Recruitment and Matching Specialist at Careerlink (Omaha, NE)

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Job Title: Recruitment and Matching Specialist

Job Classification (Exempt or Non-exempt): Non-Exempt

Reports To: Resource Development Supervisor

Job Summary: Responsible for engagement and recruitment of potential foster families. Oversees NCHS recruitment and retention plan and coordinates all recruitment activities. Facilitates matching of children with families who have the skills and abilities to meet the child's unique needs. Participates in the on-call phone line rotation.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Recruitment of foster families including:
    • Oversight of internal and external foster parent recruitment and retention activities;
    • Provides information about foster care and the NCHS Foster Care Program to potential foster families;
    • Conducts inquiry visits with potential foster families to determine if a family is a match for the program;
    • Connects families with pre-service foster care training as appropriate;
  • Matching of children with foster families including:
    • Assessing and responding to all referrals for children needing care;
    • Matching children with caregivers that have the skills to meet their unique needs;
    • Participates in the on-call rotation to respond to referrals and foster and kinship family emergencies.

  • Supplemental Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Commitment to NCHS vision, values, and strategic goals;
  • Commitment to NCHS CQI initiatives;
  • Maintaining a positive and cooperative relationship with all internal and external professionals;
  • Participation in agency committees as assigned;
  • Completion of at least 12 hours of ongoing education each year specifically related to the position;
  • Ongoing compliance with all contract and grant position requirements;
  • Positive representation of NCHS in all community settings;
  • Adherence to confidentiality policies;
  • Demonstration of respect, appreciation, and sensitivity for diversity;
  • Facilitate a team atmosphere by working in partnership with agency staff and collaborating partners;
  • Other duties as assigned by the Resource Development Supervisor.

  • Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Minimum education and experience:
    • Master's Degree preferred, Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, Human Services or related filed required;
    • Minimum of two (2) years of relevant experience in child welfare;
  • Knowledge, skills, and abilities:
    • Knowledge of the Nebraska foster care system preferred;
    • Ability to manage a high volume caseload;
    • Capacity to interpret and abide by NCHS policies and procedures;
    • Ability to observe situations with sensitivity and objectivity;
    • Possess high quality written and verbal skills;
    • Knowledge of computer operations;
    • Ability to work independently and self manage;
    • Possession of a vehicle for travel to family homes and meetings;
    • Current driver's license with no more than 3 points assessed;
    • Vehicle insurance with minimum coverage requirements;
  • Physical demands:
    • Regularly required to speak and hear, walk, climb, sit, use hands and fingers to operate, handle or feel objects and equipment;
    • Ability to lift at least 20 pounds;
    • Ability to enter family homes with different types of entrances and structures.
  • Schedule demands:
    • Ability to adjust normal work schedule to accommodate the needs of clients, including evening and weekend work.
  • Site factors:
    • Work is completed in an office setting, in family homes and remotely;
    • Local and out of state travel is required.

  • Note: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described above are representative of those that will be encountered by a person performing the essential duties and responsibilities of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

    Salary: $20.00 - 23.00/hour

    How to Apply:

    Interested candidates should visit, locate this position, and click on "Apply Now" beneath the job description to complete the online application form. The application must be completed in full and submitted by the specified closing date for consideration.


    Please contact Christina Wright at 402-451-0787 or at 4939 South 118th Street, Omaha, NE 68137
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    Careerlink operates in the HR Tech industry. The company is located in Omaha, NE. Careerlink was founded in 1992. It has 16 total employees. To see all 395 open jobs at Careerlink, click here.
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