About Adoption Rhode Island

Careers

Adoption Rhode Island is an open and welcoming organization that respects and values diversity.

Employee Equal Opportunity Policy

It is the policy of Adoption Rhode Island to provide every applicant for employment and every employee the right of equal treatment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (except where sex is a bona fide occupational qualification), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, mental or physical handicap unrelated to ability, and status as a military veteran.

Employee Non-Discrimination Policy

Adoption Rhode Island is firmly committed to equal opportunity and equity of access and does not permit and takes actions to prevent discrimination, harassment, and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability/ability, marital status, and/or family status in provision of serving youth, children, pre-adoptive or adoptive families, or waiting families at the organization. Allegations of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation on any of these bases should be brought to the attention of agency administration immediately by reporting such conduct to the: (1) CEO/ED, (2) COO, (3) a member of management with whom the concerned staff feels comfortable, or (4) immediate supervisor.

Client Non-Discrimination Policy

Adoption Rhode Island is firmly committed to equal opportunity and equity of access and does not permit and takes actions to prevent discrimination, harassment, and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability/ability, marital status, and/or family status in provision of serving youth, children, pre-adoptive or adoptive families, or waiting families at the organization. Allegations of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation on any of these bases should be brought to the attention of agency administration immediately by reporting such conduct to the: (1) CEO/ED, (2) COO, (3) a member of management with whom the concerned staff feels comfortable, or (4) immediate supervisor.

Commitment to Equity

The values of equity and justice are core to our work at Adoption Rhode Island. We unequivocally denounce racism, intolerance, and exclusion. We believe taking a stand is not enough. We, have been on a path of exploration to identify how to more fully operationalize our core values of diversity, equity, and inclusion into all our policies, programs and advocacy endeavors, as well as model those values as we advance our mission. We believe that embracing diversity, equity, and inclusion as organizational values, is a way to intentionally make space for positive outcomes to flourish.

Agency Location

Adoption RI is located in the heart of Providence, in the Federal Hill area, close to downtown, great restaurants, and Routes 95, 195, 6, and 10. The agency serves youth and families statewide

Agency Requirements

All applicants must be fully COVID-19 vaccinated, must pass a criminal Background Criminal Investigation (BCI), have a clear report from the RI Child Abuse and Neglect Tracking System (CANTS), have an acceptable driving record, possess continuous automobile insurance that meets the state minimum insurance requirements

Why Should You Apply?

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Competitive benefits

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Flexible hours

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On-the-job training & professional development

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Passionate, committed team environment

Current Openings

We do not have any current career opportunities. Please check back periodically and/or or follow us on social media @AdoptionRI

<!–Reports to: Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Status/Hours: Exempt/Full-time

The Program: The Child & Family Services team is a dedicated, educated, experienced and compassionate group of professionals. They, like the entire Adoption RI organization, are proud to be open and welcoming to all children and families, respecting and valuing diversity.

The Position – Education &
Experience Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in a mental health discipline required
  • Independent licensure, (LICSW, LMHC oe LMFT) with corresponding liability coverage required
  • Minimum of ten (10) years of professional experience in the mental health, child welfare, or human services fields required; at least five (5) years at the supervisory level preferred
  •  Trauma-informed and permanency competent
  •  Must possess a valid driver’s license and auto insurance, with continuous access to a private vehicle
  • Must pass a criminal Background Criminal Investigation (BCI), and have a clear report from the RI Child Abuse and Neglect Tracking System (CANTS)
  • Must be fully COVID-19 vaccinated

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Directs the day-to-day operations of the program and implements programmatic and administrative policies and procedures to attain program goals and objectives

Skills Required:
Must possess and demonstrate:

  • Clinical expertise in trauma-informed care and adoption & permanency competence, including ability to provide crisis intervention
  • Data-driven and innovative leadership skills
  • Advocacy for excellence in child welfare and mental health best practices
  • Strong organizational, system building & strategic decision-making abilities
  • Attentive and supportive supervision of staff and cultivation of healthy team culture
  • Sound fiscal decision-making, utilizing diverse funding streams
  • Confident public speaking skills
  • Ability to assess, deliver, and evaluate supportive and clinical service array

Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods of (1) sitting at a desk/meeting table and (2) working on a computer
  • Ability to self-transport to client and agency-related meetings and work within the RI community
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable staff to perform the essential duties.–>

<!–Duties & Responsibilities:

Development & Provision of Service Delivery

  • Provide strategic leadership, development, and oversight in the delivery of individual, family and group clinical counseling as well as education, advocacy and non-clinical support services with referred clients.
  • Facilitate supervision, team meetings, and training to both internal staff and community entities, grounded in best practice, adoption competency, and trauma-informed care.
  • Provide oversight to ensure data collection and reporting for CFS program, identifying needs, trends, and opportunities for program development.
  • Develop and maintain program documentation and structures, including forms and manuals.
  • Participate in overall quality of agency by working constructively and collaboratively with other staff members to address program and agency issue and needs.

Personnel & Finance

  • Assign cases based on need(s) identified in referrals and discussed in referral teaming.
  • Complete Administrative tasks, including but not exclusive to staffs’ completion of accurate timesheets, mileage reimbursements, Purchase Requests, performance evaluations.
  • Ensure after hours coverage is covered and families seeking assistance are responded to within program guidelines and expectations.
  • Monitor budgets for all funding streams, meeting with Accounting Manager regularly.
  • Supervise internship programming, including screening/selection of interns, on-boarding, supervision, and university/college liaison.
  • Actively participate in individual supervision and agency/administrative meetings.

Community Partnering

  • Identify, engage, support and nurture relationships with individual, corporate, foundation, 3rd party entities, and other supporters of the agency to enhance, sustain and further develop the program. Complete any/all reports to funding sources.
  • Develop and maintain partnerships with local colleges and universities to recruit sufficient student interns.
  • Work in partnership with DCYF staff and other community members to ensure coordinated service delivery to clients, including direct support services to child and families, as well as trainings to the community that are trauma-informed and adoption competent.
  • Provide leadership in the community regarding adoption and foster care programs, policies, legislation and other issues that impact the well-being of client/constituent groups.

How to Apply
Qualified candidates who meet the aforementioned requirements should email their resume and letter of interest to Emily Lyon at elyon@adoptionri.org.

For a printable version of this opportunity click here–>

Reports to: Child & Family Support Program Director

Status/Hours: Exempt/Full-time

The Program: The Child & Family Services team is a dedicated, educated, experienced and compassionate group of professionals.
They, like the entire Adoption RI organization, are proud to be open and welcoming to all children and families, respecting and valuing diversity.

The Position –
Education &
Experience Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in a mental health discipline required
  • Independent licensure (LICSW or LMHC) with corresponding liability coverage preferred
  • Expertise in the mental health, child welfare, or human services fields required
  •  Trauma-informed and permanency competent
  •  Must possess a valid driver’s license and auto insurance, with continuous access to a private vehicle as well as a clear driving record
  • Must pass a criminal Background Criminal Investigation (BCI), and have a clear report from the RI Child Abuse and Neglect Tracking System (CANTS)
  • Must be fully COVID-19 vaccinated

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • None

Skills Required:
Must possess and demonstrate:

  • Clinical expertise in trauma-informed care and adoption & permanency competence, including ability to provide crisis intervention
  • Data-driven practice
  • Advocacy for excellence in child welfare and mental health best practices
  • Strong organizational and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to work both independently as well as part of a healthy team and agency culture
  • Ability to assess, deliver, and evaluate supportive and clinical service array

Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods of (1) sitting at a desk/meeting table and (2) working on a computer
  • Ability to self-transport to client and agency-related meetings and work within the RI community
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable staff to perform the essential duties.

Service Delivery

  • Carry active caseload, providing adoption-competent, trauma-informed individual, family, and group counseling in community-based and office settings, utilizing evidence-based and evidence-informed service models.
  • Assist in the ongoing development and implementation of CFS program service delivery, including supportive activities for foster and adoptive children and families that provide hope, normalcy, and an opportunity to connect with Adoption Rhode Island through the use of expressive activities.
  • Provide oversight to ensure data collection and reporting for CFS program, identifying needs, trends, and opportunities for program development.
  • Utilize adoption and permanency tools such as case record mining, child timelines, eco-maps and genograms to assist with pre-and post permanency support, identity development, family search and preservation.
  • Maintain up-to-date documentation/case records, including but not limited to releases and authorization forms, assessments, treatment plans, progress notes, discharge summaries, and external reports. File records securely.
  • Participate in after-hours on-call rotation to provide clinical consultation for CFS program.
  • Participate in overall quality of agency by working constructively and collaboratively with other staff members to address program and agency issue and needs.

Data Collection & Evaluation

  • Actively participate in overall evaluation of program services.
  • Assist in completion of all necessary reports for funding sources, working with Administrative staff to implement ongoing quality improvement.
  • Through data collection and analysis, identify needs, trends, and opportunities for program development

Agency & Community Partnership

  • Actively participate in individual supervision, agency staff meetings, and other agency forums.
  • Provide education, advocacy, and training opportunities for the community, focused on best practice, adoption competency and trauma-informed care

How to Apply
Qualified candidates who meet the aforementioned requirements should email their resume and letter of interest to Emily Lyon at elyon@adoptionri.org.

For a printable version of this opportunity click here.

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Reports to: Teen Focus Program Coordinator/Chief Operating Officer

Status/Hours: Exempt/Full-time

The Program: In 2017 Adoption Rhode Island formalized the development of Youth Transitions Services at the organization. This division serves youth in RI DCYF care at- risk of aging out of foster care as well as young adults who have exited foster care.

They, like the entire Adoption RI organization, are proud to be open and welcoming to all children and families, respecting and valuing diversity.

Watch for full details about this position coming soon.

The Position –

Education &
Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree in Social Work of related field required
  • The Permanency Specialist must have knowledge of adolescent/teen development, understanding of child welfare system, experience in direct service and policy development strongly encouraged, familiarity with state and federal laws related to child welfare, strong verbal and written communication skills, and data collection and application skills
  • Must possess Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or related field, pass a criminal Background Criminal Investigation (BCI), have a clear report from the RI Child Abuse and Neglect Tracking System (CANTS), have a
    valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record, and possess continuous automobile insurance that meets the state minimum insurance requirements.
  • Must be fully COVID-19 vaccinated

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct initial intake assessment for youth with permanency goal of Another Planned Permanent Living Arrangement (APPLA)
  • Through application of the Wendy’s Wonderful Kids® model:
    – Conduct full record mine of youth’s DCYF file- Develop individualized recruitment and permanency plans for each child on caseload- Identify assess, engage, and support existing and newly identified relationships for youth on caseload through use of (a) Diligent Search and (b) Family Search & Engagement- Conduct regular face-to-face visits with referred youth, at minimum monthly
  • Apply 3-5-7 Model© to assist and support youth in clarification, integration, and actualization of life story, including use of genogram, ecomaps, timelines, permanency pacts, and other permanency-focused tools
  • Facilitate, encourage, and support open communication and contact (i.e. supervised visits, community visits, correspondence) with positive, meaningful connections and potential connections. Provide neutral and supportive environment for youth and families to prepare for visits and/or engage in informal events to maintain connections and bonds.
  • Organize and implement trainings, workshops, and events for Teen Focus youth, including members of the youth’s natural support system, when applicable
  • Communicate and coordinate with all members of the youth’s treatment team
  • Attend and participate in-service trainings, team meetings, professional development, and group and individual supervision, as applicable
  • Complete all necessary documentation, including all client records, narrative reports of assessments, progress reports, treatment plans, quarterly report submissions, and discharge summaries, in compliance with HIPAA standards.
  • Actively participate and contribute to program and agency data collection and analysis for purposes of identifying trends, program development, and communication with the community
  • Other duties as assigned

How to Apply:
Qualified candidates who meet the aforementioned requirements should email their resume and letter of interest to Alex DeRita at aderita@adoptionri.org.

For a printable version of this opportunity click Permanency Specialist Specialist

Reports to: Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Status/Hours: Exempt/Full-time

The Program: Administration

The Position –

Education &
Experience Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required; Associates degree in office administration or related field preferred
  • Previous experience and success in office management

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • None

Skills Required
Must possess and demonstrate:

  • Strong alignment and dedication to agency mission and values
  • Kind, compassionate disposition to interact with clients, families, donors, providers, and staff
  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to create and maintain organizational systems
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to type 35-40 words per minute, minimally
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Creativity, critical thinking skills, and willingness to learn and take on new responsibilities as agency grows
  • Ability to perform both independently and as a member of a team
  • Familiarity with office management procedures and best practices
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines
  • Knowledge and ability to properly handle and triage confidential and HIPAA-protected information

Physical Requirements

  • Prolonged periods of (1) sitting at a desk/meeting table and (2) working on a computer.
  • Ability to self-transport to client and agency-related meetings and work within the RI community
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable staff to perform the essential duties.

Responsibilities

  • Serve as primary contact for general community by answering phones, greeting guests, ensuring that messages are properly triaged
  • Maintain office scheduling, including client meetings/sessions, advocacy and community-engagement efforts, Board meetings, donor cultivation events, and other scheduling needs of agency staff, including
  • Assist with creating, disseminating, and monitoring the sharing of agency data with direction from members of agency administration
  • Provide assistance with Board-related tasks, requests, and requirements, including taking and sharing of minutes, scheduling, and maintenance of Board manual
  • Ensure accurate Human Resources (HR) files and assist in creation and maintenance of agency HR platform
  • Work collaboratively with agency administrators to assist with staff on-boarding and termination
  • Serve as primary staff for employee benefits, interacting with both staff and benefits agencies
  • Provide accurate and timely data entry assistance to Direct Service, Advancement, and Finance departments and the Board.
  • Serve as primary contact for office maintenance, including building safety and vendor coordination
  • Ensure timely delivery of mail, exiting and entering the agency

How to Apply
Qualified candidates who meet the aforementioned requirements should email their resume and letter of interest to Emily Lyon at elyon@adoptionri.org.

For a printable version of this opportunity click Office Manager Job Description