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									Kittitas County Head Start/ECEAP                                                                               Job Description: FAMILY SERVICE WORKER
Kittitas County Head Start/ECEAP is a non-profit, grant-funded agency which believes each employee is integral to the success of the organization. This job description is
designed to outline requirements, necessary abilities and primary responsibilities and is not a complete listing of tasks or duties. Each employee is expected to offer his/her
services wherever and whenever necessary to ensure the success of our endeavors.

POSITION INFORMATION                         Title:           Family Service Worker
                                             Purpose:         Provide direct services to children and their families with a social service emphasis.
                                             Reports to:      Family Partnerships Manger
                                             Supervises:      Volunteers and other designated assistants
                                             Category:        G3
                                             Classification: Non-Exempt
                                             Pay Scale:       $14.15 - $24.61
                                             Employee Benefits: Holiday Pay, PTO/Sick Pay, Medical/Vision/Dental, SEP Retirement (see
                                             Personnel Policies for eligibility and explanation of benefits)
REQUIREMENTS
Education:                                   An associate or higher degree with the equivalent of 30 college quarter credits of adult education,
                                             human development, human services, family support, social work, early childhood education, child
                                             development, psychology, or another field directly related to the job responsibilities. These 30 credits
                                             may be included in the degree or in addition to the degree.
Experience:                                  Preference given to individuals with previous experience working in social services, adult education or
                                             early childhood.
Certification/Licensing:                     First Aid & CPR
Health:                                      Pass initial health exam & TB test, follow with periodic check-ups at least every three years, and
                                             commit to Kittitas County Head Start/ECEAP’s drug-free, weapons-free and tobacco-free work place
                                             policy.
Background:                                  Proof of citizenship or employment authorization and consent to criminal background check and
                                             fingerprinting.
Transportation Needs:                        Possess a valid Washington State driver’s license. Access to reliable transportation to and from work.
                                             Proof of automobile insurance that meets Washington State minimum requirements.
Job Scope:                                   Perform independent and joint duties with moderate supervision, in the classroom, the office, and
                                             during home visits while operating from established program policies and procedures. Comply and
                                             monitor compliance with all Head Start/ECEAP Performance Standards, all laws, and assorted
                                             regulations.
Language:                                    English is the language of the majority. Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.

ABILITY TO
 Work independently and on a flexible schedule that may include some evenings and weekends.
 Work as an effective, creative and cooperative member of a team utilizing a team approach to resolving problems or conflicts.
 Operate within program standards (see Staff Handbook).
 Maintain program, staff and client confidentiality.
 Conduct all communications with staff, supervisor, program participants and community in an effective, respectful, timely and
   supportive manner.
 Maintain organized and accessible record keeping and filing systems.
 Effectively utilize office machines, including computers and various computer programs (internet, word, excel, email, publisher, etc.)
 Prepare and provide timely and accurate written reports, memoranda and other communications/forms as required or requested.
 Access available resources/services for families within our community and beyond.
 Complete home visits in a variety of locations within the service district.
 Work in an active environment and at times in inclement weather (rain, snow, wind, cold, etc.)
 Push/pull/lift up to 50 lbs. and meet additional physical/emotional demands of working with children 3-5 years of age.
 Interact with children and their families in a supportive, positive manner while demonstrating respect for diversity.
 Calculate figures using basic math functions.
 Model appropriate personal hygiene/grooming (dress, appearance, & personal habits).
 Continue to increase professional knowledge, skills and competencies in job related areas. Incorporate and demonstrate new
   knowledge and skills on the job.
 Attend and actively participate during meetings (Staff, Direct Service, Parent, Policy Council) and other programmatic as well as out-
   of-town training sessions as assigned.
 Perform additional duties as assigned which will enhance program success.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES
 Establish mutually respectful partnerships with families to enhance the quality of their lives and their community.
    Support families’ efforts to reach their goals. Develop, in partnership with the family, an individualized family plan that facilitates
     families’ problem-solving and teaches problem-solving skills.
    Monitor and as needed, assist families with scheduling of physical, dental and other health requirements including heights and
     weights.
    Assist other DST staff at pre-arranged medical/dental screenings offsite and onsite, as needed, i.e. transportation, child monitoring,
     etc.
    Monitor children’s attendance and provide support services to families as needed.
    Maintain records relevant to classroom, children, families, and community (files, health records, in-kind reports, PIR, etc.)
    Periodically check classroom emergency information and fanny packs. Restock/update as needed.
    Engage parents in volunteering, community service and other ways of contributing to program activities and services.
    Work with other program staff to support interactive literacy activities between parents and their children.
    Provide training for parents in how to be the primary teacher for their children and full partners in the education of their children and
     assist parents as adult learners to recognize and address their own literacy goals.
    Attend and actively participate during meetings (Staff, Direct Service, Family Staffing, Parent, Policy Council and Committee);
     provide translation when needed. Assist with childcare when needed during evening meetings.
    Assist with family in-takes and orientation.
    Assist with outreach, recruitment, enrollment and in-kind activities.
    Assist with transition activities when requested.
    Participate in maintenance and inventory of classroom/program materials.
    Assist with design and distribution of materials for the program and the families.
    Perform multiple tasks simultaneously.
    Promote the frontlines of a strong Direct Service Team.
    Perform other duties as required.




Kittitas County Head Start/ECEAP is an equal opportunity employer                                                           Created 6/07, Rev.2/08

								
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