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Family Service Manager 

Category Social Services  
Description

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

Ensure that Family and Community Partnerships and ERSEA performance standards are met in Head Start/ Early Head Start.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Implement policies and procedures that enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of Family and Community Partnerships, Home-Based and ERSEA.

2. Monitor attendance and ensure Family Advocates and Center Managers develop appropriate attendance actions plans when necessary to maintain 90% attendance in the program.

3. Monitor 30M transition plans and ensure Family Advocates and Center Managers are meeting with families and creating appropriate transition plans that will ensure children transition to Head Start in a timely manner.

4. Work with DFS to maintain relationships with DCF agencies and Homeless Coalitions to maintain and/or increase enrollment for children in foster care, children and families on public assistance, and homeless families.

5. Monitor data pertaining to Non-Federal Share.

6. Provide leadership and support to the Head Start Family Advocates.

7. Assist in agency efforts to increase parent engagement in Head Start programs.

8. Provide staff development training to Family Advocates using the PFCE framework and Family Development Credential training materials.

9. Review files for appropriate paperwork which at a minimum includes documentation for: enrollment, family partnerships, referrals, follow up, and record keeping.

10. Develop and revise parent handbooks, resource directories, and other pertinent information for distribution.

11. Monitor the implementation of parent meetings, workshops, and other parent involvement activities, including male involvement activities, at all centers.

12. Work with Family Advocate’s to ensure current social services and parent involvement documentation is current and maintained at all centers, including center activity calendar, newsletters, activity flyers, parent meeting agendas, minutes, sign-in sheets, etc.

13. Coordinate extensive services for families and meet with parents as needed.

14. All other duties as requested to maintain the success of ECS.

(These essential job functions are not to be construed as a complete statement of duties performed. Employees will be required to perform other related marginal duties as required.)

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIP:

· This position reports to the Director of Family Services.

 
Position Requirements

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

· Bachelor’s degree in family services, social work, human services, counseling, or related field with case management and supervisory experience highly preferred. *required of staff hired after 11/7/16

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND ABILITIES:

· Knowledge of social services and community resources to link families with appropriate agencies and services

· Ability to motivate people to high levels of commitment and performance

· Ability to mentor, train, and counsel effectively

· Ability to work with other employees and the public in a tactful and diplomatic manner

· Ability to exercise good judgment and emotional maturity in crisis and in normal situation

· Commitment to strengthen families but with ultimate commitment to the well being of the child.

· Ability to perform with little direct supervision

· Knowledge of applicable safety and abuse-reporting procedures

· Knowledge of Microsoft Office products at an intermediate to advanced level

· Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing

· Ability to maintain confidential information

· Ability to plan and organize work as well as maintain records and prepare reports

· Ability to multi-task, prioritize and work in fast-paced environment

CERTIFICATIONS:

· Valid driver’s license and proof of automobile coverage

· Satisfactory Driving Record (as outlined in Vehicle Driving Policy)

· Complete 15 hours of in-service/professional development training hours each fiscal year (July-June)

· By October 2019, must have current First Aid and Pediatric Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS:

· Works in an office setting

· Local travel to multiple homes is required

· Minimal night, weekend or out-of-town work possible

ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL SKILLS:

· Acceptable eyesight (with or without correction)

· Acceptable hearing (with or without correction)

· Ability to communicate both orally and in writing

· Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.

(Reasonable accommodations will be made for otherwise qualified individuals with a disability)

 
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift First  
Tags  
Salary Range $52,000-60,000  
Travel Requirements  
Position Family Service Manager  
Close Date  
Post Internal Days 0  
Created By Raelyn Durham  
Number of Openings 2  
Number Filled 0  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Hiring Manager(s)  
Req Number SOC-20-00022  
Open Date 7/1/2020  
Location Alachua County  
About the Organization Episcopal Children's Services is a recognized leader in early childhood education serving more than 50,000 children and their families in seven counties in Northeast Florida - Baker, Bradford, Clay, Duval, Nassau, Putnam and St John's. In addition, ECS recently became the new Head Start/Early Head Start grantee in Marion, Dixie, Gilchrist, Lake, Levy, and Citrus counties and the Early Head Start grantee in Gainesville. As a result, we now serve another 1,500 children and their families in these areas.

ECS uses research and best practices to help families ensure their children enter school ready to learn. Our talented, dedicated teachers and staff work proactively with children from birth to age five and their families to build a strong educational foundation. It is a "whole" child approach - helping kids grow intellectually, emotionally and socially.
 
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

This position is currently not accepting applications.

To search for an open position, please go to http://EpiscopalChildrensServices.appone.com



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