Under the direction of the Program Director, the Family Services Coordinator is responsible for:
Management of family support services and activities of the program in accordance with Head Start Performance Standards
Assuring that Family Partnership agreements are developed and implemented to meet identified health, mental health, and social service needs of children and families
In conjunction with Education Coordinator, coordinating and facilitating family meetings when needed
Coordinating referrals to outside agencies
Assuring principles of case management and integration of services are applied to programs and services offered to families.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Quarterly binder reviews
Participates in the selection and training of staff. Supervises and evaluates Family Workers
Writes the Family Services and ERSEA plans for the program’s policies and procedures. Responsible for parent engagement, parent education, resource and referral.
Serves as a liaison for the Early Head Start programs with community programs providing services to low-income families, develops partnerships with community agencies to assure resources are available and accessible to Early Head Start families.
Cool Culture liaison
Responsible for on-going monitoring to assure each enrolled family receives the support and services required by Performance Standards; that family needs are assessed and that all identified concerns receive appropriate follow-up to resolution; and that program goals and objectives are met.
Plans, supports and provides opportunities for parents to become engaged in program activities; assist home visitors and staff to establish and support Parent Committees as defined in Performance Standards; monitors, evaluates and recommends improvements to parent activities; serves as the staff resource to the Policy Council.
Develops implements and manages enrollment, recruitment, selection and attendance processes based on assessed community need and established eligibility criteria.
Conducts outreach activities; creates events to promote the Program and recruit families.
Responsible for Program’s full enrollment, timely and accurate reports to the Program Director to report to Head Start
Meets regularly with the Early Head Start Director; meets with other staff as needed. Schedules and/or attend parent conferences, IEP/IFSP meetings, and other meetings.