Specialized Foster Care Recruiter
Title: Specialized Foster Care Recruiter
Department: Children & Family Services
Reports To: Director of Children & Family Services
The ideal candidate for the Recruiter position has a proven track record of recruiting and retaining foster and adoptive parents. The primary responsibilities of the Recruiter are recruiting and training prospective foster and adoptive parents, meeting applicable standards for approving foster and adoptive homes, participating in matching homes with children, and maintaining regulatory compliance of foster and adoptive homes. Preferred qualifications include: Certified to conduct SAFE Evaluations and Certified to teach IMPACT. This position requires a candidate with a high drive, a high commitment to the work and the population served, and availability to train during evenings and weekends.
Interviews prospective caregivers and writes home studies following INSPIRITUS and State proscribed content and format. Completes in-home, health and safety assessments.
Reviews and evaluates prospective caregiver and volunteer applications, interviews, medical examinations, references, and SAFE Evaluations under the direction of the SAFE Supervisor.
Oversees the development of recruitment campaigns including advertising, public speaking engagements and public notices to attract qualified caregivers and /or volunteers. Builds and maintains active network of caregivers.
Helps assure compliance with all applicable Georgia state laws, regulations, and guidelines.
Assures caregivers have completed all required pre-service and annual training and meet all other State standards.
Completes an average of at least one home study per month.
In conjunction with the Director of Children and Family Services or designee, develops marketing campaigns to increase awareness and participation in the programs.
Maintains statistics necessary to measure the effectiveness of various recruitment efforts.
Provides guidance to any staff, volunteers or interns assigned to assist in the development of caregiver files and in the delivery of training.
Develops and delivers program pre-service trainings, including but not limited to, orientation sessions, IMPACT training, Behavior Management Training (CPI), Policies and Procedures, Partnership 101, Special Needs and any other pre-service training to prospective caregivers and volunteers.
Complete SAFE Homestudy Evaluations including Conversions and Updates.
Participates as a member of the Placement Committee along with the Program Manager, Supervisor/Intake, and Case Managers to match caregivers and clients/consumers.
Completes all necessary administrative tasks related to responsibilities including maintaining and auditing files for compliance with accuracy and in a timely manner.
Documents all caregiver contacts.
Conforms with and abides by all regulations, policies, work procedures and instructions.
Complies with various federal, state, and/or local laws that apply to and regulate the job responsibilities.
Displays independence in working with families in various settings (i.e., in-home, community-based, and center-based).
Develops strong alliances and support within the service providing agencies in the community Advocates for the individuals receiving services and INSPIRITUS.
Participates in training, fundraising events and other INSPIRITUS activities and initiatives such as performance and quality improvement (PQI).
Strives toward excellence in the areas of innovation, performance, and extraordinary acts.
Performs other duties as assigned to meet program needs.
May provide case management services as needed to meet program needs.
May participate in on-call rotation schedule.
Supervisory Responsibilities: None
Manages funds and other INSPIRITUS assets, i.e., supplies and equipment in a manner that is considered productive, in the best interest of INSPIRITUS, and conforms with approved budgets.
Bachelor’s degree in social work or a related field such as sociology, psychology etc. and two (2) years of relevant, recent work experience in social services, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Must possess excellent interviewing and assessment skills.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Must be able to communicate competently and confidently with a diverse group of people.
Must possess strong organizational and time management skills.
Must be detail oriented.
Must be mature and possess strong analytical skills.
Ability to forge a mutually respectful partnership with persons served and their families to help them gain the skills and confidence to address any issues and problems they face.
Conviction about the capacity of people to grow and change.
Ability to work independently and in partnership with other team members.
Must pass a comprehensive background check including work references and criminal background check.
Must be computer and internet literate with competencies in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Outlook) and database/electronic case management system.
Must have the ability to communicate with all persons in a culturally competent manner.
Must be sensitive to the service population’s cultural and socioeconomic characteristics.
Must hold a valid Georgia Driver’s license, possess a reliable personal, multi-passenger vehicle, and have personal auto insurance and a good driving record.
Or an equivalent combination of education, experience, competencies, skills and knowledge that ensures the successful completion of the essential job responsibilities.
Master’s degree in Social Work or related field
Prefer 2-3 years of supervised social work experience working directly with children and families.
Certified to teach IMPACT Pre-Service Training
SAFE Homestudy Certification
Experience with GA SCORE, GA SHINES, and/or extended Reach databases
Regularly required to talk and hear. Required to stand, walk, sit, use hand to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls: and reach with hands and arms. Required to operate personal vehicle.
Employee frequently lifts and or moves 20+ pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
While performing the responsibilities of this job, the employee travels by automobile and is exposed to changing weather conditions. The CM may attend training and conferences out of town requiring overnight travel. This position is a member of the mobile workforce. This position travels locally providing in-home and community-based services at least 50% of the time.