Career Opportunities

Adoption Rhode Island is an open and welcoming organization that respects and values diversity. We do not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression in the delivery of services or in employment practices.


Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Recruiter

Adoption RI is seeking a strength-based, child-focused and trauma-informed social worker to join our Adoption and Permanency Team. Responsibilities include implementing proactive and intensive, child-focused recruitment, targeted exclusively on finding permanent adoptive families for youth living in foster care. Masters degree in Social Work or related field preferred. Combination of education, experience and skills can be substituted. Must be able to work as part of a motivated, passionate and dedicated team. Bilingual candidates encouraged to apply.

Qualified candidates should email their resume and letter of interest to Beth Capron at


Teen Focus Permanency Specialist

Our Teen Focus program is looking to add a Permanency Specialist, needed to work with teenagers in state care preparing to transition out of state care with a permanency goal of “Another Planned Permanent Living Arrangement” (APPLA). Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or related field required. Staff in this position works with youth to identify and maintain relationship connections via application of (1) child-focused recruitment, (2) family search and engagement, (3) clarification, (4) building opportunities for relational permanency, and (5) collaboration with internal and external treatment team members.

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, MS at


Master’s Level Clinician

Adoption Rhode Island is seeking a Master’s level clinician to join our Support Team, providing an array of clinical services for youth and families. Previous experience serving youth and families involved with the child welfare system required. Services include home and office-based individual, group, and family counseling utilizing adoption-competent, trauma-informed interventions. Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply. RI clinical license preferred.

Qualified candidates can email resume/cover letter to Emily Lyon at:


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