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Program Coordinator for Foster Families

Job Description
Organization: 
Fostering Hope Foundation
Organization Type: 
501(c)(3)
Job Location: 
Pikes Peak Region
Type of Job: 
Full-time
Job Category: 
Programs/Services
Job Description: 

Are you a social worker who went into child welfare to make a difference in children’s lives...but have days when you wonder what impact you’re having?

Wish you could offer more support to foster families and their children/teens?

Imagine if you could harness the power of relationships and unconditional love to do so!

Then help us broaden volunteer support to local foster families by joining our team. You’ll be a key participant in our organization that values its employees and those it serves in a family-like work culture with lots of flexibility. Job Description: Create a space among volunteers and foster families where loving service can happen and foster families and their youth flourish…..We mean it! You get to recruit volunteer teams from faith communities to provide foster parents and their families with natural and practical supports like those of an extended family. You will lead the training, development, and ongoing facilitation of the volunteer teams as they serve their foster families. Then, you’ll get to share in the success that springs from the difference the volunteers make in the lives of foster children and the families that work to heal them.

Areas of Responsibility

•Present the program to faith communities in Colorado Springs; •Recruit, train and coach teams of volunteers to ensure emotional and practical support to local foster families, promoting non-judging, empathic service. •Provide facilitation and coaching for the foster parents in the identification/communication of needs and accepting help. •Attune to the emotional and relational issues between the volunteers and the foster parents to minimize attrition, promote relational growth and deepen service. •Coordinate with DHS/CPAs and the courts to ensure compliance with their regulations, policies, and procedures. •Participate in the ongoing development of the program of support for aging-out youth.

Requirements/Qualifications
  • Experience in child welfare; knowledge of the foster care system and the impact of maltreatment on children.
  • Masters’ of Social Work most preferred. Would consider other similar education if accompanied by experience with child welfare system.
  • Previous experience with working with and supporting volunteers helpful.
  • Strong commitment to the well-being of families.
  • Strong relational skills with a reliance on the dignity of the person and the healing power of relationships as guiding approaches.
  • Ability to help volunteers utilize their faith experience as a resource in dealing with the sadness and uncertainty inherent in the foster care world.
  • Respect for and comfort in working with the diverse religious traditions within the El Paso County community.
Compensation/Benefits

Commensurate with experience and education. Health, dental, and vision insurance, 22 days PTO, and flexible schedule offered. If preferred, may work largely in field/at home.

How To Apply

We really appreciate cover letters; we get to know you that way. Please send letter and resume with subject line “Coordinator” to angela.carron@fosteringhopefoundation.org. We’ll begin interviews the week of January 27. Thank you!

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