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Head Start Program Family Support Worker

Posted 1 year ago in Nonprofit & Fund



Summary: Responsible for family services for enrolled Head Start families of center-based children in accordance with Head Start performance standards and guidelines.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Carries a caseload of an average of 60 children/families.

Works with teachers to complete documents for children/families.

Oversees the recruitment, training, and scheduling of parent volunteers.

Works with the Policy Committee, and serves as a resource for the Parent Committee.

Assists parents in developing and scheduling their own social and developmental activities and encourages and supports parents in addressing community needs.

Keeps other agency staff apprised of parent issues, and assists staff in designing and implementing a comprehensive, well integrated plan for parent involvement that crosses all service areas.

Works closely with the teacher and teacher assistant to establish a rapport between the parent and program to achieve maximum parent participation in the program and related activities.

Assists with the recruitment of parents and community volunteers.

Utilizes community resources to benefit children and parents of the program.

Assists with the following monthly center committee meetings activities: setting up the meeting room with the teachers, conferring with center committee president about meeting agenda items; providing pertinent information to the committee and attending all parent meetings; collecting all parent meeting sign-in sheets and handouts; typing all parent meeting minutes and having then translated as necessary; helping develop and participate in all parent activities.

Keeps accurate enrollment of children per classroom with up to date files on each including: completing Head Start enrollment forms; referral and follow up documentation; documentation of contacts made for the family, notation of contacts with the family, assists with maintaining a waiting list of 20% of possible enrollment at the center and identify children with the greatest need, and maintains thise records up to dat in Child Plus system. Writes social service/parent involvement reports.

Qualifications:

Bachelors Degree preferred, or an Associate Degree in Arts or Science in Human/Family Services, Counseling, Social work, Psychology or related field required with two years of related experience. Thorough knowledge of principles of social work, crisis intervention, counseling, or psychology which is typically gained through a minimum of two years experience through employment, practicum and or volunteering. Experience and/or knowledge or relevant Head Start Performance Standards. Knowledge of supervisory principles and practices and general knowledge of Florida licensing requirements for childcare centers.

Demonstrates a sense of ownership and responsibility in successfully delivering results; Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan; Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; supports a harassment-free environment, and treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values; Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings; Writes clearly and informatively; Presents numerical data effectively.Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization. Bilingual skills in Spanish and/or Creole required. Should have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications to include Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Data entry and data management experience is mandatory. Red Cross First Aid certificate; Certificate of good health and completed TB test required; requires level 2 background clearance, and drug test.

Department: Head Start Program, Early Childhood Programs

Status: Full-time seasonal, budgeted for Headstart school year calendar only

Location: Miami Gardens

Salary: Grade level range $24,900 to $31,100 pending on qualifications and experience

How to Apply:
Please email a resume or summary (preferably MS Word format) of your education and work experience to: YWCA-careers@ywca-miami.org or you may fax it to 305-416-4618.

Thank you for considering employment with the YWCA of Greater Miami-Dade.

EOE/DFW

About YWCA of Greater Miami-Dade:

The YWCA is the oldest and largest multicultural women's organization in the world.
Across the globe, we have more than 25 million members in 122 countries, including 2.6 million members and participants in 300 local associations in the United States.
More important than the numbers, is our mission to eliminate racism and empower women. We provide safe places for women and girls, build strong women leaders, and advocate for women's rights and civil rights in Congress.

Women come to us in times of crisis, as survivors of rape or domestic violence. They come for job training and career counseling, and economic literacy. They come for childcare and after school programs. They come for health and fitness. They come for a variety of reasons. But they come. And they leave with a renewed spirit, new skills, and stronger lives.

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