Aspiranet is a one-of-a-kind social service agency dedicated to building a world where all children and youth are loved and cared for, and all families have the resources to thrive. Founded in 1975, our core mission is to help California kids and families. Aspiranet’s services include foster care and adoption family support, residential care, support for youth making the transition from foster care to adulthood, mental and behavioral health services, intensive home-based care, and community-based family resources. We provide services throughout California.

Recruiter/ Orientation Specialist

Location: Merced, California, United States


This position is no longer open.

Requisition Number: 11046

Position Title: Hiring and Program Orientation Specialist

External Description:

Your Opportunity

Are you interested in being part of positive changes in child welfare services? 

Founded in 1975 with locations across California, Aspiranet is a trusted neighbor, partner and care provider that exists to help families thrive. With personalized care, Aspiranet offers a unique blend of services including foster family support, residential care, adoption services, and services for foster youth transitioning to adulthood, mental health services, intensive home-based care, and community-based family resources. We celebrate our values of respect, integrity, courage and hope through our work, and most importantly, our people. Aspiranet staff gain inspiration from human connection and understand that success is the product of teamwork. We seek champions for our mission and those committed to excellence.

Your Future Team

When you work for Aspiranet, you join a committed team whose efforts positively affect children and families.

Your Impact

Under the direction of the Recruitment & Community Engagement Supervisor, the Hiring and Orientation Specialist is responsible for the timely and accurate managing of all hiring, onboarding and orientation.  The Hiring and Orientation Specialist generates all paperwork required by the program to initiate a hire, manages the HRM, and conducts phone screenings, interviews and reference checks for applicants. The Hiring and Program Orientation Specialist works within a team environment.  The Hiring and Program Orientation Specialist is also responsible for overseeing the timely completion and submission of first day paperwork of all new employees. The Hiring and Program Orientation Specialist collaborates with the program Managers and Supervisors and Training-Pod Core Program Manager(s) coordinate and participate in new staff orientation.

Your Skills and Duties

  •         Initiate opening of all positions for the program.
  •         Manage the hiring responsibilities in the HRM system and keep that portion of the system updated daily
  •         Daily completion of ranking, screening, interviewing, etc. of applicants
  •         Identify qualified applicants (through above processes) for vacant positions
  •         Under direction of Recruitment & Community Engagement Supervisor facilitate hiring of staff
  •         Have a working knowledge of vacant positions and skills and knowledge needed to do the job.
  •         Conduct standardized screening, interviewing and checking of references for all qualified applicants.
  •         Coordinate with Recruitment Outreach Coordinator and HR onboarding staff the work flow to fill vacant positions in a timely manner.
  •         Staff completion of written new staff orientation per role.
  •         Provide non practice portions of staff Orientation
  •         In collaboration with CPD, CPMs and CPSs maintain in-house professional development training and calendar of training.
  • Attend weekly meetings with Recruitment & Community Engagement Supervisor and with additional Hiring and Program Orientation Specialist.

Education & Work Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree and two years’ experience participating in hiring and or orienting staff
  • Meets all state required conditions of employment; i.e. Fingerprint and Child Abuse Index Clearance, TB/Health Physical, valid California Driver’s License and clean driving record (Motor Vehicle Report) if required to drive for this position
  • Meets all compliance requirements of federal, state, and county regulations by periodic sanction checks

Compensation: DOE

Benefits: Aspiranet is a collaborative environment where everyone has a voice in creating the best possible outcomes for our clients and our staff. We offer an exceptional work environment and a competitive benefits package for full-time employees. Our benefits package is robust, aimed at keeping you healthy and well, financially secure, providing a work-life balance, and protecting you from the unexpected.

Aspira means hope. We are a network of people bringing hope forward. We look forward to learning what makes you passionate.


Aspiranet is proud to be an equal employment opportunity employer; all applicants will be given full consideration under state, local, and federal law.



Job Category: Behavioral Health



Community / Marketing Title: Recruiter/ Orientation Specialist

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Aspiranet is proud to be an equal employment opportunity employer; all applicants will be given full consideration under state, local, and federal law.

City: Merced

State: California

County: Merced

Location_formattedLocationLong: Merced, California US