JOB OBJECTIVES : Under the supervision of the Director of Homefinding, the Homefinder will recruit, train and facilitate certification of foster parents; ensure a solid working relationship with parents by providing a valuable resource to families. This staff member will maintain professionalism in all areas, including confidentiality.
Works with branch managers and director to anticipate host parent recruitment needs
Selects method of advertising, prepares and places recruitment advertisements in conjunction with agency marketing specialist
Recruits, trains, and facilitates certification of host parents. Training includes: PST, TST, MAPP, Mini MAPP
Conducts initial and follow-up training of host parents
Serves as a resource and trouble-shooter to host families; maintains motivation and treatment participation of host parents, ensures a good working relationship with host parents
Attends weekly staff meetings
Attend assigned foster parent recruiting events, which may include nights and/or weekends
Monitors and submits all board rate paperwork
Enters all pertinent payment information in CCRS
Documents and tracks all certification of homes in Connections
Attends required trainings
Reads required books
Perform other duties as requested by immediate supervisor or the Chief Executive Officer.
Responsible for complying with rules and regulations governing access to Protected Health Information under HIPAA. Access to Protected Health Information is limited to the extent required to perform responsibilities effectively and efficiently. No access will be permitted unnecessarily. The essential job functions as described, herein, dictate the level of access, use, and disclosure of confidential information
Experience and Skills:
Master s of social work or equivalent human services degree strongly preferred
Bachelor s degree required
Two years of documented relevant experience required
MAPP training strongly preferred
NYC ACS or private agency child welfare experience required
Familiarity with OCFS, OMRDD, OMH, and other relevant municipal and state agencies
Strong skills in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook applications
Flexibility to work when the families are available to meet
Ability to work well with people from many cultures including recent immigrants, non-English speakers, and LGBTQ children
Willingness to travel within the 5 boroughs of New York City
Valid NYS Driver s License preferred
Word processing: Including responding to e-mails, composing letters, completing computerized documentation, transcribing minutes for meetings, etc.: This involves sitting at a computer for several hours a day
Completing paperwork -Such as copying, stapling as needed
Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds
Stand for several hours to teach/train foster parents
Sit/ride in vehicles, busses, subways, trains, plains - public transportation for lengthy periods of time
Walk up/down stairs as needed
Walk to enter/exit subway and other public transportation as needed
Walk several blocks to get to required location
HOURS PER WEEK: Non-Exempt
Regular hours entail 9:00am - 5:00pm, Monday through Friday. Must be able to flex schedule to meet program needs.
Weekend and evening hours required.
As a full time benefits position, staff is eligible to enroll in medical, dental, vision, FSA, supplemental life insurance, critical illness, enhanced short-term disability, and 401(k) benefits.
We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment drug testing