Head Start Family Services Coordinator (SWA2)
SALARY: $3,432.00 Monthly
OPENING DATE: 07/03/19
CLOSING DATE: 07/22/19 04:00 PM
Please be aware that this recruitment closes at 4:00 p.m. PST. The application process will not be available after this time. To ensure consideration make sure your application is completed and submitted as soon as possible. Applications will only be accepted prior to 4:00 p.m. on the closing date.
These are the position terms open for recruitment:
Position 1 - 40 hrs. per week, 9.5 months per year at WCCC Head Start,
Any previously posted positions that remain vacant
The Community Colleges of Spokane is seeking a highly motivated and qualified individual for the position of Head Start Family Services Coordinator in the Head Start/Early Head Start Division.
Under general supervision of the Center Manager, the Family Services Coordinator (FSC) is responsible at the site level for implementation and continuation of family support services defined by the Head Start / Early Head Start Performance Standards and applicable state and local laws and regulations. This position will recruit and enroll children, develop family relationships, identify and assess needs, and coordinate plans of action for an assigned caseload. The FSC will utilize social service skills to educate and assist families in supporting educational, personal, social, health and vocational concerns/goals.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Recruit, determine Head Start eligibility, register and enroll children. Once enrolled, provide comprehensive children/family social services for an assigned case load e.g. health (medical and dental); mental health; nutrition; and disability education, resources, and referrals ensuring Head Start performance standards are maintained.
- Establish and manage thorough and current confidential hardcopy and electronic files for children and family documentation/information. Compile data for program reports.
- Conduct health screens for vision, hearing, height, weight, and head circumference (as required); assist families in obtaining well child exams, dental exams, hematocrits, immunizations; and monitor treatment status in collaboration with community health professionals.
- Orient families to program services and work with direct service team to provide services for children and families; assess, develop, and coordinate Family Strengths and Partnership Agreements (FSPA)/family goals, identified parent education/interests, food allergy information, disability support services, transition plans into kindergarten, and other resources in HS/EHS component areas.
- Arrange, coordinate, and conduct home visit(s) for children/families in collaboration with the direct service team.
- Stay informed with program changes by attending all necessary trainings, meetings, and reviewing program updates.
- Represent and promote HS/EHS at events and committees as assigned.
- May direct the work of community and parent volunteers and practicum students.
- Assist in classrooms for absent staff and/or break coverage when requested.
- May assist in promoting and protecting children's health by adhering to Individual Health Plans (IHP) and special diet needs. Attend to children's personal needs and use routine care as a component of primary caregiving.
- Support and advance the CCS strategic plan, and perform related duties as required.
'*' Indicates this is an essential duty
This position is designated a bargaining unit position and union membership is no longer a condition of employment.
COMPETENCIES & OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
REQUIRED COMPETENCIES (MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS)
- Bachelor of Social Work, Human Services, Family Services, Counseling or related field from an accredited institution.
- Knowledge of early childhood education theory and practices, including child development, developmentally appropriate practices, observation and ongoing assessment, individualizing, planning, special services, and referrals.
- Knowledge of health and social service delivery systems within the community.
- Ability to calculate immunization schedules and conduct health screens with children ages one month to five years of age.
- Ability to communicate effectively in written and oral English.
- Ability to understand and utilize data in decision-making and program implementation.
- Ability to maintain accurate and thorough electronic and manual files and records.
- Ability to use computer programs related to an office environment.
- Ability to direct the work of others.
- Must be able to multi-task in a fast paced environment.
- Ability to work as a member of a team.
- Acceptance of the responsibility to promote the welfare and best interests of students at all times.
- A demonstrable understanding and acceptance of the mission, values, goals and objectives of CCS.
- The ability to perform assigned duties in a manner consistent with applicable laws, regulations and goals of the institution, community and technical college system.
- Demonstrated commitment to fostering and supporting a teaching, learning and working environment that honors diversity, equity and inclusion.
PREFERRED COMPETENCIES (DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS)
- Two (2) years related experience.
- Work experience in the health or social work fields working with children ages one month to five years and their families.
- Experience in working with low income families from a variety of cultural groups, especially English as a Second Language (ESL).
- Experience or knowledge of community health and social service providers.
- Knowledge/Experience with ChildPlus database.
CONDITIONS/TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:
* TOTAL COMPENSATION: $44,972 (9.5 months). Total compensation is an estimate based upon base compensation, current employer-paid health and related benefit contribution rates and median retirement fund contributions. The actual total will vary depending upon each employee's enrollment choices.
Person hired must be able to provide acceptable documentation of U.S. Citizenship or lawful authorization to work in the United States. This is an absolute condition of employment. An offer of employment will not carry with it any responsibility or obligation on the part of the District to sponsor an H1-B visa. In addition, the Community Colleges of Spokane maintains a drug-free work environment and prohibits all smoking in the college buildings and state-owned vehicles. Must be able to successfully work in and promote a multicultural work and education environment. Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.
- Work is equally performed in indoor temperature controlled office environment, and outdoor uncontrolled elements.
- Frequent use of computer and exposure to terminal screens.
- Frequent repetitive hand/wrist motions and finger manipulation.
- Frequent oral and auditory communication with others.
- Frequent kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, climbing and twisting.
- Move up to 25 lbs. frequently and up to 50 lbs. occasionally.
- Requires communication ability necessary to understand instructions and recognize hazardous, unsafe or poisonous materials and/or products.
- Occasional exposure to fumes, dust, odors and/or biohazards.
- Work is active in nature.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
- Cyclic schedule (less than 12-months/40-hours a week).
- This position is overtime eligible.
- 6-month probationary period; may be extended up to 12 months.
- Pre-Employment Post-offer medical exam and tuberculin skin test.
- Pre-Employment Post-offer Department of Children, Youth and Families Portable Background check.
- Ability to travel locally and/or regionally. If using personal vehicle proof of driver's license and car insurance required.
- Position is covered under collective bargaining agreement.
REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS:
To qualify for consideration, applicants must meet required competencies and submit a complete application packet, which includes the following:
- CCS online application.
- Cover letter addressing your qualifications as applied to the responsibilities of this position. *
- Comprehensive resume. *
- Names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references.*
- College transcript(s) * - unofficial/copies of transcripts are acceptable for initial application, official copies must be submitted upon acceptance of job offer.
NOTE: All of the above are required to ensure your consideration for this position. The item(s) marked with an asterisk are required attachments to your application prior to submission.
Community Colleges of Spokane does not discriminate in its programs, activities and employment on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, marital status, pregnancy, parental status or families with children, status as a mother breastfeeding her child, AIDS/HIV or hepatitis C, honorably discharged veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, use of trained guide dog or service animal by a person with disability, genetic information or any other legally protected category. Please direct all inquiries regarding compliance with access, equal opportunity and/or grievances to the Chief Administration Officer, Community Colleges of Spokane, 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., PO Box 6000, MS 1004, Spokane WA 99217-6000 or call 509-434-5037; WA Telecommunication Relay Services (TRS) 1-800-833-6384 or 7-1-1.