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  • Child Specific Adoption Recruiter

    Job ID
    2020-3943
    Location
    US-TX-Richardson
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Shift/Hours
    1st Shift
    # of Openings Remaining
    1
  • Overview

    The Child Specific Adoption Recruiter is responsible for relationship building and recruitment of children who are available for adoption through the foster care system. 

    Responsibilities

    Essential Duties  

    • Work with the Adoption Coordinators of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services to identify children who could benefit from child specific recruitment
    • Request and comprehensively review respective child records from Child Protective Services
    • Interview identified children and work with each to develop an individual adoption assessment and an ecomap including persons, both past and present, with whom each child has had a positive relationship
    • Contact individuals that have been identified as possible adoptive candidates by each child and through the record for each child and explore adoptive interest with them
    • Complete an individual, personalized recruitment plan for each child
    • Identify target populations for each child based upon his/her characteristics
    • Utilize marketing materials (video tape/CD, brochures, fliers, etc.) that are child or children specific provided by grant funders
    • Distribute marketing materials to targeted populations
    • Adhere to branding guidelines provided by grant funders
    • Conduct meetings and arrange and make presentations to targeted populations
    • Develop a child-specific Website and link to register children on the national and state resource exchanges and other child listings where possible
    • Work with media to feature specific children (Wednesday's child, television and radio spots, newspaper ads, etc.).
    • Broadcast pictures and biographies on featured children to regional LSS offices and to members of the Lutheran Adoption Network nationally
    • Follow all families through recruitment to adoptive placement and finalization to ensure that adequate support is being provided, that the family is receiving appropriate benefits and the family knows how to access post adoption services after the consummation of the adoption
    • Prepare, compile, submit and maintain accurate records, files, forms, statistics and additional relevant information in accord with Agency policy, licensing and/or funding requirements
    • Work closely with other case workers involved in the process, CPS, marketing and public relations. personnel, and community organizations to achieve established goals
    • Participate in planning, coordinating, implementing and evaluating designated social service programs
    • Abide by all Agency policies and procedures, licensing standards, contract terms, COA standards and funding requirements
    • Assist with the Continuous Quality Improvement Program (CQI) for Family Services
    • Participate in workshops, seminars, education programs and other activities that promote professional growth and development
    • Report any serious or significant incidents to the Clinical Director immediately
    • Provide emergency and on-call services when needed
    • Other duties and special projects as assigned
    • Extensive driving required
    • Some travel required

     

    Working Relationships

    • Work closely with management, staff, service providers and professionals and various local community systems and resources to ensure services
    • Develop and maintain positive and strong working relationships with the Foster Care and Adoption teams and foster care parents and families, while maintaining professional and ethical boundaries at all times
    • Work as team player and exhibit professional behavior and a positive attitude with both internal and external clients that reflect positively on the Agency and is consistent with Agency policies and practices

    Qualifications

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, or closely related field
    • 2 years of child-placing experience
    • Knowledge of child development, attachment, psychological theory, methods, and ethics
    • Knowledge of child-focused recruitment model
    • Ability to establish rapport, trust, and ethical boundaries with service population
    • Strong writing skills with the ability to properly and accurately document case notes and files
    • Ability to apply sound judgement when making decisions
    • Ability to follow instructions and work independently with minimum supervision
    • Strong organizational and time management skills with the ability to meet deadlines and prioritize competing tasks
    • Strong people and interpersonal skills with the ability to apply compassion and empathy, while dealing with stressful and difficult situations
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook

     

    Physical Demands & Work Conditions

    • This position requires standing, sitting, squatting, and walking most of the time.
    • Position with and around children on a regular basis
    • Lift, push, pull, move up to 50 lbs.

     

    The physical requirements for this position with or without reasonable accommodation are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. While performing this position the employee with or without reasonable accommodation should have the ability to walk, stand, sit, kneel, speak, and hear with aid, see, read, reach with arms and hands, lift and/or move up to specified weight, and use equipment that is essential to performing the job, such as a computer, copier, fax machine, telephone, and automobile, if applicable. Specific vision requirements of this position may include color vision, seeing things close up, and the ability to adjust focus.

     

    Agreement

    The statements herein indicate the general nature and essential duties and responsibilities of work performed by an employee in this position. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the job. Management may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities of the job and may request the employee to perform other duties and responsibilities not listed at his/her discretion. This job description is not a contract between the employee occupying the position and the employer. Upbring is an at-will employer. Equal Employment Opportunity/M/F/disability/protected veteran status

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