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Bilingual Foster Parent Recruiter-JOR

Company: National Youth Advocate Program
Location: Cicero
Posted on: June 8, 2024

Job Description:

Job Details

Job Location
Cicero, IL

Job Category
Nonprofit - Social Services

Who we are

National Youth Advocate Program has been serving communities and clients since 1978 and we continue to grow each year. Our growth allows us to expand and develop new and innovative programs to meet the ever-changing needs of those we serve. We offer unique and personalized services for families and individuals in four areas: Prevention/Intervention, Positive Youth Development, Out-of-Home-Placement and Reunification/Permanency.

We know you are compassionate and dedicated to serving your clients and communities and NYAP is dedicated to providing support to those who join our team! We look for individuals that are ready to make a direct impact and are excited to be an instrument in supporting the needs of our children, youth and families.

Working At NYAP

  • NYAP's commitment to doing what is best for children, youth and their families is a core value and one that we look for in our newest team members.
  • 22 Days Off Each Year! Plus 11 Paid Holidays Per Year!
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision
  • Competitive salaries and benefits including a 401(k), Summer Hours Off (reduced work schedule), and Work Anniversary Trips!
  • Mileage Reimbursement, Phone Allowance, Student Loan Repayment Assistance, CEU's and ongoing trainings/education Summary

    Under the general supervision of the Executive Director or designee, this position works to make a meaningful difference in the lives of the children, youth and families served. This position is responsible for leading state wide recruitment and the development and retention of quality foster homes, ensuring licensed homes meet or exceed community and organizational needs. Provides mentoring and support to supervisory, management and licensing employees within the regions.

    Responsibilities
    • Actively supports, represents, and extends the mission, vision, and values of the organization.
    • Assess growth orientated, catchment area specific needs to support regions in achieving/exceeding established census targets.
    • Develops, implements, and leads recruitment strategies and campaigns that generate the quantity and quality of licensed foster homes in alignment with annual census targets.
    • Lead regional teams in the development of potential and existing foster parents in understanding the needs of the youth entering foster care, the expectation of mentoring primary families, and the goal of reunification of youth with the primary family.
    • Work with current, former, and prospective foster parents to recruit new foster families.
    • Responsible for the knowledge and implementation of all rules, regulations, and policies related to foster care.
    • As requested, meet with foster parents experiencing difficulty in the fostering process to remove barriers.
    • Support foster parents, including providing information, education, meetings, support groups, and one on one discussions.
    • Collaborates with regional and national employees.
      • Prepares monthly and annual reports detailing progress on licensing goals to targets.
      • Actively participates in the regular supervision process as scheduled.
        • Report incidents to state and supervisory agencies when appropriate.
        • This position will cover NYAP's southern region. Minimum Qualifications
          • Bachelor's Degree in Marketing, Public Relations, Communications, or similar relevant field, Master's Degree Preferred
          • Experience working in recruitment, communications, marketing, or public relations required
          • In-Depth knowledge of branding strategies and recruitment marketing
          • Must have a valid driver's license, reliable transportation, automotive insurance, and a good driving record.
          • Minimum automobile insurance coverage of $100,000/300,000 bodily injury liability.
          • A willingness to work flexible and non-traditional hours in the service of foster caregivers, families of origin, and persons served.
          • Proficient use of desktop and laptop computers, smartphones and tablets, printers, fax machines, and photocopiers as well as software including word processing, spreadsheet, and database programs. Other Skills
            • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
              • Capacity to be flexible and responsive to youth served, foster caregivers, system partners, and internal customers.
              • Exhibits capacity to remain objective yet connected, manages reactivity and self-regulates in response to challenges.
              • Utilizes critical thinking skills resulting in effective time and task management.
              • Demonstrates agility and responsiveness to organizational needs.
              • Consistently exercises independent judgement and identifies collaborative opportunities to meet organizational goals.
              • Demonstrates tolerance and respect for the ideas and actions of others.
              • Capacity to effectively work with and be respectful and sensitive to persons from various cultures, socioeconomic, ethnic, religious, and racial backgrounds.
                • Must be comfortable with public speaking.
                • Consistently exercises discretion and independent judgement. Readily confers with supervisor in complex or unique situations.
                • Demonstrates strategic and critical thinking resulting in effective time and task management.
                • Demonstrated ability to coach others, transferring knowledge and information in easily understandable terms.
                • Capacity to interpret and apply organizational policies and procedures.
                  • Demonstrated capacity to remain objective yet connected, manages reactivity and self-regulates in response to challenges.
                  • Ability to interpret and apply organizational policies and procedures.

                    COVID-19 Considerations:

                    In the spirit of caring for one another and our community, NYAP Immunization Policy and Procedures requires all employees, contractors, interns and volunteers be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, except to the extent an individual is eligible for an exemption or the policy and procedure is not applicable by law. The State of IL has a separate mandate. For more information contact Human Resources at614-487-3888.

                    Our organization was established in Ohio and is now in 10 states. We continue to expand and develop new and innovative programs for our communities and families. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package which includes major medical, dental, vision, 401K, student loan assistance and generous paid time off. If YOU can envision it; WE can DO it! The possibilities are endless!

                    The person in this position needs to follow a team concept and support agency goals, colleagues and ORR liaisons. Candidate must be able to effectively work with and be respectful and sensitive to persons from various cultures, socioeconomic, ethnic, gender, gender identity, sexual identity, disability, religious, and racial backgrounds.

                    This job description is not an all-inclusive list of duties but rather a reflection of typical work performed in that position.

                    If this is you visit us at www.nyap.org/employment/

Keywords: National Youth Advocate Program, Cicero , Bilingual Foster Parent Recruiter-JOR, Other , Cicero, Illinois

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