Job Title
Family Find Specialist (Child Welfare)
Adoptions Together
Baltimore, MD, USA 21213
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Position Summary
Position Overview The Family Find Specialist plays an important role in connecting the Baltimore City Department of Social Services referred children/youth in foster care with permanent family resources by using engagement and case management skills. The Family Find Specialist works collaboratively with the Baltimore City Department of Social Services, the Family Find team, and other providers to overcome barriers in achieving successful permanent connections for children/youth in foster care. The Family Find Specialist is a full-time position that requires a flexible work schedule, with the ability to work occasional evenings and weekends if necessary. Who We Are Founded in 1990, Adoptions Together is a nonprofit child placement agency licensed in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. At Adoptions Together we believe that family is a human right. Welcoming Every Child, Every Family, Every Step of the way, our mission is to build healthy, lifelong family connections for every child and to advocate for the continuous improvement of systems that promote the well-being of children. Our vision is that every child will have lifelong connections to a caring, nurturing family. Achieving our mission and fulfilling our vision propels us to be proactive in all areas. In March 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic struck, Adoptions Together transitioned to a fully virtual workforce the next day. Our dedication to children and families continued as we provided all services virtually through our well-built technological infrastructure and our adapting, devoted staff. Adoptions Together has navigated (and will continue to navigate) these 'unprecedented times' with flexibility, compassion, and grace. As a result, we have established a flexible, hybrid workplace environment. Essential Functions & Responsibilities Provide a range of permanency services with a holistic child welfare approach for children/youth in the care and custody of the Baltimore City Department of Social Services. Conduct a variety of assessment activities in collaboration with the children/youth. Coordinate and facilitate team meetings. Perform case mining on individual cases where appropriate, including searching for family and significant figures in the child's life. Identify barriers and determine the most effective approach to achieving permanency. Meet with children/youth, foster parents, family members, extended relatives, and community members as a part of the search and engagement process. Education & Experience Familiarity and knowledge of the public child welfare system. At least two years of relevant experience working with the public child welfare system (especially foster care and adoption) is preferred. Preferred Skills & Abilities Excellent clinical skills and comfort interacting with a wide variety of adults and children from different socioeconomic, ethnic, racial, and religious backgrounds. Excellent communication and time management skills. Ability to think and work independently and adjust work priorities and flow in a fast-paced and dynamic work environment. Computer literacy inclusive of Microsoft office suite to include Word, Excel, and Outlook. Attention to detail and ability to identify critical elements. Ability to foster teamwork and collaboration between staff members, various service agencies, and stakeholders. Demonstrate tact and discretion when dealing with confidential or sensitive information. Demonstrate initiative and creativity by working towards continuous improvement. Skilled in accessing, navigating, and researching internet searches, social media searches public records, and court databases. Bilingual Spanish is a plus. Why Join Us? If our mission and vision align with your personal values, we may be a good fit! This salary for this position is $50,000 - $56,000, commensurate with experience with full benefits including: Flexible working environment Paid Vacation & Sick Leave - Over 4 weeks to start! Health, Dental & Vision Insurance - Including an HRA and FSA Paid Life Insurance 401k Retirement Plan Paid Holiday Leave And more! To apply, a detailed cover letter outlining your qualifications for the position along with your resume is required. Interviews will be conducted virtually. Additional Notes Each employee is required to complete (and maintain as necessary) a physical exam to include a TB test, a criminal background check in identified jurisdictions, and Child Protective Services Registries check in identified jurisdictions, and orientation training. Maintenance of a valid driver's license, vehicle insurance, and safe driving record with the ability to transport clients as necessary. Adoptions Together is an equal opportunity employer and offers a pleasant, flexible work environment. To learn more, please visit Principals only, no recruiters. No phone calls please. For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.
How to Apply
For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.