Career Opportunities

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Teen Focus Educational Specialist

Educational Specialist needed to work with teenagers in state care whose permanency goal is “Another Planned Permanent Living Arrangement” (APPLA). Bachelor’s Degree in Education or related field required. This individual will assist youth in overcoming barriers to academic success and improve continuity and consistency of education across systems serving these youth. The Educational Specialist will provide resources for educational achievement such as reviewing transcripts, maintaining contact with high school counselors, goal-setting, career exploration, and any other educational/vocational needs the youth may have. They will also assist youth in navigating post-secondary options and connect youth with opportunities to learn life skills including stress management, healthy relationships, self-advocacy, time management, study skills, financial literacy, and basic independent living skills.

Trauma-informed, permanency-competent applicants with knowledge of adolescent/teen development, understanding of child welfare system, experience in direct service and policy development, familiarity with state and federal laws related to child welfare, strong verbal and written communication skills, and data collection and application skills are strongly encouraged to apply. Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

Please submit resume and cover letter to Christine Digiacomo at


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