Position: Community and Family Services Coordinator III
Assignment: Head Start
Reports to: Program Director
Status: Full time-Exempt
Pay Grade: 8
Critical Action Items:
Responsible to supervise the development and compile a complete community assessment every three (3) years for the Agency, with the assistance of all staff and Program Director
Responsible to generate in-kind to meet Agency’s non-federal share obligation
Will monitor the area of Family and Community Partnerships and provide a written report of current services to the Program Director and governing bodies, as requested
Will provide training for program staff regarding issues and topics related to Family and Community Partnerships, including but not limited to Child/Adult abuse and Neglect, Domestic Violence, and Community Resources
Responsible to seek knowledge and use skills to enhance job performance expertise and readily share information and skills with others
Will attend required/related training as assigned
Responsible to collaborate with other Coordinators
Responsible for the development and promotion of community collaboration and partnerships
Responsible to model appropriate behavior, demonstrating a positive, professional attitude
Responsible to model professionalism in appropriate attire and appearance
Demonstrates responsibility and accountability in supporting Agency goals/mission
Responsible to participate in management and planning meetings
Responsible to establish your role with the family as their advocate
Responsible to monitor assigned children for attendance, conduct follow-up as indicated, and maintain appropriate documentation
Responsible to provide opportunity for parents to share information and refer them to appropriate resources, in-house or community
Responsible to provide emergency assistance and crisis intervention for families
Assist families in completing enrollment applications and all documents required.
Participate in the recruitment and enrollment of children for the Head Start Program.
Act as an advocate for families and children.
Conduct home visits, interview families to assess their needs, plan and develop with the parents an individual family plan.
Assist parents and families in strengthening the family’s knowledge and resources of health, nutrition, and child development.
Assist teaching staff in maintaining staff/child ratios as needed.
Recruit, train and schedule parent volunteers as necessary.
Assisting in inputting client data into computer database.
Communicates regularly with Program Director, teachers and other program coordinators.
Completes and delivers all required reports by the agency and contractor to the Program Director.
Works as a team player
Performs all duties as assigned
Supports other Head Start Services as needed.
Complies with all policies/procedures of the agency.
Ensures family’s needs are being met.
Ensure all documents and program files are compliant with OHS and DFPS standards.
All files must be maintained neat and orderly and confidentiality of file information must be maintained.
Will do other duties as assigned by the Program Director, Associate Executive Director and/ or the Executive Director.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood, Bachelor’s degree in Social work, or related Human services field. Bi-lingual preferred.
Experience: Experience in a licensed childcare facility, or experience with case work.
Ability to work under minimum supervision. Exercises patience, initiative and confidentiality.
Ability to establish and maintain effective, professional working relationships with other employees, staff and the public.
Must organize, direct and integrate all case management components.
Must maintain confidentiality.
Must be able to serve and effectively communicate, to the extent feasible, with children and families with no or limited English proficiency.
Must have knowledge and experience in child development and early childhood education, the principles of child health, safety, and nutrition; adult learning principles; and family dynamics.
Report suspected child abuse/neglect to administrator and law enforcement agency.
Abide by all BCFS policies and procedures.
Abide by DFPS and OHS regulations and standards.
Work as a team player.
Attends all mandated trainings.
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