Provides services to Head Start/Early Head Start (HS/EHS) families in compliance with the Performance Standards. Carries out goals, policies, and activities designed to implement social service and parent involvement objectives.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
- Collects documents to verify the eligibility of children for the HS/EHS/EHS-CCP programs, including children with disabilities. Assists parents in completing original enrollment applications when needed.
- Coordinates enrollment activities between EHS-CCP and 4C School Readiness
- Maintains a waitlist that has more applications than vacancies in the program by working with applicable staff to create and develop an ongoing recruitment plan for EHS-CCP.
- Acts as the liaison between EHS and all sub-contracted locations
- Provides information and opportunities for parents to access community involvement activities and interests
- Organizes and initiates parent committee meetings at assigned HS/EHS and EHS-CCP provider Attends parent committee meetings.
- Makes referrals to families on issues related to the child or his/her family. Follows-up with family in a timely manner. Receives disabilities and pre-referral request documentation from teaching staff and sends it to Site Supervisor for determination.
- Schedules and completes home visits. Completes classroom visits weekly to assigned classrooms. Follows procedures to maintain full enrollment.
- Assists parents in arranging transportation to appointments at various social or medical agencies.
- Maintains all case management files for individual children and families. Ensures the entire application process for each assigned child and family enrolled in HS/EHS/EHS-CCP is completed accurately and in a timely manner.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language.
- Knowledge of interviewing techniques.
- Ability to gain knowledge of Head Start Performance Standards and HS/EHS Policies and Procedures, including the Active Supervision of children.
- Knowledge of a variety of computer software applications in word processing, spreadsheet, and databases, including Microsoft Word and Excel. Ability to navigate the Internet.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality.
- Ability to work and communicate with people from various multi-cultural backgrounds and socio-economic levels.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
- An associate’s degree with 12 college credit hours in social work, human services, family services, counseling or a related field.
- Two (2) years’ experience in an Early Childhood program, social work, or case management.
Community Coordinated Care for Children, Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation operating in Central Florida as a coordinative agency for a variety of high-quality services to improve the lives of children and families in Central Florida. The Agency, which began in 1969, is committed to strengthening our communities and families.
You have an opportunity to become an integral part of a Nationally Accredited Organization with a mission and vision to improve the lives of families with young children. Join our Team and help us to continue our compassionate quest to provide high-quality services to children and families throughout Florida.
- Group Medical Insurance
- Paid Basic Life Insurance
- Paid Vacations, Holidays, Sick, Personal, Bereavement Time Off
- Employee Discounts
- 401(k) Retirement Plan
- Paid Long Term Disability
- Flexible Scheduling
- Career Ladder Opportunities