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Program Coordinator for Foster Families

Job Description
Organization: 
Fostering Hope Foundation
Organization Type: 
501(c)(3)
Job Location: 
Pikes Peak Region
Type of Job: 
Full-time
Job Category: 
Programs/Services
Job Description: 

Are you drawn to help in foster care, even if unconventionally?

Are you gifted in the art of facilitating relationships?

Do you believe that unconditional love can make magic happen?

Fostering Hope is a unique nonprofit that provides teams of volunteer “aunts and uncles” to provide practical and emotional support to foster families. Our goal is to create the kind loving, stable environment and relationships that kids with trauma need to heal, and our outcomes in the last 15 years show that it truly works. Youth in foster care supported by our program are doing far better in school, employment and life when compared to those without.

As a program coordinator, you will recruit, train, and support these teams with ongoing facilitation as they work with foster families. In doing this work, you create a space where loving service can happen and youth can flourish. You’ll be joining a family-like work culture with lots of flexibility. Our teams, which are recruited from faith communities, do everything from providing rides to soccer practice to sitting with a foster mom on a really rough day, just as a best friend or loving aunt might do. You, as the coordinator, help these bonds to form and grow.

 

Areas of Responsibility

•Present the program to faith communities in Colorado Springs;

•Recruit, train and coach teams of volunteers to ensure emotional and practical support to local foster families, promoting non-judging, empathic service.
•Provide facilitation and coaching for the foster parents in the identification/communication of needs and accepting help.
•Attune to the emotional and relational issues between the volunteers and the foster parents to minimize attrition, promote relational growth and deepen service.

•Coordinate with DHS/CPAs and the courts to ensure compliance with their regulations, policies, and procedures.
•Participate in the ongoing development of the program of support for aging-out youth

Requirements/Qualifications
  • •Experience in child welfare; knowledge of the foster care system and the impact of maltreatment on children.
  • •Masters’ of Social Work most preferred. Would consider other similar education if accompanied by experience with child welfare system.
  • •Previous experience with working with and supporting volunteers helpful.
  • •Strong commitment to the well-being of families.
  • •Strong relational skills with a reliance on the dignity of the person and the healing power of relationships as guiding approaches.
  • •Ability to help volunteers utilize their faith experience as a resource in dealing with the sadness and uncertainty inherent in the foster care world.
  • •Respect for and comfort in working with the diverse religious traditions within the El Paso County community.
Compensation/Benefits
Compensation: 

$38,000-$40,500/year salary plus travel reimbursement 

Benefits: 

Health and dental insurance, 22 days PTO, and flexible schedule offered. If preferred, may work largely in field/at home. Supportive work culture

How To Apply

We really appreciate cover letters; that’s how we get to know you. Please send letter and resume with subject line “Coordinator” to [email protected]. Thank you!

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