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Current Openings

Community Outreach and Recruitment Specialist

This position is not designated as a clinical/social services position

The Barker Adoption Foundation, a non-profit adoption agency, is seeking a Community Outreach and Recruitment Specialist responsible for recruiting adoptive families for children; with a primary emphasis on identifying families for older children and children with specialized needs. Duties include planning and implementing an annual outreach/recruitment calendar, crafting content, and preparing recruitment materials, establishing and maintaining connections in the community/partner agencies, and working with Barker’s digital marketing manager on collaborative projects.  Our team members are passionate about growth, innovation, and collaboration. 

Master’s or bachelor’s degree in social work or related field of study with a minimum of two years’ work experience in communications/outreach, particularly within nonprofit organizations. Must be flexible, able to multi-task, and enjoy working in a diverse, results-oriented workplace where a premium is placed on teamwork; strong interpersonal skills, and comfortable with facilitating and delivering presentations. Must have the ability to adapt to a changing environment and handle multiple priorities as needed after hours, or on weekends. Excellent benefits package included and seeking to fill the position within the next four weeks. Please submit a cover letter, salary requirements, and resume to cbailey [at] barkerfoundation.org. No phone calls, please.

Domestic Adoption Program Support Specialist

The Barker Adoption Foundation, based in Bethesda, MD, is currently seeking a positive, outgoing & hardworking individual to provide administrative and family support within our domestic adoption programs. The ideal candidate will have strong communication skills, excellent organizational skills, acute attention to detail as well as strong computer and interpersonal skills. A Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or a related field is preferred; however, applicants with past experience working in administrative support will be considered. All applicants should have good writing skills and willingness to complete a criminal background and child abuse clearances. The position is primarily based in our Bethesda, MD office, with travel as needed to our DC & VA offices.  Access to reliable transportation is preferred.  Due to COVID 19, some of the work hours are temporarily virtual.  Please email resume & cover letter (including salary range requirements) to bclarke [at] barkerfoundation.org. No phone calls please.


This is a part-time after-hours clinical position

The Barker Adoption Foundation, a non-profit adoption agency, is currently seeking a licensed social worker to serve as a part-time Pregnancy Counselor and Clinical Support Specialist in the Domestic Adoption Program on an after-hours basis. 

In this role, you will counsel pregnant women and their partners who are considering making an adoption plan and provide after-hours support for adoptive families who have adopted older children. Primary duties include responding to phone calls, meeting with clients, and providing guidance, education, outreach services, and counseling about the adoption process. 

The successful candidate will have the flexibility to be on-call during scheduled evenings, and weekend hours. In addition, the candidate should have strong clinical skills, crisis intervention background, understanding of grief and loss, and experience in counseling/crisis intervention work. Must have reliable transportation to travel throughout DC/MD/VA as needed, and be willing to work from home. 

Qualified candidates will have an MSW degree, and the ability to attain a social work license in DC and Maryland is required. 

Please note that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most of the work is currently done through virtual platforms. Please send a cover letter, and resume to bclarke [at] barkerfoundation.org. No phone calls please.