GENERAL JOB SUMMARY
Coordinate all activities associated with the services of specialized adoption and permanency recruitment of youth and recruitment of foster parents agency-wide.
MAJOR JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
Assists with recruitment and screening protocols for the Foster Care and Adoption Services Department and maintains records of these. Develop and implement recruitment of specific youth with permanency goal of guardianship and adoption. Perform adoptions direct services as needed including pre-placement assessments/home studies, youth profiles, legal paperwork for adoptions, adoptive family consultation and support and follow up services to adoptive families. Provides support, assessment, and engagement of youth to understand needs. Collects and reports data and statistical information to program leaders. Assist with pre-service and in-service training programs for foster parents. Interprets the programs to the community through recruitment events. Conducts needs and strengths assessments on prospective foster homes. Assessing the ability of prospective families to carry out service in their home. Provides 24-hour on-call support services to staff as needed. Provides consultation services to assigned adoptive homes as well as prospective adoptive homes. Consultation occurs by phone, in home visitation and office visits on a regular basis. Maintains professional documentation/files for prospective and existing foster homes. Demonstrate familiarity and competence in the licensing laws and the policies for Foster Care and Therapeutic Foster Care as required by the State of NC and Methodist Home for Children (MHC). Perform other duties as requested by supervisor.
Knowledge and Experience
- Bachelor’s Degree in human services or related field from an accredited college or university; and,
- At least five years of experience required to recruit, train and support adoptive and permanency homes.
- Must maintain a valid Driver’s License and an acceptable driving record.
- Must be insurable by Methodist Home for Children’s insurance carrier.
- Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including nights and weekends, and holidays.
- Must successfully complete all phases of pre-service and on-going training, including, but not limited to, physical restraint training, First Aid, CPR, Universal Precautions, and medication administration.
- Must be able to work in occasionally high pressure, high stress environment.
- Must be able to provide 24 hour on-call supervision.
- Possible exposure to infectious diseases.
- Must provide a negative drug screen result prior to employment.
- Must pass a post-employment physical and TB test and on-going physical assessments as required.
- Have the ability to perform physical demands associated with daily operational functions and client interactions, such as standing, bending, and lifting.
- Have the ability to comprehend and produce accurate program documentation, including, but not limited to, training documentation, licensing documentation, and community correspondence.
- Have the ability to communicate professionally with consumers, including, but not limited to, parents, colleagues, and community service providers.
- Have the ability to provide on-going visual and physical proximity observation of clients and foster families.
- Have the ability to participate in extensive travel.
- Have the ability to drive for agency related events during the day or night.
- Regular attendance at primary worksite and agency related events.
Closing Date: Open Until Filled