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Lutheran Family & Children's Services of Missouri is seeking a compassionate, professional Social Worker or Case Manager for the Columbia Office. They will have the opportunity to provide and maintain child welfare services, counseling and case management services to individuals, families and groups that include birth, foster and adoptive families in the Mid Missouri area.rnThis position may be filled as a Case Manager II or Social Worker II, depending upon the qualifications of the selected individual.rnDUTIES rnProvide effective counseling and case management to the client population. Establish and maintain appropriate, current community networks and interactions, in cooperation with program supervisors and staff. Provide consultation and input to leadership for the program as requested.rnQUALIFICATIONS rnREQUIRED EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:rnCase Manager II: Master's Degree in Psychology, Criminal Justice, Counseling, Guidance Counseling or Drug & Alcohol Counseling or other Human Behavior Science. Two years of experience with Child Welfare and/or Adoptions and Foster Care.rnSocial Worker II: Master of Social Work. Two year of experience with Child Welfare and/or Adoption and Foster Care.rnCompliance with the Hague treaty factors when working on intercountry adoptions.rnMust be a licensed driver with access to a reliable automobile that is insured in accordance with state and/or organization requirements.rnSKILLS AND ABILITIES:rnEstablished social work and case management practices. Computer programs and time management skills. Code of ethics; legal processes and procedures; accreditation and licensure standards; counseling theories and practices; mental health assessment and diagnosis; therapeutic models and interventions; foster care and adoptive issues. Hague compliance factors and required training for intercountry adoptions. Effective presentation skills. Self-motivated and self-management skills. Ability to function on a team. Effective skills in written and verbal communication, interpersonal and organizational skills.rnPHYSICAL DEMANDS:rnWhile performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; climb up to 5 feet; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift up to 24 pounds and carry up to 24 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The employee is required to access, enter, modify, and retrieve data on a personal computer. The employee is also required to read, write, and speak the English language. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essentials functions.rnWe are an equal opportunity employer. All Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, pregnancy, creed, genetic information, gender identity, status as protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with disability or any other characteristic protected by law. rnIn addition to federal law requirements, LFCS complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.rnNO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE.