Family Support Worker (FSW)


Job Type

Full Time

Published:

04/09/2018

Address

519 W. 189th St.
Ground Floor
New York
NY
10040
United States

Description

Mama Tingo Early Head Start Program

Family Worker Job Description

 

Program:                Early Head Start

Reports to:              Early Childhood Educational Director

 

Under the supervision of the Family Services Coordinator, identifies health and social service needs of

assigned families and children; plans and implements program activities to meet those needs. Plans and

implement parent activities including parent education, parent groups, and parent participation in all

aspects of the program. Conducts outreach and recruitment activities and implements enrollment

procedures for infants, toddlers, young children and pregnant women. Makes home visits as directed

accompanied by an education staff member. Prepares and maintains detailed child and family records,

and maintains confidentiality of all information acquired.


Qualifications:

AA degree in Human Services, Psychology, Social Service or a combination of education and

experience equivalent to an AA or a closely related field. Experience working with Latino

children and families or working with low-income service or childcare programs. Must be bi-

lingual.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

►   Expedites completion of pre-enrollment requirements by assisting families to obtain the necessary health services and documentation of health services; and, by completing all required forms and health records accurately and in a timely manner. After enrollment, assures that health and dental services required by Performance Standards and/or are identified by the Health Services Coordinator or Family Services Coordinator are obtained.


►   In collaboration with the parent or primary care giver, assess the health, social service and training/educational needs of each assigned family. Utilizing a case management approach, develops with each family an Individual Family Plan based on the family’s assessed and expressed needs and interests. Assists each family to implement the Individual Family Plan; documents activities and progress toward the successful completion of the plan. Makes appropriate referrals to other agencies and follow-up on all referrals acting as an advocate when needed. Works closely with the Family Services coordinator to assist families in crisis. Documents intervention and results of the intervention. Provides or arranges for transportation and translation when necessary.


►   Implements the outreach and recruitment plan as directed. Assist parents, primary care givers and pregnant women to apply for enrollment in the Early Head Start program. Makes community contacts, disseminates posters and other information regarding enrollment; follows- up on incomplete applications. Maintains accurate records of applications.


►   Prepares individual comprehensive service files for each assigned child and family. Assures that all files are accurate and up-to-date. Use a computer and other office equipment to gather, record, retrieve, collate, copy, disseminate information.


►   Notifies service area coordinators in the manner prescribed of parent training needs identified during the Family Assessment process. Works with parents, service area coordinators, and other staff to provide parent education in areas required by Head Start Performance Standards.


►   Assist parents to organize and implement parent activities; encourages, facilitates, and supports parental involvement in all aspects of the EHS Program. Maintains records of parent involvement activities, including the in-kind value of parent and other volunteers. Assist with transition to Head Start, kindergarten or other childcare or school placement.


►   Attends case conferences, parent conferences, center meetings, case reviews, IEP/IFSP meetings, staff meetings, parent meetings, in-service and pre-service meetings, and other meetings as directed.


►   Performs other job related tasks as required.


 

Employment Status:  Full Time


To apply:  Send resume and cover letter EHS Staff Search to ccapellan@dwdc.org or by fax at 212-994-6065.














Level of Language Proficiency

Preferably Bi-lingual, fluency in both English and Spanish.

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

2-year degree

How To Apply


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