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Recruiter, FFT

companyFamily and Children s Agency Inc
locationNorwalk, CT, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/14/2022
Full Time

Job Description

FCA is proud to currently offer a hybrid working model to our employees. Employees enjoy a wide array of benefits that make up our competitive compensation package. We are proud to offer generous employer contributions to our medical plans, continued education credits offered at no cost, annual tuition reimbursement stipend, employer paid Life & LTD policies, FSA and Dependent Care, 401K with a match and safe harbor contribution and a generous vacation and time off policy to include Martin Luther King Jr Day and Juneteenth! We also offer employee discounts to multiple organizations, events and your cell phone plan. Our benefits don't stop there - we offer an EAP program, summer Fridays, employee appreciation events along with wellness incentives and challenges!

The FFT Recruiter is tasked with reviewing referrals for youth in FFT FC, matching them to open foster homes, and participating on the team for training and licensing of foster parents. The FFT Recruiter will further support foster parents through support groups, post-licensure training, and retention of foster homes. The FFT Recruiter will actively seek appropriate permanency resources when one is not readily available upon entering foster care. The FFT Recruiter will work collaboratively on the FFT team and display ongoing communication regarding continuity of placement and needed supports in order to achieve permanency for youth in foster care.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Recruit and retain families for foster care services to ensure placement of all children referred by DCF
  • Develop and implement a written child-specific recruitment plan, with monthly updates provided to the CPS team, for each child in the FFT FC program who does not have a permanency and/
    or placement resource
  • Ensure cultural, linguistic, racial and ethnic diversity in recruited families to mirror the identity of the children served
  • Participate in multidisciplinary team meetings with both birth and foster families
  • Intensive search and engagement activities and application of extreme recruitment tools to identify potential resources (e.g., case mining, record reviews, family finding tools, Lexis Nexis as permitted by The Department)
  • Actively recruit permanent resources for assigned children including individuals connected to the child, biological relatives, families seeking to adopt, and any other resources that may lead to permanency for the child
  • Facilitate public relations efforts to recruit and match potential families and children
  • Monitor successful recruitment efforts as well as stay up to date on recruitment campaigns locally and nationally including Wendy's Wonderful Kids
  • Provide pre and post-licensing training and support groups to prospective foster and adoptive parents
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with a variety of community organizations, groups and entities (e.g., faith-based organizations, civic groups, grassroots organizations, hospitals and the community at large) to aid with the recruitment of a sufficient number of qualified and licensed homes to achieve the minimum annual contract capacity
  • Develop and implement the Contractor's annual recruitment and retention plan, ensure recruitment and retention goals are met
  • Conduct all required licensing and reapproval processes for new and existing families
  • Demonstrate appreciation of cultural diversity, heritage and knowledge of cultural issues and patterns
  • Network with DCF and community agencies
  • Perform additional duties as assigned to provide consistent, seamless services to children and families
  • Complete required documentation in the electronic health record in an accurate and timely manner
  • Participate in on-call coverage as needed on a rotating basis among program staff

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Social Work, Sociology or Psychology required along with 2 years' experience in their field of study. The FFT Recruiter shall be an individual with a foster care recruitment background and have a strong knowledge of the local community in which they will be recruiting. The FFT Recruiter shall work closely with DCF and partner agencies to gain a full understanding of the social-emotional and permanency needs of the children and birth families who are to be served in foster care.
  • Must have a valid Connecticut driver's license, reliable transportation and be willing to drive to home visits within the community and to collaborative meetings and trainings
  • Ability to work well with families, children and collaterals
  • Ability to write clear and concise reports
  • Must have awareness of the cultural and socioeconomic characteristics of clients served
  • Knowledge of an electronic health record system
  • Knowledge and expertise of the child welfare system, and family systems
  • Bi-lingual is not required but preferred

We offer a competitive benefits and compensation package complete with paid for trainings with continuing education credits, generous vacation, sick and holiday pay along with opportunities for internal advancement.

If you are interested in learning more about how you can join our talented group of diverse employees, please visit our website to view this job posting and apply. To learn more, visit our website and check out our opportunities!
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