Job Description

Job Details
Salem, OR - Salem, OR
Full Time
Bachelors/Equivalent Yrs in Rel Field
$40,000.00 Salary/year
Up to 50%
Nonprofit - Social Services

RISE is a non-profit organization that specializes in group homes, in-home care and community-based support services for children and adults with developmental and other disabilities, children with mental health challenges, and aging adults. For over 30 years, our purpose has remained constant. We create opportunities for and with the people we serve, their families, and for the men and women who work in the direct care profession.


What does this role entail?
The Host Home Licensing Specialist position oversees recruitment and training of qualified foster parents who support an individual who is diagnosed with a Developmental Disability and will ensure compliance with state, licensing and contract requirements. This position is ideal for someone who is a team player, goal-oriented, and focused on providing a person centered approach towards people with intellectual or developmental disabilities. This position can be based out of one of our local offices in Albany, Eugene, Portland or Salem, OR.


Essential Job Functions:

  • Develop and implement recruitment strategies for Host Home In-Residence Caregivers.
  • Promote RISE in the community.
  • Build and maintain positive community relationships. Coordinate and participate in job fairs, networking, vendor fairs, etc.
  • Establish and maintain partnerships with RISE customers, e.g. funding agencies, county case managers, etc.
  • Maintains qualified pool of applicants, act as a point of contact and build influential relationships during the selection process.
  • Conducts intakes and pre-service training with prospective Host Home In-residence Caregivers.
  • Conduct home studies of prospective Host Home In-Residence Caregivers.
  • Maintain files on each Host Home family to include training, the home study, certification, contact notes, home visits, and other required documentation in Extended Reach.
  • Ensure the In-residence Caregivers files meet state regulations, company policy and licensing standards.
  • Train In-Residence Caregivers on evidence based curriculum
  • Submit completed licensing packets to the state.
  • Assists with licensing reviews.
  • Work in collaboration with the Host Home Coordinator to screen, interview, and make selection decisions for Host Home In-residence Caregivers.
  • Act as an appropriate role model in using appropriate language, dress, manners, and in showing respect.
  • Attend monthly recruitment meetings.
  • Maintain confidentiality and demonstrate appropriate discretion.
  • Demonstrate respect and promote choice.
  • Collaborates with management and administrative staff as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Education in Social Services field or related field preferred.
  • 2-3 year of experience in the field of developmental disabilities or related field strongly preferred.
  • 1-2 years of supervisory experience strongly preferred.
  • Reliable transportation for daily travel.
  • Required to meet minimum training requirements including Oregon Intervention Systems, CPR, and First Aid classes while employed and complete renewals.
  • Ability to work flexible hours and some travel required.
  • Ability to work on call hours required.
  • Must pass a criminal background check, be 21 years of age, have a valid driver's license and good driving record required.



  • Paid training (in person and online)
  • Medical, dental and vision package
  • Tuition reimbursement programs
  • 13 paid holidays
  • Generous vacation time
  • Paid parental leave
  • Retirement planning
  • Disability & Life insurance
  • Pet insurance and discounts
  • Ongoing career opportunities and more!


RISE is driven to break the model of care for individuals with disabilities by providing exceptional 1:1 care to the individuals we get to serve. We live this mission by providing various programs to grow and support our staff. This is a great opportunity for a responsible, committed individual that wants to be part of making a difference in the lives of others! This is a great opportunity for a responsible, committed individual that wants to be part of making a difference in the lives of others!

If you require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process or hiring process, please submit your request through one of the following methods listed below:

(a) Dedicated fax 866-268-8885

(b) Dedicated email

(c) US mail

(d) Dedicated phone 1-866-242-2714: DISABILITY ACCOMMODATION REQUESTS ONLY


RISE is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. We embrace diversity in all its forms. We provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

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