Job Title: Early Head Start (EHS) Social Services Coordinator

Reports to:Director of Early Childhood Program
Typical Schedule:230 days/7.5 hours
Bargaining Unit:N/A

 

FLSA:Exempt
Job Code:TBD
Salary Schedule:64N

JOB GOAL

Responsible for the development, coordination, and implementation of Early Head Start services to provide families with support to help their children become school ready in support of the District’s vision, mission, and goals. This includes overseeing day-to-day operations and assisting with supervision of staff.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. These statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required of those in this position.
  1. Plan, organize, and coordinate activities related to providing Early Head Start services to families; and ensure all efforts comply with Head Start performance standards and other state and local regulations.
  2. Plan and implement activities that support continuous program improvement in order to provide support to families to help their children become school ready.
  3. Oversee daily activities of staff and provide training and mentoring when needed.
  4. Collaborate with other support services, site, health, and social services staff to provide comprehensive services to children and families.
  5. Schedule and provide training and informational presentations regarding first aid, safety, mental health, and other services to community agencies, families and other groups as needed.
  6. Facilitate and coordinate parent, family, and community engagement activities.
  7. Provide guidance to staff to ensure families are provided with appropriate referrals to alternate programs or community agencies, and access to community resources.
  8. Facilitate case management activities, and ensure they are completed in timeframes established by Head Start performance standards.
  9. Assist site staff with the collection, preparation, and submission of accurate program information; and maintain a reporting system of all program related information.
  10. Support the intervention, referral, and staffing processes for children and families with suspected developmental concerns and/or delays.
  11. Monitor and assist staff in engaging families in the development of meaningful Individual Family Support Plans and Family Partnership Agreements.
  12. Facilitate efforts with staff to provide socialization activities, ensuring transportation is provided/available and activities are scheduled
  13. Implement a transition plan and procedures for children and families entering, transitioning within, or exiting the program.
  14. Perform other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Ability to work with expectant mothers, infants, toddlers, and families.
  • Knowledge and understanding of community resources and agencies
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all stakeholders in written and oral form, including electronic media, using positive interpersonal skills
  • Ability to prepare and maintain required program records.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with all employees, and facilitate effective teamwork between co-workers and the community to build productive, collaborative relationships and to achieve program goals and objectives
  • Ability to effectively use technology
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, manage, and carry out duties efficiently and within established timeframes

EDUCATION, TRAINING & EXPERIENCE

  • Must meet all State and Federal requirements for the position according to Head Start Performance Standards
  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Services, Education, or related field
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • At least one year of experience working in social services or related field
  • OR
  • Any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the position

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES & REGISTRATIONS

  • Valid Florida driver license and record of safe driving
  • Initial health examination that includes screening for tuberculosis
  • Satisfactory completion of American Red Cross First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) course for infants and toddlers or agree to meet this requirement within one (1) year of employment
  • Must maintain pediatric first aid and CPR certifications as a condition of continued employment

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master's degree in Social Services or related field
  • Considerable experience working with families in poverty
  • Previous experience working with families in crisis, providing resources and social services
  • Experience facilitating meetings with parents and other community members

Current and former parents or guardians of children served by the Head Start program will receive preference for employment in vacancies for which they apply.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY

Assist with supervision of staff. Responsibilities include planning, assigning, and directing work; training employees; assisting with addressing complaints and resolving problems; and assisting with interviewing, testing, hiring, and assignment of personnel.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently. If the use of arm and / or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated as Light Work

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit, talk and hear; stand and walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms. The employee occasionally lifts and/or moves up to 25 pounds. Specific vision ability required by this job includes close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Indoors and Outdoors: The worker is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside.

MACHINES, TOOLS, EQUIPMENT

  • General office equipment, including personal computers, fax machines, copiers, telephones, etc.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT

Salary and benefits shall be paid consistent with the District’s approved compensation plan. Length of the work year and hours of employment shall be established by the District.

Performance of the job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the School Board’s policy on evaluation of personnel.

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Pasco County Schools will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to allow them to perform the essential functions of the job when such individuals request an accommodation.

Early Head Start (EHS) Social Services Coordinator;   EST: June 4, 2013;   REV: n/a;   Board Approved: June 4, 2013