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Foster Care Licensing & Recruitment Specialist - Unaccompanied Children

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Job Title:                                    Licensing and Recruitment Specialist            

Supervisor (title):               Program Manager

Department:                            Transitional Foster for Unaccompanied Children   

Position Purpose/Summary:

The Foster Care licensing and recruiting specialist is responsible for recruiting foster families and taking them through the licensing process. They are also responsible for coordinating pre-service and ongoing training, as well as annual evaluations required for all foster families to ensure that all families meet State regulations. The Licensing and Recruiting Specialist provides consultation in the placement of youth and offers support for children and families throughout their experience with the program.

Essential Functions (Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

1.   Follow all Lutheran Services Carolinas policy and procedures.

2.   Assist in the recruitment and retention of foster families.

3.   Develop a recruitment plan for the year in the surrounding counties to promote need for foster care families. 

4.   Assist in planning and implementation of pre-service and in-service training to families in the foster care program.

5.   Licensing all potential foster families (obtaining all information needed to complete initial licensing, annual and re-license packets)                                               

6.   Develop, plan, coordinate, and facilitate on-going foster parent training programs

7.   Serve as a consultant to case managers regarding foster home issues or problems

8.   Assist with receiving and matching foster care placement referrals to appropriate new families as assigned by supervisor.

9.   Represent Lutheran Services Carolinas professionally in the local community

10. Ensure compliance with all reporting requirements as stipulated by contracts with Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services (LIRS), or other contractors. Conduct regular programmatic audits of physical and electronic files to ensure quality of service provision and fulfillment of documentation requirements.

11. Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Supervisory Responsibilities, if any (The scope of the person’s authority, including the positions that report to the incumbent.):

N/A

 

Qualifications (Minimum Job Requirements): Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

Education:    A Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or a related field of study in human services, behavioral sciences, or social services field

Experience: Two years experience with children/youth.

Specific skills/abilities:

1)   Awareness and sensitivity to the service population’s cultural and socio-economic characteristics is required.

2)   Knowledge/understanding of state licensing requirements regulating Foster Care

3)   Prior experience working in foster care or child welfare

4)   Excellent interpersonal communication and written skills are necessary, as is ability to work cooperatively with a wide range of organizations, including local, state and federal government agencies.

5)   Ability to manage crisis situations in response to on-call responsibilities.

6)   Demonstrated ability with interviewing and family assessment skills

7)   Demonstrated ability to relate well and work well with others

8)   Demonstrated ability to work independently with high initiative

9)   Must have an ability to provide excellent and compassionate customer service

10) Working knowledge of recruitment strategies effective for foster parent recruitment (Social media, community outreach, etc)

11) Computer literacy is required, with proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point) as well as Internet and e-mail applications.


Specialized knowledge, licenses, etc: Sensitivity to cultural and socioeconomic differences. Valid drivers license.


Preferences (Optional): (Preferred attributes for the position, which are not absolutely required in the minimum qualification -  e.g. masters degree, bilingual).

Bi-lingual in Spanish/English candidates encouraged to apply


Working Conditions/Physical Requirements: (Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions).


1.   Usual office conditions; sitting at desk for extended period of time, in front of computer

2.   Transportation of clients in personal vehicle may be required.

 

This job description is not an employment contract. Lutheran Services Carolinas reserves the right to alter the job description at any time without notice.



Job Title:                                    Licensing and Recruitment Specialist            

Supervisor (title):               Program Manager

Department:                            Transitional Foster for Unaccompanied Children   

Position Purpose/Summary:

The Foster Care licensing and recruiting specialist is…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    May 24, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    May 23, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required

Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual (Spanish/English) candidates encouraged to apply (but NOT a requirement)

Bilingual (Spanish/English) candidates encouraged to apply (but NOT a requirement)

Location

On-site
Columbia, SC, USA

How to Apply

Please send resume to UChiring@lscarolinas.net

We are hiring ASAP as this is a priority position due to our program expansion.

Please send resume to UChiring@lscarolinas.net

We are hiring ASAP as this is a priority position due to our program expansion.

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