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Foster Care Home Finder/ Recruiter

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Northern Rivers Family Services

Schenectady, NY

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Foster Care Home Finder/ Recruiter

Northern Rivers is looking for a Foster Care Home Finder / Recruiter!


To recruit, train and assist Foster parents in

receiving placements through the Department of Social Services.


Complete all paperwork for the certification process.

Conduct the home study write-up.

Attend orientation meetings, and all other meetings as required.

Handle inquiries from potential Foster Parents and the application process.

Prepare and present GPS/MAPP training.

Provide consultation to families during home visits.

Facilitate the CPR/First Aid process.

Handle the recertification process including development of yearly skill development plan with each family.

Check with certified families on quality basis to monitor satisfaction and support by foster care team.

Provide ongoing training and support for certified parents in conjunction with foster care team.

Address certification/recertification regulation issues with foster families including developing corrective action plans.

Assess families’ ability to work as a foster parent through certification process.

Make initial screening decisions in foster parent inquires.

Conduct safety assessments to determine potential risk to foster families.

Consult with Coordinator on homes and placement of children.

Performs other job related duties as assigned.



Bachelor’s Degree



Minimum of 3 years experience in social services.

If you’ve got the talent, drive and desire to make a real difference in your community, you need to be a part of Northern Rivers Family of Services. We’re a family of human service agencies united in our passion to help the children, adults, and families of the Capital Region and beyond. Northern Rivers and member organizations Northeast Parent & Child Society and Parsons Child & Family Center are powered by a 1,400-strong workforce. We’re developing innovative new treatments to help clients achieve success, believe in themselves, and follow their dreams. We provide more than 70 programs and services to more than 14,000 people each year in 36 counties throughout New York state. Join us and change lives, including yours.

As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer, Northern Rivers Family of Services will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, creed, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, transgender status, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, physical and mental disability, criminal record, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, status with respect to receiving public assistance, domestic violence victim status, a disabled, special, recently separated, active duty wartime, campaign badge, Armed Forces service medal veteran, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.

The Company will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.

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