• Time Category: Full Time
  • Entry Wage: $17.00/hour
  • Job Location: Washington, PA

Qualifications & Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work or related field.
  • Two (2) years’ experience working with children and families preferred.
  • Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice System Experience preferred.
  • Transportation of clients to and from client session, outings, and office locations.
  • Ability to build rapport quickly with children and youth of various developmental stages including at risk adolescents.

Work Week:

  • Monday thru Friday 9:00am – 4:30pm *some non-traditional hours required

Brief Description of Duties:

  • Regular and reliable attendance is essential.
  • Maintain contact with Washington County Children and Youth Services and all other private providers involved with the program.
  • Establish positive relationships with clients and ensure program and treatment goals are addressed and attained.
  • Attend court hearings and meetings related to job duties.
  • Understand and maintain compliance with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations and professional credentialing standards for the Foster Care Program. Understand and maintain compliance with agency policies.
  • Understand and maintain compliance with agency contracts with Children and Youth Services agencies, completing all paperwork associated with the position and meeting deadlines as outlined within such contracts.
  • Maintain working knowledge of agency’s organizational structure, goals, and mission and represent same throughout the community, specifically in regards to recruitment of foster parents.
  • Develop and implement long range recruitment plans for foster parents, which include retention plans.
  • Build strong relationships with businesses, social service agencies, religious organizations, among other such organizations, within the communities we serve.
  • Refer appropriate candidates to the Foster Care program for screening and further processing, and assist in the process as directed by supervisor.
  • Conduct required screening and training for prospective foster parents, completing all paperwork required for certification.
  • Marketing and development to utilize media, public speaking, and mailings for recruitment and agency development efforts.
  • Responsible for coordination of agency fundraising development events.
  • Conduct CPR/First Aid Training for Foster Parents and Staff.
  • Recruiter II: Additional Essential Functions
    • Assists peers in decision making process
    • Assists in mentoring new staff and peers
    • Can temporarily assign tasks in absence of supervisor

 


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 jobs@myblueprints.org. Or mail it to:

Blueprints
Attn: HR Generalist/Recruiter
150 West Beau Street, Suite 304
Washington, PA 15301

Clearances/Licenses

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, TB, and Drug/Alcohol Testing
  • 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.