ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
engagements through development and implementation of various recruitment activities such as handling of prospective parent telephone calls, mailings regarding program and foster parent expectations, invitations to training etc.
2 engagements per week
Establish potential families to hand off to the Recruiting and Licensing Specialist in that area.
Recruit 2 NEW potential families per quarter
New families licensed- assist RLS staff with open communication, assistance with training and contact with foster parents. Two new families licensed per quarter (All requirements met and ready to take children).
Compliance with Service Definitions, Federal and State Foster Care rules and regulations to ensure program compliance
Updates Foster Care training manuals to include LGBTQ-affirming language and resources
Compliance with the upkeep/file maintenance of all active and terminated foster parent files
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This person must be knowledgeable in the needs and challenges that LGBTQ-identifying youth face in their communities and specifically in the foster care system. They must be extremely supportive to foster parents' needs when working with these youth and the supports they will need to be linked with. Must be dedicated to ensuring a safe space for LGBTQ youth in the foster homes that are assigned to work with these youth and be willing to be an advocate for these youth in all settings.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
High School Diploma required. B.A./B.S.Human Service and QMHP preferred; 2-5 years related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience
Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret professional journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from employees, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to top management and public groups.
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus.
WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.