Job Description

Overall Job Objective

What Success Looks Like In This Job

To provide supervision and coordination of the Family Services Specialists areas of Adams County Head Start; to provide training and technical assistance to the Family Services Specialists; to provide technical assistance to the Family Services Manager. Assist in Coordinating recruitment and enrollment of children and families into Head Start Program.

Examples of Duties for Success

  • Completes file audits for all families bi-annually; completes necessary reports and follows up with staff and manager.
  • Tracks, monitors, and analyzes family partnership agreements and provides support by identifying community resources.
  • Assigns duties, performs supervision, and evaluates performance of Family Service Specialists.
  • Assists Family Services Manager in the training, leadership, and guidance of Family Services staff.
  • Ensures that kindergarten transition occurs for children transitioning from Head Start to kindergarten in a developmentally appropriate manner.
  • Recruits and supervises community volunteers.
  • Responds to and supports the resolution of parent and staff issues and concerns relative to the delivery of Head Start services for families.
  • Recommends to staff resources available for technical assistance and continued learning.
  • Assists in developing and implementing work plans and policies and procedures.
  • Assists in conducting workshops and training for staff and parents.
  • Takes on a leadership role in agency self-assessment and other efforts to improve the quality of program services.
  • Participates in the program's Departmental Leadership team.
  • Participates in Colorado Preschool Program Councils and/or other agency and community committees.
  • Establishes and maintains relationships with school districts and community partners.
  • Participates in annual program planning.
  • Tracks, monitors, and ensures compliance with staff scheduling and time entry.
  • Communicates pertinent information to appropriate ACHS staff concerning the child or family, in order to coordinate comprehensive case management.
  • Compiles, tracks, monitors, and analyzes reports and performs data analysis to ensure area compliance.
  • Ensures health related tracking, follow-up, and health requirements are met.
  • Maintains professional boundaries and confidentiality.
  • Ensures Head Start requirements are met.
  • Performs other related duties and responsibilities as required.

Qualifications for Success

  • Meets deadlines in a timely manner.
  • Works well under pressure.
  • Detail oriented, yet can focus on the big picture.
  • Ability to make sound decisions in a timely manner.
  • Ability to problem solve complex issues.
  • Adaptable and flexible to the team and program needs.
  • Knowledge of pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes, and regulations, including childcare licensing regulations.
  • Knowledge of principles of training and performance evaluations.
  • Principles and practices of case management.
  • Community resources, case management, resource coordination, and referral practices.
  • Principles and procedures of record keeping and report writing.
  • Interpret and explain Head Start Program policies and procedures.
  • Learn and apply the policies and procedures of the Head Start program and the Head start Performance Standards.
  • Computer Skills: Demonstrated proficiency with personal computers and word processing programs.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish, maintain, and foster positive and harmonious working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

More Qualifications for Success

  • Experience:
    • Three (3) years of increasingly responsible experience in case management or related field. 
    • Minimum of two years of supervision experience.
    • Additional experience can be equivalent to education on a year for year basis.
  • Education and Training: Bachelor's degree in Human Services, Social Work, Public Administration, or a related field.
  • License or Certificate: None
  • Background Check: Must pass a criminal background check.
  • Other: Must complete physical examination and TB test upon hire.

Application Instructions

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