Adoption Program Manager

Maine, United States | Human Services | Full-time

Apply by: April 7, 2020
Social Services Program Manager
Opening Date: March 24, 2020            

Closing Date:  April 7, 2020

Job Class Code: 5094
Grade: 28
Salary: $52,499.20 - $72,196.80/yr.
Position Number: 02022-1071


Agency information:

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) provides supportive, preventive, protective, public health and intervention services that protect the public health and assist our customers in meeting their needs; and that assist families in providing for the developmental, health and safety needs of their children.  The Office of Child & Family Services (OCFS), within DHHS is responsible for ensuring the safety, permanency and well-being of children and families through community networks, local resources, and life-long family connections throughout Maine.


This position is in the Children’s Welfare Division and is flexibly located in any OCFS office statewide with regular meetings in Augusta and statewide travel required

Job duties:

 As the OCFS Adoption Program Manager you will be responsible for management of the statewide adoption services program, which includes partnering with district management to oversee the work of adoption caseworker and supervisors; researching and developing training opportunities for staff and direct supervision of the Adoption FRS workers and support staff.  This position is also responsible for reviewing and approving adoption and permanency guardianship subsidy and non-recurring paperwork, completing annual renewals and preparing legal packets.  The Adoption Program Manager will provide support to families post-adoption and manage adoption related contracts, including recruitment and adoption matching contracts.  This position serves as a member of the District Management Team.   


 Four (4) years of progressively responsible experience in social services or mental health/developmental disabilities programs and a bachelor’s degree.  At least three (3) years of the required experience must be in a supervisory and/or administrative capacity.  Equivalent related work experience may be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis. Must have full Social Work Licensure (LSW).

The background of well-qualified candidates will demonstrate expertise in the following areas:


  1. Core competencies in adoption, including trauma informed practice and knowledge of grief, separation, and loss
  2. Basic knowledge of Title IV-E in relation to adoption and permanency guardianship
  3. Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to work as a team



For additional information about this position please contact Rebecca Bolstridge, Regional Associate Director at (207) 532-5109 or by email at . To apply, please upload a recent resume (if available) and cover letter addressing each of the competency areas identified in the above section. To request a paper application, please contact Ashley Smith at

Value of State’s share of Employee’s Retirement: 14.47% of pay   
Value of State-paid Dental Insurance:  $14.31 biweekly

Value of State-paid Health Insurance*:

Level 1:  100% State Contribution = $461.75 biweekly (employee pays nothing)
Level 2:  95% State Contribution = $438.66 biweekly (Employee pays: 5%)
Level 3:  90% State Contribution = $415.58 biweekly (Employee pays: 10%)
Level 4:  85% State Contribution = $392.49 biweekly (Employee pays: 15%)
*The level of actual value of state paid Health Insurance will be based on employee’s wage rate and status with regard to the health credit premium program as of July 1, 2019.


The Department of Health and Human Services is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.