The NVFS Therapeutic Foster Care Program (TFC) serves Northern Virginia and the surrounding areas. Program staff recruit, prepare and support resource parents to provide temporary, healing home environments for children/teens in the state’s foster care system. These parents receive intensive pre- and in-service training that equips them with the knowledge, skills and tools they need to manage challenging behaviors and build nurturing, trusting relationships with foster children/teens and their biological families. The program provides 24/7 support/crisis intervention to resource families and the foster children/teens placed in their homes.
The Resource Parent Recruiter plays a crucial role in ensuring that NVFS’ Therapeutic Foster Care Program has an adequate number of resource families to match with the children/teens placed in the program. The Recruiter understands child welfare and mental health as they relate to the needs of foster children and resource parents.. The Recruiter is a skilled communicator/marketer responsible for the successful recruitment and retention of resource parents and for raising awareness of the need for foster parents in the community. Recruitment efforts include reaching a broad audience through networking, public presentations, outreach and use of social media and technology. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, this position will work remotely until at least September 2021.
Essential Job Duties: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with known disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Outreach and Recruitment:
Program Support and Other Activities:
Qualification and Additional Requirements: An individual may obtain skills through a variety of professional, personal, educational, and volunteer experiences. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required to perform essential job duties.
At Northern Virginia Family Service (NVFS), we value the diversity of backgrounds, experience, perspectives, and skillsets that we collectively provide to our community, clients and coworkers. We celebrate and thrive on our differences and welcome everyone’s unique contributions. NVFS is committed to advancing equity, embracing diversity, and promoting inclusion and is an equal opportunity employer. NVFS is an E-Verify participant and drug-free workplace.
NVFS values diversity in our workforce. We strongly encourage all interested individuals to apply, including people of color, all genders and gender identities, people of all abilities, LGBTQ+ individuals, other members of marginalized communities, veterans and national service alumni.
The NVFS Therapeutic Foster Care Program (TFC) serves Northern Virginia and the surrounding areas. Program staff recruit, prepare and support resource parents to provide temporary, healing home environments for children/teens in the…
This is a benefited position. NVFS is committed to providing a comprehensive, competitive and cost-effective benefits package that promotes a culture of employee well-being. NVFS shares a significant portion of the premium cost for employee and dependent health, dental and vision insurance, and also provides a rich array of benefits offerings to meet the wide variety of employee needs. All benefits, except for the 401k plan, are effective the first of the month following the date of hire. You can find more information about our benefits package here.
This is a benefited position. NVFS is committed to providing a comprehensive, competitive and cost-effective benefits package that promotes a culture of employee well-being…