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Kansas Early Head Start Program Support/Family Engagement Coordinator - Garden City, KS
Kansas Children's Service League
Kansas Children's Service League
 


Job Location: Garden City, Kansas
Job Type: Full-Time

JOB SUMMARY

Provide support and assistance to families while encouraging them to become self-sufficient. Assist teacher in classroom; assist families with concerns and needs.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

FAMILY SUPPORT AND ASSISTANCE 45%

  • Monitor and track childcare subsidy; actively work with families to maintain the 30 DCF approved activity hours required

  • Complete family needs assessments and case planning goals to assist Early Head Start families meet their educational, financial, social, health and mental health needs.

  • 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 liaison and advocacy services between the family and social service agencies.

  • Oversee health screenings and ensure program compliance.

  • Assist the family with coordinating adult educational programs to assist in job preparation/placement, ESL programs, citizenship programs, and other programs that meet each familys needs.

    EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATOR AIDE 35%

  • Assist the Teacher with the children, paperwork, and tracking as needed.

  • Assist with field trips

  • Organize supplies and materials as needed.

  • Clean room and make sure the toys and room are in good working order

  • Daily check of the playground and report any repairs to supervisor

  • Assist in carrying out daily routines

  • 4 hours are required each day within the classroom

ADMINISTRATION AND OTHER 15%

  • Complete family plan and goals, newsletters, parent notices, etc.

  • Keep all health documents according to state licensing requirements

  • Assist in paperwork and filing; including entering into data bases

  • Participate in any training or conferences as requested.

  • Provide in-kind opportunities and collect and document.

  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

    RECRUITMENT 5%

  • Recruit income and age eligible children continuously.

  • Complete Orientation for new families and assist in referrals for entry into the childcare setting.

  • Follow up with childs classroom attendance.

  • Attend community meetings

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

    Work Environment: Classroom and homes of families within caseload

    Lifting Requirements: Up to 60 pounds

    Travel Requirements: Moderate

    Other: Valid Drivers License

    Transportation

    Auto Insurance

    Pass KBI Check

    Pass CANIS

    Pass Pre-employment Drug Screening

    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.

    SCOPE

    Total Staff 0

    Direct Exempt 0

    Indirect Exempt 0

    Direct Non-exempt 0

    Indirect Non-exempt 0

    BUDGETARY REPONSIBILITY

    Direct Budget $0

    Indirect Budget $0

    MAJOR SYSTEM (MIS) OR PROCESS RESPONSIBILITY

    None

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT

    Required

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.

  • Experience with pre-school children in an educational setting

  • Family Services Credential within 18 months of hire date

  • Ability to speak and read Spanish

    Preferred

  • Associates Degree in social service, child development or related field.

  • Two years experience in an Early Childhood Program.

    Mandated Reporter

    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.




Benefits:
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




 
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