- Time Category: Full Time
- Entry Wage: 17.60
- Job Location: Parkersburg, WV
- Reports to: Supervisor
QUALIFICATIONS & EDUCATION:
- Bachelor’s degree in social work or related field with 2+ years’ experience working with children and families
- Master’s degree in Social Work or related field.
- Monday – Friday 9:00-4:30 with non-traditional hours
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:
- Regular and reliable attendance is essential.
- Homefinder Responsibilities:
- Develop and maintain a plan for the recruitment and screening of potential foster parents according to the office needs- as directed by the Program Director.
- Coordinate all homefinding activities with tracking of recruitment activities and screening activities.
- Coordinate all adoption activities with tracking of documentation requirements and court appointments/data.
- Provide information to those inquiring about foster parenting through telephone conversations, walk-ins, home visits, and/or forwarding additional information to potential applicants (i.e., brochures, applications, etc.)
- Maintain a tracking system of all inquiries and applicants and maintain all active foster parent files.
- Conduct interviews and home studies with prospective foster parents to determine their appropriateness to become foster parents.
- Develop and conduct training for prospective foster parents.
- Provide training to foster parents, and staff, as needed.
- Take and follow through with referrals regarding foster care services when Program Supervisor is unavailable.
- Visit each foster home quarterly to determine any foster home concerns and to meet training needs.
- Facilitate support groups for foster parents.
- Create and distribute newsletter to foster parents.
- Understand and maintain compliance of all federal, state, and local laws and regulations and professional credentialing standards for foster care. Understand and maintain compliance with agency policies.
- Initiate and follow through with corrective action/disciplinary action if foster parent is out of compliance with regulations.
- Participate in Supervisory On-Call Rotation.
- Complete other Agency provided services to clients or biological families in relation to education or training of skills as assigned and complete the necessary follow up documentation. (Services may include parenting, visitation, etc.)
- Assist with visitation and transportation needs of clients and biological families – as assigned/approved by Program Supervisor.
- Assist homefinding efforts in other WV offices.
- Plan and organize foster parent appreciation events and holiday party.
- Recruiter Responsibilities:
- Responsible to implement the recruitment and screening activities. This includes facilitating recruitment activities such as displays, booths, community events, speaking engagements, and general advertising, etc.
- Tracking of recruitment activities and screening activities on a monthly basis.
How to Apply
You must submit an application to be considered for employment. Use the Apply button on this page, or download an application to fill in offline. Submit the application by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Or mail it to:
Attn: HR Generalist/Recruiter
150 West Beau Street, Suite 304
Washington, PA 15301
In completing our application form, you acknowledge that employment with Blueprints may subject you to the following checks:
- FBI Criminal History Check
- Pennsylvania &/or West Virginia State Criminal History Check
- Pennsylvania &/or West Virginia Child Abuse/CPS History Check
- Pennsylvania &/or West Virginia Disclosure Statements
- Sex Offender Registry Check
- Physical and TB
- Employment Reference Checks
- Educational Qualifications
- Motor Vehicle Record
- Medicaid Screenings
- National Sex Offender Registry Screening
Equal Employment Opportunity
Blueprints adheres to its Affirmative Action Policy providing Equal Employment Opportunity for all employees and future applicants. We consider all applicants for positions without regard to race, color, citizenship status, national origin, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or any other factor protected by law. We also comply with all applicable laws governing employment practices and do not discriminate on the basis of any lawful criteria.
Employment Eligibility Verification
U.S. Law requires that, if hired, you must furnish within 72 hours of starting work documents listed on the I-9 Form. One (1) document from List A or one (1) document from List B and one (1) document from List C. Some of these documents include but are not limited to:
- Card issued by the Federal, State, or Local Government showing your identity
- Driver’s License or State Issued Photo I.D. Card
- School Photo I.D. Card
- U.S. Passport
- Voter Registration
- U.S. Military Card or Other Draft Card
- Social Security Card
- Certificate of Birth
- Employment authorization document issued by the Department of Homeland Security
Blueprints is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodations in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. Applicants and employees with disabilities must meet the qualification standards that are job-related and consistent with business necessity and must be able to perform the “essential functions” of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation. To discuss or request a disability accommodation contact a representative of the HR Office by calling 724-225-9550 ext. 477.