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Foster Home Licensing Coordinator
Job Description: This position is responsible for coordinating foster parent recruitment activities including responding to and following up of initial inquiries, developing and implementing marketing strategies, analyzing demographics to determine recruitment goals, researching target populations and locations to determine where best to initiate recruitment initiatives, and seeking opportunities to conduct presentations and participate in speaking engagements that enhance community awareness and increases recruitment potential; training, licensing, and supporting foster parents.
- Manages the foster recruitment hotlines and ensure timely responses.
- Develops and manages the implementation of ChildNet's recruitment plan.
- Providing training to potential foster parents that meets criteria put forth by the Department of Children and Families.
- Utilizing Binti to guide potential foster parents through the licensing process.
- Performing home studies that meet the criteria put forth by the Department of Children and Families.
- Supports subcontracted child placing agencies in developing recruitment strategies to ensure capacity in Broward and Palm Beach.
- Coordinates with Senior Leadership to ensure appropriate representation for recruitment opportunities.
- Maintains a calendar of recruitment events and community resources.
- Conducts and attends community recruitment presentations (i.e. hospitals, schools, businesses, civic groups, government entities, etc.), with flexible work hours to include evening and weekend events.
- Coordinates and participates in presentations and information for Foster-Adoptive Parent Associations.
- Assists in researching concerns on foster homes.
- Assists in organizing foster parent scholarships for the Dependency Summit, Florida State FAPA Conference and FCC Conference.
- Collects, reviews and shares data regarding recruitment efforts and identifies trends and patterns to direct targeted recruitment efforts.
- Updates the monthly pre-service training class calendar.
- Coordinates and leads the Quality Parenting Initiative activities.
- Other duties may be assigned.
- Recognize, respect and respond to the unique, culturally-defined needs of persons and families serviced.
The items listed above are intended to provide an overview of the essential functions of the job. This is not an exhaustive list of all functions and responsibilities that the position may be required to provide.
Skill / Requirements
* Bachelor's degree in social services or a related field preferred.
* Experience in Child Welfare as a foster or adoptive parent strongly preferred.
* Experience in strategic planning and short and long term goal development related to recruitment.
* Strong computer skills to include Microsoft Office 365 Suite and strong analytical abilities.
* Able and willing to work with a diverse client population.
- Integrity - the individual possesses high ethical standards and expects the same from all others in the organization.
- Judgment - the individual displays willingness to make decisions, exhibits sound and accurate judgment and makes timely decisions.
- Oral Communication - the individual speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations, demonstrates group presentation skills and conducts meetings.
ChildNet is committed to equal employment opportunity for all applicants without regard to race, sex, age, religion, color, disability, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, genetic information, marital status, veterans status or military service obligation, medical condition, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression and any other status protected by applicable law. Including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and CFOP 60-10, Chapter 4. ChildNet is also a Drug-Free Workplace (DFWP).