Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills. Ability to respond calmly and non-judgmentally to others, including persons in crisis. Ability to establish a good rapport with homeless pregnant and/or parenting teens and to teach, coach, and model parenting and basic independent living skills necessary for a successful transition into adulthood. Ability to work with a team while evidencing the ability to think critically. Ability to plan and work independently as directed by the Program Director. Ability to provide services in a culturally sensitive manner. Understanding of trauma-informed care and positive youth development
Adoption Navigator, APAC, Montgomery AND Mobile, AL, Full-Time Position (Click for detailed description)
Children's Aid Society of Alabama is a non-profit social services agency changing lives, building families, and strengthening communities in Alabama for over 100 years. APAC is a program of CAS.
These positions are responsible for supporting the Team Leader and assisting in providing all regional APAC services.
Master’s Degree in Social Work or related degree, LMSW preferred. More than 3 years in casework or clinical work with adoptive/foster families. Prefer LMSW, LICSW license/eligible. Valid Alabama driver license and auto insurance minimum liability 100/300. Good communication and problem-solving skills. Computer proficiency. Ability to respond calmly and non-judgmentally to others, including persons in crisis. Ability to work with a team while evidencing the ability to think critically; plan and carry independent work when directed by a Regional Team Leader. Ability to demonstrate cultural and socioeconomic proficiency. Understanding of trauma informed care. Must have reliable automobile, valid AL driver's license, and auto insurance, clearance with the Alabama Central Registry on Child Abuse and Neglect, and/or other clearances that may be legally mandated or authorized.
This position is responsible for assisting the Parent Educator and Director with administrative program needs. This position is responsible for Instructing parenting classes in Spanish as needed. Maintaining and preparing group material; researching and active leadership and participation in community outreach activities for recruitment purposes.
Minimum Education: Associate or Bachelor degree preferred. Education and/or experience in Social Work, Psychology, Human and Child Development, Counseling or Sociology receives additional preferred consideration.
Minimum Work Experience: One year
Required Licenses/Certifications: Licensed or license eligible, if applicable to degree. Valid Alabama driver license and auto insurance minimum liability 100/300.
Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities: Excellent written and oral communication skills and problem-solving skills; Computer proficiency with preference given to experience with online platforms and electronic record keeping; ability to motivate clients and assist them in changing behaviors; knowledge of community resources; understanding of children, parenting, basic life skills and ability to teach them to others; and ability to work well with other team members. Ability to demonstrate cultural and socioeconomic proficiency. Understanding of trauma informed care in both client service and office environments. Candidates must be fluent in Spanish and knowledgeable of Hispanic/Latinx culture.
Required Internal Certification/Trainings: Bi-annual TB skin test/medical report, clearances, program specific training. Physical requirements: Travel, minimal overnight. Light lifting may be required.
Summary: Carries out recruitment of prospective adoptive families interested in adopting children waiting in foster care without an identified adoptive resource. Co-leads TIPS classes in region. Serves as an active member and in collaboration with Pre-Adoption Services team.
Minimum Education: Significant life experience as a Foster or Adoptive Parent or Adult Adoptee. Will consider Bachelor’s Degree in lieu of life experience.
Minimum Work Experience: Minimum of 3 years working with children/families involved with child welfare system if no significant life experience with foster or adoption.
Required Licenses/Certifications: Valid Alabama driver license and auto insurance minimum liability 100/300.
Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities: Computer proficient, excellent oral and written communication skills, organizational skills, ability to work independently but collaboratively to achieve program outcomes. Must demonstrate cultural awareness and the ability to work with clients from varying socioeconomic backgrounds. Understanding of trauma informed care.
Required Internal Certification/Trainings: Bi-annual TB skin test/medical report
List any physical requirements: Travel, some overnight. Ability to lift 20 lbs.
Children’s Aid Society of Alabama (CAS) seeks to pair interested individuals with appropriate internship opportunities. Our mission is, “Changing Lives, Building Families, Strengthening Communities.” CAS programs serve children, youth and families through a variety of initiatives you may preview throughout this website. If you are interested in interning at CAS, please download and submit the application by email, mail, or fax. Thank you for your interest!
*Position remains open indefinitely for a start date during Spring 2024/Summer 2024
Requirements: 18+ year’s old with valid driver’s license; Successful background clearance in accordance with CAS’ employee and volunteer policies; Currently enrolled in good standing at an accredited college or university; Proficient in Microsoft Office and all aspects of social media; Committed to CAS’ mission and values and the importance of grants, contracts and charitable giving and advancement; Demonstrate sensitivity to and knowledge of the cultural and socioeconomic conditions and issues faced by CAS clients.
Contract Work & Summer Staff Opportunities
There are numerous opportunities for professionals to work with APAC as a contract provider. Interested therapists, home study, group facilitators and child care providers please fill out the form and someone from the team will reach out to you soon!
Children's Aid Society of Alabama hosts three annual summer camp experiences. Providing a fun, inspirational environments for adopted youth and older youth in foster care. We need YOUR help to make these amazing camp experiences happen! Please learn more about each of our camps, and apply to work at any, or all three camps this summer.