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Director of Child Services, Foster Care/Adoption

Director of Child Services, Foster Care/Adoption

The Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange, better known as MARE, is looking for a Director of its Child Services Department. At MARE, we connect children and teens in foster care to permanent and adoptive families. For this Director position we are looking for a candidate with professional and/or personal experience in the field of foster care, adoption or child welfare. A professional in the field of social work with supervisory experience would be ideal, however adoptive/adoptee individuals with supervisory experience in other human services fields are greatly encouraged to apply.

At MARE, we exist to help children and teens who wait the longest in Massachusetts foster care without permanency to find life-long connections with adoptive families and their communities. The Director of Child Services, along with our five regional Child Services Coordinators oversees our recruitment and matching programs and events oriented to find those connections.

MARE is a non-profit agency with more than 65 years working in partnership with the Department of Children and Families (DCF) in mobilizing and supporting a compassionate community of individuals, families, and supporters ready to respond and provide the live-giving connections that children and youth in foster care need.

MARE’s values of innovation, compassion and collaboration are at the core of our services to children and families. Our 21-person staff team has a clear sense of and a strong commitment to being a diverse, equitable, and inclusive organization where multiple voices are heard and honored. MARE has a flexible remote/in-person hybrid model for ongoing work with a minimum of one day per week in-person at our Newton office.

MARE offers a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Flexible family-friendly working hours
  • Generous paid vacation (4+weeks), holidays (12), and sick time
  • Medical and Dental Insurance
  • Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
  • Long Term Disability
  • 403(b) pre-tax saving plan with a 3% salary match after one year of service.

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