The Adoption Coordinator is responsible for assisting adoptive parents throughout the adoption process, including screening expectant parents, supporting outreach clients through the waiting period, facilitating matches, taking parent relinquishments, providing post-adoption support and consultation, leading educational groups, and engaging in community outreach.
Who Are We?
Adoption Connection is a 40+ year licensed adoption agency that is a division of Jewish Family and Children’s Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin, and Sonoma Counties. In addition, Adoption Coordinators travel throughout the entire Northern half of California to provide services.
JFCS serves people of all faiths and backgrounds with our comprehensive system of care. Our professional teams bring years of experience to every client who walks through the door. As a national leader in developing innovative human services, JFCS incorporates the latest research and best practices to ensure everyone gets the highest quality services and care.
Who Are You?
- MSW or equivalent
- Have 2+ years experience working with clients with histories of mental health and substance abuse
- Have basic to intermediate working experience in MS Office suite (Word, Access, Excel and Outlook)
- Excellent writing skills
- Are available to work on-call evening and weekends in rotation with other staff
- Have ability to travel within service area regions
- Have a valid CA Driver’s License and proof of automobile liability
- Have knowledge of and experience in adoption practices
- Have ability to work independently and as part of a team
- Have ability to regularly work in the San Francisco office
- Have clinical experience in adoption or working with those with histories of mental health, substance abuse and trauma preferred
- Preferably Bi-lingual speaking in Spanish
- Have the COVID-19 Vaccination card by date of hire (JFCS will provide reasonable accommodations to those individuals who are unable to be vaccinated for COVID-19 consistent with federal, state, and local law)
What Will You Do?
- Facilitates all aspects of individual open adoptions from initial connection through the relinquishment process with adoptive clients and birthparents. This includes working with cooperative agencies and legal and other professionals throughout the United States
- Supports agency outreach clients through the waiting period, providing regular communication and support via phone, email and in person meetings
- Provides initial information, educational support and ongoing supportive counseling to adoptive parents throughout their adoption process
- Provides consultation and support during outreach and referrals regarding parenting issues
- Screens and counsels pregnant women considering adoption, responding to all inquiries in a timely manner with regular follow up
- Creates and fosters cooperative relationships with local social service agencies and conducts marketing and outreach activities to partners and community members in Northern California
- Represents the agency in the larger community for public speaking, workshop, and development event
- Plans and facilitates educational groups, workshops, conferences and other special event
- Shares on-call duties for evening hours and weekends as scheduled
- Responds in-person to requests for immediate hospital placements by providing onsite services at hospitals throughout the service area during normal business hours, evenings and weekends by way of rotation with other staff
- Prepares written reports, and prepares and files documents in compliance with California state law
- Maintains positive work relationships with all staff to help the whole Agency operate as a positive, coordinated unit
- Meets agency standards for performance by delivering all work to a high-quality standard and excellent customer service
- Complies with agency policy and procedures for health and safety standards of its’ clients, employees and the facilities
- Ensures that designated staff complies with Agency standards for record keeping, client access to records and confidentiality and interprets Agency policies to staff
- Coordinates staff training and staff development in the assigned area, in compliance with the JFCS
- Work Plan to maximize staff learning and professional development
Why Work at JFCS?
- Be part of a financially stable nonprofit with a long and rich history
- Make positive differences in the lives of thousands of individuals and families we serve each year
- Great Perks and Benefits:
- Competitive compensation
- 15 holidays total (Includes 9 federal holidays & up to 6 Jewish holidays each year)
- Employer 403(b) retirement Match and Additional Employer Contribution (Subject to eligibility requirements)
- 3 weeks’ vacation time per year
- 2 weeks’ sick time per year
- Benefits: medical, dental, vision, life insurances, Employee Assistance Program, and commuter benefits
- Educational Leave
- Access to JFCS services
- Full-time and exempt position
Excited to Apply?
To be considered for this position, you must meet the requirements and competencies listed above. Application materials will be reviewed as they are received, and well-qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.
Equal Opportunity Employer
JFCS is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, including minorities, women, veterans, and disabled individuals. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state, and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees so classified.