LSI has an exciting opportunity for a part time (24-29 hrs/wk) Native Families Recruiter in the Woodbury county area.
The Native Families Recruiter is responsible for the recruitment of Native American families to serve as resource families for Native American children coming into care, including completing the initial licensing process for prospective foster families and approval process for prospective adoption families. This entails generating the interest of families who will meet service area priority needs and supporting them through orientation, training, writing and submitting the home study packet, and until they receive their first placement.
This position is also responsible for working with families to complete assigned new home studies for resource, relative and/or adoptive within project timelines. The position requires the individual to become very familiar with licensing rules and adoption rules through the Department of Human Services, Iowa code and tribal, state and federal IV-E requirements. Must obtain Children's Alliance certification as a PS-MAPP leader and facilitate training for resource families.
Must have a strong understanding of ICWA and have experience working with the Native American Community and local tribal agencies.
Preferred applicants will have a Bachelor's degree in social work or a related field and 2 years of experiencein the child welfare field.
Required: Acceptable driving record, valid driver's license and vehicle insurance to meet agency requirements. Ability to pass extensive background checks.
LSI, the employer, is a partner agency of Iowa KidsNet. To find out more about Lutheran Services in Iowa, visit www.lsiowa.org. To find out more about Iowa KidsNet, visit www.iowakidsnet.com.
LSI offers a competitive salary and benefit package including paid time off, health, dental, life, and vision insurance, and 401(k).
LSI promises a challenging and exciting workplace. Consider joining our team of professionals who are People focused, Results driven.