employment opportunities

Is the Lord calling you to work with kids and families from hard places? If so, consider joining the Building Families team! 
We’re currently looking to hire a Certification and Intake Coordinator and a Family Support Social Worker. More information below.

who we are

Building Families was founded in 1920 to ensure that children were cared for in families, rather than in orphanages, where our founder Willoughby McCormick believed they were most likely to get the love and support they needed. Today we hold fast to that belief, and continue the work by mobilizing the community and providing trauma-informed care.

OUR MISSION is to share the love of Christ by helping Maryland’s most vulnerable children thrive in families.

OUR VISION A safe, nurturing family for every child. A supportive thriving community for every family.

who we are

Building Families was founded in 1920 to ensure that children were cared for in families, rather than in orphanages, where our founder Willoughby McCormick believed they were most likely to get the love and support they needed. Today we hold fast to that belief, and continue the work by mobilizing the community and providing trauma-informed care.

OUR MISSION is to share the love of Christ by helping Maryland’s most vulnerable children thrive in families.

OUR VISION A safe, nurturing family for every child. A supportive thriving community for every family.

now accepting applications

If you are interested in applying for either of these positions, please download, complete, and submit the application below along with your resume. You can mail it to our office, fax it to 410-872-0097, or email it to jobs@buildingfamiliesforchildren.org

Certification and Intake Manager

The Certification & Intake Manager is responsible for the intake of children/youth into the CHOSEN Therapeutic Foster Care program as well as the certification of CHOSEN foster parents. As a part of the CHOSEN planning team, this position will also assist with the recruiting & training functions of the CHOSEN program. Read Full Description

REQUIREMENTS

Advanced degree from an accredited program of social work, at least four years of direct practice experience in child welfare. Maryland social work licensure required (minimum of LGSW). LCSW-C and Board Certification to Supervise preferred. Prior experience with foster care child placement and certification of foster homes with SAFE home study certification preferred.

Applicants must possess the ability to work a flexible schedule with some evening and weekend hours, have reliable transportation and be compatible with a faith-based approach and environment. To be considered for the position, candidates must be self-motivated and well organized. In addition, candidates must possess outstanding skills in these critical areas: (1) clinical judgment; (2) information & time management; (3) written and verbal communication; (4) critical thinking and problem solving; (5) ability to work independently as well as with a team; (6) ability to work comfortably in both secular and faith-based environments; and (7) interpersonal relationships.

Family Support Social Worker

The Family Support Social Worker (FSSW) is responsible for developing, implementing and monitoring effective therapeutic services within the CHOSEN program. This position works to build connection and trust between youth and families to achieve well-being, safety and permanency. The FSSW also ensures continuous program compliance with agency policies and procedures, as well as external licensing and/or regulatory agencies, and assists in program development and evaluation as needed. The FSSW will provide case management services to youth through regular contact with youth’s treatment team & family and will support parents in implementing Trust-Based Relationship Intervention (TBRI®) skills. Read Full Description

REQUIREMENTS

Advanced degree from an accredited school of social work OR Bachelor’s degree from an accredited school of social work with two years’ experience in child welfare. Maryland licensure required (LGSW or LBSW). Applicants must possess the ability to work a flexible schedule with some evening and weekend hours, have reliable transportation and be compatible with a faith-based approach and environment.

To be considered for the position, candidates must be self-motivated and well-organized. In addition,  candidates must possess outstanding skills in these critical areas: (1) clinical judgment; (2) information and time management; (3) written and verbal communication; (4) critical thinking and problem solving; (5) ability to work independently as well as with a team; (6) ability to work comfortably in both secular and faith-based environments; and (7) interpersonal relationships.

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