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Recruitment & Certification Specialist

Company: Pressley Ridge
Location: Altoona
Posted on: March 10, 2023

Job Description:

DescriptionRecruitment and Retention
To assure that TFC Parent recruitment of each site is met in a timely manner. The Recruiting and Certification Specialist will:

  • In conjunction with the Program Directors, identify recruitment needs in each of the program sites and assist in developing a public relations campaign to recruit prospective TFC Parents
  • Make frequent contact with community members and agencies expressing interest in Foster Care
  • Recruit to diverse areas of the referring county
  • Recruit, interview and complete pre-service training with prospective TFC parents. In addition, where applicable, write Home Studies
  • In Programs where applicable, write Home Studies.
  • Where applicable, Certify new TFC Parents within the program.
  • Schedule and participate in In-service training for parents; scheduled at convenient time and location to meet the needs of potential parents
  • Adhere to all Pressley Ridge Model certification criteria
  • Present program overview and philosophies at local service organizations, churches, and community groups to recruit prospective TFC Parents
  • In conjunction with the Program Directors, ensure the orientation and training needs of TFC Parents are met according to the guidelines established by state and federal agencies and the Pressley Ridge Model
  • Coordinate in-service trainings; distribute a periodic calendar of upcoming training events
  • Notify parents of upcoming recertification dates and needed training hours
  • In some programs, issues a periodic newsletter for TFC Parents and potential TFC Parents

    To assure and/or enhance program recognition and professional reputation of Pressley Ridge on a local, state and national level the Recruiting and Certification Specialist will:

  • Disseminate agency information and consult with local organizations and individuals who wish to know more about Pressley Ridge services and programs
  • Provide in-service/training to other programs with approval from the Program Director
  • Represent Pressley Ridge in local, state and national conferences, seminars and trainings by attending or in the role of presenter under the direction of the Program Director
  • Participate in and assist with special assignments and projects as negotiated with the Program Director
  • Participate as a member of the Operations/Management staff
  • Maintains positive relationships with TFC Parents and other community agencies.
  • Seeks to educate TFC Parents and other professionals about the Pressley Ridge values and Re-Education principles
  • Promotes community-based and strength based services
  • Speaks respectfully of Pressley Ridge with all professional interactions

    Documentation and Compliance
    To assure quality service and compliance with all state documentation for family foster home licensures, the Recruiting and Certification Specialist will:

  • familiarize themselves with all state regulations, federal regulations and agency policies around licensure of treatment foster homes; ensuring that all state and federal regulations and license requirements are followed
  • write clear and descriptive documentation
  • maintain documentation of in-home and other ongoing training activities
  • ensure completion of and collect TFC parent documentation
  • routinely audit parent files to ensure compliance with state and program regulations

    Professional Development
    To assure continuous professional growth and development, the Recruiting and Certification Specialist will:

  • actively participate in individual and/or group supervision and staff meetings
  • attend and participate in all required in-service programs and other professional trainings
  • periodically attend local, state or national workshops or conferences
  • independently seek out resources and learning opportunities to foster ongoing professional growth

    To ensure the safety, health and welfare of all children placed in a family foster home, the Recruiting and Certification Specialist (in some programs) will:

  • Conduct routine safety audits of all license-eligible and licensed family foster homes.
  • Collect fire safety reports for each home.

    Monitor ongoing safety precautions for each home.

    Working Conditions
    Physical Demands. Requires functional vision, speech, and hearing
    Environmental Factors. School, community, residence, office
    Working Hours. A non-traditional work schedule as defined by service needs and crisis "on call"Qualifications
    EducationBachelors of Human Services (preferred)
    Experience1 - 2 years: Experience with the foster care system (required)

    Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

    The contractor 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. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: Pressley Ridge, Altoona , Recruitment & Certification Specialist, Human Resources , Altoona, Pennsylvania

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