Family Development Coordinator
Bassett Unified School District - La Puente, CA

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Under direction of the Director of Child Development, Operations Supervisor, or Education Supervisor, coordinate the planning, development and implementation of a variety of activities related to the Head Start and State Preschool programs; assure that families are linked with health, special needs, nutrition, social services, parent involvement, mental health and other parent/child needs services based on family strengths, concerns, needs and priorities according to the Federal Program Standards; serve as a member of an interdisciplinary team that includes program management, teaching staff, District personnel and program families; train and provide technical work direction to staff.


Working with professionals and clientele, support and assist paraprofessional staff in assessing the needs of clients to help them achieve family independence; provide training and technical work direction to Family Development Specialists.

Assist with coordinating the service areas of disabilities and family community partnerships, which involve parent involvement, governance, family literacy, transitioning, and related support components.

Assist with coordinating and maintaining outreach and recruitment to assure site enrollment of eligible children, including ten percent of children with disabilities.

Assist families with Family Partnerships Agreements as defined in the Federal Program Standards.

Assist the family to define and set goals.

Assist families to identify and meet milestones of family goals.

Collect and disseminate information and materials pertaining to local services available to families.

Compile mandated background information on the family using computerized data system and input data.

Under pre-established procedures, develop individualized, flexible, accessible and responsive choices to each family's unique strengths and needs.

Assist with program enrollment during the year as needed.

Attend orientations, in-service training, educational programs/events/workshops/trainings, community meetings/events, conferences, parent meetings, and workshops as assigned.

Establish and maintain direct communication channels between the family, site staff, Family Development Specialists, and all members of the Agency and District team.

Assist the Head Start Nurse with hands-on health-related services, such as vision and hearing screening.

Carry out agency policies, goals and objectives as defined in the new Federal Performance Standards.

Review program family files and provide feedback regarding Family Partnership Agreements and eligibility according to Federal Performance Standards/requirements

Establish and maintain up-to-date individual files for each child and family.

Make home visits as needed to maintain direct communication with families.

Serve as a liaison with other public and private agencies and with other District personnel to offer referral services and follow up to assure family needs, goals and objectives are met.

Coordinate and implement staff development and in-service training related to applicable social services; organize, coordinate and conduct a variety of meetings and workshops to provide support and assistance to the parents of the Head Start and State Preschool programs; attend a variety of meetings and training sessions related to program activities.

Prepare and maintain required records, reports, files and documentation related to parent involvement, Disabilities, Governance, Family Community Partnerships, Mental Health and Social Services; review and keep current on requirements pertaining to the operation of the Head Start and State Preschool programs such as Governance, Family Literacy, etc.

Perform related duties as assigned.


Any combination equivalent to: completion of a minimum of 60 college quarter units with major course work in social work, social science, community relations or closely related field.

Minimum of five years of significant, directly-related and increasingly responsible professional work experience which includes parent involvement and administering social services to assist economically and sociologically disadvantaged families.


1 - Complete an ONLINE Bassett USD employment application by clicking the "Apply" button above. Computers for applying online are available in the Personnel Commission office.

*Be sure your application reflects all relevant experience, paid or volunteer. Attach a supplemental resume or other description of experience if it is not adequately described on your application.

2 - Applications may be screened to select the most qualified candidates.
3 - The examination will consist of:

Step 1-Written job knowledge test (40% of total score)
Step 2-Structured oral interview (60% of total score)

*To check Exam Dates, go to the Examination Schedule on the left side menu.

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