Recruiter/Assistant Job Description
This Position is responsible for recruiting, assisting resource families and supporting prospective families through the certification process. The incumbent is expected to serve as an active member for the IB team of professionals who plan, implement and monitor the delivery of quality of service.
· Develop strong working partnership with the program staff, county personnel, resource families, local agencies, business, civic organizations and other community representatives.
· Recruit resource families within a target geographic region. Develop, implement and evaluate recruitment strategies that are specific to the needs of the children in the assigned communities.
· Identify and develop opportunities for recruiting resource families including setting meetings, making presentations, attending events and contacting tribal agencies.
· Help maintain a database of prospective resource families and ensure their progress through the system as appropriately and accurately tracked.
· Assist in the creation and maintenance of the content for our organization’s website and social media.
· Orient prospective resource families in the foster care system and assess their abilities, motivations and expectations.
· Assist SW employees, resource parents and the community as needed in cultural competency, ARC, Foster College and other agency trainings as assigned.
· Maintain a calendar of cultural events for resource families to participate in and complete FFA monthly cultural activities with resource families.
· Comply with agency policies and procedures; complete administrative tasks correctly and on time; maintain up to date knowledge of related laws and standards.
· Other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
An individual must meet the following criteria in order to be considered for this position.
· Would prefer a Bachelor’s degree for an accredited or state approved college in social work or social welfare, marriage, family and child counseling, child psychology, child development, counseling psychology or social psychology with:
o Key recruitment person at community events;
o Ability to interact with wide range of community representatives and members;
o Ability to assist in training and workshops to youth and families;
o One year experience with targeted community.
· Must be physical and mentally fit and be willing to complete a health screening physical examination;
· Must obtain CPR/First Aid certifications within first 30 days of employment.
· Must pass a pre-employment background clearance including Department of Justice (DOJ), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Child Abuse Reference Check (CAIC).
· Commit to refrain from use of illegal drugs, abuse of prescription drugs or the influence of alcohol during working hours.
· Must have a valid, unrestricted CA Driver’s license, maintain insurance or ability to be insurable under the IB’s auto insurance and have reliable transportation.
· This position requires an awareness and appreciation of American Indian and Alaska Native traditions, customs and socioeconomic needs. In addition, this position requires the ability, at all time, to meet and deal effectively in contacts with Indian Tribes and organizations that requires tact, courtesy, discretion, resourcefulness, and good judgement in handling functions of a sensitive nature.
If the use of a personal vehicle is necessary for IB business, you will be responsible for keeping a mileage record and submitting it to your supervisor for reimbursement. Proof of current liability insurance on personal vehicle must be provided at the time of employment and when it expires. Personal vehicle insurance is the primary coverage in case you are in an accident in your vehicle while on business for IB.
Computer skills are required with specific knowledge of Microsoft Office. Specific skills required include, but are not limited to: problem solving, excellent verbal and written communication, prioritizing work, persistent, adaptability, resilience, service, orientation and time management.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT
The physical abilities described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully preform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk, and hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. The ability to move up to 50 pounds as required by the task. Specific vision abilities required by this job to include close vision and ability to focus on a computer screen for hours at a time. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions. The employee must possess the ability to drive a vehicle and meet all physical requirements to maintain a valid CA driver’s license.
Preference in hiring is given to a qualified American Indian/Alaska Native in accordance with Indian Preference Act (Title 25, U.S. Code, Sections 472 and 473), applicants claiming Indian verification, certified by the Tribe of affiliation or other acceptable documentation of Indian heritage.
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