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Monroe Harding

Family Support Specialist/Recruiter

Monroe Harding


Job Summary

Who We Are

Monroe Harding’s mission is to change young people’s lives. Our cause is to ensure that foster care youth and other vulnerable young people build a solid foundation of strengths that position them for success in adulthood. Our cause and mission are accomplished through trauma and resiliency-informed programs and services in foster care, supportive housing, clinical emotional and mental health support services, and education, career development, and life skills support services.

What We Value

Optimism – We celebrate and encourage the good in each other. We create an environment in which people can have fun, express gratitude, feel uplifted, explore their passions, and increase their resiliency.

Inclusion – Through a lens of respect, we advocate for our families, our youth, and each other by creating a sense of belonging, understanding, and value for the uniqueness of each individual.

Curiosity – We are committed to creating a learning environment that seeks knowledge, looks to the future, and goes beyond the status quo.

Collaboration – We believe that people who are committed to open communication, a willingness to help, and working together as a team create a safe environment and a culture of excellence.

Personal Accountability – We empower one another to be our best selves. By showing up, listening, and providing thoughtful feedback we create a culture that allows for self-care.

Who We Are Looking For

The Family Support Coordinator/Recruiter is responsible for the recruitment of foster parents as well as training and approval of resource (foster, adoptive, kinship) parents including performing and managing all responsibilities associated with resource home initial and annual approval processes and assisting in child referral and placement services.

Job Responsibilities

Responsibilities of the Family Support Coordinator/Recruiter

Along with other duties, the Recruiter will be responsible for the following:

  • Develop, in collaboration with the Director of Foster Care, a recruitment and marketing plan to connect with potential foster parents and promote the agency foster care program to enhance recruitment of resource parents.
  • Participate in a widespread campaign to recruit foster families, including generalized and targeted recruitment.
  • Implement the recruitment plan through multiple marketing activities which will include networking, community meetings, talking with current agency foster parents, written material, media outreach, social media, website, and collaborative relationships and marketing with associations and community service partners.
  • Conduct home study assessment of prospective resource families, including interviews, home visits, obtaining and compiling supporting documentation, and writing the home study narrative.
  • Develop, schedule, coordinate, lead, and evaluate pre-service training programs for prospective resource parents.
  • Conduct re-approval of current resource parents including submission of required documentation to the Resource Home Evaluation Team (RHET).
  • Perform all required background checks including registration for fingerprinting on prospective and current resource parents, mentors, and childcare providers.
  • Participate in managing referrals and placing new foster care children and youth; assessing the appropriateness of referred children or youth for placement, identifying family resources for referred youth, responding quickly to the referring party, and facilitating placement as appropriate.


What we expect in a Case Manager at Monroe Harding

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of five years experience working in child welfare.

Qualifications Required

  • Knowledge of human relations, family dynamics interviewing skills, and the ability to communicate with people from all walks of life.
  • Ability to assess and recognize strengths and needs of families and children.
  • Ability to decipher detailed policy requirements and communicate them to others.
  • Ability to competently and comfortably train individuals and groups.


  • Flexibility/Time Management
  • Approachable
  • Convincing
  • Energetic
  • Detail Oriented
  • Written Communication

Applicants must pass a thorough background check and drug screen.  Must have a valid Tennessee driver’s license. 

Additionally, The Diana Screen® is administered to all potential applicants to help ensure that ethical boundaries between children and adults are maintained. At Monroe Harding, the safety and protection of the youth who have been entrusted to us is our #1 priority.

Additional Information


  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance available (90-100% coverage paid by Monroe Harding for the employee)
  • Life Insurance
  • Long Term Disability
  • Generous paid time off package
  • 401k (Monroe Harding will match up to 4%)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Professional development and training

How to Apply

Contact Information and Procedure:

Think you are interested in joining our team?  Please apply online at monroeharding.org


  • Date Posted: February 7, 2024
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Programs and Service Delivery
  • Service Area: Social / Human Services
  • Salary Range: $42,000