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Adoption Counsellor/Social Worker Job at Adoption Options Manitoba Inc. – Winnipeg, MB

AGENCY: Adoption Options in Winnipeg is offering a full-time permanent position for an Adoption Counsellor. Adoption Options is a not-for-profit licensed agency that provides support and education to Prospective Adoptive Parents and Birthparents throughout the adoption process.

JOB DESCRIPTION: The Adoption Counsellor will complete assessments on Prospective Adoptive Parents, counsel and support Birthparents, facilitate adoption placements, and help with various other office needs.

JOB TYPE: Full-time, Permanent. Previous applicants welcome to apply again.

SALARY: $39,000 – $44,000 per year


  • Bachelor of Social Work
  • Registered with Manitoba College of Social Workers, or qualified to be registered
  • Two years of experience in a family services environment is an asset.


  • Trained in completing SAFE (Structured Analysis Family Evaluation) Homestudies an asset;
  • Knowledge of and experience with the Adoption Act and Child and Family Services Act an asset;
  • Demonstrated skills in areas of counselling and assessment;
  • Knowledge and understanding of multicultural issues and demonstrated skill working cross culturally;
  • Excellent organizational, computer, oral and written communication skills with a demonstrated ability to work effectively under pressure and in a team environment;
  • Effective assessment, interviewing, relationship building, problem solving & organizational skills;
  • Knowledge of child development, separation & attachment issues, parenting methods & casework practices;
  • Ability to work in a team environment & independently without prompting.
  • Ability to prioritize and re-prioritize on an as-needed basis.


  • Successful completion of a Child Abuse Registry check, Prior Contact check and Criminal Record check;
  • A valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle is a requirement of this position;
  • Applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada.


  • Completing Homestudy Assessments and Homestudy Updates for Prospective Adoptive Parents;
  • Completing Post Placement Reports for Intercountry Adoptions;
  • Providing support to Birthparents on their options, decision making, and grief counselling;
  • Facilitating private adoption placements and post placement support and counselling;
  • Referring and providing information to and for professional and community resources;
  • Assisting in Education Seminars;
  • Completing all required written documentation;
  • Assist with other office responsibilities.

Your cover letter and resume must clearly indicate how you meet the qualifications and skills.

Job will be filled ASAP. Please submit your resume with cover letter to:

Dawn Warkentin
Executive Director

Address: Adoption Options Manitoba Inc.
1313 Portage Ave Winnipeg, Manitoba R3G 0V3
FAX: 204-783-3481

We thank all who apply, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: $39,000.00-$44,000.00 per year


  • Dental care
  • Disability insurance
  • Extended health care
  • Life insurance


  • Monday to Friday
  • On call
  • Weekend availability

Application question(s):

  • Are you able to register with the Manitoba College of Social Workers?


  • Bachelor’s Degree (required)

Application deadline: 2022-04-27

About the Company

Company: Adoption Options Manitoba Inc. –

Company Location:  Winnipeg, MB

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