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Director of Family and Post-Adoption Services

The Barker Adoption Foundation, a non-profit adoption agency, is seeking a licensed social worker to serve as the Director of Family and Post-Adoption Services.   This position is  a full time, senior level, management position, combining administrative, supervisory, and direct service responsibilities.  The Director of Family and Post-Adoption Services leads a team of staff and contract workers towards meeting the agency’s mission of providing comprehensive post adoption services to all members of the adoption circle.  In addition, the Director of Family and Post-Adoption Services also provides direct clinical therapy services and must have extensive clinical experience providing therapeutic services to both children and adults.  Applicants should have clinical experience working with grief and loss, with particular emphasis on adoption work.  Program management, development and leadership skills are essential to this position.  Applicant must have some flexibility to work both evenings/weekends on an as needed basis.    MSW degree and an independent clinical social work license in both DC and Maryland is required.  Must have reliable transportation and be willing to travel throughout DC/MD/VA.  Please send cover letter, and resume to: bclarke@barkerfoundation.org. No phone calls please. 


Crisis Pregnancy Outreach Specialist

The Barker Adoption Foundation, a non-profit adoption agency, is seeking a Crisis Pregnancy Outreach Specialist responsible for educating people in the community about Barker’s pregnancy counseling and adoption placement services, with emphasis on identifying pregnant women who can benefit from this resource.  Duties include planning and implementing an annual outreach calendar, preparing informational materials, building and maintaining connections in the community, and collaboration with Barker’s digital marketing manager.  The crisis pregnancy outreach specialist will also be responsible for working with the pregnancy counselor to provide on-call support on scheduled evenings and weekends.  Master’s Degree or Bachelor’s Degree in social work or a related field with a minimum of two years’ work experience in a professional setting post-graduation.  Must be proactive, flexible, able to multi-task, and enjoy working in a diverse, results-oriented workplace where a premium is placed on teamwork. Must have flexibility and reliable transportation to perform duties as needed after hours, or on weekends.

Please send cover letter, salary requirements, and resume to: bclarke@barkerfoundation.org.  No phone calls, please.


Cradle Care Families for District of Colombia

The Barker Adoption Foundation is currently seeking a DC resident family to join our volunteer Cradle Care Program. We ask for at least a year commitment to care for babies (0-3years old) who are in need of a foster care placement up to 45 days.  We require that one caregiver stays at home with the baby while in the foster care placement.  Medical background or experience in fostering children is a plus. The foster care 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 reach out to Zalika Pierce at zpierce@barkerfoundation.org