Job Description

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

If you are looking for a career with a company whose focus is to create opportunities for and with people, RISE is the company for you. With more than 30 years in making a difference in the lives of others, RISE is positioning our organization to continue to provide services in an evolving, fast-paced environment.


The Foster Parent Recruiter is responsible for developing and implementing recruitment strategies for qualified foster parents to ensure compliance with state, licensing and contract requirements. The Recruiter will be an agent of change in the lives of the children waiting in the foster care system in Oregon This role will recruit foster families by managing an appropriate caseload and will be in charge of attracting candidates using various sources such as community partner relationships, social media networks, and employee referrals. 


Essential Functions:

  • Develop and implement recruitment strategies for foster parents. Post in compliance with state, licensing and contract requirements. Conduct recruitment, maintains qualified pool of applicants, and act as a point of contact and build influential relationships during the selection process.
  • Conduct screenings, intakes and pre-service training with foster parents. 
  • Build and maintain positive community relationships. Coordinate and participate in job fairs, networking, and vendor fairs.
  • Responsible to recruit, hire, coach, train, manage, and discipline Direct Support Professionals. Including ongoing coaching for Direct Support Professionals, as well as completing the regular performance evaluations.
  • Conduct home studies of prospective treatment foster families. 
  • Maintain a partial caseload of foster families.
  • Maintain files on each family to include training, the home study, certification, contact notes, home visits, and other required documentation. 
  • Maintain and support foster family morale activities, recognition and appreciation.
  • Complete and maintain all necessary documentation including home studies, annual reviews/recertification, training logs, and letter of concerns.
  • Ensure family files meet state regulations, company policy and licensing standards. 
  • Maintain current dashboard, working with Business Analyst to report and measure outcomes
  • Promote RISE in the community.
  • Act as an appropriate role model in using appropriate language, dress, manners, and in showing respect.
  • Collaborates with management and administrative staff as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Bachelor’s degree required in human services, business, marketing, or related field.  
  • Experience in advertising, recruitment, developmental disabilities, foster care, mental health, or social services background preferred. 
  • Working knowledge Department of Developmental Disabilities programs. 
  • Experience with cultural diversity, assessing strengths and needs, mediation and intervention techniques, and knowledge of child abuse and neglect and child development
  • Required to meet minimum training requirements including Oregon Intervention Systems, CPR, and First Aid classes while employed and complete renewals.
  • Daily local and regional travel. Occasional overnight travel required.
  • Must pass a criminal background check, be 21 years of age, have a valid driver's license and good driving record.
  • Must have a personal vehicle to travel to offices, programs, meetings, etc. 

RISE offers a comprehensive benefits package including: medical, dental, vision and company-paid life insurance. We provide matching contributions to our 403(b) retirement savings plan as well as vacation, paid sick time and paid holidays.

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) US mail
(c) Dedicated phone - 1-866-242-2714: DISABILITY ACCOMMODATION REQUESTS ONLY

RISE is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. We embrace diversity in all its form. 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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