The Disability/Family Worker Coordinator carries out goals, policies and activities designed to meet the social service component performance standards as outlined in the Head Start Program management plans. Supportive services are provided to the center in the areas of mental health, social services, family involvement, special needs, and community partnerships in accordance with the Monitoring Protocol.
Oversee process and implementation for family intakes, childcare applications and redetermination. Ensure timely and accurate completion.
Ensure proper coordination of parent meeting workshops, committee meetings, policy meetings and volunteer activities.
Monitor Family Worker assistants and officers of policy committee and parent groups, ensuring the implementation of a quality Head Start Program.
Serve as liaison between parents, Site Director, and Executive Director, relaying information to Family Worker and other team members, and parents as appropriate.
Build relationships with families and strengthen them through the family partnership agreement process.
.In 1908, Jane Addams started the Mary Crane Day Nursery at Hull House, after receiving a donation of a building from Richard Teller Crane in memory of his late wife. Hull House turned the Day Nursery over to the National College of Education in 1925, and Jane Addams joined with Edna Dean Baker, president of the College, to pioneer a new way of thinking about early childhood education. Their share...d knowledge and firsthand experience of working with children and families was groundbreaking in the efforts to prepare young underprivileged children for success.Originally assisting children of poor immigrants on Chicago’s near West Side, the Center moved north to the Julia C. Lathrop Homes in 1963. In keeping with the spirit of its inception, the Mary Crane Center continues to serve communities in need and has added sites in Rogers Park, Austin and West Garfield Park over the past several years. The Mary Crane Center has launched the lives of over 15,000 children and families.