Shasta Head Start
Founded in 1965, Shasta Head Start is dedicated to providing comprehensive early childhood education, health, nutrition, disabilities, and mental health services to low-income children and families. Shasta Head Start’s 285 staff serve nearly 900 children and families in Shasta, Siskiyou, and Trinity counties.
We are committed to best practices in child development, education, and family advocacy through the delivery of comprehensive program services in a timely and consistent manner. We strive to empower individuals and families to achieve their maximum potential in an environment which respects their value and dignity.
We are currently looking for a Family Worker with a proven track record of social service experience. If you enjoy building relationships, hard work and innovation, providing excellence, and want to have fun with your fellow employees, you may be who we are looking for.
Under the direct supervision of the Area Manager, the Family Worker will work in collaboration with center staff to ensure children and families receive comprehensive services according to Head Start Performance standards.
• Minimum qualifications include a High School Diploma and one year related experience. (Must complete, at a minimum, an approved certification program or an AA in social work, human services, family services, counseling, or a related field within 18 months of hire).
• AA degree in social work, human services, family services, counseling, or a related field and one year experience is desired.
• Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or government regulations
• Ability to perform basic math; to compute rate, ratio, and percent; and to draw and interpret bar graphs
• Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists
• Ability to organize documents accurately and to write using correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation
• Ability to effectively communicate with community members and groups, managers, regulatory agencies, and families both individually and in group settings
• Valid California Driver License and clean DMV record
• Criminal background check required
• Pre-Employment Strength Assessment
• Pre-Employment TB test
• Up to date records of pertussis, measles, and influenza vaccines
• Recruit, enroll, and obtain appropriate records of children and families to ensure full enrollment and waitlists
• Actively participate in parent or group meetings and community collaborations/affiliations in order to advocate for Head Start children and families
• Ensure health requirements are met according to Head Start Performance Standards
• Perform recordkeeping (including written documentation, scheduled reports, and mandated reporting) in a timely, accurate, and confidential manner
• Ensure regular communication with families regarding screenings, assessments, and surveys in order to provide needed information regarding medical, psychological, and social services as needed
• Partner with the families on assigned caseload to identify child and family needs and appropriate ways of meeting those needs through family goals and referrals
• Refer families and children to resources within SHS and community organizations for social service needs as necessary
• Conduct home visits in conjunction with education staff and as social service needs arise
• Attend or facilitate meetings and trainings as directed by supervisor
• On-going professional development through education, role modeling, mentoring, and training
• Assist teaching staff to meet licensing requirements within the classroom
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. The employee must be able to occasionally lift 20 pounds overhead and 40 pounds from waist to shoulder. The employee frequently lifts and/or moves up to 40 pounds, and occasionally lifts 50 pounds from floor to waist. The employee must be able to push/pull up to 75 pounds horizontally. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distant vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Shasta Head Start offers a comprehensive benefits package including:
• Paid Time Off (PTO)
• 15 paid holidays per year
• Employee referral bonus program
• Quarterly employment bonus
• Extensive training opportunities
Please visit our website, www.shastaheadstart.org, to review the job description, view other open positions, and to apply for this position. Unofficial Transcripts and/or proof of degree required. To complete your application please submit transcripts or proof of degree via fax to (530) 243-8601 or mail to 375 Lake Blvd., Suite #100 Redding, CA 96003.
Shasta Head Start is an Equal Opportunity EmployerMinimum Education and Experience