Employment Opportunities

Current Openings

Family Search 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 passions include maintaining family connections and permanency for children in foster care.
This position is unique in that it will intersect with three of the agency’s innovative programs.

  1. 1. 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 Family Search Specialist will work in tandem with Extreme Recruiters to locate and engage relatives of these children for the purposes of relationship building and permanency.
  2. 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 Family Search Specialist will work as needed in tandem with the SOAR Specialist to locate relatives who could be a lifelong connection and support to the youth.
  3. Diligent Search for Dads is a program that aims to locate parents of children in foster care when traditional methods to contact them have failed. This position requires the Family Search Specialist to run the Diligent Search for Dads program. This includes accepting referrals, locating and contacting parents, documenting efforts, completing closing reporting, and tracking outcomes.

The Coalition hires individuals who are:

  • 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 minimum qualification is 5 years of law enforcement or related investigative experience. Demonstrated experience working with child welfare teams utilizing innovative strategies to overcome obstacles is preferred. Candidates must have completed the Police Academy or have a minimum of an Associates Degree in a related field. The Family Search Specialist is a full-time position. Cover letters and resumes will be received by Heather Roberts at heatherroberts@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.

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 Heather Roberts at heatherroberts@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

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.