Family Service Associate

Full Time

Gladwin County


General Responsibilities
_ Assist with the coordination and implementation of services to families enrolled in Early Childhood Services Program as required by the Head Start Performance Standards and state and federal mandates.

_ Ensure quality program service delivery.

_ Protect the privacy of customers/families and hold in confidence all information obtained in the course of service.

Specific Duties:
_ Coordinate Family Partnership Agreements, Family Goals Sheet and other tools to provide customized services to families.

_ Coordinate and conduct application visits and assure the proper documentation for eligibility.

_ Provide assistance to families to facilitate their participation in parent education opportunities, workshops, support groups, family plans and other opportunities.

_ Support the family by indentifying resources which will assist them in meeting documented needs or requests.

_ Make all efforts to assure the safety and well-being of all program participants.

_ Make home visits to prepare plans, complete referral information.

_ Assist in the recruitment and enrollment process to ensure that as many families as possible are provided with Early Childhood Services.

_ Attend community meetings and events as needed to support the agency programs.

_ Participate in personal and professional development activities, including staff meetings, conferences, training opportunities, and other training options as identified and approved by supervisors.

_ Work with teaching staff and parent committees to plan and implement parent events and meetings.

_ Complete necessary program documentation and record keeping in a neat & timely manner, using an approved system.

_ Attend community meetings and events as needed to support the Agency’s programs.

_ Assist in the collection of in-kind.

_ Assist teaching staff with child files follow-ups (e.g. attendance, health/vision/hearing screenings).

_ Perform other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience Qualifications:
_ Two-year degree in an Early Childhood Development or Family Studies/Social Work field.

_ Minimum of two years’ experience with programs for young children and their families.

_ Must have good written and oral communication skills.

_ Must be self-directed, multitasked, able to coordinate the completion of assigned tasks, and be willing to accept new challenges.

Additional Requirements:
_ Must have Proficient Computer Skills (Word, Excel, Outlook, Internet).

_ Must have reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, provide proof of insurance, pass State Police criminal clearance check and MMCAA’s “Insurance Carriers” driving record review.

_ Successfully complete Criminal History and DHS clearance procedures at time of hire and when requested at any time during employment.

_ Shall provide written report by a physician stating their physical capability and freedom from communicable tuberculosis.

_ Must be physically capable of performing CPR (with appropriate training).

_ The job duties require a working cell phone for accessibility to supervisors, clients, or co-worker or to enhance personal safety while away from the office location.

_ Must comply with Agency smoke free and drug free policies.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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