Family Development Coordinator

Roanoke, VA

  • Department: Head Start/Early Head Start
  • Posting Date: 2/7/2020
  • Closing Date: Open until filled
  • Salary: $28,912.00 - $40,580.80/Annually
  • Code: FDC-HS/EHS

CLASSIFICATION:   Exempt/Administrative

DEFINITION AND PURPOSE:

The Family Development Coordinator shall assist the Supervisor of Family Services for Head Start/Early Head Start in the planning and implementation of the Health Services and Family and Community Partnership Service areas.

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS:

Supervised by:  Supervisor of Family Services for Early Head Start and Head Start

Supervises: Family Development Specialist

Coordinates with:  Early Head Start Staff, Head Start Central Staff, Head Start Family & Health Services staff, Community Agencies

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assists supervisor in maintaining recruitment process to ensure enrollment at funded level.

–     Works with EHS Family Development staff to recruit infants, toddlers, and pregnant women, including children with disabilities.

–     Places posters in prominent areas frequented by parents of infants and toddlers.

–     Maintains an Early Head Start waiting list of children and pregnant women who have completed the intake process, and are medically cleared to enter the program.

–     Notifies eligible families of entrance date for children and pregnant women.

–     Assists the supervisor in maintaining full enrollment at all times.

–     Assists in maintaining 85% daily attendance for children enrolled in program by checking the attendance and meal count forms weekly.

  • Reviews the Family Partnership Agreements.

–     Reviews the Family Partnership Agreements of enrolled families within the first three months of operational year and on-going.

–     Assists specialists in linking families with appropriate community partners.

  • Provides support services to Early Head Start families and pregnant women.

–     Assists in securing the necessary services identified for enrolled families.

–     Processes referral forms according to established procedures.

–     Assists families in preparing and presenting their needs and ideas to organizations or agencies in an effective way.

–     Provides each family with an up-to-date information directory on community resources.

–     Receives and reviews status forms from specialists and submits to the EHS Administrative Assistant.

  • Assists in the implementation of other aspects of Health, Family and Community Partnerships.

–     Maintains funded enrollment for center, family provider homes and pregnant women.

–     Maintains an active waiting list of at least five infants, five young toddlers, and five older toddlers.

–     Maintains accurate records and files at all times.

–     Reports to supervisor the status of program enrollment and attendance, weekly.

–     Assists and tallies Parent Interest Surveys and develops parent training.

–     Supervises the Prenatal Curriculum for pregnant mothers.

–     Works with doctors, the health department, and social services to ensure all families have a healthy home.

  • Assist in the implementation and compiling of the Head Start Community Needs Assessment, annually.
  • Schedules meetings with specialists, bi-monthly.
  • Attends all Head Start Family Services meetings, monthly.
  • Attends the parent meetings at combination Early Head Start & Head Start Centers.
  • Assist specialists in making home visits to families on their caseloads, as needed.
  • Monitors two home visits per year for each specialists.
  • Provides transportation for families to community services, workshops, and Policy Council meetings, as needed.
  • Transports children home who become ill at the center or family child care homes when other staff is unavailable.
  • Establishes and maintains a record system of all program-required information and submits required information to supervisor, weekly and upon request as needed.
  • Assists in the development of family training and activity calendar.
  • Assists in the hiring of Family Development Specialists.
  • Attends meetings related to Early Head Start and Head Start.
  • Performs any other job related tasks, upon request.

 

ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Proficient in oral and written communication.

 

TRAINING, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • BS or AA degree in Social Work, Psychology or Family Development.
  • At least four years’ of experience in working with a social services agency.
  • Experience working with families.
  • At least five years’ of supervising experience.

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must have a valid Virginia Operator’s license and reliable transportation.
  • Must pass drug screening.  Some positions require positive complete background screening including: criminal, sex offender and child protective services.
  • Physical activity of this position – climbing; ascending and descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles and the like; balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, use of fingers for – picking, pinching and typing; grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, repetitive motion of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
  • Physical requirements of this position – medium work; exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
  • Visual acuity requirements – visual acuity to determine the accuracy, neatness and thoroughness of the work assigned or to make general observations of facilities or structures.
  • Conditions subject to in this position – worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

 

This description provides information regarding the essential functions of the designated job, and general nature and level of work associated with the job.  It should not be interpreted to describe all the duties that may be required of such employees or be used to limit the nature and extent of assignments such an individual may be given.

 

Every TAP employee shares in TAP’s responsibility to “Mobilize Community Resources” in support of TAP’s anti-poverty efforts.

 

TAP hires only U.S. Citizens and lawfully authorized aliens.

 

Equal Opportunity Employer/Drug Free Workplace

Bilinguals Encouraged to Apply