Family Support Specialist-ECEAP & Head Start
Family Support Specialist-ECEAP & Head Start
Valley View Early Learning Center
Hours Per Day:
Position Type: Regular
Salary: $28.73 - $31.42
08/21/2019 - To be considered for this position, please submit a completed
online application and upload required documents on or before this date.
Additional Information: Seeking a dedicated, compassionate person to work with the families of our
youngest learners. Candidate will recruit, enroll children and support families.
bilingual experience working with families and early childhood students
knowledge of community resources and the effects of generational poverty
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JOB TITLE: FAMILY SUPPORT SPECIALIST: ECEAP AND HEAD START PROGRAMS
GROUP: Teamsters III - Specialist LEVEL: 23
FLSA STATUS: Non-exempt
WORK DAYS PER FISCAL YEAR: 180 HOLIDAYS: 11 or 12 dependent on school start date
SUMMARY: The job of Family Service Representative at the ECEAP and Head Start programs is done for the purpose of providing support and referrals to families requiring assistance; providing information on services available; conveying information regarding school, procedures; and referring families to other agencies.
CONTEXT AND MISSION: Highline Public Schools serves approximately 19,000 students in the communities of Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park, SeaTac, Boulevard Park and White Center Heights in Washington State. Starting in the fall of 2012, the Highline community came together to develop a four-year strategic plan outlining the community’s bold goals and big dreams for its children. The plan’s promise is that every student in Highline Public Schools is known by name, strength, and need, and graduates prepared for college, career, and citizenship. The collective commitment embodied in the plan is grounded in the community’s deep belief that Highline students are capable of reaching the plan’s ambitious goals and is driven by students’ aspirations for their future. The instructional vision articulated in the plan is organized around Four Pillars that guide professional and organizational practices: - Equitable access to rigorous, standards-based instruction. High-quality instruction for all students. - Results-focused professional learning and collaboration. Investing in our people so they continuously fine-tune their craft and grow in their profession. - Strong partnerships with families and community. Schools can’t do it alone. We are better when students, families, community and educators work hand-in-hand. - A culturally responsive organization. Our diversity is a strength and an asset. We are committed to equity, excellent service for all, and continuous improvement.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. This list is meant to be representative, not exhaustive. Some incumbents may not perform all the duties listed while in other cases related duties may also be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. - Arranges interim transportation for the purpose of assisting students and/or family members in receiving required services and/or meetings. - Assesses student and family needs (e.g. financial, medical, parenting skills, etc.) for the purpose of developing and implementing individualized plans of services to support educational objectives. - Coordinates workshops for parents and/or students (e.g. parenting skills, community resources, district programs, social skill development, etc.) for the purpose of assisting parents in maintaining a positive home environment, building trust between family and district and supporting child's needs. - Coordinates activities with a variety of outside services agencies, school sites, etc. (e.g. mental health, probation, medical, etc.) for the purpose of providing referrals for families and/or students. - Ensures district compliance with regulations governing young children for the purpose of preventing breeches in district responsibility to children and families. - Maintains case records for the purpose of documenting activities and complying with mandated requirements.
JOB DESCRIPTION: FAMILY SUPPORT SPECIALIST: ECEAP AND HEAD START PROGRAMS - Participates in meetings, workshops and seminars as assigned for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to perform functions. - Responds to requests for intervention for the purpose of addressing needs of the student and/or their families in situations that could negatively impact economic success, health, mental health and crisis assistance. - Responds to all inquiries for the purpose of providing information on community support services and/or educational programs. Other Functions - Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: 6 months work experience in early childhood education Associate degree in social or human services or related field, plus five years’ experience working in the community with families/adults with limited resources or case management experience; OR Bachelor degree in related field plus 2 years’ experience working in the community with families/adults with limited resources or case management experience; OR Master degree in social work with 1 year experience working in the community with families/adults with limited resources or case management experience.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:: Current or former parent of a student in Head Start or ECEAP program Experience with Head Start and/or ECEAP program Bilingual in Spanish/English or Vietnamese/English
CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT: Criminal background clearance Valid WA State driver’s license and proof of insurance Tuberculosis Clearance obtained within 30 days of hire Initial Health Exam completed within 30 days of hire First Aid and CPR certification obtained within 90 days of hire and maintain certification
KNOWLEDGE OF: Principles and practices of social services Community based social service resources Microcomputers and related software Simple record keeping and report preparation General health care and social services School board policies and procedures
ABILITY TO: Provide school based social services Communicate effectively verbally and in writing Highline Public Schools 00S23FSR09 Family Service Representative Page 2 of 3
JOB DESCRIPTION: FAMILY SUPPORT SPECIALIST: ECEAP AND HEAD START PROGRAMS Attend to detail and follow tasks through to completion Organize work, problem solve and select action plans Maintain effective working relationships with individuals and groups in a multicultural and diverse community Remain flexible to changes in assignments or situations Operate a variety of modern office equipment including microcomputers and related software Make referrals to community based social services Accurately maintain records and prepare reports Comply with school board policies and procedures
REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Principal or Designee
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in indoor conditions and regularly works near video display. The employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions and uses personal vehicle and occasionally works in evenings or on weekends. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
CLASSIFICATION HISTORY Met with union on 5/22/2015 and agreement on changes was reached, 2015.05.22 Revised by Human Resource as outlined by Director of Early Learning, 2015.03.17 Updated by H. R. to lower the minimum quals AA degree as outlined by Director Early Learning, 2015.01.09. Union approval 2015.01.14 Updated by Human Resources with input from Early Learning staff to add Head Start and bilingual preference, 2014.08.20; union agreement, 2014.08.25 Transferred to newest format by Human Resources, 2014.03.13 Updated format by Human Resources, 2013/03 Updated by Human Resources, 2009/12 Nash & Company, Family Service Worker, 2004/09 Changed from Non-Rep, Level D, to HASSP, Level M, 1995/01 Revised by the Personnel Department, 1992/06 Revised by E. A. Walsh and Company, 1990/12 Updated by E. A. Walsh and Company, 1989/07 Job descriptions are written as a representative list of the ADA essential duties performed by the entire classification. They cannot include, and are not intended to include, every possible activity and task performed by every specific employee. Highline Public Schools 00S23FSR09 Family Service Representative Page 3 of 3