Foster Home Recruiter

Ft. Myers, Florida

The Foster Family Recruiter is responsible for the overall recruitment of foster families for the Foster Care Ministries Program. The Recruiter is responsible for developing relationships with churches in the local community and setting up recruitment events within these communities. The Recruiter also follows up with churches and/or inquiries of potential foster families and is responsible for meeting the program goals that are determined by the Foster Care Director and Executive Director.

Some Essential Duties and Functions are:

  • To meet and maintain agency strategies and goals as outlined by the Director and Executive Director, ensuring that both program and individual goals and objectives are achieved within prescribed timeframes.
  • To recruit Christian Foster Families that meet or exceed the quality standards of the program in order to ensure that every child placed in an OMC foster home for 30 days or more has a documented exposure to the Gospel.
  • To schedule and meet with Pastors/Church leaders for the purpose of sharing all ministry opportunities of FBCH/OMC with an intentional focus on foster care.
  • Develop opportunities for foster care recruitment within local churches and the community.
  • Actively engage in speaking engagements within local churches and community groups in the division.
  • To work closely with the local CBC for recruitment efforts and maintain a cooperative working relationship with all child welfare agencies.
  • To follow up with all foster care inquiries in the division in a timely manner.
  • To forward communication/inquiries about other FBCH/OMC ministry opportunities to appropriate staff.
  • To represent OMC at booths/speaking events as well as internal meetings as requested by the Director/Executive Director.
  • To participate in continuing education opportunities, including agency in-service training, professional seminars, workshops, and conferences and to ensure that all training requirements for certification as well as those required by OMC, statutes/administrative codes, and/or the local CBC/DCF are fulfilled annually.
  • To ensure recruitment practices/documentation comply with local CBC/DCF and contract expectations.
  • To perform all other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree required, preferably in Social Work, Human Services, Marketing, Public Relations, Business Management, or a related field
  • Experience working with children in alternate care environments, social work, counseling or other human services related fields, preferred
  • Experience in public speaking and recruitment, preferred
  • CWLC (Child Welfare Licensing Counselor) certification through the Florida Certification Board, preferred.  (CWCM or CWCPI certifications are also acceptable.)
  • Successful completion of required background screenings
  • Florida Driver’s License within 30 days of hire
  • Has and will maintain a current driver’s license with a satisfactory driving record (6 points or less)

Employee Benefits:

  • $1000 sign-on bonus ($250 upon completion of new hire Relias Trainings, $250 upon successful completion of probation period, $500 at 1 year anniversary)
  • 403b
  • Insurance (Dental, Medical and Vision)
  • Paid Days Off
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