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Senior Family Service Worker

at MAAC Project

Posted: 2/14/2020
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2020-SM-CD-CD-AD-003

Job Description

Senior Family Service Worker
Job Code:2020-SM-CD-CD-AD-003
Department:Child Development Program
Location:Administration - San Marcos, CA
FT/PT Status:Regular Full Time
Salary Range$18.06-$21.46

Under supervision, the Senior Family Service Worker will develop and maintain relationships with families and ensure that they receive comprehensive services through their participation in the program. Comprehensive services include health and social services, disabilities, early childhood education and care services, and a range of parent development training opportunities at the site. The Senior FSW is also responsible for conducting community outreach efforts to identify and develop relationships with community-based organizations that provide other needed services to families.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class.

•Develop and maintain meaningful, productive relationships with families
•Recruit and enroll families into the Head Start/CSP programs
•Secure informed consent for family participation in program evaluation/research activities
•Conduct home visits to assess family resources and needs
•Refer and link children and parents to needed services
•Maintain enrollment throughout the program year through various recruitment strategies
•Work in collaboration with other program staff and specialists to monitor, track, and coordinate services for children and parents
•Assist parents with understanding and implementing the Family Partnership Agreement in order to encourage and promote their overall development, including achievement of self-sufficiency, as well as positive developmental outcomes for their children
•Collaborate with staff to facilitate children’s transitions
•Assist with outreach to families and recruitment of infants and children with disabilities into the program
•Assist in planning parent activities, encourage parent participation in program activities, and obtain feedback from parents regarding the level of satisfaction with the service they receive
•Ensure all activities are compliant with MAAC and all Head Start rules, regulations, and performance standards
•Serve to pilot technology resources for record-keeping and reporting
•Collaborate with Mental Health Specialist or refer to specific resource agencies to ensure the health and nutrition needs of infants, children, and families are addressed
•Communicate with education and care staff regarding the infant/child’s progress in the classroom
•In collaboration with the classroom teacher, implement protocols to follow up on absenteeism
•Attend trainings, conferences and meetings as required.
•Maintain records and document services in a timely manner
•Performs other related duties as assigned

  • AA degree in social work OR related field AND a Family Development Credential (within 18 months of hire)
  • Experience working with families in a community-based Head Start or family support/resource program
  • Experience working with children and families from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) speaking, reading, and writing required
  • Demonstrated proficiency using software (Microsoft Office, Internet, database software such as ChildPlus) and other business software; data entry skills
  • Maintain valid CA driver’s license, insured personal vehicle, maintain motor vehicle driving record acceptable to MAAC’s insurance carrier
  • CPR and Food Handlers Permit required within six (6) months from date of hire

Ability to:

  • Establish supportive relationships with children and families from diverse backgrounds
  • Work within an interdisciplinary team as a cooperative and supportive team member
  • Manage work in an environment that can be interrupted by violence

    Knowledge of:

  • Community resources and capacity to develop community cooperation to ensure that families receive comprehensive services
  • Current Head Start performance standards
  • Computer software including word processing, and databases such as ChildPlus
  • Utilize computers and other technology for record-keeping and recording

Union Membership ( if applicable):This position is represented by Service Employees International Union, Local 221, CTW. Dues/deductions begin after 30 days of employment.

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