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Are you interested in recruiting new families for our foster care program? Do you enjoy helping children in foster care by connecting them with foster families?
If you answered YES to either of these questions, then consider joining our Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health team!
In response to the humanitarian crisis at America’s ports of entry, Devereux will be providing short-term foster care forunaccompanied minorswho have come to the United States without their parent or legal guardian. Devereux will provide extremely high-quality, trauma-informed residential and educational services for refugee children, with intense supports for their social and emotional health. We will also ensure they receive excellent and immediate physical healthcare including pediatric, dental and nutritional supports for every child.
Devereux’s ultimate goal is to ensure everyunaccompanied minorwho receives our services is successfully and quickly discharged into the loving care of their family sponsor and, during the short time they are with us, have received best-in-class medical, therapeutic, recreational and educational services designed specifically to address the traumas they have sustained during, and often before, their migration journey. This is a very high benchmark to set, but we have already begun partnering with leading legal defense nonprofits to ensure children in our care have access to the finest immigration advocates and supports our country offers.
Being a Spanish Speaking Foster Care Recruiter/Trainer has many advantages
As a Bilingual Foster Care Recruiter/Trainer at Devereux, you will be a critical part of a multi-disciplinary team of dedicated, experts who share your passion for helping children in need. We offer:
A culture that upholds a Servant Leadership perspective
A group of like-minded peers to share knowledge, thoughts and ideas within the field of Behavioral Health
The opportunity to become a part of one of the leading fee for service agencies
Working environment that is collaborative with multidisciplinary team
The Bilingual Foster Care Recruiter/Trainer willbe responsible for the recruitment, assessment, selection, pre-service training, licensing and re-licensing of foster homes. This position will also assist in clinical components of foster care placement and provide follow up with foster families. You will collaborate with community partners and provide quality training to foster parents and staff. This is a full-time position and will report to the Program Director.
Keywords: Spanish, foster care, recruiter, placement, child welfare, behavioral health, social work, trainer, homefinder, social worker
Bachelor's degree in Social Work, Sociology, Psychology or related field
Be bilingual in English/Spanish.
At least one (1) year work experience in non-profit public relations, networking, outreach preferred. Work and/or volunteer experience in child welfare of social services highly preferred.
Outgoing and high-energy, with the ability to motivate people to action and a passion for serving children and youth.
Excellent public speaking, written communication, and interpersonal skills required. Must possess strong organizational skills. .
Availability and willingness to work non-traditional hours, including nights and weekends, and to travel throughout the county.
Have a valid driver’s license and minimum 21 years of age
About Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health
Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health is one of the largest and most advanced behavioral healthcare organizations in the country. Informed by the latest advancements in science and medicine, we combine evidence-based interventions with compassionate family engagement to help change lives. We were founded in 1912 by special education pioneer, Helena Devereux. Today, Devereux is a national nonprofit partner for individuals, families, schools and communities, serving many of the most vulnerable members of our society in areas of autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities, specialty mental health, and child welfare.
Our Mission: Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health changes lives – by unlocking and nurturing human potential for people living with emotional, behavioral or cognitive differences.
We employ more than 7,500 staff and operate 15 centers in 13 states. We offer a comprehensive national network of clinical, therapeutic, educational, and employment programs and services that positively impact the lives of tens of thousands of children, adults and their families every year.
Our Culture, Our Expectations
At Devereux, we strive to incorporate servant leadership into our culture and every aspect of our organizational framework; from the delivery of quality services to individuals served, their families, and other stakeholders to the development and empowerment of our employees. We offer challenging and exciting work, and our supportive team environment creates an empowering and positive atmosphere. To be successful in our work environment, you will put the needs of others first, and will feel called to serve, and called to lead.
Competitive Salary and Benefits
In addition to a competitive salary, Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health provides a comprehensive health and welfare program to eligible full-time employees, family members and domestic partners. Our benefit programs include medical (including telemedicine - medical care via phone, web, app), dental, prescription drug, preventative care, mental health services and an employee assistance / work-life balance program. In addition, we offer tuition assistance, generous time-off, a 403(b) retirement plan with matching benefit, and voluntary/employee paid supplemental life and accident coverage.
Visit benefits.devereux.org to see why we are a great place to work!
The employment policies of Devereux are to recruit and hire qualified employees without discrimination because of race, religion, creed, color, age, sex, marital status, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, disability, veteran status, communication ability, gender identity or expression or sexual orientation and to treat them equally with respect to compensation and opportunities for advancement - including upgrading, promotion and transfer - consistent with individual skills and the needs of Devereux.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We will consider applicants for this position without regard to any category protected by applicable federal, state or local law, including but not limited to race, religion, sex, color, age, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, national origin, marital status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status or uniform service member status.
Devereux is a drug-free workplace, drug screening required. EOE
Posted Date 3 months ago (10/14/2019 9:06 AM)
Requisition ID 2019-8359
Category Family Support
Position Type Full-Time