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Position: Board Members

The Board will support the work of Adoption Options and provide missed-based leadership and strategic governance. While day-to-day operations are led by Adoption Options' executive director (ED), the Board-ED relationship is a partnership, and the appropriate involvement of the Board is both critical and expected. Specific Board Member responsibilities include:

Leadership, governance and oversight

Fundraising
Adoption Options Board Members will consider Adoption Options a philanthropic priority and make annual gifts that reflect that priority. So that Adoption Options can credibly solicit contributions from foundations, organizations, and individuals, Adoption Options expects to have 100 percent of Board Members make an annual contribution that is stated in the commitment letter.

Board terms/participation
Adoption Options Board Members will serve a three-year term to be eligible for re-appointment for one additional term. Board meetings will be held at least every other month and could be monthly and committee meetings will be held in coordination with full board meetings.

Qualifications
This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate about Adoption Options mission and who has a track record of board leadership. Selected Board Members will have achieved leadership stature in business, government, philanthropy, or the nonprofit sector. His/her accomplishments will allow him/her to attract other well-qualified, high-performing Board Members.

Ideal candidates will have the following qualifications:

Service on Adoption Options Board of Directors is without remuneration, except for administrative support, travel, and accommodation costs in relation to Board Members’ duties.

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Position:  Adoption Caseworker & Birth Parent Counselor

Employment Status:  Administrative Non-Exempt/Permanent/Part-time position

Reports to:  Placement Supervisor      

Location:  Grand Junction, CO

Position Summary

Reporting to the Placement Supervisor, this position provides a variety of advanced administrative functions that support critical agency child placement services.  The Adoption Caseworker/Birth Parent Counselor is accountable for coordinating significant aspects of the adoption process, including but not limited to: case management and facilitation, scheduling and completion of initial assignments, presentation of conclusions and recommendations , post-placement supervision as required and the preparation, completion and distribution of all related documentation, as well as providing counseling to Birth Parents during the decision making process, post placement support as necessary, scheduling and completion of all required pre- and post-placement assessments, presentation of observations, conclusions and recommendations and the completion and distribution of all required documentation.  In addition, this position will also coordinate all aspects of the flexible family program or the foster to adopt program.  This person is responsible for coordinating significant aspects of the foster care and adoption program including but not limited to, recruitment and retention of flexible families, education and training of families, networking and marketing of families both in state and to out of state agencies, scheduling and completion of initial assessments, presence at presentations and the placement of children into families with children from foster care, post placement supervision as required and the preparation, completion and distribution of all related documentation and finalization of the adoption process. In addition, the Adoption Caseworker/Birth Parent Counselor must maintain up-to-date situational awareness of all active cases, clients, processes and events.

Duties & Responsibilities

Position Requirements

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Supervisory Responsibility

This position has periodic supervisory responsibilities

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position.  This is not an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and physical demands.  Adoption Options’ management reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and Agency needs as necessary.