Adoptions Together
  • MD, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Who We Are

Founded in 1990, Adoptions Together is a nonprofit child placement agency licensed in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia.

At Adoptions Together we believe that family is a human right. Welcoming Every Child, Every Family, Every Step of the way, our mission is to build healthy, lifelong family connections for every child and to advocate for the continuous improvement of systems that promote the well-being of children. Our vision is that every child will have lifelong connections to a caring, nurturing family.

Achieving our mission and fulfilling our vision propels us to be proactive in all areas. In March 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic struck, Adoptions Together transitioned to a virtual workforce in response to the pandemic. Our dedication to children and families continued as we provided all services virtually through our well-built technological infrastructure and our adapting, devoted staff. Adoptions Together has navigated (and will continue to navigate) these 'unprecedented times' with flexibility, compassion, and grace.

Overview

This therapist will provide individual and family mental health counseling to children and families formed through adoption. The therapist will conduct intake assessments, provide adoption competent, attachment focused, trauma informed counseling services, crisis intervention, and case management.

This full-time position is hybrid and will include both in-person and remote work.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

  • Provide therapeutic services (individual and family) to a caseload of approximately 20 children, adolescents and/or families in an adoption competent, trauma focused, and permanency competent manner. Specific services include initial intake assessments, intensive counseling, crisis-intervention, and case management to families who are at risk of adoption disruption.
  • Sessions will include support and education around the following (but not limited to): loss and grief; trust and attachment; identity formation; effects of early childhood trauma; mental health, physical health, and development delays; school issues; foster care to guardianship; open adoption; foster care to adoption; transracial and/or transcultural adoption; and LGBT adoption.
  • Secondary responsibility for providing support to parents when they contact the warmline either through phone or chat.

Education & Experience

  • Master's degree in social work or counseling.
  • Current Maryland social work or mental health license.
  • Professional experience as an adoption competent, attachment focused, and/or trauma informed clinician.

Preferred Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of the clinical issues associated with adoption, foster care, kinship care, attachment disruption, and in trauma informed care.
  • Knowledge of the impact of trauma and trained in therapeutic interventions and treatment for children, youth and families involved in child welfare in varying levels of permanency, including adoption, guardianship, foster care, and reunification.
  • Experience in providing attachment focused, trauma informed, and permanency competent therapeutic services.
  • Excellent interpersonal, clinical, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work on team and independently.
  • Ability to prioritize and problem solve.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft office suite of products and database case management.
  • Ability to communicate and express ideas clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others, both clients and colleagues.
  • Administrative ability to manage cases and maintain client files/case notes.

Why Join Us?

If our mission and vision align with your personal values, we may be a good fit! This position provides an opportunity to join a mission focused, welcoming team working together to build and strengthen families.

In addition to a competitive salary, we offer outstanding benefits including:

  • Flexible working environment
  • Paid Vacation & Sick Leave Over 4 weeks to start!
  • Health, Dental & Vision Insurance Including an HRA and FSA
  • Paid Life Insurance
  • 401k Retirement Plan
  • Paid Holiday Leave
  • And more!

To apply, a detailed cover letter outlining your qualifications for the position along with your resume is required. Interviews will be conducted virtually.

Additional Notes

Each employee is required to complete (and maintain as necessary) a physical exam to include a TB test, a criminal background check in identified jurisdictions, and Child Protective Services Registries check in identified jurisdictions, and orientation training.

Adoptions Together is an equal opportunity employer and offers a pleasant, flexible work environment. To learn more, please visit https://www.adoptionstogether.org/about-us/careers/

Principals only, no recruiters. No phone calls please.

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