Lutheran Services in Iowa
  • Foster Care and Adoption
  • Spencer, IA, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time/Part Time

LSI is seeking a part time (30+ hours/week) Foster Adoptive Recruiter to provide services in our Foster Care and Adoption program. This position will cover our program's western service area. This position has the potential to become full time.

DUTIES

The Foster Adoptive Recruiter is responsible for the recruitment of families that reflect the race, ethnicity and culture of the children coming into care. This entails generating interest of families who will meet service area priority needs and are able to honor, respect and work to develop strong relationships with birth parents and all members of the child's team. 

The Foster Adoptive Recruiter will work closely with LSI's marketing team to leverage expertise with the Recruiter's on the ground efforts. Will engage current foster adoptive families to assist in family to family recruitment, create and utilize local task teams, faith communities to raise awareness about the need for foster/adoptive families that meet the criteria established by DHS following the service area's recruitment plan and focusing on targeted regions and priority needs.

QUALIFICATIONS

Qualified applicants will possess a high school diploma and a minimum of two years experience in child welfare services. Preferred applicants will possess a Bachelor's degree in social work or a related field.

We are looking for an individual who has the ability to communicate effectively, both verbal and written, and possesses the skills, energy, and desire to reach out to numerous entities including community resources, media, faith communities and foster/adoptive families to increase the number of licensed foster and approved adoptive homes.

At LSI, competitive compensation goes far beyond an hourly rate. For eligible employees, LSI pays for a portion of employee health premiums, offers a monthly wellness discount on health insurance premiums, and contributes to your health savings account each pay check. LSI will reimburse you for mileage, offer a 401k match contribution, and provide ongoing professional development training. In addition LSI offers a generous paid time off package. As a non-profit employer many employees also can qualify for student loan forgiveness programs.

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