Family Support Coordinator

US-MI-Oscoda
14 hours ago
ID
2017-2630
Department/Program
EARLY HEAD START - Iosco EHS
Benefits Offered
Yes
Type
Full-Time

Overview

The EHS home-based option is a method of service delivery that capitalizes on the home as the young child's primary learning environment. This position is responsible for planning and implementing a child development and family support program in the home-based setting.  

The Family Support Coordinator (FSC) must demonstrate relationship-based practices when working with children and their families. The FSC works with peers to facilitate the group socialization experience (parent-child playgroup) at the Early Head Start center.  Programming also involves providing parenting education and connecting families to health and social services including providing early intervention service coordination where assigned.  

Responsibilities

  • Plan and implement an early education curriculum (birth to three) in the home and center setting while placing an emphasis on the parent-child relationship;
  • Provide a prenatal curriculum to pregnant women including accessing prenatal care from a health care provider;
  • Conduct screening and ongoing assessment of children and demonstrate the ability to use this information to plan the curriculum to be responsive and to support each child's pattern for development and learning. Activities in all developmental domains should be outcome based and purposeful;
  • Promote child and family literacy to include offering literacy and language experiences in the home and at the center;
  • Support the families' ability to use the home and everyday routines as the child's primary learning environment;
  • Conduct weekly 90-minute home visits to young children and their families;
  • Team with other FSC to plan and facilitate group socialization experiences (parent-child playgroup) and other family group activities;
  • Reschedule and complete home visits or socializations, which were cancelled by program staff people, in order to meet the required number of yearly home visits and socializations;
  • Provide a healthy and safe environment at the EHS center that encourages play, exploration and learning;
  • Demonstrate basic safety and handling techniques (universal precautions), emergency procedures, and prevention of communicable and infectious diseases; and assume general responsibility for overall maintenance of the program site;
  • Provide child development and parenting information to families;
  • Monitor and educate parents with regard to children's health status, including medical follow-up, physical health, dental health, mental health, and nutritional intake;
  • Provide support services to families including resources, interagency referrals and access to crisis intervention systems;
  • Provide Early On service delivery and/or coordination for children with special needs;
  • Collaborate with families to establish child and family development goals, and document this collaborative process in the family partnership agreement (IFSP);
  • Promote parent involvement in curriculum planning, program governance, and the overall program;
  • Obtain and document in-kind through parent participation to reach program's nonfederal share target;
  • Use Head Start strategies to promote and support father involvement in the program;
  • Act as liaison and advocate between community resources and EHS families;
  • Coordinate with Head Start programs or other preschools to facilitate a smooth transition for the child and family to a new program setting; begin the transition process 6 months prior to the child's third birthday;
  • Complete documentation of home visits, socialization experiences, and other relevant activities; submit records and reports in a timely and accurate manner;
  • Develop technology skills and use software programs, as requested, for tracking child and family data and/or outcomes;
  • Participate fully in reflective supervision and training activities for continuous professional development, complete additional certification as required by Continuing Education Plan;
  • Maintain confidentiality and code of ethics at all times.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Qualifications

Associates Degree in Child Development, Early Childhood Education or related field and one year experience in childcare or early childhood setting, or working with families with young children is required. Bachelors Degree in Child Development, Early Childhood Education or related field is preferred.

 

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

Employees in this position must possess reliable transportation, a valid driver license, and CPR and First Aid Certificates. A Family Service Worker, CDA, Parents as Teachers Educator, or PITC credential is preferred and may be required once hired.

Additional Job Comments

Working 40 hours weekly; $15.18 per hour, including the following benefits: Profit Share, Medical/Rx, Dental, Life & Disability Insurance at no cost for employee. Paid lunch hours; holiday, vacation and sick days.

Only applications through our Career portal at www.nemcsa.org will be accepted.
Applications will be accepted through January 1, 2018.
Questions can be emailed to HR@nemcsa.org - NO résumés please.

Upon request auxiliary aids and services will be made available to individuals with disabilities. Michigan Relay Center “Voice and TTY/TDD” 1-800-649-3777. An EOE.

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