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The Adoptive and Foster Family Coalition of New York is growing. We currently have the following position open:

Hudson Valley Director

Adoption and Guardianship Assistance Program for Everyone

New Paltz | Full Time

Position Description: Adoption and Guardianship Assistance Program for Everyone (AGAPE) Hudson Valley Director leads a comprehensive program designed to be responsive to the needs of adoptive and guardianship families.  AGAPE services include a blend of social, case management, advocacy, crisis intervention, training and supportive services.  The position offers the opportunity to further build an adoption and guardianship assistance program within an established and proven framework.

AGAPE was initiated in late 2016.  The AGAPE Hudson Valley Director will have the opportunity to build and influence program design and the provision of services, and will supervise two Family Support Specialists, supervise interns and participate in service delivery.

The Coalition provides AGAPE services in fifteen counties.  The AGAPE Hudson Valley Director manages program activities in eight counties and works collaboratively with the AGAPE Long Island Rockland and the AGAPE Southern Tier-Finger Lakes Directors.  AGAPE is funded by a five-year contract with the New York State Office of Children and Family Services.

The AGAPE Hudson Valley Director reports to the Executive Director.

Qualifications: Experience with foster care, adoption and/or kinship care is required.  Demonstrated success in working with adoptive and guardianship families strongly preferred.  Candidates must have at minimum a masters of social work degree with a minimum of two years’ experience.  Being an adoptive parent, relative caregiver or foster parent is a plus.

Individuals must have experience with staff supervision and have values that align with the Coalition’s focus on supporting and empowering families and children.  A positive, entrepreneurial, team-focused approach to work is essential.  Given the regional and family-focused nature of AGAPE, the position requires some weekend and evening work, as well as travel within the region.  Requires driver’s license and transportation.

The position offers compensation in the high 50s to Low 60s.  Fully-paid health, dental and vision insurance for employee with ability to purchase dependent coverage. Employer-contributed retirement savings.  Twelve paid holidays and four weeks paid time off.

 Please see the full position description for details of responsibilities and how to apply: AGAPE Hudson Valley Director

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