Foster Parent Recruiter
at KVC Health Systems

Date Posted: 6/16/2019

Job Description

KVC Kansas represents one of the strongest and broadest child welfare and behavioral healthcare continuums in the nation. We are responsible for the care of all children who served by the Kansas Department for Children and Families Kansas City Metro and East Regions. KVC provides case management, therapy, family education/support, transportation and aftercare services, impacting thousands of children and family members each day. KVC believes that children can’t wait, and has helped Kansas achieve national leadership in child welfare standards set by the federal Children and Family Service review; outcomes that ensure child safety, permanency and wellbeing.

The Foster Parent Recruiter strives to identify resources in the community in order to obtain finances, hard-good donations and additional foster parent resources for KVC.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.  Other duties may be assigned according to qualification of staff and development of programs.

•          Increase the number of local resources, including foster families, to ensure children and youth are served effectively.

•          Maintain and nurture Prospective Foster Parent Leads through inbound marketing.

•          Attend staff conferences and in-service trainings.

•          Attend licensing walk through several times per year to keep apprised of KDHE regulations and licensing guidelines.

•          Participate in any KDHE trainings.

•          Attend DCF Fingerprint Training

•          Facilitate informational meetings attached to MAPP trainings.

•          Complete TIPS-MAPP Leader’s Training within six months of employment.

•          Schedule TIPS-MAPP trainings on an ongoing basis.

•          Locate TIPS-MAPP/Deciding Together leaders for each area.

•          Coordinate/collaborate with other agencies regarding available TIPS-MAPP classes.

•          Develop and email TIPS-MAPP invitations to prospective foster families.

•          Enroll families in TIPS-MAPP Classes

•          Email/mail Pre-work to MAPP class participants.

•          Familiarize agency and non-agency TIPS-MAPP leaders with agency protocols.

•          Work Closely with CPA Department to streamline communication for families working through the process.

•          Audit MAPP files and Pay employee and non-agency leaders.

•          Assist with mandatory Leader Trainings.

•          Facilitate TIPS-MAPP informational meetings and maintain TIPS-MAPP information for leaders.

•          Maintain contact with/assist current TIPS-MAPP leaders throughout the training.

•          Research/develop recruitment tools on an ongoing basis, in collaboration with CPA Director and KVC Development Department.

•          Create advertisements for publications, in collaboration with CPA Director and KVC Development Department.

•          Research/locate community events at which to promote foster care or host MAPP trainings.

•          Attend local staff meetings.

•          Conduct follow-up calls/mailings to prospective foster families.

•          Enter every prospective foster family and their information in the Recruitment database for tracking purposes.    

•          Facilitate MAPP Panel for on-going MAPP classes.

•          Maintain phone contact with prospective foster/adoptive families.

•          Prepare and email information packets to prospective foster/adoptive families.

•          Complete activity logs on all recruitment contacts.

•          Maintain/update database of prospective foster families.

•          Assist staff in beginning the foster parent training process.

•          Field questions about foster care from community members and/or local organizations.

•          Review annually and update, if needed, materials to assist with recruitment efforts, in collaboration with CPA Director and KVC Development Department.

•          Establish annual contact goals by county in recruiting prospective foster parents; assist with recruitment of families for children with specific needs (i.e. placements for teenagers, special needs, medically fragile, etc.).

•          Promote finder's fee; monitor referral process and tracking.

•          Train and educate new staff to understand the function of this role.

•          Write status reports for management team meetings.

•          Promote community awareness of the mission of KVC Behavioral HealthCare.


Job Snapshot

About Us

Each year, we touch the lives of more than 60,000 children and families.

Since our origin in 1970, KVC Health Systems Inc., (KVC) has grown to become a national presence in the field of human services. As a nonprofit corporation and parent company to six subsidiaries, we provide medical and behavioral health care, social services and education to children and families. Currently, we are looking for dedicated and dynamic professionals interested in making a difference to join our team.

At KVC, we are committed to using family-centered, culturally-informed and evidence-based practices to heal children and their families. While we currently provide care to children and families in five states, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Nebraska and West Virginia; each has its own unique set of service offerings. Our vision is to provide leadership in behavioral healthcare, social services and professional education through the provision of service delivery models with proven quality and fiscal accountability. We're proud to offer one of the most extensive networks of child and family services, including foster family care, adoption services, in-home family therapy, outpatient behavioral healthcare, children's psychiatric hospitals, and training and education.

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