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Family Partner I

Company: The Community Action Organization of Western New Y
Location: North Tonawanda
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Job Description:

As a condition of employment, CAO Employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof of vaccination prior to first day of employment. CAO does allow accommodations for religious and medical reasons with the proper documentation prior to first day of employment. SUMMARY & ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES of the Family Partner position:Responsible for linking the Head Start/Early Head Start center, the family, and related community resources. Does related work as required. Receives on-the-job training.Subject to the direction of the Center Director. The person in this position is responsible for implementation of programs and policies related to child development, health, family and community partnership.-Recruits children and families-Interviews to complete enrollment process-Assigns children to classrooms.-Prepares rosters.Record keepingChildren's filesHealth data tracking systemImmunization surveysIFPANutrition AssessmentParent interest survey formReferralsPrepare data for computer input; responsible for data entry including PROMIS.Health summaries, PIR report, Monthly reports, Correspondence with families.Health screeningsgrowth assessmentsdevelopmental screeningblood pressurevision and hearing (if necessary)Makes home visits (at least two per year)Maintains contact with and serves as a resource to parentsMaintains roll books and daily absentee follow up to ensure that funded enrollment is maintainedFollows up to ensure that all identified children receive medical and/or dental treatment.Maintains and develops resource networkRefers and follows up with any community agenciesAssists with center emergencies (i.e., center closing, sick children, evacuation)Assists with classroom and other center coverage as neededEnsure that Center Parent Committees are established and are operating throughout the school yearCoordinates with staff to ensure parent participation in activities (i.e. classroom, field trips, kitchen, office, workshops, and meetings)Works with staff to assist parents in developing community projectsAssist and support parents as they move toward self sufficiencyProvides officer training and follow up for parents, community and other staffWork with parents to maintain parent area/officeSubmits Parent Engagement/In Kind monthly reportsProvides health/mental health education to children, parents and staff.Attends field trips and provides first aid, if necessaryAssist staff with children who require medical attention (i.e. hospital or emergency treatment) when necessaryAssist with annual program self-assessmentParticipates in center/staff Child/Family Study Team processAssists in obtaining information for children with suspected disabilitiesRemains with children left after school when neededModels positive work ethic for parents and staffOther duties may be assignedQUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:High School Diploma or GED with three (3) years' experience; ORBachelor's Degree in Family Service / Social Work field is preferred with two (2) years' experience.Criminal background check, drug screen and a valid driver's license is requiredKnowledge of child and family health carePrevious work experience with low income familiesComputer experience requiredHead Start/Early Head Start experience desirable* You must have basic computer skills in order to be eligible for all positions at CAONO PHONE CALLS - IF YOU ARE SELECTED YOU WILL BE CONTACTED VIA ONE OF THE METHODS YOU HAVE PROVIDEDPI186129691SDL2017

Keywords: The Community Action Organization of Western New Y, Buffalo , Family Partner I, Other , North Tonawanda, New York

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