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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 maintain independent clinical licensure in both MD and DC.  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. 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. Barker Adoption Foundation welcomes all applicants regardless of race, color national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, citizenship, marital status, creed, sexual orientation, gender expression or gender identity.


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