Resource Family (Foster Family) Recruiter and Trainer
Orangewood Foundation

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Post Date: Jun 05, 2020
Job Type: Full Time
Start Date: ASAP
Salary: - n/a -
Location: US - California - Santa Ana
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Description
Position Title: Resource Family (Foster Family) Recruiter and Trainer
Employment Classification:Full-Time; Hourly; Non-Exempt
Reports to:Youth Connected Program Director
Department:Youth Connected Program
Program Summary:        Youth Connected Program includes foster family agency, school dormitory, and Mental Health services in coordination with government agencies and collaborative partners.
Position Summary:        Responsible for developing and implementing a sustainable marketing plan to recruit, train, and maintain qualified, culturally-competent resource/foster care and respite families. This position collaborates with other Orangewood Foundation departments and is responsible for meeting recruitment goals. This position is also responsible for facilitating and leading agency trainings, including trauma-informed principles, for employees.
Major Areas of Responsibility:
o        Provides resource/foster family orientation and training, retention, and advocacy efforts
o        Creates and executes an aggressive marketing plan to increase a pool of viable foster/resource parent applicants
o        Represents the organization at events to recruit foster/resource parents and holds informational meetings
o        Develops and maintains professional alliances and relationships that will serve to help recruiting
o        Ensures the visibility of our Youth Connected, foster care program, by developing, retaining, and enhancing relationships with individuals, families, community groups, and resource family coalitions
o        Assists with the maintenance of written communications for resource families, including but not limited to the handbook, recruitment materials, and program forms
o        Reviews and obtains all contractual paperwork with resource/foster applicants
o        Completes the initial an annual home inspections for resource/foster families
o        Participates in planning, execution, analysis, and evaluation of family trauma-informed training plan
o        Provides convenient trainings to participants, including in the evenings and on
o        Trains program employees
o        Participate in agency Program Quality Improvement Activities and initiatives
o        Participate in program meetings and individual supervision
Knowledge, Skill and Experience Requirements:
o        Be at least 21 years of age
o        Bachelor’s degree in Human Services or equivalent field of study, Master’s Degree preferred
o        Prior experience in recruitment and assessment services in a child welfare agency preferred
o        Knowledge of state, community, and agency resources
o        Demonstrated public speaking and training skills with strong interpersonal skills
o        Must possess excellent interviewing, observation, diagnostic, and family assessment skills
o        Willingness to work flexible hours in order to assist the program
o        Must be highly motivated and able to take initiative
o        Excellent verbal and written communication skills
o        Excellent computer, typing, and Microsoft Office software skills and the ability to effectively use electronic health record/database system to perform the essential job functions
o        Ability to fluently read, write, and speak English and Spanish
o        Have and maintain a valid, unrestricted California driver's license with a good driving record and vehicle insurance
o        Pass a medical examination, including TB clearance
o        Maintain certification in Nonviolence Crisis Intervention, First Aid/CPR and other program required trainings.


Skills
o Creates atmosphere of enthusiasm and
o Communicates clearly and directly with internal and/or external customers to assure proper resolution of concerns and satisfaction of inquiries, and speaking positively of Orangewood
o Serves as a role model and demonstrates a deep understanding of and passion for the Orangewood Foundation’s mission, vision and values


Notes
Physical Requirements:
Requiring regular and sustained bending, lifting, pulling, stooping, hand and arm pressure, sitting and/or laying prone on the floor for extended periods. To facilitate youth activities and transports, staff must be able to safely drive vehicles transporting one or more youth to events, family visits, etc., in heavy, prolonged traffic (more than one hour each way).
o        Frequent carrying, up to 20 pounds. Frequent bending, stooping, twisting, turning, and squatting.



Contact Details
Name: Laura Perez
Address: 1575 East 17th Street
State/Province: California
Country: United States
Ph: 7148625180
URL: https://orangewoodfoundation.org/employment/