Career Opps

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.

Clinician (Part Time)

Part-time clinician needed to provide a range of adoption competent community and agency based services to pre and post adoptive families. Must be licensed, credentialed clinical social worker/mental health counselor. In depth understanding of adoption, individual and family dynamics, trauma-informed treatment and attachment required. Flexible schedule including afternoon and evening hours and some travel within the state. Must be able to successfully work as part of a team.

Qualified candidates should email resume and letter of interest to


Teen Focus Permanency Specialist

Multiple Permanency Specialists are needed to work with teenagers in state care whose permanency goal is “Another Planned Permanent Living Arrangement” (APPLA). Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or related field required. Staff will work 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 Emily Lyon, LICSW at


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