Join the Gladney Team
For over 135 years, Gladney’s vision has been creating the finest adoption experience possible while forging new paths in serving the mission of adoption.
Guided by our five basic principles of ethics, empathy, responsible communication, advocacy, and efficiency we believe that every child deserves a loving and caring family. Join us in making a difference in someone’s life every day!
The Program Assistant is a valued team member with the passion to assist families through the rigorous application elements of families applying to adopt out of the state foster care system. The ideal candidate is efficient, organized, skilled, and implementing and executing processes to guide hopeful adoptive families through a detailed paperwork process. The candidate should be service-oriented, detailed, and thorough.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Works well in teams and collaborates effectively with others.
- Supports the mission of adoption and that every child deserves a loving family.
- Assists families with the paperwork necessary to build a file that will allow them to meet state requirements.
- Keeps track of file elements that may expire and when these need to be renewed.
- Is helpful and proactive with clients and offers a high service model of helping walk families through the application process.
- Is proactive in helping families gain adoption approval and responsible for bringing at least 20 families through the application process annual.
- Is an advocate for children in foster care and open to help recruit families for these families.
- Works with a family through the entire adoption process to complete trainings and other expiring documents in a timely fashion.
- High school diploma or equivalent. Bachelor’s degree, preferred.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Microsoft Teams
- 2 years of administrative experience
- Must be able to function in a fast-paced environment.
- Strong time management, responsive, accurate and team oriented.
- Strong writing and verbal communication skills.
- High standards of confidentiality, trustworthiness, discretion and professionalism.
- Ability to work with minimum supervision.
The analyst will perform complex assurance audits/activities to determine departmental adherence to regulatory requirements, internal controls, education/training requirements, and established policies and procedures. This role is responsible for multi-state licensure including Texas and maintaining Hague accreditation.
The work involves participation in major projects and activities and includes data analysis, process and control documentation, quality measures, timelines and the gathering of strategic stakeholder inputs.
- Conducts complex assurance/effectiveness reviews evaluating compliance in accordance with appropriate regulatory standards, metrics, established compliance plan(s) and prescribed departmental / program policies.
- Interfaces with multi-state regulatory agencies ensuing licensure compliance and that Hague accreditation is maintained.
- Evaluates effectiveness of compliance controls used by reviewed department and program, as well as compliance with applicable agency policies and procedures.
- Evaluates risk and root causes of potential threats and provides recommendations for improvement.
- Works with teams to interrupt regulations and helps them develop solutions, update checklists and processes.
- Assists in the development of standards and procedure documentation.
- Educates, develops and maintains compliance-related education and training materials and conducts training sessions on compliance-related topics.
- Facilitate the consolidation of compliance data to produce accurate and reliable information for decision-making and to support risk assessment activities required by the respective regulatory programs.
- Prepares compliance reports and is capable of providing supporting evidence and defend the findings and recommendations made regarding identified compliance deficiencies or gaps.
- Assists in investigations of alleged breaches, misconduct other acts of non-compliance to determine the cause, extent and mechanisms for prevention.
- Develop audit programs to evaluate compliance, conduct audits/assessments, and write detailed reports to substantiate findings.
- Track, and monitor corrective action plans to ensure compliance with agency and regulatory standards.
- Assist with relevant regulatory filings and compilation of pertinent documentation that must be submitted to regulatory agencies in multiple states.
- Serves as liaison with state and federal regulatory agencies.
- Perform research to maintain an advanced awareness of regulatory and legislative developments and industry trends to recommend changes to agency procedures or update existing procedures to facilitate compliance.
- Facilities contractor management for the agency.
- Other duties as appropriate.
- Texas state Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) / Single Source Continuum Contractor (SSCC) and multi-state licensing compliance experience.
- Intercountry Adoption Accreditation and Maintenance Entity (IAAME) preferred.
- Hague accreditation experience.
- Monitors and stays current on regulatory statues.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills to effectively develop audit reports and correspondence with minimal supervision.
- A team player with strong collaboration and facilitation skills.
- Self-starter with the ability to assimilate data into reports and take initiative to drive results.
- Outstanding analytical skills, creative thinking, problem-solving abilities, and detail-oriented
- Strong project and time management skills that enable on-time project delivery
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite – Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint
- Experience with COA, or CARF desirable
- 7+ years of related experience
- Bachelor's degree in business or healthcare, regulatory compliance, consulting, project management, or data management / analytics.
- Six Sigma, Lean, problem solving, and process improvement experience preferred.
Chief Financial Officer
The Chief Financial Officer is responsible for leading Gladney's overall financial activities and finance organization, including financial strategy, financial reporting and controls, planning and analysis, controllership, tax, endowments, internal audit and treasury. This position is both strategic and tactical, leading financial initiatives across Gladney and will coordinate the development and implementation of operating and capital budgets, safeguard assets, and Gladney’s financial policies and procedures.
In addition, the role also leads agency real estate and facilities management. The candidate will possess a strong background in finance, and business management.
· Strategic business partner to the CEO and the Board of Directors.
· Clear understanding of the agency and a leader of its strategic direction.
· Collaborate with the CEO and the executive team making decisions regarding company's financial strategy and operations.
· Creates and presents financial and tax strategy recommendations to the CEO and executive team.
· Preparation and development of the annual operating budget and prepares financial statements and reporting.
· Prior Board experience, providing financial reporting and presentations with confidence.
· In coordination with the Gladney Center Finance Committee, monitors the long-term and short-term financial performance and financial position of Gladney to identify variances and key trends that affect financial viability.
· Facilitate early recognition of changes in financial circumstances so that timely operating adjustments can be made when necessary.
· Leads the financial planning and analysis efforts.
· Oversee cash flow, cash management, working capital, and company audits.
· Manage relationships with banks and other financial institutions
· Migrate to digitalization of finance and accounting and real time analytics
· Builder of effective financial and business processes and procedures
· Constantly streamline and improve business processes
· Ensure legal compliance on all financial functions, 990 preparation and other non-profit filings.
· Ensures that sound accounting practices are implemented in accordance with standards issued by FASB, GAAP, and other governing and licensing bodies.
· Serves as an investment officer and assuring investment practices are consistent with the investment policy of the Gladney Fund and coordinates with the Gladney Fund Board for oversight and reporting of endowment.
· Audit preparation and planning
· Fiduciary oversight and 403(b) management.
· Strong finance-based analytical skills.
· Is a strong leader, coaches and educates others and is a team builder.
· 10 years of finance experience.
· Licensure as a CPA.
· Non-profit governance experience.
· Development experience a plus.
· Current knowledge of GAAP, and Federal, State and local laws and regulations and their implication and application.
· Highly skilled in digital and network-based systems, Microsoft Office.
ADOPTIVE PARENT CASEWORKER
As an Adoptive Parent Caseworker, you will work with Adoptive parents throughout their adoption journey. This includes developing their adoption plan from admission through placement with a loving family.
- The Adoption Case Worker offers professional services, supporting adoptive parents through the journey of adoption.
- Develops trusted relationships with adoptive parents and counsels and guides them through the process.
- Facilitates child matching, placement, and post-placement supervision through adoption.
- Facilitates relations between birth parents and prospective adoptive families.
- An empathetic builder of relationships, meeting birth moms and families where they are.
- Develops and utilizes all agency and community resources available at the federal, state and local levels.
- Problem solver who adapts well to changing needs, plans which may require evenings and weekends.
- Collects information, identifies individual needs, and develops a comprehensive case management plan.
- Coordinates the collection of necessary information ensuring compliance with regulatory agencies.
- Maintains records of all adoption cases, close files, and seals adoption records
- Complete home studies and post placement reports.
- Strong written and verbal communications skills.
- High school diploma or equivalent. Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, Nursing or related field is preferred
- 2-5 years of experience with case management is preferred
- Experience in client assessment and adoption counseling a preferred.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office Word, PowerPoint and Excel; Microsoft Teams
- Valid/current driver’s license. Must be able to drive at night
- Bilingual in Spanish preferred.
- Travel is required and may account for 30% of the time.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $37,000.00 - $50,000.00 per year
- 401(k) matching
- Dental insurance
- Health insurance
- Paid time off
- Vision insurance
- Monday to Friday
- On call
- Weekend availability
- Bachelor's (Preferred)
- adoption counseling: 1 year (Preferred)
- case management: 1 year (Required)
- Social Work or Counseling License (Preferred)
- Driver's License (Required)
Work Location: On the road
Benefits & Perks
- Invest in your future
- Flexible PTO
- Time off when you need it
- Health, dental & vision coverage
- Comprehensive plans to suit your needs
- Mental health coverage
- Access to robust Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
- Adoption benefits
- Inclusion Advisory Council
- Our IDEA Corp. is an organization-wide advisory body, composed of employees to weigh in on Gladney’s D&I strategy and initiatives.
- Leadership opportunities
- Task force involvement
- Employee Relations Committee
- Continuing education opportunities
- Free CEUs
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Mission Statement
Gladney strives to ensure we are culturally respectful and inclusive in our words, actions, work, and mindset. This means creating a diverse environment and a culture that represents our clients, our team, and our Board. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are important for our future as we continue to fulfill our mission.
Gladney values diversity & inclusion and is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. All individuals seeking employment at Gladney are considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected characteristic. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified applicants with disabilities in our job application and recruitment process. If you need assistance, or an accommodation, please contact Gladney's HR Department.