Cambridge Family & Children’s Service (CFCS) of Cambridge, MA is looking to hire a full-time Adoption Family Resource Coordinator. Are you ready to take the next step in your social work career? Do you want to work in a supportive nonprofit and make a positive impact on families in your community? If so, please read on about this rewarding job!
This Family Resource Coordinator position earns a competitive starting salary of $42,000 – $43,000/year. We also offer great benefits, including health, dental, a 403(b)-retirement plan with employer match, generous paid time off (PTO), life insurance, long-term disability, and short-term disability. If this sounds like the right opportunity in human services for you, apply to join our nonprofit team today!
We have a sign-on bonus!
ABOUT CAMBRIDGE FAMILY & CHILDREN’S SERVICE (CFCS)
Founded in 1874 by local businessman James Huntington with the vision of helping the growing number of homeless youth wandering the streets of 19th century Cambridge, we are a nonprofit that provides high-quality support and advocacy for children, adults, and families. Today, we serve over 1,500 people across Massachusetts every year. We work to develop and nurture safe, permanent relationships and maximize individual growth through our programs for adoption, intensive foster care, family support and stabilization, the support of individuals with developmental disabilities, and residential assistance.
We are a small agency that really gets to know our staff and supports their individual career goals. We believe strongly that no one, clients or staff, can do it alone–and all programs support each other. We try to promote from within whenever possible. We believe in “self-care” and often receive additional bonus days off. We have a staff-run Recreation and Activities Committee (RAC) that plans ongoing staff events, staff shout outs, yoga, and more. We also offer paid licensure for social workers.
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A FAMILY RESOURCE COORDINATOR
As a Family Resource Coordinator you play an integral role in our Family Services program. You provide recruitment, assessment, training, guidance and support for families interested in adoption.
You establish and maintain collaborative relationships with formal and informal community groups in Greater Boston in order to identify prospective adoptive homes, especially families of color. You organize and co-facilitate MAPP (Massachusetts Approach to Partnerships in Parenting) training for prospective family resources; In collaboration with CFCS staff, MARE, DCF and other resources, plans and carries out recruitment efforts, including targeted recruitment for children of color, children with special needs, sibling groups, and older children; You work carefully with families and state agencies to match children with families that are able to care for them and provide vital post placement family support. You have an opportunity to play an integral role in an innovative pilot program; Weekend Family Connections.
With attention to detail, you keep up-to-date and accurate records. Because of your dedication, we are able to continue this exceptional program that benefits families in our community by developing and nurturing safe, permanent relationships!
QUALIFICATIONS FOR A FAMILY RESOURCE COORDINATOR
- Masters degree in human services, social work, psychology, education, or a related field
- two year of experience providing case management or counseling services to children, adolescents, and families
- Candidates must have a current and valid licensure, or be license eligible, as a Licensed Social Work Associate, Licensed Social Worker, Licensed Certified Social Worker, or Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker by the MA Board of registration in Social Work or a Licensed Mental Health Counselor or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist by the MA Board of Registration of Allied Mental Health and Human Service Professionals. Newly hired, license eligible staff must obtain licensure from the respective board within six (6) months of hire;
- Ability to pass a background check
- Valid driver’s license and properly insured vehicle
- Willingness to transport clients
Do you have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal? Are you organized, efficient, and able to prioritize tasks effectively? Do you have strong interpersonal skills along with appropriate professional boundaries? Are you a problem solver? If so, you might just be perfect for this Family Resource Coordinator position!
This full-time human services position typically works Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM with some evening hours (staff can flex schedules). You may be on-call after hours for one week every 8-10 weeks. There is a $100 stipend for the week that you are on-call.
READY TO JOIN OUR NONPROFIT TEAM?
If you feel that you would be right for this human services job with our nonprofit, please fill out our initial 3-minute, mobile-friendly application. We look forward to meeting you!