Foster Care Case Manager

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Miscellaneous



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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