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Recruiter/Trainer Foster Family Services - Massachusetts

Boys Town Providence, RI

Job Description

TITLE: Recruiter/Trainer Foster Family Services - Massachusetts
CLOSING DATE: 7/23/2018 or until filled

Are you passionate about shaping the future of Americas Youth?
Boys Town New England is changing the way America cares for children, families and communities by providing and promoting an Integrated Continuum of Care that instills Boys Town values to strengthen body, mind and spirit.
Our mission is centered on creating an environment for children that includes trust, discipline, emotional support and respect. We believe that all children and youth have the potential to become bright, productive, adjusted, loving people.
Boys Town is nationally recognized for its research-proven child, health and family care programs. As one of the countrys largest nonprofit funded child-care organizations, Boys Town touches the lives of more than 2 million children and families nationwide each year. Join our Town today and help us shape the future of America!
As our Recruiter/Trainer for Foster Family Services you will be responsible for all activities required to screen, assess, and recruit potential Foster Parents and complete the required licensing paperwork. In this position you will also coordinate, plan, and conduct training for foster families.

As you recruit and screen potential Foster Parents. You will work directly with Foster Family Services staff and the Marketing Department to developing strategies and advertisements to implement in recruiting foster families. You will distribute program information and literature regarding the recruitment of Foster Parents. You will handles telephone and mail inquiries from potential foster parents. You will develop reports and tracking mechanisms to track potential families. You will participate in speaking engagements and give information on foster care and licensing requirements. You will conducts initial interviews and orientations with potential foster parents to assess skills and abilities and alignment with Boys Town philosophy. You will request driving and criminal background checks and review references for potential foster parents. You will prepare and submit reports and/or recommendations to the Foster Family Services Coordinator concerning selection of foster parents. Please note that you 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.

In order to train Foster Parents. You will coordinate, plan, and supervise initial and ongoing training activities for foster parents. You will coordinate and conduct initial training of potential foster parents to include state specific and Boys Town specific materials. You will develop an annual training calendar of initial, ongoing, and network meeting topics; develop and collect training materials for ongoing training materials. You will direct all actions to reflect the values and principles of Boys Town. You will establish and maintain an environment that encourages teamwork, collaboration, and ethical behavior.

**Please note this position is based out of Fall River, Massachusetts


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 of and experience with training or recruitment and selection.
Advanced critical-thinking and problem-solving, including 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.

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, national origin, disability or veteran status. To request a disability-related accommodation in the application process, contact us at 1-877-639-6003.