Foster Care Case Manager
Employment Type: Full-Time
ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: Recruit potential families, churches, and community supports to provide foster care services for Bethany; Recruit prospective foster families to provide care and support to children in crisis and youth with behavioral and/or emotional needs; Develop, plan, and implement recruitment activities, events, or presentations; Coordinate publicity for recruitment initiatives by developing brochures or sharing existing materials; Develop and facilitate on-going support group for active foster families; Review and update current training curriculum according to needs of foster families; Meet with the foster care and adoption supervisory teams on a monthly basis for consultation and monitor the progress; Provide quarterly outcome status reports that identify needs; Attend one recruitment-specialist and/or church engagement training annually and apply newly gained knowledge; Develop child-specific recruitment plans, as needed; Request needed advertisements or publications in collaboration with Bethany’s marketing team, and ensure promotion of recruitment events, including local media efforts Establish and maintain visible working relationships with church pastors and leaders; Promote and coordinate community relations; Coordinate collaborative efforts with referral sources; Support the planning, coordination, and facilitation of orientation and training for interested families; Attend training as needed and apply newly gained knowledge on the job; Assist with the maintenance of written communications for resource families to include but not limited to the handbook, recruitment materials, and program forms; Actively participate in local coalition meetings, events, and other efforts; Participate in team meetings and/or individual supervision to review recruitment progressions and ongoing recruitment plan efforts; Evaluate and escalate issues of recruitment, retention, and advocacy of resource families; Complete other duties as assigned.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Human Services or equivalent field of study from an accredited college; Prior experience in recruitment and assessment services in a child welfare agency; Knowledge of state, community and agency resources; Demonstrated public speaking and training skills with strong interpersonal skills; Must possess the ability to engage, develop, and maintain positive community relationships with a diverse group of individuals; Must possess excellent interviewing, observation, diagnostic, and family assessment skills; Must be highly motivated and able to take initiative; Excellent verbal and written communication skills; Work well under pressure and adaptable to change; Computer and typing skills sufficient to perform essential job functions; Must have an ability to work flexible work hours to include some evenings and weekends; Active motor vehicle license and a reliable automobile with adequate insurance coverage; Pass a criminal history screen, including state and local child protection agency registries; Subscription to and integration of the agency Statement of Faith, Mission Statement, and Cultural Diversity Commitment.
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