Foster Parent Recruiter

SAFY | Mobile, AL, United States

Posted Date 5/29/2024

SAFY is seeking a full-time Foster Parent Recruiter for our Mobile division in Alabama.

 As a Foster Parent Recruiter, you will be responsible for the recruitment of foster and respite parents to further the mission of the agency.

Who We Are 

At SAFY, our mission is Preserving Families & Securing Futures. For over 35 years, our work has rested on a single, radical idea – children belong in families. We believe that every child and family deserves the opportunity to reach their full potential. We are an extraordinary team of 500 employees in seven states providing services such as Family Preservation & Reunification, Behavioral Health, Therapeutic Foster Care, Adoption Services and Older Youth Services so the families and children we serve can build resilience and thrive.  

 What You’ll Do 

  • Develop a targeted Recruitment Plan, which includes the identification of the target customer audience, analysis of the target market, and the development of strategies to deliver an effective recruitment message to prospective foster parents.
  • Work individually and in conjunction with other staff, foster parents, and community-based volunteers to develop and implement on-going recruitment activities to attract caring adults interested in becoming foster and/or respite parents using a variety of creative tactics.
  • Consistently follow-up with prospective adults interested in becoming foster parents using phone, email, face-to-face contact through home visits, and mail. Will provide ongoing engagement with prospective foster parents as they go through licensure process.
  • Serve as key liaison with the community and with other organizations, attending events, and regular participation at community meetings. This includes relationship building with prospective foster and respite parents, current foster and respite parents, local business, news media, churches, community volunteers and leaders.
  • Coordinate, plan, schedule, facilitate or oversee speaking engagements at community/civic organizations as needed. Coordinate exhibits and special events. Identify, coordinate, and participate in recruitment opportunities such as foster parent/child welfare conferences, trainings, and community events.
  • Monitor competitors’ foster parent recruitment and advertising activities.
  • Divisional lead in planning, organizing, and facilitating foster parent annual conference and award banquet including initiating contracts with presenters and facility. Coordinate childcare with SAFY staff and volunteers. Keep track and submit all related expenses for conference.
  • Will assist with foster and respite parent pre-service training in cases of absence of Family Development Specialist or as directed by the Treatment Director or other supervisors.

What You Bring 

We are looking for amazing people who have diverse backgrounds and experiences, are inspired by our mission and are highly motivated to serve the children and families in our care. You’ll be right at home if you learn from failure and overcome adversity, cultivate strong relationships, understand the power of diversity, advocate for equity, aspire to lead through inclusion, and push yourself, your work and the people around you to the next level. 


  • Bachelor’s degree in business or related field
  • Two years of experience in customer or community relations, service-related sales, or program marketing.
  • Experience in social work, counseling, psychology, sociology, child & family studies, or other approved related field of human services preferred
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written) as well as being comfortable with public speaking and facilitation of groups
  • Strong interpersonal and people skills to build strong relationships
  • Social Work licensure (LBSW, LMSW) a plus. 


 What We Offer 

  • Targeted hiring range: $38,000-$53,000
    • Compensation is commensurate with transferrable experience, education, and licensure of candidate, along with internal equity and budgeted amount for the role. 
  • Comprehensive benefit plan options including medical, dental, vision, disability, life insurance and flexible spending account options 
  • 401(k) Retirement plan with company match 
  • 12 paid holidays per year and generous sick & vacation time 
  • Tuition Reimbursement 
  • Adoption assistance 
  • Referral bonus program 
  • Leave donation program 
  • Professional Development & reimbursement for outside clinical supervision 
  • Mileage reimbursement 
  • Company paid cell phone or stipend 


SAFY is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to maintaining a non-discriminatory work environment. SAFY does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, arrest record, conviction record, or any other personal characteristic protected by applicable law. This policy covers all programs, services, policies, and procedures of SAFY, including recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, and administering all personnel actions, such as compensation, benefits, transfers, layoffs or terminations.? 


Salary38,000.00 - 53,000.00 Annual
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