Employment Posting

Name of Organization: Gateway-Longview, Inc.
Job Title: Wendy's Wonderful Kids Recruiter (Adoption Recruiter)
Part-time or Full-time: Full-time
Job Location: Buffalo, NY
Job Description: Responsible for facilitating matches of children freed for adoption with appropriate families by utilizing Child-Focused Recruitment Strategies; Responsible for information gathering on the child and building an in depth history of the case to seek out all potential matches for the child; Ensure all contacts, documentation, reviews, reports and all other required items are up to date; Trained on and follows the Wendy’s Wonderful Recruiter Child-Focused Recruitment Strategy; Assess the child’s strengths, challenges, desires, and preparedness for adoption. Ensure that a plan is developed to work with the youth on the challenges and follow the youth’s desires for a match; Develop a comprehensive recruitment plan based on audits, file reviews, and interviews; Conducts diligent searches for potential adoptive families; Ensure transition planning is complete and that both the child and family are prepared for the adoption finalization; Documents all recruitment efforts in Child Trends through Wendy’s Wonderful Kids; Completes a bi-annual report for Wendy’s Wonderful Kids to include statistical information to reflect the population served along with narratives to highlight successful matches; Advocates for a diverse population of resources for the children in the community; Completes agency required reporting on a quarterly basis to include additional statistical information; Other duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications: Master’s Degree in Social Work or a related field or a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or a related human service field and have adoption experience. 2 years child welfare experience in the adoption area is preferred; Ability to provide support during non-traditional hours, including weekend and evenings; May require occasional transportation of children and families; Valid New York State Driver’s License and adequate auto insurance.
Rate of Pay: Bachelors starting rate: 17.50/hour, Masters starting rate: 19.30/hour. Offers above the base dependent on years of relevant experience
How to Apply: Apply online at www.gateway-longview.org/careers
Contact: Steven Huebsch
Website: http://wwwgateway-longview.org/careers