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Family Support Specialist - Early Head Start (Bilingual)

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

Job Description:

Description Join our team of passionate staff who 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 futureand keep them there. Early Childhood Services offered through Childrens 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 closely related 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 drivers license, and auto insurance. Childrens 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 Options + 11 paid Holidays + Paid Time Off (PTO) + Flexible Spending + Opportunities for Student Loan Forgiveness + 401K Plan + Training and Professional Development Plan + E- Learning + Employee Assistance Plan Click here to learn more about Childrens Home & Aids core values. (/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/WHAT-WE-STAND-FOR.png) Qualifications Education Required + Bachelors or better in Social Work Licenses & Certifications Required + Gateways to Opportunity Experience Required + 1 year: Experience working with young children and their families. 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 contractors legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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

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