Regional Resource Specialist (Western Wisconsin) – Full-time

The Coalition for Children, Youth, and Families supports families who are changing kids’ lives through foster care and adoption by connecting them to the resources that will provide the information, training, and support they need to succeed and excel in their unique, challenging, and rewarding parenting role.  We are currently seeking a skilled, enthusiastic, and diplomatic professional with experience in foster care, adoption, and customer service to serve western Wisconsin for the Foster Care and Adoption Resource Center.

  • Job Summary:  Under the direction of the Program Supervisor, the Regional Resource Specialist travels extensively throughout the state of Wisconsin providing outreach, support, and training to foster and adoptive families and the professionals who serve them – public, private, and tribal.
  • Key areas of responsibility include:
    • Support and assistance to public, private, and tribal licensing agencies and professionals
    • Research and authorship of articles for a diverse range of customers
    • Collaboration to provide training opportunities including some direct provision of training
    • Active outreach and facilitation of referrals with timely, accurate response to requests
    • Maintain constructive and collaborative relationships with all customers and stakeholders including the Wisconsin Department of Children & Families (DCF), private and public professionals, families, and tribes
    • Establish and maintain relationships with other community stakeholders
    • Provide intensive technical assistance in targeted recruitment and retention of foster families
  • Qualifications:
    • Bachelor’s degree in Human Services related field required; MSW or related field preferred
    • 5 or more years of relevant foster care and adoption experience required (Wisconsin preferred)
    • Valid Wisconsin’s driver’s license and reliable transportation required
    • Excellent client engagement and response skills
    • Demonstrated ability to plan and manage multiple projects concurrently
    • Demonstrated ability to work with people of various cultural, racial, and ethnic groups cooperatively and respectively
    • Excellent knowledge of technology, especially in MS Office Suite
    • High comfort level with flexibility, urgency of work, and handling conflict resolution
    • Ability to persevere in bringing system improvements to Wisconsin for foster care and adoption issues
    • Strong writing, training, and presentation skills
    • Openness to creative thinking, new ideas
    • Willingness to travel within Wisconsin
    • Ability to work nights and weekends
    • Comfort working remotely with frequent reporting

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Interested applicants should send resume and answers to the questions below to info@coalitionforcyf.org or by mail to:

Coalition for Children, Youth, and Families
Attn: Human Resources Department
6682 W. Greenfield Ave, Suite 310
Milwaukee, WI 53214

  • Please upload your resume.

The Coalition for Children, Youth & Families is a positive and empowering place to work. We value not only the mission and vision of the organization, but also the individuals and families who use our services, but also our staff members and volunteers. We have a family friendly environment and we place a high importance on key company culture guidelines. 

Coalition for Children, Youth & Families respects the value and dignity of every individual and serves our clients without regard to race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender orientation, gender expression, age, physical or mental ability, veteran status, military obligations, marital status or economic level.

This policy also applies to employment practice, internal promotions, training, opportunities for advancement, terminations, outside vendors, members and customers, service clients, use of contractors and consultants, and dealings with the general public.

 

Receptionist (Milwaukee Office) – Part-time

The Coalition for Children, Youth, and Families works to strengthen families and professionals connected to foster care and adoption by linking them to resources, information, training, and support they need to be successful.  A large portion of the work we provide is in response to grants awarded to the agency through the State of Wisconsin Department of Children and Families.

We are currently seeking a part-time Receptionist to support front desk functions. We will work with the right candidate to create a schedule for up to 20 hours per week falling between 9am and 5pm Monday-Thursday. This position will report the Program Supervisor.

  • Key Responsibilities:
    • General administrative and clerical support, which includes screening and directing phone calls
    • Greeting persons entering the organization and offering assistance as needed
    • Maintaining the tidiness of the reception area
    • Monitoring and maintaining office equipment & nearby supply areas
  •  Qualifications:
    • High School Diploma or equivalent
    • 2 or more years of experience in customer focused settings (retail, food service, office setting)
    • Comfortable working with Microsoft Office and other agency specific data systems
    • Ability to work with people of various cultural, racial, and ethnic groups cooperatively and respectively
    • High comfort level with flexibility, urgency of work, and handling conflict resolution
    • Openness to feedback, help, and support
    • Reliable transportation required

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Interested applicants should send resume or short letter of interest outlining past experience, and answers to the questions below to info@coalitionforcyf.org or by mail to:

Coalition for Children Youth and Families
Attn: Human Resources Department
6682 W. Greenfield Ave, Suite 310
Milwaukee, WI 53214

 

  • Please upload your resume.

The Coalition for Children, Youth & Families is a positive and empowering place to work. We value not only the mission and vision of the organization, but also the individuals and families who use our services, but also our staff members and volunteers. We have a family friendly environment and we place a high importance on key company culture guidelines. 

Coalition for Children, Youth & Families respects the value and dignity of every individual and serves our clients without regard to race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender orientation, gender expression, age, physical or mental ability, veteran status, military obligations, marital status or economic level.

This policy also applies to employment practice, internal promotions, training, opportunities for advancement, terminations, outside vendors, members and customers, service clients, use of contractors and consultants, and dealings with the general public.