FSC - Mandan
West River Head Start
FSC - Mandan
Family Support Coach
Requires 4 year degree in social work or related field. Prefer licensed social worker.
Must have valid driver's license.
40 hours/week, 10 months/year.
Salary range is $34,650-38,300 annually
Responsible for implementation of the Performance Standards as stated in the Federal Guidelines for Head Start. The primary purpose is to work with the Head Start families to get them involved in the Head Start program by providing activities and resources to them to help them work towards self-sufficiency.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Adhere to all principles of confidentiality: Shares appropriate information with co-workers, family, and community (knowing what to share with whom, when and how). Displays appropriate discretion in confidential matters relating to program staff and participants.
Work with families in the West River Head Start program through personal contacts, home visits, and telephone contacts.
Participate in meetings, committees, and training sessions as required by the program director.
Assist in recruitment, and determine eligibility of Head Start families.
Maintain full classroom enrollment.
Completion of Family Needs Assessment for each family.
Contact agencies for emergency assistance or crisis intervention.
Set up mental health classroom observations..
Ensure head lice checks are completed in the classrooms.
Inform teachers and parents when the child's screening or evaluation will occur. Send out screening letters.
Assist in ensuring that all screenings are completed in the 45 day time limit and evaluations are completed in the 90 day time limit.
Complete home visits with assigned families.
Assist in coordinating training for parents and staff.
Assist parents in the volunteer effort and to generate in-kind/volunteer video and forms.
Facilitate information for the weekly newsletter.
Work with the parents to ensure that children receive dental exams, physicals and vision screenings.
Responsible for obtaining child history information and health forms completed by parents.
Oversee that developmentally appropriate practices for infants and toddlers are carried out.
Develop programs for in-service education for teaching staff and Head Start parents.
Provide input for training plan and needs assessment.
Conduct or participate in workshops, committees and conferences designed to promote intellectual social and physical welfare of children and families.
Monitor home visits, parent-teacher conferences and various classroom activities, with assistance from the classroom teacher.
Ensure that proper documentation is completed to meet all applicable standards and program requirements.
Monitor and evaluate the Head Start plans in compliance with the Head Start Performance Standards.
Complete performance evaluations on assigned staff.
Ensure monthly child study team meetings are completed - to include documentation and follow-up.
Assist in carrying out the transition plan.
Take part as a team member for hiring of new staff.
Monitor classroom coverage of staff.
Assist in interagency collaborative screening.
Monitor lesson plan books and ensures that documents are available for all teaching staff.
Follow-up on referrals.
Responsible for applicable sections of the Program Information Report (PIR).
Identify and utilize state, county, and local resources for parent & staff education.
Develop and maintain a good working rapport with the Head Start staff, as well as other interdepartmental personnel within the facility and various professional and special interest groups within the community.
Recruit and work with community volunteers.
Oversee that the special needs documents are received by Head Start in a timely manner, including but not limited to: current IEP, quarterly progress reports, etc.
Collect in-kind from preschool staff, speech pathologist, etc., when conducting screenings, evaluations and IEP meetings.
Coordinate efforts to ensure that each child enrolled in the program receives the following, including but not limited to: health evaluation and treatment, dental evaluation and treatment, developmental evaluation.
Secure appropriate immunization records, making sure all immunizations are up to date for each child.
Manages subordinate supervisor(s) who supervise up to four employees in the Early Head Start. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree in social work (B. A.)
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
North Dakota Social Work License, CPR and First Aid.
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 talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and sit. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
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 is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
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West River Head Start
1004 7th Street SW
Mandan, ND 58554
Phone: (701) 663-9507