Business: Boys Town
In a career as a Foster Parent Recruiter/Trainer, you are part of the commitment to improve a child’s life. Often, foster children have been abused or neglected, and they can no longer live safely at home—at least for a while, and sometimes permanently. The Foster Family Services team comes in by providing the guidance and compassion these children need whether it is creating healthy relationships, finding success at school, or working on their overall well-being.
- Recruits and screens potential Foster Parents.
- Works directly with Foster Family Services staff and the Marketing Department on developing strategies and advertisements to implement in recruiting foster families.
- Distributes program information and literature regarding the recruitment of Foster Parents.
- Handles telephone and mail inquiries from potential foster parents.
- Develops reports and tracking mechanisms to track potential families.
- Participates in speaking engagements and gives information on foster care and licensing requirements.
- Conducts initial interviews and orientations with potential foster parents to assess skills and abilities and alignment with Boys Town philosophy.
- Requests driving and criminal background checks and review references for potential foster parents.
- Prepares and submits reports and/or recommendations to the Foster Family Services Coordinator concerning the selection of foster parents.
- May be trained to become a certified Common Sense Parenting Instructor and as a certified instructor may be asked to conduct Common Sense Parenting (CSP) Courses at designated locations as assigned.
- Trains Foster Parents.
- Coordinates, plans, and supervises initial and ongoing training activities for foster parents.
- Coordinates and conducts initial training of potential foster parents to include state-specific and Boys Town-specific materials.
- Develops annual training calendar of initial, ongoing, and network meeting topics; develops and collects training materials for ongoing training materials.
- Directs all actions to reflect the values and principles of Boys Town.
- Establishes and maintains an environment that encourages teamwork, collaboration, and ethical behavior.
- Serves as a role model in carrying out Father Flanagan’s Boys’ Home mission.
- Bachelor’s degree in Social or Behavioral Science, related field, or equivalent. Additional education and experience may be required by state regulation and laws or contractual requirements.
- 1 to 2 years of experience; experience in the Boys Town Model preferred.
- Must provide own transportation (mileage reimbursed) to complete travel requirements of the job.
- This position may require flexible hours, including evenings and weekends.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
- Knowledge of and experience with training or recruitment and selection.
- Advanced critical thinking and problem-solving, including the ability to make assessments and use sound judgment.
- Knowledge of the foster care system and foster care laws and regulations.
- Ability to plan and carry out an effective community recruitment program.
- Ability to teach and train adults.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to explain complex material.
- Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality, professionalism, and role modeling.
- Knowledge of Boys Town Model.
About Boys Town New England:
Since opening in 1991, Boys Town New England services and programs touch the lives of 8,000 children and families in each year.
The opportunity to shape the future of America’s youth is only one of the many perks here at Boys Town New England. Our work culture recognizes the importance of furthering your education, and in order to do so, we offer a number of tuition assistance and scholarship opportunities to make it happen. We also recognize the significance of being involved with our community, which means our team participates in a number of events such as the Newport Marathon, our annual Spirit of Youth Gala, and a Christmas tree lighting on our own campus. We want to support and celebrate you as a member of our Boys Town family through all-staff cookouts, generous time off for vacation, and an emphasis on leadership development here on the beautiful east coast.
Date Posted: June 14, 2021
This advertisement describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required. Boys Town is an equal employment opportunity employer and participates in the E-Verify program. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, age, disability or veteran status. To request a disability-related accommodation in the application process, contact us at 1-877-639-6003.