Office Locations: Tupelo and Gulfport


  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)


  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)


  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT).

  • At least two (2) years of therapy experience working with children and youth with serious emotional disturbances and families with complex needs.



  • Utilize Evidence Based Practices (EBP) or best practices in the provision of Outpatient Psychotherapeutic Services, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CB), Certified or willing to become certified.

  • Complete appropriate training or independent study as recommended by the developers of the model/practice for the practices being utilized.

  • Understand the need for flexible hours while traveling throughout the week to meet with foster families and foster children in-home or other settings including therapeutic group homes (75% travel).

  • Participate in a rotating on call schedule including nights, weekends and holidays.

  • Have a valid Mississippi Driver’s License and maintain personal automobile liability insurance ($50K minimum).



  • Competitive Pay

  • Employee Health Insurance (Employer 75%, Employee 25%)

  • Employer paid Life, AD&D & LTD

  • Elective Family Health Insurance and Employee/Family Dental, Vision and Life, etc.

  • Pension Plan 14% (Employer 11% Contribution/Employee 3% Contribution)

  • Paid vacation days

  • Paid sick days

  • 9 paid holidays

  • Cell Phone Reimbursement

  • Training and CE Credits for Licensure Requirements


Office Locations: Jackson and Gulfport

Responsible to:

Assistant Director of Therapeutic Foster Care and Adoption


Master’s degree in Social Work, or a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and two years’ experience in a social service agency.  Social Work license required.  Use of personal vehicle required.  Ability to work as part of a team.

Work Week:

Varied, on-call coverage, evenings and weekends.  Some travel.


  • Assist with and recruit prospective adoption/foster families who are interested in providing a safe, stable home to children in the foster care system who have special needs.

  • Assist with processing inquiries regarding adoption/foster care and organize materials to present to prospective families.

  • Conduct home-studies of prospective foster families using agency guidelines.

  • Conduct specialized group preparation process to prepare families for adoption/foster care of children with special needs.

  • Conduct specialized group preparation process to prepare families for adoption/foster care of children with special needs.

  • Assess and prepare information on children given by MS CPS worker to present to families.

  • Participate in Admission Committees and Placement Committees of children to be considered for placement in adoption/foster care via phone or in person as needed.

  • Place children from Mississippi foster care system, and from other states’ foster care system with adoption/foster families in consultation with Division Director of Adoption and Foster Care.

  • Provide supportive supervision of the children and family during the post-placement period.

  • Prepare accurate records and reports as deemed necessary by Division Director of Adoption Foster Care.

  • Coordinate individual, group and family therapy in order to provide adequate resources for the child and his/her placement family.

  • Coordinate the development of community resources for the children and his/her placement families.

  • Participate in adoption/foster care support groups.

  • Participate in the Looking to the Future Conference, the adoption retreat, as well as any other agency sponsored event.

  • Participate in at least 40 hours of training per year and maintain license.

  • Maintain personal automobile liability insurance ($50 K minimum).

  • Represent Southern Christian Services for Children and Youth, Inc. in the community in a positive light.

  • Other duties as assigned.

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