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Foster Parent Recruiter/Trainer

Anna’s House Foundation, a Faith-Based Organization

Reporting directly to Executive Director of the Anna’s House Foundation with respect to the assistance and support of the organization’s efforts of recruitment and certification of foster families.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Recruit potential foster families, alternate caregivers, and volunteers through church presentations, civic groups, community events, and social media, and respond to inquiries within 24 business hours.
  • Responsible for implementing, maintaining, and updating the OKDHS recruitment plan and submitting to DHS quarterly.
  • Responsible for creating and updating new marketing materials for AHF in collaboration with ED. Responsible for collaborating with ED to establish and maintain yearly internal recruitment goals.
  • Identify groups with the highest potential for targeted recruitment to meet the needs of children in care.
  • Responsible for foster parent orientation and training Pre-resource training at least 10 times annually.
  • Responsible for coordinating monthly support group training.
  • Responsible for planning and implementing yearly continuing education opportunities.
  • Train CPR for all incoming and current AHF families as needed.
  • Collaborate with DHS support center for warm transfers and referrals.
  • Meet individually with inquiries as needed.
  • Manage progress of inquiries in data management system.
  • Maintain regular in office hours; notify supervisor when flex or comp time is necessary.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES:

  • At a minimum, a bachelor’s degree in social work or behavioral or social science or a related field 
  • Detail oriented, with strong written and oral communication skills in order to manage a continuous workflow of a high volume, multi-tasking environment 
  • Energetic, articulate and self-assured, and possess strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to interact with persons of diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds in a manner that demonstrates sensitivity toward difference
  • Ability to establish and maintain relationships with local organizations and churches.

PREFERRED ABILITIES AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Skilled at working in a team and place organizational success above personal success
  • Proficient at creating and tracking project schedules
  • Willingness to communicate by phone or email outside of normal business hours
  • Willingness to meet with potential families outside of normal business hours
  • Skilled at working well independently and within continuously evolving teams and other organizations
  • High level of work ethic, integrity, and transparency with all projects
     

 


 

Care Specialist

Anna’s House Foundation, a Faith Based Organization

Reporting directly Child Placement Supervisor of the Anna’s House Foundation with respect to the assistance and support of the organization’s efforts and interaction with the State of Oklahoma’s Department of Human Services.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Case manage approximately 26 children, not to exceed 22 certified resource homes.
  • Document in Extended Reach providing supervisor real time access to child cases and families, maintaining compliance in all areas-- Intake documents in the file within 48 hours of placement, monthly visits documented within 72 hours of visit.
  • Writes Homestudies and Submits to Placement Supervisor for resource home approval within 1 month of receiving a completed file from Certification Specialist.
  • Completes annual reassessments of homes to include alternate caregivers within the required timeframe.
  • Work with Placement Supervisor and DHS in the placement of children.
  • Rotates ON CALL with case management staff.
  • Attend family meetings and serve in an interdisciplinary role working with DHS case workers in the development and application of a child’s service plan to include services such as dental, mental health counseling, transportation, medications, health screenings, vision services, hearing services.
  • Assist foster parents in writing court reports and attend court hearings to advocate for the child and the foster parents.
  • Exercise a strong presence to convene monthly groups, shape dialogues, and develop and manage productive relationships within the AHF community.
  • Available to foster families after normal business hours in urgent situations and on a rotation basis with other AHF employees for all holidays.
  • Returns all family, staff, and inter-agency correspondence with urgency.  
  • Manage various special projects as designated by Directors for implementation and execution of key team objectives
  •  Acquire CEUs as required by licensing.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES:

  • At a minimum, a bachelor’s degree in social work or Bachelor’s in a behavioral or social science or a related field with 1-year experience in children’s or family services
  • Detail oriented, with strong written and oral communication skills in order to manage a continuous workflow of a high volume, multi-tasking environment 
  • Energetic, articulate and self-assured, and possess strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to interact with persons of diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds in a manner that demonstrates sensitivity toward difference 

PREFERRED ABILITIES AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Two years of experience in a position serving the foster care population
  • Skilled at working in a team and place organizational success above personal success
  • Ability to effectively translate between the operations of AHF and OKDHS 
  • Proficient at creating and tracking project schedules 
  • Willingness to communicate by phone or email outside of normal business hours
  • Skilled at working well independently and within continuously evolving teams
  • Ability to understand and work creatively with other organizations, OK DHS, board members, and staff

 

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