Volunteers of America SW
  • 07-Jan-2018 to 08-Mar-2018 (PST)
  • El Centro, CA, USA
  • 13.00
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Medical, dental, vision, 403b


ABOUT US

For nearly 120 years Volunteers of America has been the charity to step forward and help the most vulnerable in communities across the United States. Volunteers of America, Southwest inspires hope through its ministry of service by providing individuals and families with the tools they need to improve their quality of life. We operate twenty- eight human service programs in the areas of education and social development of young children, treatment and rehabilitation, housing, veterans and aging services. Each year, more than 13,000 lives are changed through our services. Our programs are located in San Diego, Imperial, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. To learn more visit us online at www.voa-swcal.org.

JOB OPPORTUNITY

Under the direction of the Community & Family Partnership Specialist, the Family Service Worker works in partnership with parents, staff and the community to address the individual goals established by families. Facilitates services to provide children and families by implementing service delivery model established by agency. Articulates parent's goals by supporting IFSP agreements. Plans and prepares each child to transition from EHS. Establishes collaborative relationships with other community providers to develop integrated, comprehensive program services and systems for Early Head Start families.

DUTIES

  • Recruits and enrolls families eligible for participation in the Early Head Start program to ensure 100% enrollment in each service option
  • Prepares the original case file on each child admitted to the program; submits the completed packet to the service option in a timely fashion to facilitate family orientation and services.
  • Responsible for a caseload of children and families with whom they work in partnership to establish Family Partnership Agreements and assists family members in accessing services to attain established goals.
  • Develops a transition plan for every child in preparation of their departure from one program option to another and from the EHS services to another child care provider; this planning must occur with sufficient time to allow for a smooth transition of every child by their 36th month. All transition plans must begin in the child's 30th month.
  • Responsible for completion of records and documentation required by the agency and the EHS program in the mandated timeframes
  • Informs parents of due process rights, e.g., assuring that parent authorization is obtained prior to screening, evaluations, or implementation of services.
  • Ensures every parent has an identified medical home and the information is documented in the case file.
  • Works with other agencies in conducting advocacy and developing interagency agreements/community collaborations.
  • Develops and maintains Memorandum's of Understanding with agencies that offer services to our families and renews them as needed.
  • Establishes and maintains ongoing relationships with family day care providers and child care workers working with infants and/or toddlers with parent involvement, facilitating family support needs.
  • Assists parents to strengthen their knowledge of community resources for families.
  • Links families with appropriate resource and referral agencies and services.
  • Consults with parents and staff to identify appropriate family intervention strategies.
  • Refers and documents outcomes of referrals to parents to internal and external support services.
  • Meets regularly with site or program team members to support communications between families and EHS staff.
  • Consults regularly with parents and staff regarding parent involvement activities, events and special service needs.
  • Assists in planning program events and activities that inform parents, Volunteers of America staff and board and community groups about Early Head Start Family and Community Partnership Services and parent involvement.
  • Supports EHS philosophies, policies and goals and has a measurable impact on improving program quality and outcomes.
  • Maintains strict confidentiality at all times in communications.
  • Participates in the agency's annual self-assessment.
  • Strives for continuous professional growth by participating in self-assessment and annual performance reviews, continuing education, attending appropriate work related trainings, and workshops asking for feedback on work performance, and reading job-related materials.
  • Submits reports to the Site or Program Supervisor.
  • Report suspected child abuse to supervisor.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Associate of Arts Degree in Social Service or related field, e.g., Psychology, Sociology, Family/Child Development, Early Childhood Education.
  • 0-3 years related experience.
  • Knowledge of program criteria and regulations essential to the health and welfare of children.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply independent judgment in situations involving children with parent and community involvement.
  • Experience with families and staff from diverse cultural, linguistic and socio-economic backgrounds required.
  • Ability to successfully pass fingerprints and criminal investigation screening.
  • Must have valid driver's license and must meet insurance guidelines established by the Corporation.
  • CPR/First Aid certified.
  • Obtain a TB test and a health screening and meet all pre-hiring requirements as defined by contract specifications.
  • Must have the ability to read, comprehend, give and follow instructions. Must have ability to read, write and speak in English. Bilingual in Spanish helpful.
  • Ability to learn and maintain knowledge of Head Start Performance Standards and the Head Start Act.
  • Must be computer literate and have experience with Microsoft Office 2000.

Please apply online at http://voaswcal.applicantpro.com

EOE M/V/D/F This Employer participates in E-Verify. Applications are only accepted online. If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, you may contact us at (619) 282-8211 or hr@voa-swcal.org for assistance.

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