The Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange (MARE) finds adoptive homes for children and teens waiting in foster care. A private non-profit agency founded in 1957, MARE develops public awareness and recruitment programs to inform the public about the children who wait, and the process of adoption from foster care. These programs are used to attract and support potential adoptive families and match them with specific waiting children.
Major responsibilities of the Child Services Coordinator role include:
This is one of six positions that make up the Child Services Team. This Child Services Coordinator position covers a caseload for the Northern Region of the state. The role does not involve direct work with children but rather collaborative work with DCF and contracted adoption agency social workers on behalf of youth in foster care. Supervision is provided. The position is based out of MARE’s Newton office.
At this time MARE staff are working remotely due to pandemic. Once a return to the office is safe, the position will require a routine presence in MARE’s Newton office and regular travel throughout the Northern Region. The Child Services Coordinator must have access to a reliable car. Some planned evening and weekend commitments are required.
MARE is committed to building a diverse staff with a shared commitment to the agency's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion principles. Candidates from minority groups, those with a demonstrated competence working with diverse populations and/or those with lived experience in child welfare, are strongly encouraged to apply. The Child Services Coordinator must have a bachelor's degree and experience in Human Services. Familiarity with the child welfare system and a master’s degree is preferred. The Child Services Coordinator must have strong computer, written/verbal communication, organizational and interpersonal skills. The Child Services Coordinator must be creative, adaptable, self-motivated and able to work both independently and as a team member. Candidates must be mission-driven and share MARE's urgency for finding permanency for all children and teens who wait, through innovation, compassion and collaboration.
MARE offers employees a comprehensive benefits package including:
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