Foster Parent Recruiter

New York, NY
Full Time
Mid Level

Organization Overview: Sheltering Arms Children and Family Services (Sheltering Arms) serves 12,000 New Yorkers every year from the South Bronx to Far Rockaway. Our goal is to foster a society where every child and family we serve will have the opportunity to succeed and thrive.  We address the effects of social inequity in the most challenged communities in New York City. Our innovative programs and compassionate services measurably enhance the education, well-being and development of children, their families, and communities.  We have maintained an unwavering commitment to our mission since 1823. Joining our team is an opportunity to collaborate with hundreds of dedicated colleagues who represent diverse backgrounds and talents as we work together to make a measurable impact for the youth, children and families we serve. Every role at Sheltering Arms brings with it new opportunities for advancement and development so that team members can achieve their professional goals while helping others reach for theirs.

About ORR: The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) is a program of the federal Administration for Children and Families (ACF) within the United States Department of Health and Human Services.  ORR programs provide short term home based transitional foster care and residential services for unaccompanied minors who immigrate to the United States without a parent or guardian. 

Job Summary: The Foster Parent Recruiter will actively recruit foster homes for children in the ORR program.

Essential Functions

  • Conduct community outreach; i.e. Churches, school, libraries, community centers and recreational facilities
  • Plan and execute four community outreach events per month; meet and greets, presentations etc.
  • Organize and effect two large scale community recruitment events per quarter
  • Distribute informational flyers on a weekly basis
  • Obtain and pre-screen at least 10 names/contact information for potential foster parents at each planned event
  • Pre-Certify at least 72 resource homes in the start up phase of the program and 12 per quarter thereafter (pass clearances and register for MAPP)
  • Prepare monthly status reports
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • BA/BS required
  • Knowledge of Foster Parent Recruitment preferred
  • Strong knowledge of State and City regulations relating to the foster care system, and to foster home certification/approval and re-certification/re-approval in particular
  • Ability to clearly present our mission to large groups of people
  • Good interpersonal skills and able to work as part of a team
  • Able to work under pressure and meet deadlines



It is the policy of Sheltering Arms that the Agency wholly complies with the equal treatment of all employees and applicants for employment without unlawful discrimination as to an individual’s perceived or actual race, creed, color, national origin, alienate, citizenship status, gender, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, partnership status, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, or veteran status in all employment decisions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, compensation, training and apprenticeship, promotion, upgrading, demotion, downgrading, transfer, layoff and termination and all other terms and conditions of employment.



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