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14 Feb 2020

School Network Staff Family Worker

Grand Street Settlement
 New York, New York County, New York, United States

Job Description

TITLE:                         

Family Worker

 

DEPARTMENT:          

Early Childhood

 

REPORTS TO:             

Family & Community Partnerships Coordinator

 

LOCATION:

Manhattan and/or Brooklyn

 

SCHEDULE:

Mon-Fri; 8am-4pm or 10:30am-6pm

 

DATE:                         

January 2020

 

JOB SUMMARY:      

The Family Worker is responsible for implementing the core family partnership, parent involvement, and community partnership functions for the center-based option of Grand Street Settlement’s Child care program. The Family Worker recruits and enrolls children for the program and then uses a family development model to support and assist families as they identify and meet goals they establish in Family Partnerships Agreements. This position also assists with the completion of the child health requirements and other required screenings and assessments. This position supports the larger system of social services coordinated by Grand Street Settlement thereby supporting the goals of the program. The position may involve reassignment of caseload and/or center location as deemed necessary for program operations.

 

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Associates Degree required in Sociology, Psychology, Human Development, Early Childhood Education or related field; Bachelor’s Degree/BSW preferred
  • Experience and training related to field of social or human services
  • Experience, training, and skills in assisting the parents of young children in advocating and decision-making for their families. Ability to develop positive relationships with children and parents
  • Knowledge of community based organizations preferred
  • Proficient computer skills required and knowledge of MS Office
  • Must be able to work flexible hours to meet the needs of the families
  • Participates in required professional development activities to enhance skills
  • Maintain certification in CPR and First Aid

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The family workers responsibilities mainly fall within the following core functions, although s/he may perform other tasks as needed:

  • Recruitment, Selection, and Enrollment Select children and families based on approved “Selection Criteria” and maintain a waiting list of eligible children to enroll in the event of attrition; Assign children to program options (dual eligible, HS, or CC) that best meet the needs of their families
  • Family Partnerships: Work with families on an individualized basis throughout the year to identify family goals, strengths, and necessary services and supports, and to track progress in achieving family goals (Family Partnerships Agreements)
  • Community Partnerships: Promote the access of children, and families, as appropriate, to community services that are responsive to their needs (e.g., child care)
  • Service Coordination and Record Keeping: Maintain constant contact with teaching staff in order to integrate family partnership goals with classroom efforts, ensure integrated child and family curriculum and gain information regarding child performance in the classroom
  • Record Keeping: Maintains and updates child health records and ensure that all documentation is current in child’s file and COPA

How to Apply

Please kindly email your resume with cover letter to Helene White @ hwhite@grandsettlement.org

Bureaus: New York. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: School Network Staff. Job Tags: 10002. Salaries: 20,000 - 40,000.