Are you interested in a career where you can have a meaningful contribution to the community and be a part of a team? Allendale Association is looking for people like you. For over 120 years, our mission has been dedicated to helping children and families overcome the overwhelming impact of severe emotional and behavior issues and trauma through services and programs that create opportunities for children to learn, grow and heal. Allendale Association, a Child Welfare, Mental Health and Special Education facility, is seeking an 18 hours/weekFoster Family Recruiter at our Lake Villa IL location to develop recruitment and marketing plan to connect with potential foster parents and to promote the agency Foster Care program.
We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits and an education assistance program within an environment that promotes professional growth. Please visit www.allendale4kids.org to download our application and email or send with a copy of your resume to:
Attn: HR Dept.
P.O. Box 1088
Lake Villa, IL 60046
FAX: (847) 356-0290
Why work for Allendale?
Our staff get the chance to:
Receive outstanding trauma-informed training
Be a part of a strong and clinically-minded team
Challenge themselves daily
Enjoy great benefits
Working at Allendale can lead to:
Growing within the agency – the majority of our supervisors, directors and VP’s grew from within Allendale!
Gaining in-depth experience in the field and learn skills that will contribute to any other job
Implements plan through multiple marketing activities which may include networking, community meetings, media outreach, website development, presentations and visibility campaign (ads/classifieds, direct mail, brochures).
Identifies, solicits, cultivates and maintains relationships with churches, educational institutions, community groups, associations and other community entities to ensure visibility for the agency’s foster care program.
Develops and completes a detailed monthly recruitment activity plan of specific tasks to reach annual objectives and targets of the overall recruitment goals.
Coordinates the creation of compelling and high quality marketing materials in accordance with agency guidelines that inform and educate prospective foster parents about the role foster parents have in the lives of youth. Coordinate production with the Family Development Specialist.
Receives incoming calls and emails regarding foster care recruitment as well as conducts follow-up calls to any individual inquiring about becoming a foster parent.
Tracks all activities (visits, contacts, community events, presentations, materials distributed) and results.
Maintains knowledge of current field trends; maintains membership in appropriate internal and external committees and professional organizations. Attends appropriate training programs.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s Degree in human services or related field (exceptions will be considered based on Agency need and experience related to position)
2 years’ experience in the human services field which may include a combination of social services, public relations or marketing.
Valid driver’s license with a good driving record
First Aid and CPR certified within first 90 days
Prior foster care experience highly desirable.
Experience using various PC-based software including word processing and spreadsheet software
CareerBuilder related terms: Mentoring, Coaching, Counseling, Social Services, Social Work, Human Services, Children, Family, Mental Health, Behavioral Health, Residential Treatment, Foster Care, Crisis Intervention, Psychology, Non-profit
Allendale Association is a private, not-for-profit social service agency serving children and adolescents with moderate to profound emotional and behavioral disabilities. These youth and their families receive care and treatment through Allendale's residential treatment programs, day treatment special education schools or from our community based clinical programs and services. Allendale's commun...ity based programs include an outpatient counseling center, foster care licensing, training and support, independent living/transition support and mentoring services. The institution has proudly served troubled adolescents since its founding in 1897 by Edward "Cap" Bradley, a young Princeton graduate interested in the plight of urban youth and the poor conditions under which they lived.View a video about Allendale here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-sh1_k0VjQ