SPCAA is seeking high enthusatic individual to serve as Family Support Worker in coordinating services to enrolled children and families in our Head Start program.
Head Start is committed to establishing a learning environment in which children, parents, and staff can teach and learn from one another. All Head Start and Early Head Staff shall agree to abide by the program’s standards of conduct introduced during pre-service and/or orientation.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
- Works collaboratively with supervisor to ensure all Head Start Performance Standards, The Head Start Act, and TDFPS Minimum standards are implemented as set forth in the SPCAA Head Start and Early Head Start policies and procedures.
- Engages in mutually respectful goal-oriented partnerships with families to promote parent-child relationships and family well being.
- Respects and responds appropriately to the culture, language, values, and family structures of each family served.
- Supports families’ safety, health, financial stability, life goals and aspirations.
- Enhances parent-child relationship and supports parents’ role as the first and lifelong educator of their children.
- Facilitates networks and group activities that support families’ strengths, interests, and needs.
- Supports families in using community resources that enhance family well being and children’s learning and development.
- Acts as a member of a comprehensive services team so that family service activities are coordinated and integrated throughout the program.
- Collects and analyzes information to find new solutions to challenges as part of ongoing monitoring in order to continuously improve services.
- Participates actively in opportunities for continuous professional development.
- Responsible for maintaining complete, accurate documentation in a timely manner.
- Capture, value, and appropriately document non-federal share
OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES OR JOB REQUIREMENTS
- Timesheets must be accurate and completed on a daily basis.
- Ensure any on-the-job accidents are reported immediately and followed-up with appropriate forms.
- Report any suspected fraud and abuse to the direct supervisor or SPCAA Fraud and Abuse Officer.
- The above statements are not a complete list of all responsibilities and duties performed by employees in this job. Employees may perform other related duties and special projects as assigned by Management staff.
- A Bachelors or Associate degree in social work, human services, or related field preferred.
- Individuals hired after November 7, 2016, have within eighteen months of hire, at a minimum, a credential or certification in social work, human services, family services, counseling or related field.
- Experience in case management and/or experience in programs serving low-income families with young children highly preferred.
- Computer and technology skills to effectively use: word processing software, spreadsheet format, e-mails, internet, and ChildPlus software.
- Must be willing to take and pass a drug/alcohol test and comply with the “Drug Free”: Agency Policy
- Must be able to pass regular criminal history checks.
- Must submit to TB tests as required.
- Must possess ability to provide reliable self-transportation capable of regional travel. Must possess and maintain valid Texas motor vehicle operator’s permit of appropriate classification and endorsement as required. Must agree to maintain a satisfactory MVR and minimum requirement of insurability as required by law. MVR background checks may be conducted by the agency.