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Current Openings

Director of Communications

The Barker Adoption Foundation, the region’s premier non-profit adoption agency located in Bethesda, Maryland, is seeking a full-time Director of Communications. The Director has responsibility to develop and implement the agency’s communications and marketing strategies, including  increasing community awareness of, and involvement in, the agency’s programs and priorities. This is a tremendous opportunity for a communications and marketing expert to serve as a senior leader of the management team and interface with the stakeholders of a well-respected, high-impact organization. The successful candidate will possess a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree and at least five years of relevant hands on and management/supervisory experience.  Excellent benefits package included.  Please send cover letter, salary requirements, and resume to: shollar [at] barkerfoundation.org. No phone calls please.


Adoption-Competent Therapist

The Barker Adoption Foundation, a non-profit adoption agency, is seeking a licensed social worker to serve as therapist for our post adoption services department.  Experience and expertise preferred around permanency related issues including: adoption core developmental stages, loss, grief, trauma, behavior management, attachment, ADHD, and anxiety.  Selected candidate must have independent clinical licensure in MD with the ability to attain licensure in DC and VA. Applicants must have flexibility to work evenings. Some weekend work is necessary.  Primary duties include providing therapy to (children, adolescents, and families), group therapy for children and teens, facilitation of educational workshops and support groups.  Must be open to working in MD and VA offices.  Strong clinical skills and experience providing therapy to children and adolescents is a must. Please send salary requirements, cover letter, and resume to: ccubbage [at] barkerfoundation.org.  No phone calls please.


 

Director of Finance & Administration

The Barker Adoption Foundation, the region’s premier non-profit adoption agency located in Bethesda, Maryland, is seeking a full-time Director of Finance & Administration. The Director has responsibility for the financial/budgeting and administrative operations of the organization and will be responsible for the oversight of administrative and financial systems including finance, accounting, information technology, human resources, contract & grant administration and risk management.  This is a tremendous opportunity for a finance and operations leader to serve as a senior leader of the management team and interface with the Board of Directors of a well-respected, high-impact organization. The successful candidate will possess a CPA with at least five years of non-profit experience.  Excellent benefits package included.  Please send cover letter, salary requirements, and resume to: shollar [at] barkerfoundation.org. No phone calls please.


Part-Time/Weekend Crisis Pregnancy Counselor 

The Barker Adoption Foundation, a non-profit adoption agency, is seeking a licensed social worker to serve as a Crisis Pregnancy Counselor on a weekend/part-time basis to work with pregnant women and their partners who are considering making an adoption plan.  Applicants must have flexibility to work at least 2 weekends per month on a scheduled basis throughout the year.  Primary duties include responding to phone calls, meeting with clients and providing guidance, education, outreach services and counseling about the adoption process.  MSW degree and ability to attain social work license in DC and Maryland required.  Ideal candidate has strong clinical skills, crisis intervention background, understanding of grief and loss, and experience in counseling or social work. Must have car and be willing to work weekends from home with travel throughout DC/MD/VA.  Please send salary requirements, cover letter, and resume to: smceachnie [at] barkerfoundation.org. No phone calls please. 


Cradle Care Families for District of Columbia

Are you looking for a special way to give back to the community? The Barker Adoption Foundation, a private non-profit adoption agency, is currently seeking a DC resident family to join our volunteer Cradle Care Program. Cradle Care families care for babies (0-3 years old) for 20-30 days during the period when a birth parent is making a decision whether to place their child for adoption. We require that one caregiver stays at home with the baby while in the placement. The approval process will include completing a home study with a licensed social worker, at no cost to the family. For additional questions or to submit an application, please email info [at] barkerfoundation.org