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Domestic Adoption Case Manager & Family Support Specialist

The Barker Adoption Foundation, a non-profit adoption agency, is seeking a licensed social worker to serve as the Domestic Adoption Case Manager & Family Support Specialist in its Bethesda based office. This position is a full-time position that provides a range of support services in the domestic adoption department including clinical support to adoptive families and counseling support to expectant mothers on an as needed basis.  The person in this position assists with general program support including resource identification, facilitating family meetings and assisting with the matching process. They work closely with the Domestic Adoption Program Director to help provide support for all aspects of the Domestic adoption program and serve as the back up to the Pregnancy Counselor for pregnancy counseling and outreach services as needed. This position includes scheduled on-call duties & requires good written and spoken communication skills in English. Applicants who are also proficient in written and spoken communication in Spanish are encouraged to apply.  MSW degree and an LMSW license in both DC and Maryland is required. Must have reliable transportation and be willing to travel throughout DC/MD/VA.  Please send cover letter, and resume to: smceachnie@barkerfoundation.org. No phone calls please. 


Cradle Care Families for District of Columbia

Are you looking for a special way to give back to the community? The Barker Adoption Foundation, a private non-profit adoption agency, is currently seeking a DC resident family to join our volunteer Cradle Care Program. Cradle Care families care for babies (0-3 years old) for 20-30 days during the period when a birth parent is making a decision whether to place their child for adoption. We require that one caregiver stays at home with the baby while in the placement. The approval process will include completing a home study with a licensed social worker, at no cost to the family. For additional questions or to submit an application, please contact Zalika Pierce at zpierce@barkerfoundation.org.