Looking for a career where you can make a difference in the lives of children and families? The Director of Foster Care Adoption at Arms Wide is the job for you! 

Arms Wide is a child and family serving organization with a 46-year history that is deeply committed to transforming the lives of children in need of safe and nurturing permanent families in Houston and South Texas.  

The Director of Foster Care Adoption is primarily responsible for leading the development and implementation of Arms Wide’s Foster Care Adoption programs in Greater Houston (and surrounding counties) and South Texas.  The individual in this position will work to achieve effective working relationships between Arms Wide and other agencies and professionals in the community.  The individual in this position is a member of the Arms Wide Senior Leadership Team and shares responsibility for overall leadership of the agency. 

Arms Wide is looking for someone who is:

* Compassionate

* Motivated to support children and families

* Energetic

* Team player with optimistic outlook

* Trauma informed

Experience/Skills Required

  • Master’s degree in social work, or Behavioral Science field PLUS five years of experience in a child placement setting; or Bachelor’s degree plus seven (7) years of experience in a child placement setting
  • Valid Child-Placing Agency Administrator License, or eligible and willing to obtain licensure within two (2) months of hire
  • Proficient skill in managing change
  • High level of organization, self-directedness, and enthusiasm

Experience/Skills Preferred

  • Five years prior leadership/supervisory responsibilities in related area of service

Travel Required

  • Reliable transportation/access to reliable transportation required. Mileage reimbursed.

Our Benefit Package Includes

  • Medical, dental and vision plans for employee and eligible dependents
  • 401k retirement plan with match
  • Paid life insurance
  • Generous vacation plan
  • 10 paid holidays each year
  • 2 paid "Employee Choice" days each year
  • Convenient central location with free parking
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee Discount (Perks) Program

Programs, resources and benefit eligibility vary based on scheduled hours worked and length of service at Arms Wide.

Arms Wide is an equal opportunity employer.

Arms Wide is committed to selecting and employing the best and most qualified person available for each job opening without unlawful discrimination of any kind. Additionally, Arms Wide is committed to providing a work environment free of discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation and gender identity), marital or parental status, veteran status, religion, national origin, age, disability, family medical history, genetic information, or political affiliation.

For more information about Arms Wide, please visit our website at Homepage ⋆ Arms Wide

To apply, please include your Cover Letter and Resume for this position.