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DCCCA Inc. Foster Care Engagement Specialist in Lawrence, Kansas

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Foster Care Engagement Specialist


Full-Time Foster Care Engagement Specialist


The Foster Care Engagement Specialist recruits foster and adoptive families through speaking engagements, community awareness events and building community partnerships/relationships. DCCCA has been a licensed Child Placing Agency in the state of Kansas since 2001. CPA staff work with foster parents to assist in providing the best possible services for children and families. We believe in every child's right to a stable placement with trained foster parents who are dedicated to his or her emotional and physical well-being, their educational opportunity, and permanency with the birth or adoptive family.


Position Overview:


+ Recruits foster and adoptive families through speaking engagements, community awareness events and building community partnerships/relationships


+ Coordinates and collaborates with CPA staff to conduct recruitment activities


+ Maintains visible, productive working relationships with community partners


+ Participates in team meetings, including CPA all-staff meetings, Recruitment Team meetings as well as other internal meetings as needed


+ Attends DCF Diligent Recruitment meetings and aligns with target areas for recruitment including foster families to support teenagers that display significant behavior/needs


+ Averages recruitment of one new family a month that serves high-needs youth, 12 families serving high-needs youth per year


+ Develops resources for recruitment activities


Requirements Include:


+ Requires a bachelor's degree in communications or a human services field


+ Experience in child welfare and/or family services preferred


+ Detailed understanding of foster parenting preferred


+ Position requires some evenings and weekends


+ Valid driver's license with a good driving record


+ Must pass pre-employment background checks, fingerprinting, and drug screen




EOE

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