We are hiring!

Child Placement Supervisor (& Infant Mental Health Therapist – see below)

We are looking for a Child Placement Supervisor who has a heart to work alongside our team, serving women in unplanned pregnancies, adoptees, and adoptive families.  This is a full-time position with benefits.  The work schedule is traditional office hours with weekend & evening hours required frequently due to the nature of child birth.  The position serves in leadership of the organization and is responsible for monitoring and approving all placements of children into adoptive homes and providing supervisions to the Adoption Specialists and Adoptive Parent Supervisor.  The Child Placement Supervisor also acts as a back-up to the Executive Director in her absence.

A Child Placement Supervisor must be:

  • Flexible and able to multi-task: the role requires someone who can handle work-related interruptions, frequent on-call, and crisis issues
  • Experienced in organizational leadership and supervision of a team of individuals
  • Positive and caring in their attitude and actions toward others
  • Experienced clinically in working with trauma, grief, and loss
  • Skilled in organization and very detail oriented
  • Able to engage well with clients of various backgrounds and community members
  • Strong in communication skills both verbally and in writing
  • A team player and willing to adapt to meet the needs of the organization

Master’s degree in social work and one year of experience in children’s services; master’s degree in a behavioral social science or related field and two years’ experience in children’s services; or doctorate in behavioral or social science or related field and one year experience in children’s services required.  An Oklahoma license in good standing from the following disciplines required: LCSW, LPC, or LMFT.

Minimum of two years in organizational leadership required.  Adoption experience preferred.  Our team at DPA is made up of people committed to praying for and caring for all who cross our path.  If you are interested in serving alongside us, please send a resume and cover letter to our Executive Director, Heather Hails, at hhails@deaconessadoption.org.


Infant Mental Health Therapist

We are looking for an Infant Mental Health Therapist who has a heart to work alongside our team, providing therapeutic care to a specialized population from ages 0-3.  This is a full-time position with benefits.  The work schedule is traditional office hours with the possibility of evening hours once a week.  

The position will help develop the Infant Mental Health program for the Counseling Center at DPA and work alongside other therapists providing services to anyone touched by foster care or adoption.  A candidate with an Infant Mental Health endorsement is strongly preferred.  If not endorsed, candidate must be willing to work toward endorsement.

An Infant Mental Health Therapist must be:

  • Flexible and able to multi-task: the role requires someone who can handle work-related interruptions, on-call, and crisis issues
  • Experienced in providing therapeutic intervention and support
  • Experienced in working with specialized population of 0-3
  • Positive and caring in their attitude and actions toward others
  • Experienced clinically in working with attachment, trauma, grief, and loss
  • Skilled in organization and able to maintain timely clinical documentation
  • Able to engage well with clients of various backgrounds and community members
  • Strong in communication skills both verbally and in writing
  • A team player and willing to adapt to meet the needs of the organization

Master’s degree in social work and/or behavioral or social science or related field and one year of experience in therapeutic environment.  An Oklahoma license in good standing from the following disciplines required: LCSW, LPC, or LMFT.

Experience in one or more of the following modalities strongly preferred: Child-Parent Psychotherapy. Theraplay, Trust-Based Relational Intervention, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), or Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy preferred.

Our team at DPA is made up of people committed to praying for and caring for all who cross our path.  If you are interested in serving alongside us, please send a resume and cover letter to our Executive Director, Heather Hails, at hhails@deaconessadoption.org.