Wendy’s Wonderful Kids (WWK) Recruiter
The Wendy’s Wonderful Kids (WWK) Recruiter position is supported through a signature program of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. The WWK Recruiter works with foster children who are committed to various jurisdictions across the state of Maryland. Recruiters have an active caseload of 12-15 children who are looking for loving, permanent homes. The focus of this position is to use the child-focused recruitment model to find adoptive placements and support persons among individuals known to the child and/or family.
We are looking for someone who to perform the essential functions of this position and is willing and able to work outside of normal business hours, with considerable flexibility with scheduling and travel. To perform the essential functions of the job, the WWK Recruiter must be able to use personal automobile, have a valid driver’s license in state of residency, and standard automobile liability insurance.
Note: May require evening hours. Must occasionally attend specific agency functions in the evening and/or on weekends. Extensive local travel is required.
- Maintains a case load of 12 to 15 foster children in need of loving, permanent homes.
- Engages in Child Focused Recruitment for each child using the WWK model as a guide and conducts diligent search for biological family members and other previous connections who may be resources for the waiting child.
- Responsible for being highly responsive to communications from county agencies and families regarding a wide array of inquiries.
- Maintains accurate files and ensures all monthly documentation is completed in a timely and accurate manner; enters required data in the ChildTrends database in an accurate and timely manner.
- Ensures all contact notes are complete, up to date, accurate and done on a timely schedule.
- Completes monthly visitation (in person or virtually) with all active clients.
- Attends family team meeting and/or treatment team meetings on a regular basis.
- Works with child welfare and other professionals involved with the child’s case for informational and planning purposes.
- Conducts file reviews of case records regularly to build a strong understanding of the client’s history and needs and develops recruitment plans for each child on caseload.
- Meets annual match and adoption goals set by the Dave Thomas Foundation.
- Supports children and families once matched to help ensure stability of placement and finalization.
- Serves as a liaison for prospective adoptive families and the child’s county.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Attends and actively participates a variety of internal and/or external meetings, committees, and/or events which may not be job related, but are related to the agency’s clients, mission, and/or its employees, such as but not limited to, All Staff Meetings, employee annual and or ad-hoc benefits meetings, agency galas, etc.
- Complete training requirements established for WWK recruiters by the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption and trainings required by C.A.S.E.
- Performs other related duties as may be required.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or a related Human Service field.
- Minimum of two (2) years of child welfare experience. Case management experience is required; adoption experiences is preferable.
- Master’s degree in Social Work or related field plus one year of directly related experience may be substituted.
- Understanding and working knowledge of the field of human service with a special emphasis on foster care children.
- Understanding and working knowledge in interfacing with private and public social service systems.
- Possesses have high level of understanding child welfare client population.
- Demonstrated knowledge and the ability to implement proactive, child-focused recruitment programs targeted exclusively on moving long waiting kids from foster care to into adoptive families.
- Thorough working knowledge and demonstrated expertise in developing community/organizational partnerships.
- Good interpersonal skills including the ability to work with a wide audience of internal and external parties.
- Good verbal and written communication skills including proper grammar and spelling. Ability to write reports, business correspondence and give oral presentations, as may be needed.
- Good organizational skills including attention to detail, accuracy and follow-through.
- Skilled in the use of Windows based PC environment and Microsoft Office tools such as Outlook, WORD, EXCEL; PowerPoint preferred
- Salary; $50-52K Depending on experience.
- Vacation leave, Sick leave, Holiday leave
- Medical, Dental and Vision benefits
- 403(B) retirement plan options with employer matching contributions
- Short-term disability, long term disability and life insurance (employer paid)
- Flexible work hours (weekdays/ evenings / weekends) to include options to telework.
- Opportunities for professional development.
- Supplemental Benefits (i.e., accidental coverage, hospital coverage, higher education tuition investment options, higher education loan payment options)
If interested: Please submit a resume and cover letter via email to firstname.lastname@example.org and state Recruiter in the subject line.
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