Employment Opportunities

Current Openings

Extreme Recruiter

The Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition, an agency that strives to create permanency in every foster child’s life by recruiting and supporting foster and adoptive families, is searching for a person whose passion is permanency for children in foster care.

Extreme Recruitment® works exclusively with children in foster care in need of permanency who require additional adoption recruitment efforts. Youth are typically ages 10-17, sibling groups, children of color, and youth with complex trauma that presents as elevated emotional, developmental, or behavioral concerns. The position requires the recruiter to carry out all aspects of multi-faceted, child-specific adoption recruitment.

The Coalition hires individuals:
· Passionate about serving foster/adopted youth and families
· Confident enough to work independently, while knowing when to reach out for help
· With the highest level of integrity and flexibility when working both in the office and in the field

Demonstrated experience working with child welfare teams utilizing innovative strategies to overcome obstacles is essential. Direct practice in foster care and adoption in the St. Louis area is preferred. Candidates must have a minimum of 2 years direct experience in the child welfare field with an in-depth knowledge of foster care and adoption. A Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or related field is required.

The Extreme Recruiter is a full-time position. Cover letters and resumes will be received by Gayle Flavin at gayleflavin@foster-adopt.org. Applications without a well-written, thoughtful cover letter stating your passion and qualification for serving our population will not be considered. The Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Family Works Specialist

The Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition, an agency that strives to create permanency in every foster child’s life by recruiting and supporting foster and adoptive families, has an immediate opening on the Family Works team. Family Works delivers evidence-based services, in-home, with the intensity, energy, and passion necessary to help eliminate challenges that can ultimately lead to a child being placed out of the home. The program is based on the HOMEBUILERS® model and implemented within a trauma and attachment framework.

The Coalition hires individuals:
· Passionate about serving foster/adopted youth and families
· Confident enough to work independently, while knowing when to reach out for help
· With the highest level of integrity when working both in the office and in the field

Candidates must:
· Hold a Master’s degree in social work or a related field
· Maintain a flexible work schedule to meet with families at a time that best fits their schedule—late afternoon, evening, and some weekend hours are customary
· Demonstrate an ability to build therapeutic rapport with diverse populations
· Have at least 2 years providing in-home services to families and children
· Possess a strong working therapeutic knowledge of foster care and adoption and its impact on children and families, focusing on the effects of complex, developmental trauma on the developing child as well as knowledge of attachment-based intervention strategies
· Exhibit an excellent knowledge of community services that support foster/adopt families
The Family Works Specialist is a full time position. Cover letters and resumes will be received by Nickie Steinhoff at nickiesteinhoff@foster-adopt.org. Applications without a well-written, thoughtful cover letter stating your passion and qualification for serving our population will not be considered. The Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Parent Support & Advocacy

The Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition, an agency that strives to create permanency in every foster child’s life by recruiting and supporting foster and adoptive families, is searching for a person whose passion is supporting foster and adoptive families.

The Parent Support and Advocacy position assists foster and adoptive parents in navigating the child welfare system. Advocating for the application of child welfare law and policy as it relates to individual cases is one of the primary focus of the position. Additionally, this position recognizes the unique experiences caregivers who foster or have adopted encounter and seeks to provide an empathetic and confidential outlet for them. Assistance will primarily be given over the phone with the potential for in-home and/or team meeting attendance. This position may also be responsible for completing a small number of foster care home studies.

The Coalition hires individuals:
· Passionate about serving foster/adopted youth and families
· Confident enough to work independently, while knowing when to reach out for help
· With the highest level of integrity and flexibility when working both in the office and in the field

Demonstrated experience working with child welfare teams utilizing innovative strategies to overcome obstacles is essential. Candidates must have a minimum of 2 years direct experience in the child welfare field with an in-depth knowledge of foster care and adoption policy. A Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or related field is required. Candidates who have completed STARS Train the Trainer and SAFE training are desired.

The Parent Support and Advocacy is a full-time position. Cover letters and resumes will be received by Nickie Steinhoff at nickiesteinhoff@foster-adopt.org. Applications without a well-written, thoughtful cover letter stating your passion and qualification for serving our population will not be considered. The Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Project SOAR Specialist

The Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition, an agency that strives to create permanency in every foster child’s life by recruiting and supporting foster and adoptive families, is searching for a person whose passion is advocating for children. Project SOAR is a new initiative with the primary goal of transitioning youth in foster care out of residential and into an appropriate community placement. The primary responsibility of the specialist is to lead the youth’s child welfare team in developing and executing an individualized plan to transition youth from residential care to a community placement, including:
ü Connection with a lifelong supportive relative
ü An education plan that will support success in school
ü Enrollment in meaningful therapeutic services
ü Identification of a community placement, preferably a treatment foster home

Demonstrated experience working with interdisciplinary teams utilizing innovative strategies to overcome obstacles is essential. Candidates must have a minimum of 2 years direct experience in the child welfare field with an in-depth knowledge of foster care and adoption. Family search and engagement along with a working knowledge of Complex Trauma is preferred. A Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or related field is required.

The Coalition hires individuals:
· Passionate about serving foster/adopted youth and families
· Confident enough to work independently, while knowing when to reach out for help
· With the highest level of integrity and flexibility when working both in the office and in the field

The Project SOAR Specialist is a full-time position. Cover letters and resumes will be received by Denise Kelley at denisekelley@foster-adopt.org. Applications without a well-written, thoughtful cover letter stating your passion and qualification for serving our population will not be considered. The Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

What it is Like to Work Here

  • We have nationally-recognized programs with superior outcomes
  • Our program, development, and management staff are highly integrated
  • Design, communications, outcomes, and IT staff are readily available for support
  • However, there is no direct administrative staff at the agency
  • The board and executive director are highly engaged in fundraising
  • The development team shares responsibility for grants, reporting, special events, and other duties
  • We have a very flat organizational chart with most staff reporting to the executive director, including this position

Equity, Diversion and Inclusion (EDI) Statement

The Foster and Adoptive Care Coalition has a strong and steadfast commitment to ensuring that diversity and inclusion are integrated into the policies, procedures and practices used to carry out our mission. This commitment extends throughout the Coalition workforce, board of directors, clients, volunteers, and other stakeholders.

At the Coalition, diversity is a broad concept that encompasses all the differences that employees bring to work. Diversity, therefore, includes the traditional focus around race and gender, but also includes diversity of thought, ideas, backgrounds, and experiences. Inclusion, one of the Coalition’s core values, is the leveraging and engagement of every employee’s unique strengths and talents so that each individual can contribute to his or her full potential. Diversity coupled with inclusion is a long-term business strategy that will help fuel the innovative outcomes and continual improvement necessary for our future success.

EQUITY – Equity is about ensuring fairness and respect. It means employees feel supported, valued, trusted and able to achieve their personal best, and it means that all stakeholders are treated equally. Equity encompasses legal obligations and requirements for non-discrimination, civil rights, reasonable accommodations and equal employment opportunity.

DIVERSITY – At the Coalition, diversity is a broad concept that encompasses all the differences that employees bring to work. Diversity, therefore, includes the traditional focus around race and gender, but also includes diversity of thought, ideas, backgrounds and experiences.

INCLUSION – Inclusion, one of the Coalition’s core values, is the leveraging and engagement of every employee’s unique strengths and talents so that each individual can contribute to his or her full potential.

DIVERSITY & INCLUSION – Diversity coupled with inclusion is a long-term business strategy that will help fuel the innovative outcomes and continual improvement necessary for future success.

EDI Mission
Foster a diverse and inclusive workplace culture that is free from discrimination and embraces diverse strategies with integrity and fairness for all.

EDI Vision
A diverse and inclusive agency that understands and adapts our services to the unique and ever-changing needs of foster care and adoptive community.