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Resource Developer
Job Code:2022-COLUMBUS-001
Location:Columbus Campus
Department:Columbus Administration
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Job Responsibilities:
Purpose: Responsible for promoting HOPE Foster Care, raising awareness in the community about HOPE Foster Care, and recruiting, training, and supporting foster and adoptive families and completing all foster and adoptive home certification and licensing requirements set by state regulations, contracts, and agency policies and procedures. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 
Develop recruitment and marketing campaign to reach prospective foster and adoptive 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 and adoptive 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 and adoptive families, establish and maintain community contacts such as: 
Churches
Schools
Community organizations
Service groups
Other resources as deemed appropriate
Utilize a multi-systemic approach to recruit foster and adoptive families including, but not limited to:
Advertisements 
Presentations to the community
Assure articles and stories related to foster care and adoption are placed in news media.
Prepare recruitment materials for promotion of foster care and adoption within the community.
Pursue leads and inquiries from parties interested in becoming foster and adoptive parents using phone, email, social media, direct contact, and mail.
Provide information meetings and initial screenings for foster and adoptive parent inquiries.
Lead and /or co-facilitate IMPACT foster and adoptive parent training, in-person or via a virtual platform.
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 and adoptive family interviews/consultations.
Complete foster and adoptive 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 and/or adoptive home approval (i.e., background screening, inspections, references, life stories, etc.).
Prepare foster/adoptive family licensing and/or re-licensing packets.
Plan ongoing continuing education training courses for current foster/adoptive families.
Maintain foster and adoptive family files in compliance with all state/licensing and contract 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 social work, psychology, education, counseling, human services, or other related field plus two (2) years of experience working with children and families.
Must have a valid Driver’s License with minimum of four year driving history and the ability to meet and remain in good standing in accordance with Agency insurance guidelines.
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.
Customer service needs
Meeting quality standards for services
Evaluation of customer satisfaction
Must have computer skills.
Must have knowledge of Communication and Media techniques and methods including social media and virtual meeting platforms.
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 state-wide, as needed.
Constant sitting, standing, walking, talking, hearing, near vision, and driving.
Ability to effectively verbally communicate information to large groups of people.