Home Finder

$30,000 - $43,500 yearly
  • Berkshire Farm Center & Services For Youth
  • Buffalo, NY, USA
  • May 01, 2022
Full time, Contractor Consultant Government Non Profit-Social Services Professional Services Recruiting & Staffing

Job Description


Join Our Mission

The Home Finder is responsible for recruiting foster care providers including attending recruitment events, coordinating training and certifying foster homes.

Job Responsibilities

Recruits new foster parents including completing monthly recruitment plan, scheduling advertising, attending recruitment events and interviewing potential foster parents.

May act as a consultant in matching intakes.

Conducts home inspections to ensure appropriate supervision of youth and/or families including but not limited to discussing age and developmentally appropriate supervision, monitoring level of supervision, addressing and monitoring supervision concern.

Ensures physical safety of youth and/or families including conducting safety assessments, providing education and making referrals to community resources when needed.

Certifies and re-certifies foster family homes in accordance with New York State regulations including the preparation of home studies; monitors homes to ensure they meet Agency and New York State regulations.

Completes emergency certifications for identified kinship resources.

Facilitates trainings including but not limited to Pre-Service training, MAPP/GPS II, CPR/FA, Caring For Our Own, and Deciding Together.

Processes background checks for all foster parent applicants including New York State Child Abuse Central Register Clearances and New York State Department of Criminal Justice criminal record check; maintains FAD database.

Completes/maintains all case records and required documentation, prepares monthly reports, reconciles and submits invoices in a timely manner.

Job Requirements

Minimum High School diploma/GED required, Bachelors Degree in Social Work, Human Services or related field preferred.

1 year work experience preferred.

Ability to become certified in MAPP/GPSII, CPR/First Aid, Caring For Our Own, and Deciding Together within 6 months.

Must be able to work a flexible schedule with variable hours including day, evening, weekend, holiday and subject to call hours.

Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle.

Travel is required. Ability to coordinate and plan travel for visits and appointments in efficient manner.

Mileage is reimbursed by the agency.

Ability to work with economically and culturally diverse population.

Skills: Strong organizational and prioritization skills including the ability to complete reports and paperwork within strict deadlines and timeframes.


Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity
Enthusiastic: Shows intense and eager enjoyment and interest


Self-starter: Inspired to perform without outside help

Flexibility: Inspired to perform well when granted the ability to set your own schedule and goals

Ability to make an impact: Inspired to perform well by the ability to contribute to the success of a project or the organization

Job Types: Full-time, Contract

Salary: Up to $43,500.00 per year

Dental insurance
Flexible schedule
Flexible spending account
Health insurance
Health savings account
Life insurance
Paid time off
Parental leave
Referral program
Retirement plan
Tuition reimbursement
Vision insurance

8 hour shift
Weekend availability

COVID-19 Considerations:
No vaccine required

High school or equivalent (Required)

Driver's License (Required)

Work Location: One location