Position Objective: The Family Support Worker (FSW) is responsible for supporting the early childhood families in a holistic manner, which includes helping them establish a medical home, connect them to the school, resources, conducting home visits and develop goals, as defined by each individual family. The FSW will also support enrollment efforts and family engagement activities. FSW will support in the classrooms as advocates for the family and child.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Support the enrollment coordinator on the enrollment process, ensuring that folders are in compliance with Head Start/funder requirements and entering data in agency and funder systems.
Maintain a full caseload. Recruit, retain, and enroll families.
Refer families to resources, according to needs.
Document referrals and progress towards goals.
Conduct follow-up with families regarding referrals on a regular basis.
Help parents establish a medical/dental home to access continuous health services for children and monitor health records in collaboration with program staff.
Monitor all component data on a regular-basis and follow-up with families on missing documentation on a regular-basis, making sure to document all efforts.
Participate in program self-assessment and community needs process.
Maintain an up-to-date community resource directory in conjunction with the site to assist parents in identifying and accessing local community resources.
Monitor attendance daily and work with staff to follow-up with parents.
Collaborate with program coordinators to ensure all Head Start/funder requirements are met.
Encourage families to attend Passages Early Center workshops and meetings.
Schedule and attend a minimum of two home visits per year with families.
Support the referral and evaluation process for students with IFSP/IEP’s.
Support the preschool classrooms and staff in the classrooms.
Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications (Knowledge, skills and abilities):
Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Human Services, Family Services, Counseling or related field.
Must obtain Gateways Family Support Specialist credential level 5.
A minimum of two years of experience working with children and families.
Must have a valid Driver’s License, access to a reliable and insured vehicle, and willingness to travel locally.
Experience with multicultural environment
Experience with Reggio Emilia Approach
Asian Human Services Inc. is an equal employment opportunity employer dedicated to the fair and equal treatment of all of its employees without regard to age, gender, race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, disability, political or union affiliation, maternity status, parental status, military or veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by law
About Asian Human Services Inc.
Established in 1978, Asian Human Services is the largest multi-cultural and multi-lingual health and social services organization in the Metropolitan Chicago areas. Its mission is to provide client -centered, quality, and compassionate services to Asian immigrants and other underserved communities so that they can fully participated in society, prosper and thrive. Specialized in healthcare, education, and employment, its professional staff is fluent in more than 28 languages and serves more than 28,000 clients throughout Illinois each year.