Foster Parent Recruiter

Safy Charleston , SC 29402

Posted 2 months ago

Are you self-motivated, tenacious when it comes to achieving a goal? Do you consider yourself a people person and great at building relationships? Are you a team player and not afraid to roll up your sleeves and help? If you said yes, to all three of these questions, then being a SAFY foster parent recruiter might be right for you.

The Foster Parent Recruiter position is responsible for the recruitment of foster and respite parents, to further the mission of the agency in BOTH our Charleston and Columbia offices *Employee can reside in either city.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Develops a targeted Recruitment Plan, which includes the identification of the target customer audience, analysis of the target market, and the development of strategies to deliver an effective recruitment message to prospective foster parents.

  • Works individually and in conjunction with other staff, foster parents, and community-based volunteers to develop and implement on-going recruitment activities to attract caring adults interested in becoming foster and/or respite parents using a variety of creative tactics.

  • Consistently follows-up with prospective adults interested in becoming foster parents using phone, email, face-to-face contact, and mail. Will provide ongoing engagement with prospective foster parents as they go through licensure process.

  • Serves as key liaison with the community and with other organizations, attending events, and regular participation at community meetings. This includes relationship building with prospective foster and respite parents, current foster and respite parents, local business, news media, churches, community volunteers and leaders.

  • Coordinate, plan, schedule, facilitate or oversee speaking engagements at community/civic organizations as needed. Coordinate exhibits and special events. Identify, coordinate and participate in recruitment opportunities such as foster parent/child welfare conferences, trainings, and community events.

  • Manage budget with guidelines. Monitor competitors' foster parent recruitment and advertising activities.

  • Divisional lead in planning, organizing and facilitating foster parent annual conference and award banquet including initiating contracts with presenters and facility. Coordinate child care with SAFY staff and volunteers. Keep track and submit all related expenses for conference.

  • Will assist with foster and respite parent pre-service training in cases of absence of Family Development Specialist or as directed by the Treatment Director or other supervisors.

  • May provide Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (CPI) training for region/state.

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