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Title:  Foster Parent Recruitment & Support Specialist I - Temporary

Application Deadline Date:  04/21/2021
Req ID:  13967
Department:  Children and Families

St Albans, VT, US

Position Type:  Temporary
Schedule Type:  Part-Time
Hourly Rate:  $17.44


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.

Who May Apply

This position, Foster Parent Recruitment & Support Specialist I - Temporary (Job Requisition #13967), 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 Karen.McEwing@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.

AHS Affirmative Recruitment

The Vermont Agency of Human Services strives to build a diverse and inclusive community. It is our fundamental belief that in order to create and sustain a healthier Vermont, we as an organization must honor the cultures, beliefs and values of those we serve in order to foster an environment of mutual respect, acceptance and equal opportunity.  We are committed to building and maintaining a multicultural and diverse workforce which reflects the increasing diversity of Vermont. To view the State of Vermont's Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Policy, please click here.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged.

Nearest Major Market: Burlington Vermont