Employment Opportunities

Director of Program Development, Fidelity, and Improvement

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The Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition is an agency that strives to create permanency in every foster child’s life by recruiting and supporting foster and adoptive families. The Director of Program Development, Fidelity, and Improvement ensures the Coalition’s programs function effectively and efficiently by conducting program evaluation and quality improvement activities, assisting with the development of new and existing programs, and monitoring programs’ fidelity to their program models. This position reports directly to the Chief Program Officer and works closely with program supervisors and direct service staff. This position supervises the Data Analysis and Integrity Manager.

Candidates must:

  • Possess a bachelor’s in Social Work or a related field; an advanced degree or certification related to program evaluation preferred
  • Have at least 5 years’ experience in program development and evaluation; preference given to work in the child welfare field
  • Demonstrate strong working knowledge of Performance and Quality Improvement plans
  • Exhibit ability to develop and maintain program logic models
  • Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing to support movement toward program and agency goals
  • Collaborate with internal staff and external stakeholders to collect, track, analyze, and distribute meaningful data

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

Send your resume and cover letter to Barbara Long at barbaralong@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

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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 Family Works Specialist to join the team. The Family Works program is an in-home (virtually at this time) parenting support intervention intended to stabilize and enhance foster, pre-and post-adoptive, or guardianship homes that are at risk of disruption.

Specialists are master level individuals who work with advanced training, understanding, and practice in the neurobiological impact of trauma on child development and attachment-based interventions to address the complexities that have created barriers to healthy family and individual functioning. Enrolled families have access to 24/7 support and coaching, as needed.

The 18-20 week program follows the principals of Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP) and uses the strategies and techniques to help the families stabilize and further support the children and youth to develop greater relational skills, increase their sense of personal safety and security, begin to resolve developmental trauma and facilitate new relationships.

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

Essential Functions:

  • Utilize knowledge of complex-developmental trauma and attachment-based strategies to educate parents and caregivers about the unique issues surrounding adoption and guardianship, child development, loss, grief, attachment, and trauma
  • Identify, collaborate with, and refer to collateral service providers
  • Respond to families in crisis situations in an urgent and timely manner
  • Provide face-to-face (virtual at this time) child and family interventions
  • Partner with families to identify and establish attainable goals and support families to achieve their goals
  • See job description for a complete list

Candidates must:

  • Hold a Master’s Degree in Counseling or Social Work–LMSW, LCSW, PLPC, or LPC preferred
  • Have 2 years of experience providing direct service to clients
  • Maintain a flexible work schedule to meet the needs of youth and families—early morning, late afternoon, evening and weekend meetings are planned as needed
  • Demonstrate the ability to build rapport and relationship with children and families during face-to-face meetings and phone contact
  • Critically assess family and relational functioning in a strengths-based manner
  • Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Exhibit excellent knowledge of community services that support foster/adopt families
  • Demonstrated experience working with child welfare teams utilizing innovative strategies to overcome obstacles

This is a full-time position. Send your resume and cover letter to Anne Zink at annezink@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

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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 waiting for an adoptive home. Our Extreme Recruiters work exclusively with the hardest-to-place children through permanency preparation and intensive adoption recruitment efforts. The position requires the recruiter to carry out all aspects of multi-faceted, child-specific adoption recruitment. Each case requires the Extreme Recruiter to facilitate team meetings with the goals of ensuring a system of supportive adults and identifying a permanent resource committed to adoption or guardianship for participating youth.

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 Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or related field
  • Maintain a flexible work schedule to meet the needs of youth and families
  • Demonstrate a strong knowledge of child welfare law and policy and how to use it to advocate for youth and families
  • At least 2 years experience navigating the child welfare system
  • Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing to support movement toward permanency
  • Exhibit an excellent knowledge of community services that support foster/adopt families

This is a full time position. Send your resume and cover letter to 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.