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Synopsis of Positions

These positions work directly under the Early Head Start Director. Duties require independent action based on knowledge of proper procedures and agency requirements. Provide in-home instruction to parents and children to enhance the parent’s ability to fulfill the role or primary educator of their child. Support parents in learning by providing information on child development, health, nutrition, and mental health. Help families understand how to address their needs. Act as a link to community resources.

Employment Type: Full Time (2 positions available)

Salary: $17.09 – $22.76/hr

Essential Performance Responsibilities

  • Actively participate in ongoing monitoring and program development.
  • Read, understand, interpret, and apply written and oral instructions.
  • Interact and communicate effectively with boards, councils, community agencies, staff members and consumers; ability to facilitate/lead meetings.
  • Maintain a professional attitude when interacting with co-workers, clients, and the public.
  • Understand and use a relationship based approach when working with families.
  • Communicate effectively with families and community agency staff.
  • Demonstrate competency to plan and implement home-based learning experiences that ensure effective implementation of the home visiting curriculum and promote children’s progress across the standards described in the Head Start Early Outcomes Framework (Birth-5)
  • Conduct 90-minute weekly home visits consisting of developmentally appropriate activities.
  • Model effective positive parenting skills.
  • Assist parents in setting child and family goals; plan and prepare lessons that assist parents in achieving their goals.
  • Provide essential information relative to child development, health, nutrition and mental health in accordance with Head Start Performance Standards.
  • Maintain accurate written records.
  • Link parents to appropriate community services.
  • Plan and conduct group socializations.
  • Participate in meetings, training and professional development activities.
  • Adhere to policies, rules, and regulations as they relate to Early Head Start and Modoc County Office of Education (MCOE).
  • Execute decisions of the Superintendent.
  • Exhibit and demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of employees.

Additional Duties

Additional work situations are broadly defined and strategic in nature, which often require working with various organizations, management, and staff at all levels and require respect and finesse in resolving highly personal and technical concerns where one must consider trade-offs, risks, and the status of others. May be required to attend trainings outside of normal workday: locally or out of town.

Work Environment

Work is generally conducted in an office environment as well as in home environments and may require the family support worker to conduct business elsewhere by attending off-hour meetings, conferences, and special hearings. The noise level in the work environment is often loud.

Personal Characteristics

Physical flexibility, mental acumen, and emotional stamina are fundamental building blocks for the Early Head Start Family Support Worker. The job requires the following skills in a consistent manner:

  • Illustrates positive interpersonal skills, professional and personal integrity with a commitment to the utilization of interest based decision-making.
  • Displays independence and motivation towards enhancing the status and stability of the county office of education.
  • A people-oriented individual whose intent is to build positive relationships with employees in order to advance the efficiency and effectiveness of the educational organization.
  • An individual who is an active listener and who accepts and commits to all job-related tasks with perseverance and determination.
  • An individual who portrays a philosophy of openness and is educationally focused to ensure that the educational objectives of MCOE continue to be met consistently and on time.

Physical/Mental Requirements

Physical flexibility, mental acumen, and emotional stamina are fundamental building blocks for the Early Head Start Family Support Worker. The job requires the following skills in a consistent manner:

  • Manual dexterity sufficient to write, use phone/keyboard/business machines, etc.
  • Visual acuity to read and understand a variety of printed materials with different fonts and to be able to view a computer screen for extended periods of time.
  • Hearing acuity sufficient to hear and understand in person and via telephone conversations.
  • Speaking ability to communicate in an understandable, pleasing voice with sufficient volume to be heard in normal conversational distance, on the phone and addressing various group sizes.
  • Physical agility to push/pull, squat, twist, turn, bend, stoop, and reach overhead; physical mobility sufficient to move about the work environment repeatedly within the office, out of the office, in the community, and outside the community, operate an automobile, and respond to emergency situations.
  • Physical strength sufficient to lift 30 pounds.
  • Physical stamina sufficient to sit for prolonged periods of time.
  • Mathematical skills sufficient to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, are, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
  • Mental acuity to collect and interpret data, evaluate, reason, define problems, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, and make valid judgments and decisions.
  • Emotional strength and stability to maintain composure and etiquette during disturbing situations, and be able to function consistently well and properly under stressful encounters.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED
  • An AA degree or 48 units or pass the CODESP test.
  • Child Development Credential (CDA) or equivalent college coursework in Early Childhood Education.
  • Six months’ experience in child development and early childhood education; principles of child health, safety, and nutrition; adult learning principles; and family dynamics.
  • Current health screening.
  • TB clearance.
  • Hold a valid automobile operator’s license.
  • Proof of current automobile insurance is required if using personal vehicle for job duties or any MCOE business.
  • Fingerprinting required. Fingerprints must clear DOJ & FBI Live Scan.

To Apply

Please visit or contact Sonya Murphy at or (530) 233-7103. EOE

Child Development Credential (CDA)

Minimum Education and Experience

Minimum Months of Experience: 6
Education Required: High School
Driver's License Required: Yes
Hiring Requirements for This Job:
  • Background Checks
  • Reference Check
  • Minimum Hourly Wage: 17.09
    Maximum Hourly Wage: 22.76