Parent Trainer/Recruiter (Foster Care) Knox

Help Others, Make a Difference, Save a Life.

The McNabb Center is the region's leading nonprofit provider of mental health, substance use, social and victim services. By focusing on an individual's "Well Mind, Well Being," we provide a quality and compassionate approach to care from infancy through adulthood.

Do you see yourself as a part of this life-changing work? If so, we are currently seeking a qualified and motivated professional for the following position: Foster Parent Trainer / Recruiter

The Ideal Foster Parent Trainer / Recruiter performs the following duties:

  • Maintains oversight of foster parent chart & foster home annual training hours required by policy
  • Oversees annual reassessments and mandatory foster home background checks
  • Plans and staffs Path and pre-service training
  • Supervises investigation and selection of therapeutic foster homes
  • Coordinates recruitment campaign for prospective foster homes, i.e., networks with civic groups, local & area newspapers, field calls of prospective parents, coordinates T.V. and radio exposure, etc.
  • Prepares and facilitates annual training plan for foster parents/staff
  • Supervises matches of selected therapeutic foster parents and children
  • Manages Parent Training/Recruitment line item in TRACES budget.
  • Responsible for Foster Parent Home Study
  • Closes, approves, reapproves and opens parent charts as needed in TFACTS database
  • Assists and supervises the coordination of special events, i.e. Christmas Party, Summer Programming
  • Plays a role in the on-call rotation for weekend coverage, e.g., back-up or primary
  • Follows all policies in accordance to DCS Core Standards, PPM, and Licensure standards
  • Follows all directives from immediate supervisor

COMPENSATION: Starting salary for this position is approximately $17.28/hr based on relevant experience and education.

QUALIFICATIONS - Foster Parent Trainer / Recruiter


  • Must have a Bachelor's Degree in social work or related behavioral field with a preferred minimum of five (5) years experience as a caseworker in child welfare.

Experience / Knowledge:

  • Must have course work and or experience in the areas of cultural diversity, human development, etiology and treatment of mental illness, physical and sexual abuse, suicide, and developmental / intellectual delay.  
  • Must have significant experience in foster care placement and/or previous experience with supervising others.


  • Minimal exposure to biological hazards.
  • Hearing of normal and soft tones.
  • Close eye work.
  • Valid driver's license.
  • Lifting up to 50 lbs.
  • Pushing/pulling up to 150 lbs.
  • Frequent sitting, standing, walking, bending, stooping, and reaching.
  • CPR and First Aid certification required.
  • Required to be certified in and adequately implement verbal de-escalation techniques.
  • Applicants should possess the ability to relate to individuals and families of varied ethnic and cultural backgrounds, ages, educational levels, and economic circumstances with respect and dignity. 
  • Excellent verbal, written, and computer skills are necessary in order to work effectively and collaboratively with clients, collaborating agencies, and community professionals, as well as maintaining proper documentation. 
  • Clinical staff members must possess reliable transportation, the ability to acquire an F endorsement on driver's license, and transport clients.

The McNabb Center ( is a premier not-for-profit provider of behavioral health services.  The Center provides quality care and serves all ages in a continuum of prevention, early intervention, social, co-occurring, addiction, outpatient, and crisis services.

MC is an EOE. MC conducts background checks, driver's license record, degree verification, and drug screens at hire. Employment is contingent upon clean drug screen, background check, and driving record. Additionally, certain programs are subject to TB Screening and/or testing.  Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive; and employee will also perform other reasonably related job responsibilities as assigned by immediate supervisor and other management as required.  This organization reserves the right to revise or change job duties as the need arises.  Moreover, management reserves the right to change job descriptions, job duties, or working schedules based on their duty to accommodate individuals with disabilities.  This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.