MHA in Ulster

Foster Family Recruitment Specialist (Therapeutic Foster Home Finder)

Job Locations US-NY-Kingston
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(2/9/2018 12:50 PM)
# of Openings
Harbour Light


MHA in Ulster County, Inc. has a part-time Recruitment Specialist position (22.5 hours per week) working in a Therapeutic Foster Care Program coordinating all aspects of the recruitment of Professional Foster Parents and Youth for the program. May also provide as needed case work, coordinates services and advocates for the child with community agencies, schools, mental health agencies so that the youth can benefit despite behavioral difficulties. 


  • Coordinate and implement recruitment of Teaching Foster Parents, including investigation of applicants' background, home visits, background search and checks.
  • Coordinate and implement recruitment of Harbour Light youth for placement.

  • Assist in the implementation of the orientation and training program for Teaching Foster Parents.

  • Maintain and update on a regular basis all files on recruitment efforts and Teaching Foster Family participants.

  • Maintain and update on a regular basis all files on recruitment efforts for Harbour Light youth referrals.

  • Complete annual home inspection of all active teaching families.

  • Certify, re-certify, and de-certify Foster Family homes.

  • Provide annual and on-going trainings to Foster families.


  • Bachelor's Degree in a human service field and 2 years experience required.

  • Experience in public relations, media campaigns and presentations is preferred.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing is essential.

  • This position requires a clean and valid NYS driver’s license and have been driving for at least 3 years.


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