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The Adoptive and Foster Family Coalition of New York is growing. We are seeking dedicated and passionate individuals to fill the following positions: 

Adoption and Guardianship Assistance Program Family Support Specialists

Family Support Specialist Description:The Adoption and Guardianship Assistance Program for Everyone (AGAPE) Family Support Specialists will be part of a small and dedicated team that will launch and execute a new program which will serve adoptive and guardianship families.  AGAPE services will include a blend of referral, crisis intervention, case management, advocacy, training and supportive services. 

The AGAPE Centers, which are funded by a five-year contract with the New York State Office of Children and Family Services, will serve a total of eleven counties – seven in the Hudson Valley and four in the Southern Tier-Finger Lakes Region.  The AGAPE Family Support Specialists will work in partnership with other members of the Coalition team and will report to the Regional AGAPE Program Director. 

Experience with foster care, adoption and/or kinship care is required Demonstrated success in working with adoptive and guardianship families preferred.  Adoptive parents, relative caregivers, foster parents, birth parents, adoptees and foster or kinship care alums are strongly encouraged to apply.  Candidates with knowledge of the regional social service and educational community will be especially well prepared for this position.  While not required, a related degree in human services, social work or psychology, for example, is beneficial.

The Coalition seeks candidates interested in a full-time position, as well as those interested in part-time and/or per-diem work.

For full job description and how to apply, please the  Adoption and Guardianship Assistance Program Case Managers PDF.


Foster and Kinship Care Specialist

Foster and Kinship Care Specialist Position Description: The Foster and Kinship Care Specialist is a newly-created position designed to provide key support and training for foster and kinship families.  This individual will be the point person for all parent issues related to foster and kinship care and will provide assistance, support and training to parents throughout the state and will serve as the Coalition’s in-house expert on issues of importance to foster and kinship care families.  The Foster and Kinship Care Specialist reports to the Executive Director.

Experience with foster care and/or kinship care is required.  Proven knowledge of foster and kinship care law, guidelines and regulations.  Demonstrated success in working with foster and/or kinship families preferred.  Experience in developing and delivering training preferred.  Adoptive parents, relative caregivers, foster parents, birth parents, adoptees and foster or kinship care alum are strongly encouraged to apply.  While not required, a related degree in human services, social work or psychology, for example, is beneficial.

The Coalition seeks candidates interested in a full-time position working out of our New Paltz, New York offices.

For full job description and how to apply, please the Foster and Kinship Care Specialist PDF
 


See our Internship Page for more ways to help us at the Coalition.

 

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