Process family intakes, assisting parents in completing Head Start and childcare application and redeterminations for AFC, IDHS and CYS.
Coordinate parent meetings, workshops, committee meetings, and volunteer activities. Assist officers of parent committee, to implement Head Start programs for parent meetings.
Serve as liaison between parents, Site Directors, and Executive Director, relaying information to parents as appropriate.
Build relationships with families.
Strengthen families through the family partnership agreement process.
Encourage parent participation.
Oversee the recruiting, training, and scheduling of parent volunteers.
Keep other staff apprised of parent issues as appropriate, and assist staff in designing and implementing a comprehensive well-integrated plan for parent involvement that crosses all service areas.
Assist parents in developing and scheduling their own social and developmental activities and encourage and support parents in addressing community needs.
Bachelor’s Degree (B.S.W.) in Social Work.
and/or Gateways Family Specialist level 5.
Internal Number: 21220209
About Mary Crane Center
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 shared 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.