Family Service Worker (Blair Location)

Northeast Nebraska Community Action Partnership’s HEAD START EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION PROGRAM in partnership with the Blair Public Schools is looking for a FAMILY SERVICE WORKER.  40 hours per week, M-F, with seasonal layoff, hourly wage, plus benefits. Responsible for continuous recruitment of children, support and engage families, and facilitate parent curriculum and other engagement activities. Job application, job description, education requirements, wage and benefit information are located on our website www.nencap.org under 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, P O Box 667, Pender, NE 68047-0667.  Position open until filled.

EOE                                        80% Federally Funded                                           Non-Profit Agency

           

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

High School Graduate or General Education Degree (GED) required. Acquire within 18 months of hire, at a minimum, a credential or certification in social work, human services, family services, counseling, or a related field.   Six months to 1-year related experience preferred.

JOB SUMMARY:

The Family Service Worker is responsible for recruitment of children and families into the Head Start Program, documenting all action taken pertaining to outreach and continuous recruiting, ensuring the classroom is fully enrolled at all times. Accurately enter data into ChildPlus record keeping system. Assist families in enrolling in a system of on-going health care, required screenings, exams, necessary referrals, and follow-ups and be a referral source for parents. Maintain Parent Corner and provide parent resources, as needed.  Complete Home Visits and Parent/Teacher Conferences with each family. Complete Family Partnership Agreement for each family and assist with goal setting. Be available to all over-income families on an as-needed basis. Facilitate parent engagement activities and parent committees according to program requirements. Maintain and organize accurate family records. Assist Teachers in recruiting and training volunteers as needed. Assist in classroom when needed. Occasional kneeling, stooping, bending, and lifting up to 50 pounds. Maintain confidentiality of program participants and follow Program and Agency standards and policies. 

WAGE & BENEFITS: 

The wage is $14.50 + per hour, depending on education level & degree, plus benefits.  Benefits include health, life, dental and vision insurance.  Paid holidays, vacation, and sick leave, EAP, 401K Retirement.