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Jobs at Sheltering Arms Children and Family Services, Inc.

Foster Parent Recruiter

Location: New york, NY

Department: Foster Care & Adoption

Type: Contracted

Min. Experience: Experienced

Sheltering Arms strengthens the education, wellbeing, and development of high-need children, adults, and families across the New York metro area. We serve nearly 20,000 people a year from the South Bronx to Far Rockaway. Through compassion, innovation, and partnership, we respond to our community’s greatest needs and enable individuals to reach the greatest heights of their potential. 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 our neighbors in need. 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. 


Sheltering Arms is seeking a Part Time Foster Parent Recruiter to actively recruit for our foster homes, with a focus on foster homes for teens and large sibling groups, in the determined target communities.

This position is Contracted for up to 30 Hours per month.

Essential Functions

  • Conduct community outreach; ie. Churches, schools, community centers, recreation facilities
  • Plan and execute at least two community outreach events per month; ie. Meet and greets, presentations, etc.
  • Organize and effect two large scale community recruitment events per quarter
  • Perform street flyering weekly
  • Obtain and pre-screen at least 10 names/contact information for potential foster parents at each planned event
  • Pre-Certify at least 9 resource homes per quarter (pass clearances and register for MAPP)
  • Prepare monthly status reports
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • High School Diploma, BA/BS preferred.
  • 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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