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Family Specialist

Company: Innovative Network Of Knowledge
Location: Floresville
Posted on: May 11, 2024

Job Description:

It's a great feeling to work for a company that does so much good for others around the world!Academic Req: Prefer Bachelors degree, and certificate or credential in social work, human services, family services, counseling, or related field. Or High school diploma and acquire a family services certificate obtained within 18 months of employment.Work Experience: Experience working with diverse families in low-income communities. Background in evidence-based strategies to strengthen outcomes for children and families. Prefer Bachelors degree in social work, bilingual (Spanish), and three (3) years of case management experience.Critical Action Items & Measurable Deliverables:1. Determine, verify, and document eligibility, recruitment, selection, enrollment, and attendance (ERSEA) of program participants in accordance with agency and federal policy, protocols, and regulations. (HSPPS1302.12)2. Participate in recruitment efforts designed to actively inform families with eligible children in the service area specifically children with disabilities and other vulnerable or disproportionately impacted children of available Head Start services and assist them with the application process. (HSPPS1302.13)3. Comply with established selection criteria and ensure program compliance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). (HSPPS 1302.14)4. Ensure assigned program maintains its funded enrollment level, including filling slots within 30 days of vacancy. (HSPPS 1302.15)5. Monitor and address attendance for each assigned child, to include direct contact with parents and intensive case management. (HSPPS 1302.16)6. Collaborate with families in the families preferred language (or through an interpreter) to engage them in a family partnership process that identifies needs, interests, strengths, goals, and services and resources that support family well-being, including family safety, health, and economic stability. (HSPPS 1302.50, 1302.51)7. Meet with families to establish Family Service Plans (FSP) and review individual progress, evaluate/revise goals, and provide resource referrals based on the urgency and intensity of identified needs and goals. (HSPPS 1302.52, 1302.53)8. Coordinate new and existing community referrals to maximize resources and avoid duplication of effort or services. (HSPPS 1302.52, 1302.53)9. Complete initial training on eligibility determinations within 90 days hire and subsequent professional development training as indicated by program management.10. Coordinate program to ensure 100% enrollment, compliance with eligibility criteria, and adherence to agency, state, and federal standards.11. Schedule a regular meeting and home visit schedule of sufficient and consistent frequency to ensure a partnership between program staff and families in a timely and effective manner.12. Ensure child records are complete, current, and organized, including documentation of case notes within 24 hours of meeting/home visit.13. Prepare and submit required reports prior to deadlines.Other Responsibilities:1. Coordinate with teachers, families, and other resource support to share information and ensure coordinated parent family and community engagement (PFCE) strategies for children and families in the classroom, at home, and in the community.2. Identify and promote opportunities for parents to participate in parenting and professional skillsdevelopment, including opportunities to participate in the Head Start program as volunteers or employees.3. Participate in the development and implementation of family and community engagement activities and special events.4. Support development of community and self-assessments, grant applications, budgets, and required reports in accordance with INK and Office of Head Start timelines and criteria for composition.5. Perform other job duties as assigned.Requirements:1. Knowledge of applicable state and federal Head Start regulations, performance standardsand guidelines.2. Strong written communication skills to document child files with reports and case notes.3. Strong oral communication skills to communicate with families in their preferred language (orthrough an interpreter) to develop relationships with parents and structure services that encouragetrust and respectful, ongoing two-way communication.4. Ability to incorporate the unique cultural, ethnic, and linguistic backgrounds of families in the programand community.5. Sound judgment in the protection of confidential information.6. Ability to organize and prioritize duties and responsibilities in a fast-paced environment.7. Ability to work a flexible schedule including nights, holidays, and weekends.8. Ability to work independently.9. Possess a valid drivers license.10. Complete and pass health examination.11. Confirm work eligibility status.12. Successfully pass driving history check.13. Clear criminal background check.14. Required to lift up to 60 pounds.15. Required to stand, sit on the floor, bend, squat, kneel, lift children, and engage with children.16. Exposure to communicable diseases, and other hazards such as cigarette smoke, pets, at riskneighborhoods, etc.17. Travel up to 50% by car, bus, airplane, or train may also be required associated with attendance atconferences, meetings and other duties carried out at distant locations in and out of state and insome cases where some overnight travel may be required.18. Some evenings and weekend work may occasionally be required for events such as home visits,parent teacher conferences, Parent Committee meetings, community, and social events such as fieldtrips.Here at INK, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace. Please feel free to apply for this position even if your work experience and education do not align perfectly with every requirement for this job description. You may very well be the perfect candidate for this role or other ones that we have open. Thank you for your interest in joining our mission!INK is committed to following immunization recommendations produced by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC). As such, our company policy requires that all employees must receive an annual Influenza vaccination or obtain an approved exemption as a medical or religious accommodation. This is a condition of employment, and all new hires will be responsible for providing proof.INK is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer. It has been and will continue to be a fundamental policy of INK, not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, veteran or military status, disability, medical condition, or any other characteristic prohibited by federal, state and/or local laws. This policy applies to all aspects of employment, including hiring, promotion, demotion, compensation, training, working conditions, transfer, job assignments, benefits, layoff, and termination.English (United States)If you like to work with people that believe they can make a difference in the world, this is the company for you!EEO StatementIt our policy to provide equal employment opportunity and treat all employees equally regardless of age, race, creed/religion, color, national origin, immigration status or citizenship status, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, sex/gender, gender identity, gender expression, disability, genetic information or genetic predisposition or carrier status, marital status, partnership status, victim of domestic violence, sexual or other reproductive health decisions, or other characteristics protected by applicable law.#LI-Education#LI-Entry Level#LI-Full-timeby Jobble

Keywords: Innovative Network Of Knowledge, San Antonio , Family Specialist, Other , Floresville, Texas

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