Child-Focused Recruiter - JCC Association of North America (Bellmore)

Employment Type

: Full-Time

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Description

JCCA is seeking a dynamic individual to join our Foster Services Program as a Child-Focused Recruiter . The ideal candidate will be responsible for facilitating the matches of foster children with appropriate families for adoption by utilizing the Child-Focused Recruitment strategy, also known as Wendys Wonderful Kids. This strategy focuses exhaustively on an individual childs history, experiences and needs in order to find a loving and committed family.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • In collaboration with Social Workers, Case Managers and other team members, will be the driving force for recruiting pre-adoptive families for youth in need of permanent resources and supporting youth and families through the matching and adoption process

  • Performs both field and office work in handling recruitment activities for the agency, which involves extensive outreach, education, and recruitment efforts regarding an identified caseload of children awaiting adoption or a permanent adult connection.

  • Develops an initial written assessment of each child, and provides updated assessments quarterly to enhance the child-focused plan; assesses the childs strengths, challenges, desires, preparedness for adoption and whether the child has needs that should be addressed before moving forward with the adoption process; collaborate with case planning teams to stay updated on the most current information about youth.

  • Conduct ongoing diligence search for potential pre-adoptive homes, including, but not limiting to: familiar circles of family, friends, neighbors and Networking with JCCAs Community Partners

  • Assess family/youth strengths and needs, provide appropriate referrals as needed to support family functioning and provide adoption readiness counseling to potential resources.

  • Complete progress notes and submit to supervisor in accordance with JCCA policies

  • QUALIFICATIONS

    This opportunity will provide a qualified professional with the significant and fulfilling job opportunity to support and assist a child to find his/her forever home. The successful candidate will have the following:

  • Bachelor's degree in the field of social work, counseling, psychology, sociology, child & family studies, human services or related field. Master's degree HIGHLY preferred
  • Previous child welfare experience, preferably in foster care
  • Competence in planning, organizing, scheduling, case documentation, and strong oral and written communication abilities
  • Must possess strong human relations skills to communicate and work effectively within a culturally diverse work environment and community
  • Bilingual English/Spanish HIGHLY preferred
  • ABOUT US

    JCCA, formerly known as Jewish Child Care Association, provides comprehensive care to thousands of children, young people and families who come from New Yorks diverse communities. Since 1822, we have embraced those who need us most abused, neglected and traumatized young people who are struggling with poverty, developmental disabilities and complex mental illness. Our programs include foster and residential care, educational assistance and remediation, case management for young people with mental health challenges and services to families to prevent child abuse and maltreatment. JCCA offers safety, stability and lifesaving support to help our clients transform their lives. JCCA programs help more than 16,000 children and families annually.

    JCCA offers a highly competitive and comprehensive benefits package for our employees and their families. Our benefits coverage includes medical insurance, dental insurance, a prescription-drug plan, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, generous paid time-off, tuition reimbursement and retirement savings options.

    JCCA complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which JCCA has facilities.Visit our website: www.jccany.org

    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required.









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