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

Arms Wide is a child and family-serving organization with a 47-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 Foster Care Adoption Coordinator will provide a broad range of case management services to children in substitute care and the families caring for them.  This position involves a high level of complexity, specific knowledge, experience, and creativity.  The Foster Care Adoption Coordinator must be able to prioritize and manage crisis frequently; work one on one with client, but able to work with larger groups such as families, staff groups and focused task groups; maintain high load of telephone communication; and handle after-hours on-call when needed. 

Case work consists of the planning and coordination of services to a child and family based upon the child’s and the family’s current needs and functioning.  The Foster Care Adoption Coordinator will utilize client and family input to develop a plan of service that selects and outlines an array of services and interventions that will address the needs formulated in the assessment process.  Case work services are available twenty-four (24) hours a day to caregivers.  The Foster Care Adoption Coordinator maintains complete and current records on each case, in compliance with Residential Child Care contract standards and Child Placing Minimum Standards.  

Arms Wide is looking for someone who is:

  • Compassionate
  • Highly organized
  • Motivated to support children and families
  • Energetic
  • Flexible
  • Accountable
  • Team player with an optimistic outlook
  • Trauma-informed

Experience/Skills Required

  • Bachelor's degree, in related Human Services field preferred.
  • Flexibility to work evenings and occasional weekends
  • Commitment to work from a strengths based and/or youth development perspective.
  • Belief that all children deserve legal permanency.
  • Highly motivated self-starter.
  • Knowledgeable regarding impact of trauma and trauma-informed practices.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and manage multiple projects and cultivate relationships.
  • Demonstrated ability to cultivate strong working relationships with diverse populations, including public agency staff.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Experience/Skills Preferred

  • Master’s degree in social work or Behavioral Science field preferred
  • Experience in the foster care and adoption field

Travel Required

  • Reliable transportation required. Mileage reimbursed.

Our Benefit Package Includes

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

Programs, resources, and benefits 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 the best and most qualified person available for each vacant 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 armswide.org.

To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to careers@armswide.org