Child Focused Adoption Services Recruiter - Albany, NY
Job Details
Albany-New Karner-NPCS - Albany, NY
Full Time
4 Year Degree

Child Focused Adoption Services Recruiter - Albany, NY

The Child Focused Adoption Services Recruiter is a grant-funded position through Wendys Wonderful Kids. The position is a collaborative project between Parsons Child and Family Center and various county entities. The purpose of the project is to engage in diligent efforts to help older children with a permanency goal of adoption to achieve their goal and to develop permanent and sustainable relationships with caring adults.



  • Review referrals and records to identify potential permanent family, interview families and assess their viability as potential permanent family, work with local district staff to support adoption process.
  • Plan with the County dates and times to be on site to review records and participate in staff meetings and trainings as they relate to the position.
  • With County approval, participate in planning and one-to-one meetings with identified youth to discuss barriers and progress towards permanence, act as an advocate for identified youth, and work with potential families to identify appropriate matches.
  • Maintain records as identified by the project and report monthly activities.
  • Facilitate training as needed for potential permanent families (MAPP or Deciding Together).
  • Coordinate resource parent development activities with other staff and collaterals where needed
  • For families with existing, valid home studies, assure that any needed updates or amendments are timely and accurate.
  • Participate actively in community marketing activities surrounding recruitment.
  • Participate in treatment planning and service plan reviews for identified youth.
  • Participate in on-going training in permanency areas.



Child-Focused Adoption Services Recruiter 1

Requires a Bachelors degree and least two years of experience working with children and families. Experience in child welfare and juvenile detention preferred. Foster care and/or recruitment experience required.


Child-Focused Adoption Services Recruiter 2

Requires a Bachelors degree and at least five (5) to seven (7) years of experience working with children and families. Experience in child welfare and juvenile detention preferred. Foster care and/or recruitment experience required.


Northern Rivers Family of Services, a family of human service agencies who work together and are committed to helping children, families, and adults.  As the parent organization to Parsons Child & Family Center, Northeast Parent & Child Society, and Unlimited Potential, Northern Rivers coordinates the quality of care, depth of programs, and combined size and passion for the mission to provide care for more than 18,000 people each year in 41 counties throughout New York State. 

If you’ve got the talent, drive and desire to make a real difference in your community, you need to be a part of Northern Rivers Family of Services. We’re a family of human service agencies united in our passion to help the children, adults, and families of the Capital Region and beyond. 

Our employees receive a generous time off and benefits package, tuition reimbursement, loan repayment assistance, free training/CEU opportunities, flexible work schedule, and much more! 

Apply today to become part of our team!

Northern Rivers is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.

The Agency will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.

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