Family Development Specialist

locationBirmingham - Alabama (AL), 35222


Estimated salary $53,046 - $68,961 a year

Job Description:

Join the SAFY Family

Do you have a passion to serve families and youth right where they are?

Does seeing transformation in the lives of family and children motivate you?

We are seeking a mission focused professional to serve as a full time Family Development Specialist responsible for serving SAFY of Birmingham, Alabama by providing initial and on-going training and development of foster families and conduct/write initial and recertification home studies.

As a Family Development Specialist, you would:

  • Pursue all inquiries of interest from parties interested in becoming foster parents.
  • Perform a home study of prospective foster parent(s) and their home environment according to SAFY policy and specific requirements of the state.
  • Organize and schedule the foster parent(s) pre-service training program. This includes, arranging presenters, locating and
scheduling meeting sites, and notifying attendees.
  • Conduct the orientation training sessions and assure that the content and required number of training hours is provided according to SAFY policy and state regulations.
  • Complete all elements of the licensing process for each parent/home that successfully completes all phases of training, within 90 days.
  • Complete the re-certification of foster homes in a timely manner according to licensing regulations.
  • Be in compliance with monthly and quarterly requirements as defined annually by QI plan.
  • Flexible Schedule
  • Travel required

  • What you bring to this role:

    • Bachelor's or Master's degree in the field of social work.
    • LBSW or LMSW, is required in the State of Alabama.
    • Three years of relevant experience in Child Welfare from a public or private agency with clinical service delivery

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