Woodfords Family Services
  • 11-Sep-2020 to 10-Oct-2020 (EST)
  • Westbrook, ME, USA
  • $36,000 to $40,000
  • Salary
  • Full-time

Medical & Dental & Vision Insurance, Vacation Time, Sick Time, Paid Holidays, Short & Long-Term Disability Insurance, EAP, 403(b) w/ Agency Match

Woodfords is seeking to hire an Adoption Recruiter to join our grant-funded Wendy's Wonderful Kids program. The Adoption Recruiter for Wendy's Wonderful Kids is an adoption professional who implements proactive, child-focused recruitment programs targeted exclusively on moving Maine's longest-waiting children from foster care into adoptive families.

The Adoption Recruiter for Wendy's Wonderful Kids (WWK) has a caseload of children and youth in foster care who reside in York, Cumberland, Androscoggin and Kennebec Counties.

  • The children and teens in foster care served by WWK are typically those who have been waiting the longest for an adoptive family and home.
  • Currently the WWK is able to work remotely and do work virtually as well as visit with youth on caseload  and their families in-person while maintaining physical distance.
  • Willingness to travel throughout the State is required.



  • Typical schedules in Monday through Friday between 8am and 5pm, some evening or weekends may be necessary in order to meet with children and youth, and their families 
  • Opportunity for schedule flexibility 


Salary Range:

  • $36,000.00 to $40,000.00 annual salary commensurate with education and experience



  • Health Insurance (with multiple plan options to meet your needs, and gym membership reimbursement)
  • Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Paid Vacation
  • Paid Sick Time
  • Paid Holidays
  • Employer-Paid Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
  • Employer-Paid Group Term Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Plan (EAP Benefits)
  • 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan w/ Agency Match
  • Voluntary Supplemental Benefits
  • Exclusive Verizon Discount to Woodfords Family Service Employees


Qualifications of the Adoption Recruiter:

  • Must possess a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work or related Human Service field
  • Must possess at least three (3) years of experience in the field
  • Must possess two (2) years of experience in child welfare
  • Must possess LSW certification
  • Must be knowledgeable about regulatory guidelines
  • Must possess a valid driver's license and have regular use of a reliable, insured vehicle
  • Must possess excellent organization, communication and interpersonal skills


Responsibilities of the Adoption Recruiter:

  • Match Maine foster children with adoptive families on an annual basis, following the child-focused recruitment method of the Wendy's Wonderful Kids Program, as developed by the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption
  • Build and maintain collaborative relationship with each child's DHHS Case Worker
  • Build a trusting and supportive relationship with each child on caseload
  • Assess well-being of each child, their needs, strengths and preparedness for adoption
  • Maintain regular contact with children and teens in foster care on caseload 
  • Identify key members of child's support team (i.e. GAL's, Foster Parents, teacher, etc.) and maintain regular/on-going contact with team members
  • Develop individual recruitment plan for each child served
  • Perform diligent searches as needed for each child served
  • Prepare child or teen in foster care and family for adoption
  • Develop/promote recruitment meetings and events using Wendy's Wonderful Kids recruitment model


About Woodfords Family Services:

Woodfords Family Services has been committed to the support and inclusion of people with special needs and their families since 1967. For more than 50 years, our agency has been Maine's leader in the provision of services for individuals and their families with autism, developmental and intellectual disabilities. 

  • Not only are we committed to our consumers and their families but we are also committed to our staff. That is why we have staff who have been working with us for 10, 20 and 30 plus years!

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