Open Positions

Home Study Caseworker

Location : East Coast | Job Type : Part Time

Family Home Study

Gladney is seeking a part time home study practitioner to assist our agency with completing home studies and home study updates in the designated area or other Gladney licensed state for our domestic, and international programs. Previous home study experience is required. Experience or willingness to complete SAFE home studies is required. Experience adoption is encouraged. Gladney can provide the training required for SAFE home studies. SAFE home studies include 3 in-person visits and supervision with a home study supervisor. Willingness to travel throughout the designated area or other Gladney licensed state for home study visits is preferred.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Conduct domestic, and international home studies for prospective adoptive families who reside in states where Gladney is licensed to conduct homes studies and maintain logs.
  • Evaluate a family’s ability to provide a supportive and loving environment for a child, considering factors such as financial stability, emotional well-being, parenting skills, and overall suitability for a child.
  • Review and verify documentation provided by prospective adoptive parents, including financial records, medical assessments, and references.
  • Ensure compliance with legal and regulatory requirements related to adoption.
  • Compile comprehensive reports based on home visits, interviews, and document reviews.
  • Educate families to risks of adoption and provide family with educational resources in preparation for the child they are seeking to adopt.
  • Coordinate with Post Placement Specialist or Case Worker for family when required to provide professional, case appropriate post placement adoption services.
  • Complete required training sessions and ongoing annual training.


  • Master's degree in social work or related field of study or bachelor's degree in social work or related field with minimum of two years of experience working directly with children in the field of adoption.
  • Knowledge about adoption and post adoption issues.
  • Sensitivity to cultural diversity and an understanding of the unique needs of adoptive families.
  • Experience or willingness to complete SAFE home studies is required.
  • Self-motivated, organized and willing to work independently.
  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality and utmost discretion.
  • Must be able to travel as needed with possible overnight stays.
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule requiring weekends and evenings.