Recruitment & Licensing Specialist

May 08, 2023

Our Community Based Programs at Spaulding Academy & Family Services has an opening for a Recruitment & Licensing Specialist. The objective for this role is to recruit, train, license and retain compassionate and caring adults to provide safe and nurturing foster homes to children in need.

Requirements for this position are:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work (or related clinical discipline)
  • Minimum of two years’ experience working with children and/or families and demonstrated ability to serve and care for people in need.
  • Experience in the licensing and certification for both the adult and children population is required.
  • Trained, or available to be trained, in the SAFE Homestudy process.
  • Group facilitation, good listening, and effective communication skills.
  • Creative writing ability with emphasis on creation of persuasive copy as well as effective computer skills with proficiency in Word and Excel.
  • Have outstanding organization skills, assertiveness, leadership, self-initiation, and openness to new ideas and a desire to grow and develop professionally.
  • Flexibility in thinking and scheduling are also necessary
  • Must have a driver’s license and good driving record, as well as no history of criminal conduct or reports of child abuse or neglect.

The responsibilities for this role will include:

  • Recruit qualified foster parents on a continuous basis to meet the growing and changing client needs.
  • Support and maintain contact with each foster family and document contact in appropriate forums
  • Complete all steps necessary in licensing foster homes in accordance with the State of New Hampshire Foster Family Licensing Rules (He-C6446) utilizing the SAFE Homestudy process.
  • Create training tracks to ensure that foster parents participate in appropriate on-going trainings and complete all necessary paperwork for re-licensure.
  • Maintain foster family training records and administrative and clinical documentation as required by He-C 6335 Certification for Payment for Foster Care Programs.
  • Communicate frequently with community groups, NH DHHS offices and state agencies about on-campus and community-based services and needs.
  • Assist in raising community and public awareness on issues related to child welfare by promoting, organizing and/or helping to coordinate meetings, seminars, and/or special events.
  • Actively participate and coordinate with Team members to make appropriate and successful matches of children and families within the program.
  • Facilitate or find monthly support groups/activities for foster families.

Spaulding proudly supports staff wellness by offering a generous benefits package and paid time off plan, free meals, and coffee daily in our dining hall, an on-site fitness center available to staff 24/7, employee appreciation events through the year, and beautiful walking trails throughout our spectacular campus for you to enjoy. To apply for the Recruitment & Licensing Specialist role, please submit a resume and cover letter to

Spaulding Academy & Family Services is committed to maintaining a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.


Would You Like to Apply?

If you would like to apply for this position or another current opening, start by clicking here to download our employment application which can be completed as an editable PDF or printed and completed by hand. For optimal results when using this PDF application, we recommend clicking here to download the free Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Then, submit your completed application, a letter of interest, resume, and three references to Spaulding Academy & Family Services, Human Resources, 72 Spaulding Road, Northfield, NH 03276-4608, or e-mail us at