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.
Bachelors degree in Social Work or related field
An Associates of Arts degree in Social Work or related field.
Two (2) years supervisory experience with Bachelor of Arts degree.
Four (4) years experience in a social services program or related program with Associates of Arts degree.
Experience to include knowledge of:
Techniques, methods and resources in assessing, instructing and evaluating social service units.
Staff development and in service methods and techniques.
Social service curriculum and program trends.
Child, youth and family service referral agencies and services.
Techniques and resources utilized in assessing and evaluating children and families in the community setting.
Adult education principles.
Must have highly developed ability to:
Relate to and understand the various cultures of the target population.
Assist in the development and implementation of staff development and in service programs.
Communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
Read maps and follow directions.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of individuals and groups.
Remain calm in stressful situations.
Identify and analyze complex problems and recommend viable solutions.
Plan, organize and implement social service training program.
Develop and implement family assessment and assistance plans.
Understand and carry out oral and written directions and information.
Work effectively with all socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds.
Provide transportation as required.
Read, write, and speak Spanish (Hmong, Lao) is desirable.
Basic computer skills and computer software utilizing Microsoft Word, Excel, etc.
Maintain a valid California driver’s license, reliable transportation and adequate auto insurance as required by State law. Proof of insurance will be required.
Physical examination, TB screening clearance and signed federal criminal record declaration are required within 7 days after employment.
Immunized against influenza (flu), pertussis (whooping cough) and measles. The influenza vaccination must be obtained annually during flu season, August 1 through December 1. A person is exempt from the immunization requirements for the following circumstances:
1. The person submits a written statement from a licensed physician declaring that because of the person’s physical condition or medical circumstances, the immunization is not safe.
2. The person submits a written statement from a licensed physician providing that the person has evidence of current immunity to pertussis (whooping cough) and/or measles.
3. The person submits in writing declaration that he or she has declined the influenza (flu) vaccination. This exemption only applies to the influenza (flu) vaccine.
Fingerprint clearance under Title 22 regulations, and criminal record statement, background checks as needed, and reference checks are required prior to employment.
Former Head Start/Early Head Start parents preferred.
Employment in Head Start is contingent upon approval of the Policy Council