Case Management/Social Services, Database Management, Education/Teaching/Training
4 Year Degree
Child Care Resource & Referral is seeking to fill an immediate position for a Full-time Early Head Start Family Support Specialist. This position is responsible for the overall case management of all services provided to families enrolled in the Early Head Start Partnership Program. A working knowledge and skill in relationship-based engagement with families and implementation of the Head Start Performance Standards is required.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Implement recruitment efforts for the local partner centers including recruitment of children disabilities.
Establish and maintain accurate documentation of participants in the program.
Collaborate with families. Complete a Family Assessment annually and provide intervention/referrals/assistance.
Provide on-site case management services to families and children
Assist families in identifying and defining goals as early as possible after enrollment with progressive review
Adhere to follow-up procedures for tracking activities in all EHS service areas
Maintain accurate and current record keeping in family files per the established contents of files and grantee database. Participate in the monitoring system designed for CCR&R EHS/HS Partnership Program.
Collaborate with all families and local health agencies to ensure all children are linked to a medical and dental home for an ongoing source of continuous service.
Provide immediate referrals, assistance and follow-up crisis intervention needs.
Participate in all staff-parent conferences/home visits.
Participate at the local parent/policy committee meetings to offer technical assistance to parents.
Document and follow-up on children's absences in the program and offer assistance to families.
Develop and update Community Resources Book.
At a minimum, a credential or certification in social work, human services, family services, counseling or a related field. All degrees must come from a regionally accredited institution which has the U.S. Department of Education approval
Three to five years related experience, including data entry experience
Knowledge of local community, resources, and the child welfare system
Working knowledge of Head Start Performance Standards
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Pass DCFS background check, drug testing and Illinois State Fingerprinting background check
Internal Number: 8157411163
About Child Care Resource & Referral
Child Care Resource & Referral is the most comprehensive child care and early childhood education resource in Will, Grundy, Kendall and Kankakee Counties. Child Care Resource & Referral is a trustworthy partner for families, educators and employers with an experienced and dedicated staff helping match needs with the appropriate services, and facilitating access to any available financial assistance. The result is greater peace of mind and confidence that families are receiving the best possible early childhood resources.