Adoption Agencies: Adoption Agency Staff
(1)Required staff. An adoption agency must have an executive director and a social services supervisor. If one person fills both positions, that person must meet the qualifications of both the executive director and the social services supervisor listed in subsections (2)(a) and (b) of this rule.
(a)The executive director must possess all of the following qualifications:
(A)Management skills and abilities.
(B)A bachelor’s degree from an accredited program.
(C)Two years of full-time experience in child social services.
(b)The social services supervisor must possess all of the following qualifications:
(A)A master’s or doctorate degree from an accredited program in social work, psychology, guidance and counseling, or a similar subject area.
(B)Two years of experience in family and children’s services, one year of which must include providing adoption services.
(C)If the agency provides intercountry adoption services, the supervisor must have experience in intercountry adoptions.
(c)An incumbent executive director or social services supervisor employed by the adoption agency prior to October 17, 2008:- of an adoption agency already licensed by the Department:- who does not meet the qualifications listed is subsections (a) and (b) of this section is deemed to meet those requirements if he or she had been in the position for at least three years, had significant skills and experience with the adoption process, and has access to consultation with persons having the qualifications listed in subsections (a) and (b) of this section, as applicable.
(d)Social services staff, who are non-supervisory employees providing adoption-related social services requiring the application of clinical skills and judgment, must possess:
(A)A master’s degree from an accredited program of social work education or another human service field;
(B)A bachelor’s degree from an accredited program of social work education; or
(C)A combination of a bachelor’s degree in another human service field and experience in family and children’s services or adoption.
(3)Supervision. All non-supervisory social services staff described in subsection (2)(d) of this rule must be supervised by an employee of the adoption agency who meets the requirements for social services supervisor set forth in subsection (2)(b) or (2)(c) of this rule.
Rule 413-215-0416 — Adoption Agencies: Adoption Agency Staff,