The Children's Services area of Hennepin County's Health and Human Services is seeking a Foster Care and Adoption Recruitment Coordinator to work collaboratively with both foster care and adoption teams in an effort to recruit families for foster care and adoption. This position will be responsible for planning, budgeting, organizing, preparing for, and hosting meetings and events, collaborating with community agencies, and conducting check-ins with the adoption workers.
Location and hours:
This position is remote but will require being onsite for various activities, meetings, and community events. Remote workers may be required to come on-site an average of 0 to 12 days a year for work meetings, trainings, or for any other reasons that their supervisor may deem necessary (may include additional days for onboarding and new employee training). Supervisors will provide as much advance notice as practicable. Work hours will be primarily Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with some occasional evening and weekend hours. Based on business needs of this position, hires must live in or relocate to Minnesota.
In this position you will:
Plan and coordinate all aspects of the foster care and adoption recruitment and matching events, including the National Adoption Day celebration, Foster Care and Adoption picnic, and Foster Care Resource Fair.
Conduct foster care information meetings.
Work in partnership with the communications and marketing teams on the recruitment plan for social media and recruitment materials for the community.
Collaborate with the Department of Human Services (DHS), external private agencies, and other community partners to meet department needs.
Create an annual budget and implement the plan.
Maintain and lead the Hennepin County internet Waiting Children website, including working with IT staff, uploading pictures and descriptions of waiting children, and tracking changes.
Negotiate and write recruitment contracts, monitor and track recruitment budgets, and implement and evaluate individualized recruitment plans.
Need to have:
One of the following:
Master's degree or higher in social work or closely related field with course work emphasis in areas such as social work methods, human growth and behavior, and principles of social welfare.
Bachelor's degree in social work, psychology, sociology, or human services, and 18 semester (27 quarter) credits or more of graduate work in the above areas, and three years or more of full-time supervised experience as a social worker.
Licensed as a Graduate Social Worker by the Minnesota Board of Social Work.
A valid driver's license and daily access to reliable transportation to travel primarily in the metro with occasional travel outside the metro to attend events.
Ability to lift up to 50 pounds with or without accommodation.
Nice to have:
Working with the foster care and/or adoption systems.
With large event planning and/or project management.
Providing professional social work services such as case management in a community setting.
Recognition and respect for cultural differences and culturally appropriate services.
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and in writing.
Knowledge of county and community resources.
Bilingual candidates in English and another language(s) are encouraged to apply.