Title:  Foster Parent Recruitment & Support Specialist I - Temporary

Application Deadline Date:  Open until filled
Req ID:  33783
Department:  Children and Families

Middlebury, VT, US

Position Type:  Temporary
Schedule Type:  Part-Time
Hourly Rate:  $19.41


The primary role of the Foster Parent Support person is to support & enhance the recruitment and retention efforts of the Resource Coordinator.  The hours will be flexible, 20 hours a week. Job duties will be coordinated with the Resource Coordinator and District Director and will include: 

•    Actively engages in recruitment strategies as highlighted in the statewide recruitment plan, 
•    Track information on inquiries - to facilitate accurate follow through and to inform future recruitment strategies
•    Attends statewide or regional recruitment meetings and provides input on marketing strategies, successes and needs
•    Actively engages in retention activities as determined by District Director and Resource Coordinator
•    Support and respond to current foster parents on a regular basis as determined by District Director & Resource Coordinator.


Please Note: This position is open until filled. The State of Vermont posts vacancies for a minimum of ten business days. Positions posted as open until filled can be removed at any time after the initial ten day period. After the initial posting period, departments may begin interviewing and may close the posting without notice.

Who May Apply

This position, Foster Parent Recruitment & Support Specialist I - Temporary (Job Requisition #33783), is open to all State employees and external applicants.

This is a temporary position.  Temporary work is typically for variable hours, and is not expected to be full-time.  The State does not guarantee 40 hours of work per week.

If you would like more information about this position, please contact andrea.grimm@vermont.gov.

Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail.  You must apply online to be considered.

Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.


AHS BACKGROUND CHECKS:  Candidates must pass any level of background investigation applicable to the position.  In accordance with AHS Policy 4.02, Hiring Standards, Vermont and/or national criminal record checks, as well as DMV and adult and child abuse registry checks, as appropriate to the position under recruitment, will be conducted on candidates, with the exception of those who are current classified state employees seeking transfer, promotion or demotion into an AHS classified position or are persons exercising re-employment (RIF) rights.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Vermont celebrates diversity, and is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and meaningful inclusion that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The State does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, membership in an employee organization, family medical history or genetic information, or family or parental status. The State’s employment decisions are merit-based. Retaliatory adverse employment actions by the State are forbidden.