Family Service Worker, Head Start 2023-2024 Pool
Plays a vital role in the early child development and success of all Head Start children by identifying the social service needs of families by linking parents to community resources, managing all aspects of social services, to include enrollment, recruitment, selection, eligibility, and attendance for children ages 0-5 years. Using effective case management the Family Service Worker (FSW) will serve as an internal and external multidisciplinary liaison, advocating, supporting and sustaining a positive and nurturing relationship with parents for optimal learning experiences for children through the early prevention, prompt intervention and evaluation of social services outcomes.
High school diploma or GED; One of the following: a credential or certification in social work, human services, family services, counseling, or a related field and 6 months to a year internship or volunteer work with children and/ or families; or a Promotora (Certified Community Health Advocate and minimum 2 years of experience working with families); or an Associate Degree in Social Work, Human Services, Behavior Science or related field; Bachelor of Science in Social Work, Human Services; Behavior Science or related field (preferred); knowledge of community resources; knowledge of family dynamics; working knowledge of student/client database system; experience with data collection and reporting processes (preferred); bilingual (English/Spanish); must have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation, and the ability to travel to region-wide site locations; ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing with parents, staff, and community partners; First Aid/CPR (preferred). Any combination of acceptable training and experience as determined by the Executive Director.
Location: Assigned Head Start Center
Level: HS Educational Support/3
Employment Days: 194