Family Development Specialist

Safy Colorado Springs , CO 80928

Posted 8 months ago

Join the SAFY Family

Do you have a passion to serve families and youth right where they are?

Does seeing transformation in the lives of family and children motivate you?

We are seeking mission focused professionals to serve as a full time Family Development Specialist responsible for providing initial and on-going training and development of foster families and conduct/write initial and recertification home studies.

As a Family Development Specialist, you would:

  • Teach Colorado's pre-service curriculum and some of SAFY's Therapeutic Foster Care Hours. Classes are offered at least 1 night per week.

  • Assist the team in delivering the on-going training and development of foster parents. These classes generally occur on the weekends.

  • License prospective foster homes in a 90-day time frame; and conduct recertifications of current foster homes 30 days prior to expiration. Write home studies, partnership plans and assessments.

  • Keep all Foster Parent files in 100% compliance.

  • Travel throughout Colorado Springs, El Paso County, and surrounding counties, including unfamiliar, hard to reach rural areas. Overall hours being worked outside of the office is estimated to be around 60%, which includes traveling to and from homes and time spent at the home study interviews.

  • Will be part of a rotating, 24/7 on-call schedule serving SAFY youth and families.

  • Set your schedule in collaboration with the team. Generally, we work 40+ hours a week based on the availability of the families we serve. There may be times when you may need to work until 8pm or later. Your supervisor will work with you to flex time as needed.

  • Based out of home office with regular community outreach.

  • Regular scheduled Colorado team calls weekly, with occasional travel to Northern Colorado.

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