Provide support and assistance monthly or as needed to families while encouraging them to become self-sufficient, productive citizens in their community.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
FAMILY SUPPORT AND ASSISTANCE 50%
Complete family strengths/needs assessment and facilitate planning goals and objectives to assist Head Start families in meeting their educational, financial, social, health and mental health needs.
Actively work with families to identify community services and resources offering support in meeting family goals
Promote the importance of the familys involvement in their childs education. Prepare the family to advocate for their childs educational experiences when transitioned to the public school system. Provide engagement opportunities for parents to engage and learn from other parents and community.
Provide liaison activities between the educational staff and the family. Provide encouragement and guidance to the family on ways they can be actively involved in their childs education.
Provide liaison and advocacy services between the family and social service agencies.
Conduct monthly home visits and weekly contacts with all parents in caseload
Staff all children in caseload
CHILD SUPPORT AND ASSISTANCE 15%
Schedule health screenings and preventative care appointments at orientation then ensure program compliance with guidance from health staff.
Provide liaison activities with various service providers and the educational staff to meet each childs individual social-emotional development needs.
Work with parents on improving literacy within the family and personally through continuing education. (In-kind)
Assist the family with coordinating adult educational programs to assist in job preparation/placement, ESL programs, citizenship programs, and other programs that meet each families needs.
Recruit income/over-income/disability and age eligible children continuously.
Complete Orientation for new families.
Follow up with childs classroom attendance.
Recruit one parent representative and one alternate parent representative for the policy council
Attend community meetings
LIASION FOR PARENT EVENTS 5%
Complete family plan and goals, newsletters, parent notices, etc.
Keep all health documents according to state licensing requirements
Assist in paperwork and data entry/Keep Child Plus current
Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Attend all training days and staff meetings as requested.
Work Environment: Classroom and homes of families within caseload
Lifting Requirements: Up to 60 pounds
Travel Requirements: Extensive-travel to homes, transport families as needed
Other: Valid Drivers License, reliable transportation, current auto insurance, pass all required background checks.
The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Associates Degree with experience working with children and/or families OR two years experience in an Early Childhood Program
Must be able to read, write and speak English and Spanish
Must obtain within eighteen months of hire, at a minimum, a credential or certification in social work, human services, family services, counseling or a related field.
Bachelor Degree in Social Services or related field.
Two years experience in an Early Childhood Program.
All KCSL employees are mandated reporters of child abuse and neglect. Failure to properly report to DCF and the supervisor can result in disciplinary actions up to and including termination. See Mandated Reporter Policy in the Employee Handbook for details.
The duties and responsibilities of this job are subject to change without prior notice.
Our competitive salary and benefit package is set to attract and retain competent employees who take pride in their work.
Kansas Children's Service League