Adoption Case Manager

The ACM will be responsible for assuring compliance with Adoption State and County regulations for children, youth and families for whom APM has received a Statewide Adoption and Permanency Network (SWAN) referral. The ACM will provide case management pertaining to adoption services to the children/youth, adoptive resource parent(s) and foster parent(s) in accordance with service description and Philadelphia Department of Human Services (DHS) contract requirements.

Duties and responsibilities

  • ACM must participate in bi-weekly one-hour supervision
  • ACM maintains a maximum case load of 30 families/services
  • ACM must complete 40 hours of training in the first year and 20 annually thereafter
  • ACM must assess the physical condition of the adoptive resource home
  • ACM must visit Adoption Finalization recipients, children and youth, once per month until finalization occurs to ensure that the needs of the adoption RP and child/youth are met
  • ACM must obtain information to submit home study application
  • ACM must collect and compile child/youth information from various source and locations to provide to contractors for Child and Family Profiles, Child Preparations and Finalizations
  • ACM must monitor contractor progress on assigned services to ensure timeliness and escalate any concerns to supervisor
  • ACM must maintain up-to-date files, according to state and county requirements, and provide status updates on families/services
  • ACM must maintain accurate benchmark data is to ensure success of the Adoption program
  • ACM must work in conjunction with a multidisciplinary team to provide SWAN services
  • ACM must complete mandated reports, documentation and benchmarks in the time frames specified within both the Adoption and Foster Care contract requirements
  • ACM must notify supervisor of issues pertaining to Adoption and Foster Care related matters
  • ACM must maintain documentation of supports, counseling and interventions provided to child/youth and adoption resource parent
  • ACM will maintain compliance with sharing information with DHS and CUA for incorporation into SCP, ISP and FSP
  • ACM must assist with adoption training and social work services to adoptive families
  • ACM must prepare for and attend permanency conferences, child prep plan meetings, court, etc. as required
  • ACM must always use the approach “See Something- Say Something- Do Something”
  • ACM must notify management, DHS and/or CUA if child or youth experiences circumstances or exhibits behaviors that require CM response or any safety concerns/incidents, taking immediate action to maintain the child or youth’s safety and well-being
  • ACM must effectively manage time to meet the agency and contract expectations
  • ACM must maintain the confidentiality of clients
  • ACM must follow guidelines of social work code of ethics
  • Other duties as assigned to support the mission of Pradera



  • Medical Insurance or $100/month medical insurance waiver reimbursement
  • 403b retirement plan: 4% APM contribution PLUS 3% APM matching contribution
  • Vision
  • Dental
  • 20 PTO Days
  • 12 Paid Holidays
  • Life Insurance
  • Long and Short-term Disability


APM is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.




  • Minimum one year of experience working in the adoption system or other program with direct social service delivery (preferably in the Hispanic community).
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology or related field
  • Strong research and writing skills
  • Strong time management skills.
  • Flexible with the ability to emphasize and be an authoritative figure
  • Pennsylvania Child Abuse Clearances, Pennsylvania Criminal Record Clearance, Federal Bureau Investigation (FBI), Medical Examination
  • Preferably knowledge of Pa Chapter 3700
  • Computer savvy, familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite

Working conditions

  • Office
  • Field/ Community
  • Court, visitation, teamings and mandatory meetings