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Current Openings

Adoption-Competent Therapist

The Family and Post-Adoption Services Adoption-Competent Therapist position is a full-time licensed social worker, psychologist, or counselor in Maryland with the ability to get licensed in DC and VA once hired. The therapist is primarily responsible for providing counseling services, support groups, and workshops to children, adolescents, and families touched by adoption. This position is a full-time, 5-day-per-week position, with the expectation of evening hours. The position is a hybrid work from home & office position, with office hours primarily based in Bethesda, MD. As needed, travel to our DC & VA offices is required, so access to reliable transportation is preferred.


  • Applicants must hold an MSW degree and a social work license in MD or DC with the ability to attain licensure in both jurisdictions.
  • Experience preferred around permanency-related issues, including core developmental stages, loss, grief, trauma, behavior management, attachment, ADHD, and anxiety.
  • Ability and willingness to work at least three days in person based out of our Bethesda, Maryland office.
  • Willing to submit to criminal and CPS background checks.

People of color and diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Interest in working with children and teens is a must. Adoption-Competency Training provided.

To apply, send a resume and cover letter with salary requirements to Cynthia Cubbage at ccubbage [at] barkerfoundation.org. No phone calls, please.