Parent Trainer/Recruiter (Foster Care) Knox

Help Others, Make a Difference, Save a Life.

Do you want to make a difference in people's lives every day?
Or help people navigate the tough spots in their life?
And do it all while working where your hard work is appreciated?

You have a lot of choices in where you work…make the decision to work where you are valued!

Join the McNabb Center Team as a Foster Parent Trainer / Recruiter today!

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 $18.83 /hr based on relevant experience and education.

Schedule: Flexibility is required to meet the needs of the program and clients. Staff will participate in on call rotation.

Travel: This position requires utilizing a personal dependable vehicle to conduct Center business. Maintaining a dependable vehicle and certified driver status is a condition of employment. "F" endorsement is required. Must be able to provide transportation as needed.

Equipment/Technology: This position requires the use of computer skills with an electronic medical record (EMR), and telehealth/televideo services may be offered as part of the service delivery. Staff will be expected to maintain work with a Center cell phone and computer.

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 to soft tones and close eye work.
  • Valid driver's license.
  • 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 be able to exercise sound judgement under pressure.
  • Clinical staff members must possess reliable transportation, the ability to acquire an F endorsement on driver's license, and transport clients.

Apply today to work where we care about you as an employee and where your hard work makes a difference!

Helen Ross McNabb Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Center provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Helen Ross McNabb Center 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.