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Under the general supervision of the Family Support Services Coordinator is responsible for assessing the social service needs of participants, providing direct and indirect services and referrals and engaging participants in various activities and leadership roles throughout the agency through mentoring and training.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Coordinate comprehensive assessment of social service needs of clients and develops a written service plan for each case.
Establish strong, trusting and collaborative relationships with participant families and serve as the liaison between parent groups and Program Director and other staff.
Provide services, resources, referrals and support based on the individual needs of the families.
Engage with families to complete a comprehensive Strength and Needs Assessment, develop a written Partnership Agreement, and help families identify goals.
Establish formal linkage agreements with community agencies and institutions.
Attend Individual Education Plan (IEP) meetings and IFSP meetings to serve as a support and advocate for children and parents.
Coordinate parent engagement activities through recruitment and organization of events and services.
Identify individual and group training needs for parents and provide technical assistance to meet these needs.
Assist in identifying, planning and conducting Parent Committee Meetings, parent trainings, and parent workshops.
Assist parents in identifying and developing local community resources.
Recruit families and complete intake and registration for families who will participate in the programs.
Provide transportation options to parents and children for program activities when necessary.
Conduct home visits to families at least annually for each family and as needed.
Collaborate with other staff, volunteers, interns, and/or neighborhood organizations with on-going program implementation and in developing special events.
Attend weekly family support meetings, parent meetings, and other meetings as necessary.
Perform record keeping and other reporting functions as required by Head Start Performance and NAEYC Standards. Submit all agency reports in a timely manner.
Shares responsibility with other family support workers to oversee agency food pantry intake.
Facilitate and ensure parent participation in the committee structure of the Head Start delegate agency and city wide council.
Maintain knowledge current in field including attendance at seminars, workshops, and in-service training programs.
Attend regular supervision session with supervisor.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in social work. Human services, family services, counseling or related field required and a minimum of one year experience.
Excellent computer and data entry skills.
Excellent organizational, communication, writing and interpersonal skills
Valid driver’s license and ability to drive agency van.
Hours: Full-time; year round
Salary Range: $35,000.00 - $40,000.00/Year
Excellent Benefits: Health, life and short/long term disability insurance, vacation, 403(b) thrift plan (upon 1 year of employment), etc.
Application details: Please send cover letter and resume to