Amara is committed to positive long-term outcomes for children and families. We drive systemic change, promote healing, and advance racial and LGBTQIA+ equity by offering programs and services to families engaged with foster care and to adoptees and families, post-adoption.
At Amara, we believe that a supportive, equitable and inclusive workplace, where everyone feels valued, trusted, and nurtured, is key to shaping organizational culture and investing in underrepresented communities. Amara believes that a diverse workforce and inclusive workplace culture enhances our ability to fulfill our mission. We strongly invite candidates from diverse backgrounds, including communities of color, the LGBTQIA+ community, veterans, and people with disabilities to apply.
We are seeking to hire a Family Support Specialist to work with adoptive families and youth adoptees. The Family Support Specialist will have a variety of responsibilities, including supporting the complex relationships between birth families, adoptees, and adoptive parents. A common factor complicating these relationships is due to socioeconomic and racial disparities between the parties, as well as the historical underpinnings of adopting through foster care. Our permanency support services will encompass kinship care, reunification, and adoption. The Family Support Specialist must be able to recognize these dynamics and address the issue in a compassionate and empathic manner by facilitating meaningful conversations. Our work is formed by The Inclusive Family Support model which provides support for adoptive parents in creating a spirit of openness for the benefit of their children. The Family Support Specialist will need to be highly organized, have strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to hold firm boundaries while also acting with a high level of compassion for the families we serve, and community members they will interact with.
Amara believes that a diverse workforce and inclusive workplace culture enhances our ability to fulfill our mission. We strive for equality and justice in the way people are treated and the opportunities they have to succeed by working to address racism, unequal treatment, and other barriers to inclusion. We strongly encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds (including communities of color, the LGBT community, veterans, and people with disabilities) to apply and join us in our work.
Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following: