Family Service Worker (Dakota City NE Location)

Northeast Nebraska Community Action Partnership’s HEAD START EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION PROGRAM is looking for a FAMILY SERVICE WORKER to work at the Siouxland Family Center in Dakota City. 40 hours per week, M-F with seasonal layoff.  Hourly wage, plus benefits. Bilingual skills a plus. Duties include recruitment of children and families into the program. Track health care services for each child.  Utilize the Family Partnership Agreement process to support and engage families.  An Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in human services preferred.   For Job application, job description, education requirements, wage and benefit information scan the QR Code, visit www.nencap.org or contact HR at 1-800-445-2505 or 402-385-6300. To apply, submit a completed Agency application. 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

JOB SUMMARY:

The Family Service Worker is responsible for continuous recruitment of children and families into the Head Start Program, documenting all action taken pertaining to outreach and recruitment.  Accurately enter data into the program’s 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.  Provide research-based parent curriculum opportunities a minimum of one time per year. Complete Home Visits and Parent/Teacher Conferences with each family.  Complete Family Partnership Plan with each family and assist with goal setting. Facilitate parent engagement activities and parent committees according to program requirements.  Maintain and organize accurate family records.  Occasional kneeling, stooping, bending and lifting up to 50 pounds.  Assist in classroom as needed.  Bilingual staff must be able to appropriately translate and interpret verbal and written communication.  Maintain confidentiality of program participants and follow Program and Agency standards and policies.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

High School Graduate or General Education Degree (GED) required. Acquire a credential or certification in social work, human services, family services, counseling or a related field.  If necessary, the program will help staff obtain required certification in required timeframe.  Six months to one-year related experience preferred.

WAGE & BENEFITS: 

The starting wage is $15.00 per hour plus benefits. Benefits include health, life, dental and vision insurance.  Paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, EAP, 401K Retirement.