Early Childhood Family Services Specialist (Pender NE Location)

Northeast Nebraska Community Action Partnership’s EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION PROGRAM has an exciting opportunity for a FAMILY SERVICES SPECIALIST. This position is based in Pender, NE. Work M-F. Hourly wage plus full benefits. Responsible to develop and oversee the family service component for the Head Start and Early Head Start Programs. Supervise and support Family Service Workers to implement high quality programming and family engagement activities according to Head Start Performance Standards.  A Bachelor’s degree in Human Services or related field is needed.  Job application, job description, education requirements, wage and benefit information are located on our website www.nencap.org by clicking Employment or contact HR at 1-800-445-2505 or 402-385-6300. To apply, submit a completed Agency application with education credentials or transcripts. No resumes accepted. Send applications to Northeast Nebraska Community Action Partnership, PO Box 667, Pender, NE 68047-0667. Position open until filled.

  • EOE
  • 80% Federally Funded
  • Non-Profit Agency


Bachelor’s degree in a field, or related to: Sociology, Psychology, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Criminal Justice, Family Sciences, Human Services or Social Work. 


The Family Services Specialist is responsible to develop and oversee the family services component of the Early Childhood Program.  This includes developing outreach and being an advocate for the program and its purpose in the community.  Duties will include verifying income, code and entering data into My Head Start. Monitor acceptance, timely replacement of children and report classroom enrollment status to centers and support staff.  Update, maintain and present ERSEA information for recruiting within the program.  Notify parent and center staff of child acceptance, waitlist and maintain a filing system for all applications. Train Family Service Workers as assigned.  Work with Family Service Workers to assist clients in reaching their goals.  Work with Head Start Staff in developing ideas and projects to serve families according to program requirements.  Prepare reports including but not limited to demographics, outcomes, and successes and submit end of month reporting to the Office of Head Start. Maintain confidentiality of program participants and follow Program and Agency standards and policies.


Wage starting at $18.00 per hour, plus benefits.  Education and experience will be considered and may increase the starting wage. Benefits include health, life, dental and vision insurance.  Paid holidays, vacation, and sick leave, EAP, 401K Retirement.