Tulsa Family Specialist

Family Specialist is responsible for the recruitment, development, and supervision of foster homes. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES and PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Make presentations to community and faith-based organizations for the purpose of emphasizing the need for foster and adoptive parents 
  • Conduct focus groups and question and answer sessions to recruit foster families for the United Methodist Circle of Care 
  • Complete home studies on potential foster homes in a timely manner and in accordance with program procedures 
  • Maintain case notes for each family regarding goals and progress 
  • Assure all case management requirements are completed in accordance with program procedures 
  • Maintain accurate case records on both foster homes and children placed in those homes 
  • Act as liaison between the foster homes and the Department of Human Services (DHS) 
  • Provide support to foster families, while holding them accountable for licensing requirements and child welfare policy 
  • Assist in all aspects of program development and operation as assigned 
  • Travel regionally and statewide using a company-owned vehicle 
  • Perform other duties as assigned 

SKILLS and ABILITIES 

  • Present exceptional customer service with high expectations for quality of service 
  • Ability to communicate thoughts and concerns clearly, both orally and in written form 
  • Must exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality 
  • Tolerance to work under adverse conditions 
  • Open to learning and willing to use new skills and information; receptive to constructive criticism 
  • Work independently, and as a team member, without constant supervision 
  • Maintain a willingness to work flexible hours in order to meet the needs of the agency 
  • Organized and detailed 
  • Ability to use standard office equipment 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel with the ability to learn additional software 
  • Capable of lifting heavy objects of up to 20 pounds 
  • Desire to work in a social service setting 
  • Become familiar with all of Circle of Care programs and facilities 
  • Committed to the mission and vision of the United Methodist Circle of Care 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Must be at least 21 years of age 
  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree or higher preferred in social service-related field; at least two years of experience in a social service field 
  • Pass a thorough background check (including fingerprinting), Department of Transportation check, pre-employment physical, drug test as required by Department of Human Services 
  • Possess a valid Oklahoma driver’s license and a good driving record 

This is a full-time position with excellent employee paid benefits. Salary is $38,000.00/ year. Must pass an OSBI criminal background check, driving history, and physical.

Circle of Care is an EOE/Drug Testing Employer. Send Resume,
cover letter and application (including references) to careers@circleofcare.org.