Foster Youth Advocate

NOAS
Warren, OH
From $40,000 a year - Full-time

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Pay

  • From $40,000 a year

Job type

  • Full-time

Shift and schedule

  • 8 hour shift
  • Weekends as needed
  • Monday to Friday

Location

Warren, OH

Benefits
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  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off

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Our Mission is "We exist to inspire, develop, and nurture enduring support & connections for current and former foster youth and those at risk of coming into care." If you believe in our mission, and are a passionate, dedicated and qualified professional wanting to make a positive impact in the lives of children in your community, we would love to consider you for this position on our team.

· Competitive Salary

· 4 day work week option

· One day per week work from home

· Flexible work schedule

· Paid Vacation, holidays and sick time

· Health and Life Insurance

· 401K

· Mileage and expense reimbursement

· Tuition Reimbursement

· Supportive Management Team with Open-door Policy

Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Recruiter is responsible for the effective, aggressive and accountable recruitment activities for Ohio children in need of adoption. Following the established model of Wendy’s Wonderful Kids, the recruiter will have a caseload of children specifically referred by counties to this program. The recruiter will be responsible for working toward the matching and adoption goals specific to his/her grant. This goal focus is to establish permanency for all of the children on the caseload. The scope of work is from initial referral until legal permanency.

Key Duties:

-Meet with children on caseload monthly to form a relationship, facilitate an assessment of the child’s readiness for adoption, and prepare a custom adoption recruitment plan. Case notes are required monthly for each visit.

-Conduct a diligent search for connections for each child.

-Prepare the child for adoption. Facilitate independent thinking skills and transition planning for older youth.

Essential Skills:

-Basic knowledge of child development and behavior, accompanied by skills in case management and developing child focused permanency plans.

-Demonstrated knowledge of child welfare and mental health services, placement standards and ODJFS rules.

-Ability to nurture and maintain collaborative relationships with others to share passion for permanency with other staff, agencies, adoptive and foster parents, community organizations, and citizen groups interested in adoption and foster care services and children who are waiting.

Qualifications:

-Bachelor’s degree in social work or related human service field.

-2 years of child welfare experience

-Valid driver’s license

-Pass pre-employment drug screening and criminal records check.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $40,000.00 - $42,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Tuition reimbursement

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Warren, OH: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Education:

  • Bachelor's (Preferred)

Experience:

  • Child welfare: 2 years (Preferred)

Willingness to travel:

  • 50% (Preferred)

Work Location: In person

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $40,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Tuition reimbursement

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift
  • Weekends as needed

Education:

  • Bachelor's (Preferred)

Experience:

  • Child welfare: 2 years (Preferred)

Willingness to travel:

  • 50% (Required)

Work Location: In person

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