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Family Support Specialist - Early Head Start (Bilingual)

Company: Children''s Home & Aid
Location: Dekalb
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Join our team of passionate staffwho are committed to making a difference in the lives of the children and families we serve! Families count on us to help put their children on the path to a better future-and keep them there. Early Childhood Services offered through Children''s Home& Aid provide a variety of services to low-income families in the areas of education and early childhood development, medical, dental and mental health, nutrition, family services, and parent education.The Family Support Specialist recruits eligible pregnant women and children, birth through 3 years old, for the Early Head Start program, and provides education and support to families in DeKalb, Boone, and Grundy counties.Responsibilities include:Recruit and enroll eligible clients in the Early Head Start program.Meet with families in their homes to provide support and applicable community referrals.Gather information from families about how the program can best care for their children, including any special needs.Assist families in obtaining required medical services for their children, and maintaining medical documentation.Assess family goals and needs and develop a plan with the family to work toward their goals.Network and partner with community organizations to locate resources to benefit the families served.Promote literacy by increasing families'' access to materials and encouraging involvement in classroom activities.Facilitate monthly parent groups that include parent-child activities.Qualifications: Bachelor''s degree in Social Work, psychology,or a closelyrelated field required.One year of experience working with families with young children required.Gateways Level 5 Family Service Credential or ability to obtain within 18 months of hire required.Bilingual (English/Spanish) required.Experience using Microsoft Outlook and Office products required.Must have reliable transportation, a valid driver''s license, and auto insurance.Children''s Home & Aid offers a very generous benefits packet to our professionals:Blue Cross and Blue Shield Medical Coverage: Traditional PPO, or PPO w/health savings contributions.Dental and Vision Insurance Options11 paid HolidaysPaid Time Off (PTO)Flexible SpendingOpportunities for Student Loan Forgiveness401K PlanTraining and Professional Development PlanE- LearningEmployee Assistance PlanClick here to learn more about Children''s Home & Aid''s core values. Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor''s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)by Jobble

Keywords: Children''s Home & Aid, DeKalb , Family Support Specialist - Early Head Start (Bilingual), Other , Dekalb, Illinois

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