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Foster Care Home Finder

Company: Northern Rivers Family Of Services
Location: Herkimer
Posted on: May 15, 2024

Job Description:

As a Foster Care Home Finder, you will recruit, train, certify, and maintain foster and pre-adoptive foster homes to children from birth through age 21 who have been removed from their homes and placed in foster care. Each foster parent receives training and ongoing professional support to promote a positive, successful experience. You will report to the Foster Care Recruitment Coordinator and you will work on-siteResponsibilities:Participate actively in community activities and events to recruit foster parentsParticipate in developing an active recruitment plan for recruiting foster parentsHandle inquiries and applications from potential foster parentsFacilitate all orientation meetings with potential foster parentsComplete all paperwork for the certification processPrepare and present NTDC training for potential foster parentsAssess families ability to foster children as it relates to the 14 Characteristics of Successful Parents who Foster or AdoptComplete home studies for all recommended foster homesConduct safety assessments to assure the health and safety of foster homesFacilitate agency pre-certification trainingsMaintain certified foster family recordsHandle the recertification process, including development of yearly reauthorization narrative with each family, assessing strengths and needs of the foster homeProvide ongoing training and support for certified parents in conjunction with the foster care teamCheck with certified families on quarterly basis to monitor strengths and needs of the foster homeConsult with Program Coordinator on homes and placement of childrenCoordinate annual holiday party and a foster parent appreciation event as retention effortsRequirements and Education:Requires a Bachelors degree in human services, social work, sociology, psychology, education or related fieldAt least two years of related experienceRequires a valid New York drivers licenseBenefitsHealth care package: medical, dental, and visionTuition reimbursementPaid time offHoliday Pay401 (K) planLife InsuranceLoan repayment assistanceFree training/CEU opportunitiesAbout Northern RiversAt Northern Rivers Family of Services, we work together to make a difference in our client's lives. Northern Rivers empowers children, adults, and families to change their lives and build stronger communities.Northern Rivers Family of Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We hire great people from a variety of backgrounds, not because it is the right thing to do, but because it makes us stronger! All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law. We cherish the unique contributions of our diverse staff and are building a culture where everyone has the opportunity to do the meaningful work.by Jobble

Keywords: Northern Rivers Family Of Services, Utica , Foster Care Home Finder, Other , Herkimer, New York

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