Family Support Worker (bilingual English and Spanish)
Eyes On The Future Child Development Center
October 4, 2018
Varies based on experience
Full Time - Entry Level
4 Year Degree
This position is responsible for the implementation of program activities within the Family & Community Partnership service area of the Head Start program. Primary responsibilities include: enrollment of families into Head Start and case management, including but not limited to resource and referral, case coordination, crisis intervention, administrative coordination, and case monitoring for assigned Head Start families. Conducts site visits with assigned families to determine family strengths, assess need for additional resources, and to support them in establishing goals for the purpose of establishing a family partnership agreement. This position is responsible for encouraging parental involvement in the program and facilitating monthly parent group meetings.
Major Tasks, Duties, and Responsibilities:
MAJOR TASKS, DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (This job description does not intend to list every function of the position.)
Must be able to communicate, both written and verbally, with families who speak Spanish or that are bi-lingual in Spanish and English.
Develops strategies in support of the individualized Family Partnership Agreements based on the assessment data gathered.
Attends and participates in case staffings, parent meetings, and other meetings.
Serves as resource and referral for families, referrals including but not limited to mental health services, vocational assistance, housing, physical health, and educational concerns.
Coordinates case management functions with appropriate contract agencies and Head Start staff.
Conducts initial and follow up home visits with assigned case load.
Keeps case notes and program records according to Head Start Performance Standards.
Handles crisis, including abuse/neglect reporting, suicidal ideation and possible homelessness.
Observes Head Start students in the classroom setting and contacts parents and or appropriate professionals with concerns or to provide support when necessary.
Implements family service guidelines and procedures to assure compliance with Head Start Performance Standards.
Attends Family Support team meetings on a regular basis.
Must be able to interact with others in a positive manner.
Requires regular and prompt attendance.
Encourages and supports parent involvement activities.
Processes application and enrollment paperwork.
Develops knowledge of and networks with other City staff divisions and departments.
Complies with Head Start Performance Standards.
Assists with program review process.
May provide occasional support to teachers by working in classrooms.
B.A. in human services
B.A. in human services
Additional Salary Information: Paid Time Off
Short Term Disability/Life Insurance
Internal Number: 7739730771
About Eyes On The Future Child Development Center
Who We Are:
We are located in the Rogers Park community on Chicago's north side. We have been providing quality care and education for children from
3 months to 12 years of age since 1994.
To provide quality early care and education through research-based curriculum, programs, and family-oriented initiatives for the purpose of promoting school readiness in children ages 3 months to 12 years of age
Eyes on the Future believes that children are active learners who learn best through play. Children gain knowledge by moving, touching, seeing, hearing, smelling and tasting. As such, children are encouraged to experiment and to explore the people and objects that are in their environment. A physical environment that is safe, healthy, and that contains a variety of materials enables children to safely explore their environment. We believe that all children move at their own pace through developmental stages. Our classrooms have been carefully designed to ensure that children progress and have success in social-emotional, physical, cognitive and language development.
Our Philosophy on Leadership:
We believe that establishing positive relationshi...ps with the teachers through caring and responsive interactions are critical to a child’s development. The CEO/Founder provides strong leadership to implement the program mission and to reach the program goals. In light of this, the administration has adopted a practice of Participatory Leadership, where staff and parents are actively involved in the program implementation. Additionally, it offers guidance to teachers and also participates in the group and allows input from teachers and parents.
The CEO/Founder believes that the contribution of teachers and parents is of great quality. Their contribution shall be taken seriously and duly implemented to further grow the program. Staff and parents feel engaged in the process and are more motivated and creative. We believe that we are partners with the children’s parents and families in promoting the children’s growth and development.