Bachelor's degree in Social work or other related field. Previous Foster Care/Licensing or general case managment experience and PRIDE training preferred. Minimum of one year experience working in a child welfare or human services organization required.
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Full-time position, in our Kalamazoo office. Coordinate and participate in the recruitment, training,licensing,placement, and investigation activities of foster care homes for children and families in the community assigned, in accordance with all applicable contractual and regulatory requirements and accreditation standards.
Work in a team oriented high paced enviroment.
Maintain current knowledge of rules and requirements, devise, implement and evaluate strategies and recruitment plan to assure adequate foster homes in accordance with program, organization and contractual requirements and standards.
Develop and maintain current contact file with recruitment sources, prospective foster home data files
and mailing lists.
Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with religious/community groups and key individuals to
increase their awareness of the need for foster parents, and LSSM services.
Plan and conduct regular orientation meetings and pre-service training with prospective foster parents.
Complete original home study for all new foster parent applicants.
Complete annual and renewal license assessments, and all licensing actions related to changes in foster
home within prescribed timeframes.
Complete investigations of all complaints against foster families in a thorough and timely manner;
provide written reports to appropriate parties and regulatory agencies.
Provide on-going training and consultation for foster parents.
Make regular press releases to public media sources and presentations when requested to promote
foster care awareness and recruitment under the direction of the director.
Monitor and evaluate effectiveness of recruitment strategies; maintain statistical data related to service
delivery outcomes and measurements; provide reports and data as requested.
In coordination with communications and planning department, develop and circulate promotional
Participate in performance related goal setting and achievement to meet personal and organizational
objectives and goals.
Attend and participate in LSSM trainings and other professional development activity.
Other related duties may be assigned or added.
Ability to work within the Mission Statement of the organization; "Serving people as an expression of the love of Christ". Satisfactory verification of criminal/abuse check, Sex Offender and OIG Registry checks. FBI fingerprint and other DHS checks as applicable. Reliable transportation. Satisfactory drug screen test results; valid driver's license, proof of insurance and reliable ongoing personal transportation.
Email resume & cover letter to:
Rachel Sykes, Licensing Supervisor
1803 Whites Rd, Suite #5
Kalamazoo, MI 49037
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