YMCA of Greater Seattle Host Homes Recruiter in Seattle, Washington


Who are we?

At the Seattle Y, we are an inclusive organization of people with a shared commitment to nurture the potential of youth, promote healthy living, and foster social responsibility.

At the Y, strengthening community is our cause. We work side-by-side with our neighbors throughout King and south Snohomish counties to help kids and families thrive – and apply their positive behaviors and goals at home, school, the workplace, and beyond.

  • 13 branches

  • 2 overnight camps

  • 10 swimming pools

  • More than 200 program sites

Become a leader on our team at the YMCA of Greater Seattle where we promote a continuous learning environment and career opportunities. Competitive pay range and excellent benefit package includes YMCA membership, health, dental, life and disability insurance; tuition assistance; 12% retirement contribution, as eligible.

If this sounds like an organization you'd like to work for, read on!


What you’ll be doing…

The Y is seeking a dedicated individual for the position of Foster Home Developer and Trainer. You will assist in recruitment, orientation and training of foster parents. You willensures all foster parents meet or exceed the program standard of care model and provide ongoing support and monitors foster parent performance.

Who are you?

If you're the right candidate for the job, you arepassionate about serving the needs of the community and the needs of foster youth and foster parents. You pride yourself in your ability to build strong relationships and are flexible in your communication style.


  • Recruits host home volunteers through diverse advertising and community networking. Ensures prospective host meet YMCA desire to provide inclusive, professional, collegial and effective programming.

  • Creates, revises and distributes marketing materials for diverse host home recruitment.

  • Met with prospective host and share the vision and mission of the program.

  • Leads initial orientation of new hosts during the beginning screening.

  • Monitors current homes and ensures that program requirements are in compliance. Participate in home visits to ensure the home meets program eligibility.

  • Addresses areas of concern with hosts and staff using a solution-focused approach to ensure cohesive, effective teaming

  • Participate in tabling community events and open house presentations throughout King County.

  • May require evening and weekend responsibilities

  • Develop a host home volunteer retention plan

  • Maintains knowledge of YMCA programs, policies, needs, and youth population served.

  • Participates in the YMCA Annual Campaign, raising money to help fund programs for youth and families in need.

  • Work in collaboration with volunteer manager to ensure all program requirements are met and promptness in responses to hosts.

  • Other duties as assigned


You should have:

  • High school diploma or high school equivalency course of study (GED/HSEC) required. Bachelor’s degree in social work, social services, or a closely related field from an accredited school preferred.

  • Must be at least 21 years of age. (WAC388-147-1475, DSHS/DLR requirement)

  • Knowledge of relevant Washington Administrative Codes (WACs).

  • 3 years experience as a Licensed Foster Parent, preferably providing therapeutic level of care.

  • 1-2 years experience providing training, coaching, and peer mentorship/support.

  • Ability to work in a team management approach.

  • Current state approved CPR/First Aid certifications required within 30 days of hire

  • Ability to visit current and prospective foster homes. (Proof of adequate vehicle insurance may be required.)

The YMCA of Greater Seattle is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity. We are a drug & alcohol-free workplace; all job offers are contingent on results of a background check and drug screening, including screening for marijuana.

ID 2018-7204

Type Regular Full-Time

# of Openings 1

Location Association Office

Category Young Adult Services (YAS)

Address 909 4th Avenue