Professional Development -- Adoption Agency Assistant Director (Onsite)
A Family For Every Child
Are you seeking Professional Experience through a volunteer role?
Rare Opportunity to make a REAL Difference
A Family For Every Child is honored to offer a volunteer or intern role for the right person. If you are interested in digging into social work this might be for you.
This truly is a rare opportunity to have a significant role in changing the face of child recruitment services. Are you hoping to build your web resume? Need to show "real" work and could benefit from a reference from a national nonprofit? We would love to partner with you, and benefit both of us. We are looking to invest in someone who we can assist in their growth, and they will make a commitment to work with us for a year. Does not need to be located at our office, can be done from anywhere.We are very committed to how technology could change the lives of many children living in foster care and engage volunteers outside of our local area. Are you looking too?
Building your resume by working with a nationally known organization
Designing and taking a lead on a key role within the organization
Research, design and implement areas of need
Help create next steps to broaden the scope of the project after the initial development is complete
We need from you:
A one year commitment.
6-10 hours a week.
Passion to help children find their forever family
About the Project:
This is a unique career opportunity and has a potential for growth opportunity within the organization. The Adoption Agency Assistant is responsible for assisting the Director and our Adoption Worker(s) with their families in all steps of the adoption process. Such as meeting with families, admin support, knowledge on policy work, and recruiting children for families. Our Adoption Workers are responsible for assessing, training, and providing support to families within their caseload during the entire duration of the adoption process from orientation through finalization. All while ensuring compliance with agency policies and procedures, and all federal and state requirements and laws. This is an opportunity for the Adoption Directors assistant to get very hands on social work experience that will help you be better equipped to apply and find a job in the social work field, or move up in our organization.
Ongoing project of locating and compiling specific Oregon city descriptions for the data bask
Sending cards to agency families starting the process or who have finalized
Facebook invitations, build FB private groups, and emailing agency families who are not a part of our Facebook page and asking them to join
Training newsletter, templates, whitepapers, email
Using a template to create a monthly "Training Newsletter" for families
Creating "Adoption Tip Tuesday" posts and get to families at appropriate times
Identify universities that have a masters level MSW program and find out what their internship requirements are
Include contact information for universities
Adoption friendly workplace
Create a list with contact information of local businesses who are adoption friendly (start with list on Dave Thomas Foundation Website)
Make a plan to get into a number of new companies each year
Create surveys at appropriate periods during a families journey (such as entering a new phase) about their experience.
Building and growing an avenue for Military families who are looking to adopt (both through AFFEC and in other areas of the US)
Flowcharts, templates, newsletters, flyers geared to military families
Who can we work with nationally and how do we start a relationship with them, create a plan with contacts and steps
Social Media expert for AA
Make a plan to grow our private FB group page, post regularly, use hashtags and other social media to expand adoption agency outreach
Inquiry process for agency families
Study all past interested families
Develop a plan to do outreach and call them
Identify ways to educate them, webinars, orientations, etc.
Assist in Agency Family Monthly goals of 10 new families each month
Parent evaluation tool
Research different personality and parent assessment tools and create a plan to integrate into our system.
Because this is a very select role, with a large commitment on both parts, we will be interviewing for the right person.
About A Family For Every Child
1675 W. 11th Ave., Eugene, OR 97402, US
A Family for Every Child is dedicated to finding loving, permanent families for every waiting foster child." Our intention is to develop programs that assist special-needs/challenging-to-place foster children in finding their own Forever Families.
A Family For Every Child, a nonprofit organization, was started by Christy Obie-Barrett and dozens of dedicated and passionate volunteers. In 2006, AFFEC was formed and developed into an organization focused on finding permanent and loving adoptive homes for Oregon's waiting children. We started with our first project called The Heart Gallery in November, 2006, and now we have blossomed into ten incredibly successful programs. None of this could have occurred without the wonderful support from thousands of volunteers, sponsors, in-kind donors, photographers, and many more!