Home Finder/Recruiter (Fairmont, WV)
Opening Date: 11/23/15
Program Service Area: WV Foster Care
Position Title: Home finder/Recruiter
Regular Full Time
Entry Wage: $16.00
Job Location: Fairmont, WV
Reports to: WV State Supervisor
- Final determination of suitability for employment will be contingent upon a successful Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) fingerprint processed in accordance with public law, the Child Protective Services Record Check (CPS) and the West Virginia Criminal Identification Bureau (CIB) Record Check.
- Current valid driver license – available and reliable vehicle with proof of auto insurance and ability to transport clients.
- Driver History Record
QUALIFICATIONS & EDUCATION:
- Bachelor Degree in social work or related field.
- Supervisory experience preferred.
WORK WEEK: Monday thru Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm *possible extended evening/weekend hours
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:
- Develop and maintain a plan for the recruitment and screening of potential foster parents according to the office needs- as directed by the Program Director.
- Coordinate all homefinding activities with tracking of recruitment activities and screening activities.
- Coordinate all adoption activities with tracking of documentation requirements and court appointments/data.
- Provide information to those inquiring about foster parenting through telephone conversations, walk-ins, home visits, and/or forwarding additional information to potential applicants (i.e., brochures, applications, etc.)
- Maintain a tracking system of all inquiries and applicants and maintain all active foster parent files.
- Conduct interviews and home studies with prospective foster parents to determine their appropriateness to become foster parents.
- Develop and conduct training for prospective foster parents.
- Provide CPR /First Aid training to foster parents, and staff, as needed.
- Take and follow through with referrals regarding foster care services when Program Director is unavailable.
- Visit each foster home quarterly to determine any foster home concerns and to meet training needs.
- Facilitate support groups for foster parents.
- Create and distribute newsletter to foster parents.
- Understand and maintain compliance of all federal, state, and local laws and regulations and professional credentialing standards for foster care. Understand and maintain compliance with agency policies.
- Initiate and follow through with corrective action/disciplinary action if foster parent is out of compliance with regulations.
- Participate in Supervisory On-Call Rotation.
- Complete other Agency provided services to clients or biological families in relation to education or training of skills as assigned and complete the necessary follow up documentation. (Services may include parenting, visitation, etc.)
- Assist with visitation and transportation needs of clients and biological families – as assigned/approved by Program Director.
- Depending upon current personnel and other varying factors, there may be times when homefinders assist homefinding efforts in other WV offices.
- Plan and organize foster parent appreciation events and holiday party.
- Responsible to implement the recruitment and screening activities. This includes facilitating recruitment activities such as displays, booths, community events, speaking engagements, and general advertising, etc.
- Tracking of recruitment activities and screening activities on a monthly basis.
HOW TO APPLY:
- A CAS application MUST be submitted to be considered for employment.
- To access the downloadable CAS application on-line, visit our website at www.caswg.org and click on CAREERS. The completed application can be submitted by email to email@example.com
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