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.



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



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