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Resource Developer/Recruiter
Job Code:2019-MACON-009
Location:Macon Campus
Department:
Job Shifts
  

Job Responsibilities:
Purpose: Responsible for promoting HOPE Foster Care, raising awareness in the community about HOPE Foster Care, and recruiting, training, and supporting foster families and completing all foster home certification and licensing requirements set by state regulations and agency policies and procedures. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

Develop recruitment and marketing campaign to reach prospective foster families and promote HOPE Foster Care.
Implement recruitment strategies and marketing campaign for HOPE Foster Care.
Perform and update recruitment plan/campaign based on community demographics and trends. 
Track recruitment efforts from inquiry to certification via a data management system.
Initiate, contact, and respond to local media, churches, and other organizations to promote awareness of the need for foster homes by arranging speaking engagements and public outreach.
Promote HOPE Foster Care by developing and nurturing positive professional relationships with local DFCS offices.
For the purpose of recruiting foster families, establish and maintain community contacts such as: 
o Churches
o Schools
o Community organizations
o Service groups
o Other resources as deemed appropriate
Utilize a multi-systemic approach to recruit foster families including, but not limited to:
o Advertisements 
o Presentations to the community
o Assure articles and stories related to foster care are placed in news media.
Prepare recruitment materials for promotion of foster care within the community.
Pursue leads and inquiries from parties interested in becoming foster parents using phone, email, direct contact, and mail.
Provide information meetings and initial screenings for foster parent inquiries.
Lead and /or co-facilitate IMPACT foster parent training.
Frequent evening and weekend hours and travel are necessary/required.
Prepare and organize materials, supplies, and handouts for all IMPACT trainings.
Conduct in-home foster family interviews/consultations.
Complete foster home assessments according to Structured Analysis Family Evaluation (SAFE) standards, state regulations and agency policies and procedures.
Collect and interpret all required documents for licensure or foster home approval (i.e., background screening, inspections, references, life stories, etc.).
Prepare foster family licensing and/or re-licensing packets.
Plan ongoing continuing education training courses for current foster families.
Maintain foster family files in compliance with all state/licensing regulations.
Demonstrate and understand the sanctuary commitments.
Demonstrate a commitment to democracy by actively participating in team decisions.
Practice social responsibility evidenced by dependability and reliability. 
Communicate openly to establish and maintain effective working relationship with people at all levels.
Utilize appropriate Sanctuary tools when interacting with colleagues and residents.
Adhere to the seven commitments of Sanctuary when carrying out work responsibilities.

Job Qualifications:
Education and/or Work Experience Requirements:

Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Public Relations, Social Work or Human Services field plus 2 years’ experience working with families.
Must be able to speak English and have proper understanding of the English language.
Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services.
o Customer service needs
o Meeting quality standards for services
o Evaluation of customer satisfaction
Must have computer skills.
Must have knowledge of Communication and Media techniques and methods including social media.
Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records.
Must have active listening skills and critical thinking skills.
Must have good reading comprehension by therefore understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Ability to meet and handle the public with poise and tact.
Pleasant telephone voice.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to appropriately handle confidential information.
Monitoring/assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Employee engages in open communication to establish and maintain effective working relationships with people at all levels and exhibits a courteous and accommodating image.
Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
Previous training experience or IMPACT Certification a plus, but not required.
SAFE Home Evaluation experience a plus, but not required.

Other Job Information (if applicable):
Essential Physical Requirements:

Duties are performed in a variety of environments ranging from highly stressful to casual and leisurely.
Ability to travel up to two hours’ radius.
Constant sitting, standing, walking, talking, hearing, near vision, and driving.
Ability to effectively verbally communicate information to large groups of people.