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Foster Care Outreach Specialist

Company: Crittenton Services for Children and Families
Location: Fullerton
Posted on: May 21, 2023

Job Description:

Foster Care Outreach Specialist
Position Summary:

Works collaboratively with both the External Affairs and Foster Care team to recruit and retain a pool of

prospective Resource Families appropriate to care for system-involved youth. The work of this position

is to conduct outreach and marketing efforts and generate applications to become Resource Parents.
Essential Duties:

  • Develop and implement a strategy to recruit resource families who will meet current and

    anticipated needs of the agency, including diverse methodologies from marketing, advertising,

    outreach, e-newsletters, public speaking, to community networking. The recruiter will utilize

    both interpersonal and technological skills to implement these strategies.
  • Identify methods for targeting prospective resource families who are representative of diverse

    ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations, and gender identities.
  • Maintain basic knowledge of Resource Family eligibility and best practices, trauma-informed

    care, Foster Care program needs, and trends in child welfare that impact foster care.
  • Collaborate with Foster Care Department and Resource Family Recruiter to develop and

    implement a strategy to retain existing resource families through initiatives that inform, equip,

    support, and recognize caregivers.
  • Create and lead information sessions for prospective Resource Families, both online and in

    person. Ability to lead relevant trainings as needed to recruit or retain Resource Families.
  • Travel throughout various counties as needed to implement various recruiting strategies.
  • Prepare, distribute and track effectiveness of a variety of recruitment initiatives.
  • Track recruitment efforts and a family's process through to transition to Resource Family

    Recruiter, using timely and accurate documentation as required by policy, licensing and

  • Other duties as assigned

    Minimum Qualifications

    • BA/BS in marketing, communications, public relations or related field.
    • Two years' experience in marketing, advertising, public relations (or related field) required.
    • Bilingual, Spanish, preferred.

      Additional Requirements

      • Must possess and maintain a valid, unrestricted California driver's license and current vehicle

      • Must have experience utilizing Microsoft Office software and tools for videoconference

      • Must be available to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends as needed to

        implement recruiting strategies throughout a multi-county region.
      • Must be able to understand and follow policy and procedures.
      • Excellent oral and written communication skills are required.

        EOE, including disability/vets

Keywords: Crittenton Services for Children and Families, Fullerton , Foster Care Outreach Specialist, Other , Fullerton, California

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