LOCATION: Orange County & Seminole County, Florida
Provides services to Head Start/Early Head Start (HS/EHS) families in compliance with the Performance Standards. Carries out goals, policies and activities designed to implement social service and parent involvement objectives.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Collects documents to verify eligibility of children for the HS/EHS/EHS-CCP programs, including children with disabilities. Assists parents in completing original enrollment applications when needed.
Coordinates enrollment activities between EHS-CCP and 4C School Readiness
Maintains a waitlist that has more applications than vacancies in the program by working with applicable staff to create and develop an ongoing recruitment plan for EHS-CCP.
Acts as the liaison between EHS and all sub-contracted locations
Provides information and opportunities for parents to access community involvement activities and interests
Organizes and initiates parent committee meetings at assigned HS/EHS and EHS-CCP provider Attends parent committee meetings.
Makes referrals to families on issues related to the child or his/her family. Follows-up with family in a timely manner. Receives disabilities and pre-referral request documentation from teaching staff and sends to Site Supervisor for determination.
Schedules and completes home visits. Completes classroom visits weekly to assigned classrooms. Follows procedures to maintain full enrollment.
Assists parents in arranging transportation to appointments at various social or medical agencies.
Maintains all case management files for individual children and families. Ensures entire application process for each assigned child and family enrolled in HS/EHS/EHS-CCP is completed accurately and on a timely manner.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language.
Knowledge of interviewing techniques.
Ability to gain knowledge of Head Start Performance Standards and HS/EHS Policies and Procedures, to include the Active Supervision of children.
Knowledge of a variety of computer software applications in word processing, spreadsheet, and databases, including Microsoft Word and Excel. Ability to navigate the Internet.
Ability to maintain confidentiality.
Ability to work and communicate with people from various multi-cultural backgrounds and socio-economic levels.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
An associate’s degree with 12 college credit hours in social work, human services, family services, counseling or a related field.
Two (2) years’ experience in an Early Childhood program, social work, or case management.
PAY RATE: $14.54 an hour
PAY GRADE: 7
Equal Opportunity Employer – Veteran/Disability
Qualified candidates should submit their resumes via https://4cflorida.org/careers/submit-your-resume/ - be sure to mention CFEC.org job posting when applying