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 age and income eligibility for children and pregnant women participating in the program.
Collaborate with families to complete an accurate Family Assessment annually and provide intervention, referrals and assistance for interests, needs and circumstances identified.
Provide on-site case management services to families and children including assistance and referrals, i.e., emergency services, health/nutrition/dental referrals, education/mental health/ disability referrals, and child abuse and neglect, etc.
Collaborate with families in person accessing community services that meet their needs, circumstances and interests including following up with parents to assure that services are received.
Assist families in identifying and defining goals as early as possible after enrollment; and ensure that progress is done per procedure.
Adhere to follow up procedures for tracking activities in all Early Head Start Service areas, i.e., medical, dental, mental health, CACFP/nutrition, disabilities, eligibility, and family and community partnerships.
Maintain accurate and current record-keeping in the family file by following the established contents of files and grantee database.
Education and Experience Requirements:
At a minimum and/or within eighteen months of hire, 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 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.
Must have extensive knowledge of various computer program and office functions including communications, data processing, record keeping and Microsoft Office.
Working knowledge of Head Start Performance Standards.
Ability to establish and maintain case notes.
Ability to establish relationships with families and children from various socioeconomic backgrounds.
Ability to handle administrative duties, along with being self-directed.
Possess organizational skills and time management skills.
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Pass DCFS background check and drug testing
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.