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Specialist-Recruitment and Retention

Company: Friends of Youth
Location: Renton
Posted on: May 22, 2023

Job Description:

Recruitment and Retention Specialist identifies prospective long-term foster parents, screens, and ensures that all required documentation of foster care cases complies with federal requirements and state laws and regulation. They support program employees, specifically around recruiting, home finding, and identifying and developing community relationships with trainers. The Recruitment and Retention Specialist works as a team with the Foster Care Licensor. Essential Duties Recruitment:

  • Develop and implement, with on-going cooperation with the Marketing Director, a variety of marketing techniques to increase the number of licensed foster homes. These techniques may include:
  • engagement with foster parents to share their experiences,
  • press releases and articles about foster care to various media resources,
  • distribution of fliers and posters in the community,
  • development and dissemination of brochures and materials as needed,
  • presentation to community groups,
  • creation of advertisements for newspapers and online postings,
  • incorporate recruitment information into existing agency awareness efforts Produce an overall increase in the number of beds available in the foster care program by new parents and replace foster parents leaving through attrition by providing and/or participating in up to three recruitment events per month. Meet or exceed census goals as directed by supervisor. Initiation:
    • Respond within 24 hours to all inquiries.
    • Provide orientation regarding the licensing process and Friends of Youth by phone and in person when possible.
    • Explain training requirements and set up an interview with the Foster Care Licensor as soon as the foster parent is available. The expectation is within seven days.
    • Share calendars with the Foster Care Licensor and work as a team to move appointments and paperwork efficiently through the system.
    • Retention:
    • Provide opportunities for foster parent recognition and appreciation throughout the year.
    • o Assist with supervision of interns and volunteers.
    • o Disseminate and implement agency policies and procedures to foster parents as requested.
    • o Be available to foster parents in emergencies and to the Foster Care program as requested. Administration:
      • Meet a minimum of one hour per week for individual supervision and one hour per week in team meeting with foster care staff.
      • Attend community Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYS), and all agency meetings pertaining to recruitment including state and private collaborative efforts. Attend licensing meetings as requested.
      • Coordinate with the Volunteer Coordinator to refer volunteers to agency programs and assist with community outreach for volunteer recruitment, program referral and public relations.
      • Knowledge and practice of licensing requirements and provide coverage and backup support as needed for the Friends of Youth Foster Care Licensor. Other Duties Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice. We offer:
        • 15 vacation days per year with annual accrual interests, paid sick leave, 11 paid holidays, 2 personal days and 2 social justice leave days per year (pro-rated for part-time employees)
        • Medical, dental and vision coverage; 24/7 access to telehealth
        • 403(b) retirement plan and matching
        • Long-term disability insurance and life insurance
        • Professional development opportunities are available 24/7 on our online learning platform
        • All employees and their immediate family members can receive free counseling and mental health support through our Employee Assistance Program We require:
          • Bilingual in English/Spanish required.
          • Bachelor's degree and 3 years' experience as a Foster Care Recruiter, or other relevant marketing/recruiting experience.
          • Experience in public speaking is required
          • Must have reliable transportation and a WA Driver's license with a safe driving record
          • Proof of COVID vaccination
          • Must satisfactorily pass criminal background check.
          • Must satisfactorily pass tuberculosis (TB) test.
          • Must have a valid Washington State driver's license.
          • Must have a safe driving record as defined by Friends of Youth.
          • Must successfully complete the following health certification requirements within 30 days of employment: CPR, First Aid and Bloodborne Pathogens training. Friends of Youth is committed to equity and creating a diverse and inclusive work environment as an equal opportunity employer. We welcome, honor, and celebrate our clients, colleagues, and communities' diverse identities and cultures. For more information, email .


Keywords: Friends of Youth, Renton , Specialist-Recruitment and Retention, Human Resources , Renton, Washington

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