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Current Openings

Clinical Intake & Family Support Specialist

The Barker Adoption Foundation, a non-profit adoption agency, is seeking a licensed social worker to work with its domestic and international adoption programs. Duties include completing clinical intakes with prospective adoptive parents, providing oversight of the home study and intake process, supervision of home study and intake staff and planning trainings and other support services for prospective adoptive parents.  Candidates must have an MSW and licensure on the LMSW/LISW or higher level in DC and MD.   Ideal candidate will have strong clinical, writing, interpersonal, and computer skills with adoption related experience. Bethesda based office with periodic travel to DC & Virginia office required.  Excellent benefits package included.  Please send cover letter, salary requirements, and resume to: bclarke [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 & weekends.  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.

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